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Understanding the work requirement for SSD benefits

There are two primary components of qualify for Social Security disability benefits (SSD). Applicants for disability benefits must meet the work history requirement and also suffer from a medical condition that is so severe that it prevents them from working, rendering them disabled, and is expected to last 12 months or longer or result in death.

Resources when a claim for Social Security disability is denied

It is not uncommon for a claim for Social Security disability benefits to be denied which is why it is essential for disabled individuals to be familiar with their appeals rights and options. Initial applications for

Compassionate allowances list for disability benefits expanded

The Social Security Administration recently added five new medical conditions to the list of compassionate allowances. The five conditions that have been added to the Compassionate allowances list include

A closer look at how disability is defined for SSD benefits

It is helpful to have a practical understanding of Social Security disability benefits and how to qualify for them. The process of applying for Social Security disability benefits can seem daunting which is why understanding the process can help dispel some of those concerns or anxieties to help ensure disabled individuals in need seek and apply for the benefits they need.

Things to know when considering working while on disability

Social Security disability benefits can be a vital lifeline for many disabled individuals in Alabama. Therefore, those receiving disability benefits may have concerns associated with continued receipt of their benefits if they are considering the option of trying to return to work. For disability recipients in that situation, it is important that they are familiar with the programs and options available to them through the Social Security Administration.

How do I know if I am eligible for Social Security disability?

Knowing if you are eligible for Social Security disability benefits is important for many disabled individuals and their families. Social Security disability (SSD) benefits can provide much-needed help with daily costs and concerns on the minds of many disabled individuals and their families.

Can an attorney help me speed up my appeal time?

It's no secret that if a Mobile, Alabama, resident files a request for disability benefits, then they are in for a long wait. There is still a backlog of cases that can mean a person will have to wait months or even years before they have the opportunity to explain why they are entitled to benefits.

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.

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.

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