No two shoulder injuries are alike. Anyone who suffers from a shoulder injury will have different limitations and prognoses. While most of these injuries are minor and will likely not qualify for Social Security Disability, in certain cases, a shoulder injury may be severe enough to be unable to work. Receiving disability benefits for a […]
Why Social Security May Conduct Surveillance on Disability Claimants
If you have applied for Social Security Disability or are already receiving disability benefits, the Social Security Administration (SSA) can stop your monthly benefits if they believe that you do not qualify or no longer fit the criteria for disability. The SSA can make this determination in several different ways, one of which may include […]
Can Filing for Bankruptcy Affect My Disability Payments?
Many disabled people rely on their Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments to live off of when they are unable to work. Certain changes to a person’s situation, however, could jeopardize his or her ability to continue receiving disability payments. One fear is filing for bankruptcy. Fortunately, most SSDI and […]
How Can Seeing a Physical Therapist Help My Disability Claim?
Qualifying for disability benefits requires suffering from a medical condition that is expected to last for a year or more. The medical condition must also prevent an individual from being able to work. However, just meeting these criteria is not enough to be eligible for disability from the Social Security Administration (SSA). The SSA must […]
How Hard Is It to Claim Disability for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?
Disability claims are hardly ever approved at the initial stage. It may take a reconsideration request or an appeal hearing to be granted benefits, if at all. This is because the Social Security Administration (SSA) is generally skeptical of the validity of most SSDI and SSI claims. They often look for ways to deny a […]
Does Social Security Offer a Program for SSI Recipients to Return to Work?
Individuals who rely on Social Security Disability may want to start or return to work at some point. However, many of these individuals are hesitant to act out of fear that their disability benefits will stop. Fortunately, the Social Security Administration (SSA) offers several programs that help Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security […]
How Do I Know if My Disability Hearing Went Well?
Most claimants feel a sense of relief after a disability hearing. They have submitted all the relevant medical evidence, attended doctor visits and followed treatment, and prepared for the administrative law judge’s (ALJ) line of questioning. In an ideal situation, the ALJ reaches a favorable decision at the end of the hearing. However, the reality […]
SSDI and SSI Benefits for Individuals With Lyme Disease
The Social Security Administration (SSA) provides disability benefits to individuals who have become too disabled to work due to a severe injury or illness. To qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), you must prove that your symptoms significantly limit your ability to work. This process can be rather straightforward […]
Qualifying for Social Security Disability While Attending a Rehab Clinic
The overall goal of a rehabilitation facility is to help individuals get to the point where they can live and function on their own after an injury, illness or surgery. These facilities focus on providing short-term care to aid patients in recovering and transitioning back to normal life. If you are attending a rehab clinic […]
What Changes Are Coming to Social Security Benefits in 2022?
October is the month the Social Security Administration (SSA) announces its upcoming changes to Social Security. About 70 million people in the U.S. receive Social Security, from retired to disabled workers. In 2022, these changes include new earning limits and an increase in monthly benefits for recipients. It is important to stay informed of any […]