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What Medical Conditions Will Social Security Consider Disabling?

What Medical Conditions Will Social Security Consider Disabling?

Just about any disease or disorder diagnosed by a doctor can be disabling under Social Security law.  But Social Security has always had a special list of impairments which helps them short-cut the decision making process.  These conditions very significantly ...

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How Disabilities Can Change Your Family Life

How Disabilities Can Change Your Family Life

Change can be good, but it can also be exhausting or hard to take.  Many of the biggest problems people face with their new disability is dealing with change.  Even if these changes have been forced upon you and your ...

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You Have Questions & We’ve Got Answers

You Have Questions & We’ve Got Answers

We have pulled together over 100 frequently asked questions about Living with a Disability, Social Security Disability benefits, and disabling medical conditions.  Our Question & Answer article category is full of articles we have written that respond to common questions.  ...

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Good News for 2014 COLA

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We have good news to share with Social Security Disability beneficiaries. The government recently announced the cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for 2014, which will give most SSD beneficiaries a raise. The COLA is computed using a formula that looks at year over year increases in the Consumer Price Index. A 2014 COLA increase is good news [...]

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The 5 Steps of a Social Security Disability Case

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Many people seeking Social Security benefits apply and go through the entire process without ever realizing that there is a method to the madness. The Social Security Administration uses a strict five-step process to determine whether an individual is disabled or not. It’s a sequential process that is dependent on completing each step in order. [...]

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The Dangers of Handling your Social Security Disability Case Without an Attorney

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Why is it dangerous not to have an Advocate (Attorney or even non-legal Representative) at your Social Security Disability case? You’ve filed your application.  You’ve waited months (and sometimes years) for your hearing to be scheduled.  The day of your hearing is swiftly approaching.  You will get one chance to convince the judge you are [...]

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