Asking for help is a strength, not a weakness, especially when it comes to applying for disability benefits. When you choose to work with a disability representative, you’re greatly improving your chances of success. Your representative can help you complete your paperwork, obtain medical evidence, follow the SSA’s rules, stick to deadlines, avoid silly mistakes, and much more. The outcome of this undertaking will have a dramatic impact on the rest of your life, so don’t be afraid to ask for help. With their years of experience and expert tips, disability representatives are undoubtedly worth it. The question on your mind now, I’ll bet, is this: how much does a disability representative cost? There is no question that disability representatives are helpful, but will their services leave you broke? Scroll down to find out.
When should you apply for disability benefits? Tomorrow? Next month? Next year?
Soon after you become disabled, disability benefits might cross your mind. Should you wait until you’re unable to work before you apply for benefits? What about when you’re struggling to pay your bills—is that the right time? How soon is too soon to apply? As you’ve likely learned by now, the application process for disability benefits can be lengthy and exhausting, so it’s understandable that you want to apply for benefits as quickly as possible. If you’ve been debating when to apply for Social Security disability benefits, we’re here to help. Scroll down to learn more.
The road to disability benefits can be exhausting, confusing, and stressful, so why go it alone? Chances are, this is your first time applying and you don’t know what to expect. If you want to avoid unnecessary stress and greatly amplify your chances of success, hire a disability representative. “What is a disability representative?” you ask? A disability representative is a professional who thoroughly understands SSA disability benefits and can help you with your case at every step along the way (including applying, monitoring progress, gathering evidence, and attending administrative hearings). If you would like to learn more about what disability representatives do and how they can help you win your case, please scroll down.
“What is the difference between SSI and SSDI?” you ask? Although both of these programs are administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA) and assist people with disabilities, they have some critical differences. Social Security Income (SSI) is a need-based program available to people who have never worked or who haven’t worked long enough to qualify for SSDI. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is funded through taxes and to qualify, you must have worked long enough to gain the required number of work credits. Still wondering, “What is the difference between SSI and SSDI?” Scroll down to learn more about these two government benefit programs and how they differ.
A physical disability is often quite easy for the Social Security Administration (SSA) to see and understand: the hand has been amputated, the eyes cannot see, the legs are unable to walk. A mental disability, on the other hand, is concealed and unclear. Because the illness may not be visible, a person who suffers from a mental disability might struggle to present the nature of their illness to examiners. However, this doesn’t mean that they should give up. If you’re wondering how to get Social Security disability for mental illness, please scroll down. We’ve got just the tips and tricks you need.
Before you can receive Social Security disability benefits (even if you undoubtedly, indubitably, undeniably deserve them), you will have to complete numerous forms and questionnaires. The paperwork, while taxing, will help the Social Security Administration (SSA) understand you, your disability, and how your disability has affected your work life. If you’re currently completing the Activities of Daily Living questionnaire, you’re in the right place! Today we’re discussing the purpose of this form, what questions will be asked of you, and how the SSA examiner will use the questionnaire. Ready to get started? Scroll down to learn more about the Activities of Daily Living questionnaire.
If a person has a disability, are they automatically eligible for Social Security disability benefits? What if they aren’t working? What if they haven’t been working very long? What if their condition isn’t severe? How severe does a person’s disability have to be for them to qualify? Today we’re going to tackle these questions so that you can learn how to qualify for disability benefits. As you might have guessed, simply having a disability does not automatically qualify someone to receive benefits. You have to consider the SSA’s definition of disability, the person’s “work credits,” the Blue Book, and the required evidence and documentation. Confused? Don’t worry! We’ll explain everything below. Read on if you need to know how to qualify for disability benefits.
If you’re disabled and unable to work, you might be eligible for disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA). Unfortunately, you will need to complete some paperwork to prove your case. Fortunately, we’ve compiled a list of tips for you so that you can easily and efficiently complete one of the forms often required by the SSA: the Social Security disability work activity report. You may need to complete this form when you’re initially applying for disability benefits or after you’ve been approved, when the SSA reviews your case to check that you’re still eligible for benefits. Scroll down to learn how to complete the Social Security disability work activity report, the mistakes you should avoid, and the tips you should follow to improve your chances.
With its numerous symptoms and forms, multiple sclerosis (also known as MS) is an incurable, unpredictable, and often misunderstood chronic autoimmune disease. The symptoms tend to become more severe over time, and some people experience them episodically (at times, they become very sick; at other times, their symptoms fade away or disappear). If you have disabling MS symptoms that make it impossible for you to work, it is important that you learn how to get disability for multiple sclerosis.
Although fibromyalgia is a mysterious disorder with subjective symptoms, the pain and exhaustion it causes can severely impact a person’s life. The condition is characterized by over ten different symptoms including widespread and chronic pain, allodynia (i.e., pain caused by pressure), fatigue, sleep disturbance, stiff joints, difficulty swallowing, bowel issues, bladder issues, numbness, tingling, and cognitive dysfunction. The cause is unknown and the symptoms vary from person to person. Plus, because Social Security does not have a listing for fibromyalgia, many people suffering from the disease assume that they won’t be able to receive disability benefits. This simply isn’t true. If you’re wondering how to get Social Security disability for fibromyalgia, read on to learn more about how the SSA assesses fibromyalgia cases and what you need to do to succeed.