What You Need To Do While Waiting For Your Social Security Disability Hearing
The wait time now for a hearing is over 600 days on average across the United States. What was once about a 12 month wait time, is no longer. Part of this is in due to the amount of people appealing to the hearing level, and part of this is due to the fact the Social Security Administration desperately needs to hire additional Administrative Law Judges to reduce the number of cases backlogged at the hearing level. So, if this is the case, what can a person do to help themselv
Increasing the Chances of Winning Your Social Security Disability Case
Everyone wants to know their chances of being of approved for Social Security disability benefits. I get this question all the time, "What do you think our chances are?" Actually, it's a great question. Here are some things that will approve your chances of being approved: Your Age. By and far, one of the biggest factors to being approved for Social Security disability benefits is your age. The older you are, the more the rules favor approval. Those over the age of 55 have th
How Work Credits Affect Your Social Security Disability Case
The Social Security disability system is similar to private insurance a person would pay into for coverage (for his or her home, auto, health, or life insurance). If you don't pay your premiums, then your coverage lapses, and you are no longer insured. The same can be said about the disability system the Social Security Administration provides to Americans. As one continues to work, taxes from your paycheck (or taxes you pay quarterly or at the end of the year for those self-
The Impact Of Working While Filing For Social Security Disability
As with anything concerning Social Security disability, the best response I can offer is, "It's confusing." But, let me try and explain how you actually can work and collect Social Security disability at the same time. First, you have to understand what kind of disability you qualify for: (1) There is Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), which is earned by acquiring the requisite amount of work credits over the course of years while working; or (2) Supplemental Securi
Ways To Win Your Social Security Disability Case (Yes, you can win your benefits.)
In the past, approval rates for Social Security disability benefits was much higher than today. In fact, depending upon how approval rates are calculated (with or without representation), only about 35-40% of all claims are approved. And, this is not taking into consideration the length of time it takes to win your case. However, here are the top 10 things you can do to increase your chances of success: 1. Go to the doctor or hospital. Most people at this stage in their life
Why Was Your Social Security Disability Case Denied?
If you're reading this blog, then it is very likely your Social Security disability claim was denied, and you're trying to figure out why. Sometimes, it's hard to pinpoint why a disability case was denied, and even sometimes more, there is no rhyme or reason. But, here are some likely reasons why your case may have been denied: 1. Your condition is not as severe as you think it is, or as severe as you stated. Credibility of a claimant's statement is actually very important in
What's The Difference Between SSI and SSDI?
The Social Security Administration actually has two different disability programs for which a person may qualify. Also, at times, a person may be able to qualify for both. First, let's look at Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI): Primarily, in order to qualify for SSDI, a person must have sufficient work credits. Each time a person receives a paycheck or pays self-employment taxes, credits are given by the Social Security Administration. As of 2017, each time someone
Do You Have Enough Work Credits To Qualify For Social Security Disability?
In order for one to qualify for Social Security disability, there's more to it than just being too impaired to work. A person will also have to meet the financial requirements to receive benefits. Before getting started, you also need to understand there are two kinds of disability offered through the Social Security Administration. First, there is SSDI, which is the disability I want you to understand today, but there is also SSI, which is needs based and doesn't require a s
5 Reasons You Will Win Your Social Security Disability Case and 5 Reasons You Won't
Here are the top 5 reasons you will win your Social Security disability case: 1. You're getting older. For those of you over the age of 60, the chances increase dramatically for you to have your Social Security disability case approved. If you're over the age of 55, your chances are still quite good, but the closer you get to retirement age, the more the Social Security Administration believes there are less jobs available within the national economy you are capable of perfor
Should I Appeal My Denial For Social Security Disability Benefits?
If you were denied Social Security disability benefits, should you appeal? The most basic answer to this is: -Yes, you should appeal your denial at any level. But, there are some things to keep in mind as well. Here are some things you should think about: 1. When you file for Social Security disability benefits, you allege a date in which you became disabled. If you do not appeal your denial within 60 days, you give up all that time to collect your back pay if the case is fin