Disability Application Process by the Numbers [Infographic]

Disability Application Process by the Numbers [Infographic]

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.

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Social Security Benefits for Degenerative Disc Disease

Social Security Benefits for Degenerative Disc Disease

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.

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Ways to Determine if You Are Capable of Working 

Ways to Determine if You Are Capable of Working 

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.

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How to Handle the Social Security Disability Reconsideration Process

How to Handle the Social Security Disability Reconsideration Process

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.

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Applying for Disability for Diabetes

Applying for Disability for Diabetes

Have you been diagnosed with Diabetes Type I or Type II? Do you suffer from debilitating side effects? You may qualify for SSDI. However, applying for disability for diabetes can be confusing. Contact DSS today for a consultation.

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Making Ends Meet Waiting for SSDI

Making Ends Meet Waiting for SSDI

Waiting for the decision on your Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) application is a time- consuming process. Two years or more without a steady, substantial income has the potential for financial devastation. Making ends meet waiting for SSDI can be a challenging. Here are some tips how to manage money while waiting for SS benefits.

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What Happens When Your Disability Claim is Approved?

What Happens When Your Disability Claim is Approved?

What Happens When Your Disability Claim is Approved? Applying for disability benefits is an arduous process that may take years. So what happens when your disability claim is approved? You will be glad to know your persistence has paid off. However, not unlike the application process, the

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Acceptable Medical Sources

Acceptable Medical Sources

Acceptable Medical Sources When you are applying for SSDI, you will need to present sufficient and valid medical evidence as support for your claim. Often claims are denied because folks do not have records from acceptable medical sources. It is of utmost importance you gather the best

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Disability Support Services Representative

Disability Support Services Representative

What a Disability Support Services Representative Does for You Applying for SSI benefits can be quite a daunting task. It can be overwhelming with the paperwork, medical exams, questions asked, and the threat of denial. While it’s true most cases are denied the first time around, give

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