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May 2018 Archives

How many days do I have to appeal my unfavorable decision?

You went to a hearing and waited months only to receive an unfavorable decision from the judge. Do not despair! You do have options, but you do not have much time! The Social Security Administration (SSA) usually assumes you received the decision within 5 days of the date on the decision, and you have sixty days from the date you get the notice in order to appeal your denial. So essentially, it is generally calculated that you have approximately 65 days to appeal your denial of benefits.

Does your child qualify for disability with an eating disorder?

Watching your loved one fade away is one of the hardest things you have ever had to do as a parent. Nothing you say or do makes a difference. You prepare meals your child used to love, plead with him or her to eat just one bite, but nothing makes a difference. You are watching your child grow smaller and frailer with each passing day.

Veterans' issues and Social Security benefits

While Social Security won't always make headline news, it doesn't mean that the topic doesn't deserve a lot of attention. Social Security, and other benefits associated with the government program, help families in Alabama and nationwide everyday who are in desperate need of financial assistance. For military veterans and their families, many of which have made the ultimate sacrifice, Social Security benefits are often available in conjunction with military benefits. We can't think of a better group of people to support.

Don't drain your savings account after an accident injury

When a person in Alabama is down-on-their-luck, what does this mean exactly? Really, it can be anything that is throwing a person's life out of whack. For some, this means life-altering injury. An injury affects a person's health and well-being, and thus affects every facet of their life.

Anticipating filing for SSD benefits? Here are some helpful tips

Have you suffered a life event like an injury or illness? While this can have a huge impact of a variety of factors in a person's life, finances can particularly take a beating. While one may have saved money in hopes of never needing to use their emergency savings, sometimes it isn't enough. If a person in Alabama is anticipating a big life change due to their illness or injury, Social Security disability benefits may be in order.

The difference between SSI and SSD benefits

Different benefits are available to disabled individuals struggling to make ends me including Social Security disability insurance benefits and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). To begin with, the two types of benefits share in common that they are both intended to help disabled individuals who are unable to work because of a disabling medical condition. There are important differences related to eligibility for the two different types of benefits, however, that disabled individuals should be familiar with.

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