Things You Should Know Before Filing a Social Security Disability Claim

Applying for Social Security Disability claim might be difficult, and somewhat intimidating, process. It usually requires strict adherence to complex rules regarding both qualifications and the application itself. Completing the required forms accurately can be overwhelming, or perhaps even perplexing. But completing them properly can improve your odds of being approved the first time. The …

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What to Do if Your SSDI or SSI Claim is Denied

An overwhelming 70 percent of applicants are disappointed when their disability applications are denied by the SSA. What happens when a handicap application is turned down by the SSA? Do these applicants need to find other ways to financially support themselves and their families? If your application for disability benefits has been refused by the …

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Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) For Children

Kids with disabilities who medically qualify as disabled through the Social Security Administration can get a monthly Supplemental Security Income, or SSI, disability payment. SSI is a need-based program available to families with low income and assets. Children cannot qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits (SSDI, or SSD) because it’s available only to disabled …

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Mental Illness and Social Security Disability

Social Security has a group of disability listings for mental disorders, which range from depression-related sickness, stress-related disorders, and psychotic disorders to autism, ADHD and learning disabilities, and mental retardation (intellectual developmental disorder) and low IQ. The impairment listings feature standards the disorders must meet to be considered disabling. But even in a case, your …

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Different Ways to Maximizing Social Security Benefits

Optimizing your Social Security benefits isn’t easy, especially since there are hundreds of rules governing payments alone. But since most retired Americans depend mostly on Social Security, it is vital that you get everything you’re entitled to. Let’s look at a number of the more common issues, concerns and life scenarios that could have a …

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