March 19, 2020

From March 16, 2020, and moving forward, the Social Security Administration has announced that there will be no in-person hearings until the COVID-19 scare has passed.

If you have an attorney, the best thing you can do at this time is to contact his or her office and ma...

January 30, 2020

There are certain impairments people have and some groups of people in which obtaining Social Security disability benefits can be harder than for others.

Let's start with the simple:

1. Certain kinds of mental and physical impairments.

The vast majority of claimants that...

January 23, 2020

There are two ways in which a claimant may qualify for Social Security disability with a long history for hard, arduous work. There are as follows: (1) a person with a marginal education and long work experience to arduous unskilled physical labor, and a person who is...

January 22, 2020

Sometimes, it really is okay to cancel your Social Security disability hearing before it's time to see the judge and explain your case. While this may seem like a setback, especially after you've waited so long to have your hearing in the first place, canceling may act...

December 31, 2019

It's New Year's Eve, you've just opened your mail, and lo and behold, you received a denial on the application you submitted for disability benefits to the Social Security Administration.

Those bastards! -You've worked since you were 18 years-old and you've paid into th...

December 30, 2019

First of all, don't give up. What you do next, will be determined by what stage in the process you received your denial.

Let's start with the easy ones:

1. You filed your initial application and then received a denial. Easy, file what is called a Reconsideration. You can...

December 24, 2019

Some of us never plan on retiring. Given the current status of our investment accounts, especially those of us that lost just about everything through the 2008 recession, we wouldn't much care about the benefits of filing for Social Security disability. If you're like...

December 24, 2019

There are 5 steps one must go through in order to be found disabled.

Step 4, requires a claimant to be found unable to return to any past job he or she performed (at a certain level) within the last 15 years.  Step 5 requires that a claimant is unable to even perform an...

November 6, 2019

In order to be found disabled under Social Security's rules, one must meet a specific criteria. What happens over and over again, is that a person may believe he or she is disabled, but will be denied because he or she does not fit within the "rules."

Let's start with t...

October 3, 2019

Let's discuss all the bad things about filing for Social Security disability:

1. It could potentially take a very long time.

This is especially true for anyone under the age of 50, or those who have semi-skilled to skilled work in their past.

Let's start with those under...

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