Alabama, and the rest of the United States, is home to immigrants from all over the world who come here to make a decent living. As time passes, many of these people may face financial challenges owing to a number of reasons. In due course, they may require financial support in the form of Social Security Retirement income, Social Security Disability income or Supplemental Security income.
There are many people here in the Mobile area who receive Social Security Disability benefits for a disabling injury or illness. Many of these people also receive financial benefits from other sources such as the state's workers' compensation program and other state-funded benefits or from private sources such as personal insurance or private pension schemes.
Social Security Disability adjudication hearings contain a great deal of legal jargon that most claimants do not understand. This is why it is never recommended for a claimant to appear before an administrative law judge without legal representation.
2019 will bring about some highly anticipated increases in benefits to both Supplemental Security Income and Social Security Disability recipients.
While Social Security Disability claimants are entitled to represent themselves in a disability adjudication hearing, it may not always be the best option for several reasons.
This blog recently discussed how disabled individuals can go about obtaining disability benefits. This blog will look a little more closely at the component parts of receiving benefits, such as the work history requirement, as they are important for disabled individuals to understand.
Though not many people may think about it, the Social Security Administration reports that one in four 20-year olds will become disabled prior to the age of 67. Because of this reality, it is important for disabled individuals to be familiar with Social Security programs that pay disability benefits before the disabled individual has reached retirement age.
Social Security disability are oftentimes essential benefits to help disabled individuals with their everyday needs. When those benefits are being reviewed, it can create many understandable concerns for the disabled individual which is why they should be prepared for what to expect from the review process.
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.
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