Learn more about what you need to know below.
Learn more about what you need to know below.
When considering filing for social security disability benefits, you will come across the term substantial gainful activity. What does this term mean? To determine eligibility for benefits, you must figure out if you can perform the substantial gainful activity. The Social Security Administration wants to know if you can take part in the substantial gainful activity. If they find that you can work, then you will not qualify for benefits. To qualify for assistance, you will need to pass substantial gainful activity tests based on the severity of the disability. You also must not be able to take part in work that is viewed as a substantial gainful activity.Read more →
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, is an anxiety disorder that is brought on by the resurfacing of memories related to a traumatic event. An individual can develop this condition when an event is experienced or witnessed firsthand that creates an intense fear or feeling of helplessness. PTSD is often associated with veterans of the military. However, this is not the only instance in which an individual will be affected by Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. In fact, experiencing the trauma of any kind can result in triggering PTSD. Luckily, these individuals may be able to receive disability benefits for PTSD.Read more →
Presently, 12.6% of the United States population or nearly 40 million individuals are disabled. Subsequently, in Maryland, 8.6% of residents 21-64 years old are disabled. Many of which are unable to continue steady employment. That’s where disability insurance comes in. Over 2.5 million disability applications are submitted each year. And, although the disability application process can be long and arduous, it is worth the consideration.Read more →
Once you decide to apply for a social security disability case, you will need the support of your doctor to be successful. Your doctor can be a driving force behind your ability to be approved for social security disability. With the addition of your doctor’s assistance and a signed letter, you will have a higher chance of receiving approval for your case.Read more →
After being diagnosed with degenerative disc disease, you may be unable to work. Due to your inability to work, you have the option to apply for Social Security disability benefits. This type of disability insurance is provided to an individual who is disabled or to their dependents based on how long the individual has worked and if enough credit was earned to qualify. To qualify for benefits in this manner, you must have a permanent disability. You are not eligible for payments during the first six months you are not working. With the application process, information from the Social Security Administration determines if you meet the definition of disability as set forth by the administration and if you are eligible for monthly benefits.Read more →
Applicants may be adamant that they cannot work but for specific reasons, the Social Security Administration may feel differently. So, the question is: what are the criteria that SSA officers use to determine whether a person should receive benefits? The information below will help you to understand and identify the factors the SSA uses to determine if an applicant is able to work, or if they can be a recipient of the disability benefits.Read more →
In the Autism Spectrum, there are three disorder types. These disorders include Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD-NOS) and Asperger Syndrome (AS). Each condition is present at birth but it is not unusual for individuals with Asperger Syndrome and Pervasive Developmental Disorder to not be diagnosed until the teen years or adult age. When an individual has been diagnosed, social security disability benefits can be claimed. However, most caregivers are unsure how to file or what to do to earn benefits. Read on to see what you can do to file for disability when your child or loved one has been diagnosed with a form of autism.Read more →
There is a lot of information to take in when you are applying for your social security benefits. If you are receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), then you and your family members may qualify for auxiliary benefits. There are some cases that allow the disabled applicants family to receive benefits as well. These are considered auxiliary benefits because the family member is only receiving the benefits because the disabled family member was awarded their benefits.Read more →
Social Security disability is an option for individuals that have become disabled before reaching the age of retirement and are unable to continue working. This option is often referred to as workers disability and will see a monthly payment provided to the individual based on a number of factors. To be able to receive social security disability, you must file a claim. In some cases, the claim is denied. If this is the case, you can file for social security disability reconsideration. Below is a simple guide on how to do so if you find that your original claim is denied.Read more →