Social Security Disability

How Does the Social Security Administration Determine Whether Someone Is “Disabled?”

by admin | July 22nd, 2015

Social SecurityThe Social Security Disability Insurance1 (SSD) program is designed to help disabled people who have paid into the social security program are deemed “disabled” by the Social Security Administration2 (SSA). In some cases, a people who are clearly disabled have a difficult time establishing that fact to the SSA, resulting in a denial of benefits. When a person is not working, a delay or denial in receiving benefits to which they are legally entitled may mean the difference between food on the table and going hungry. As a result, it is important for anyone who is experiencing difficulty … Read More

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Challenges in Getting Approved for Social Security Disability Benefits

by admin | May 19th, 2015

The Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) program in the United States is meant to financially assist individuals who have a temporary or permanent disability that prevents them from working. This supposed goal of the program often leads people with disabilities to be shocked when the Social Security Administration (SSA) denies their application for benefits. Most people who apply fail to realize that getting approved for benefits is surprisingly difficult in recent years and many politicians are lobbying to severely cut back the program or end it altogether due to funding issues. This means that getting benefits may only become increasingly … Read More

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