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Your Doctor's Role In Your Social Security Disability Claim

The Social Security Administration (SSA) administers two programs for people facing disabilities. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is based on the applicant’s qualifying for benefits, not just through a provable disability but through a history of contributions to the Social Security Trust Fund through work or self-employment taxes.

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Does the SSA Use Surveillance to Substantiate Claims?

It’s not uncommon for persons who go on workers’ compensation disability benefits, or on long-term disability (LTD) insurance benefits, to discover that the underwriting insurance company will literally spy on them to make sure their claims are not fabricated, or exaggerated beyond the point of qualifying.

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What to Expect at Your Social Security Disability Interview

The Social Security Administration (SSA) manages two federal programs that provide benefits for those who are disabled and unable to work: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). For both programs, you will have to be suffering from a mental or physical condition that prevents you from working for at least 12 months or even until death.

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How Do They Decide if I Still Have a Qualifying Disability?

The Social Security Administration (SSA) runs two programs for disabled Americans. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is available for those who have a qualifying disability and  have paid into the Social Security Trust Fund through employee or self-employment taxes.

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How the SSA Determines Whether You Can Do Your Previous Job

More than half of all people who apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) are denied when they first apply. This can be due to many factors, including not submitting enough documentation, but the Social Security Administration (SSA) uses various guidelines and standards in evaluating whether someone’s physical or mental impairment prevents them from working.

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SSDI for Disabled Veterans

Disabled veterans may be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). If their disability is service-related, they may be eligible not only for SSDI but also for veteran's benefits and receive both at the same time.

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Mental Disabilities & Social Security Disability Claims

The Social Security Administration (SSA) maintains two programs for individuals who develop disabilities and need assistance. One program, called Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), is available for those who have paid into the Social Security system long enough. The other, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), is based on financial need.

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What Are My Options If My Claim is Denied?

You have just developed a medical condition that you feel makes it impossible for you to continue working, so you apply to the Social Security Administration (SSA) for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). Your claim is rejected.

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Understanding Social Security Survivor Benefits

Losing a loved one is often an emotional and overwhelming experience. Fortunately, Social Security survivor benefits are available to help a decedent's family member – spouse, children, and parents – meet daily living expenses which would otherwise have been catered to by the decedent's income.

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Common Misconceptions About Social Security Disability

Some 8.2 million Americans receive disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA) because they are unable to work. Payments also go to some family members, including 104,000 spouses and 1.4 million children.

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