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What You Need to Know About Social Security Disability for Children

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a program administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA) for limited-income and limited-resource individuals who are 65 years or older, or are blind or disabled. The blind and disabled categories also extend to children 18 years of age and younger.

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Can I Apply for Social Security Disability If I’m Unemployed?

On the surface, Social Security Administration (SSDI) and unemployment insurance may seem like they are incompatible. SSDI provides benefits for those who can’t continue working the same way they had before they got their disability. On the other hand, unemployment insurance (UI) gives someone support during the time they look for new work.

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The Necessity of Legal Guidance Before Filing for SSDI/SSI

If you’ve come down with a physical or mental condition that prevents you from continuing to work and are seeking disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA), you can go online and apply, but the odds of your being approved are fairly slim. In 2021, the approval rate was less than 38 percent.

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Can a Favorable SSDI Decision be Reversed?

If you suddenly develop a physical or mental condition that prevents you from carrying out the full duties of your job and you’ve been paying into the Social Security Trust Fund for retirement benefits, you probably will immediately consider applying for benefits available from Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).

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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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