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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.

Things to keep in mind when applying for disability benefits

Social Security disability benefits are vital benefits for many disabled individuals who are unable to work because of a disabling medical condition. Social Security disability (SSD) provides a much-needed safe guard for 9 million Americans who are unable to work because of a medical condition. Unfortunately, navigating the application process for SSD benefits can be challenging so some tips can help.

Veterans and eligibility for Social Security disability

Most military veterans in Alabama and their families are well-versed on the benefits allotted to them before and after active duty. For some, these benefits are a big reason to have enlisted in the first place. Most veterans are eligible for pensions, healthcare and other benefits in exchange for serving their time and oftentimes risking their lives for our country. However, there are other government funded benefit that a veteran and their family may be eligible for beyond the benefits available per their military service.

For which reasons could a disability claim be denied?

No one enjoys hearing the word no. Whether it's something small or something big, it can be a frustrating experience when we do not get the answer we deserve or expect. Same goes for applying for Social Security disability. Sometimes it doesn't go the way we planned and it can result in a denial of a disability claim.

Tax credit available for many on Social Security Disability

With the turn of the new year, many start to think about new year resolutions and how to best plan for the year in front of them. One thing many Mobile residents often think about is filing their taxes. No one likes paying income tax, but sometimes there is no way around it. The good news for many of those living on Social Security disability or other permanent or total disability programs, is that there is a tax credit to ease their tax burden.

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