Qualifications to obtain SSD benefits from the SSA.

Calling the Social Security Administration (“SSA”) office is unlikely to help you understand whether or not you qualify for Social Security Disability. This is because when you call the SSA office you will be speaking with a service representative,...

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Credit for Work and Social Security Disability

The Social Security Administration requires that you have earned enough "work credits" in the past  in order to be eligible to apply  for Social Security Disability benefits. What are work credits? When you work and pay Social Security taxes, you earn up...

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SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY DENIALS: DOES EVERYONE GET DENIED THE FIRST TIME ?

Most people have heard the old adage that " everyone gets denied at first" when applying for Government Disability---more correctly called Social Security Disability (SSD.) This is not actually correct. The actual nationwide denial rate is around 65% for the first...

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Winning Your Social Security Case- some “hidden” factors

Winning. It’s the focus of professional athletes, and lawyers, too. Winning the case is paramount. So what goes into winning a Social Security Disability (SSD) case? After all, the Government can deny your case, and you could end up...

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Happy Holidays

Do you know someone who has been injured or become seriously ill and has been unable to work? Which of these should they apply for? Sick time pay -----Vacation pay-------Workers’ Comp------- Social Security Disability -----Short-term Disability----- Long -term Disability------ Unemployment ??? Imagine...

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Social Security Disability: Common Illnesses and Injuries

I often get the question, what types of conditions would qualify me for Social Security Disability? The answer is: there are hundreds of conditions, from common to unusual. Disabilities can be purely physical or psychological. They can result from accidents...

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Interesting Data Regarding Social Security Disability Cases and Judges

New York ODAR Offices Source: disabilityjudges.com The Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) conducts Social Security Disability (SSD) hearings and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) hearings in 10 different offices in New York. Currently, in New York, the average wait time...

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Social Security Disability: It’s Often A Long Road

It’s a standard question: How long will it take for me to be approved for Social Security Disability Benefits? (SSDB)As with so many other things, the answer is: it varies. In truth, it can take from one month to...

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Workers’ Comp and Social Security Disability: They can go together

Many of my clients who are injured on the job in New York State are disabled and stay out of work longer than 12 months. In such an instance, can the injured worker ALSO receive Social Security Disability Benefits? In...

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Age Matters: Filing for Social Security Disability

Age Matters: Social Security Disability Favors Older (50+ years old) Workers   Does age matter when filing a Social Security Disability claim? Yes it does. Here are the four categories that the Social Security Administration (SSA) uses when evaluating age:   "Younger Individual"---...

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