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SSI Income Limits: How Much is Too Much?

To qualify for Supplemental Security Insurance (SSI), your household income must fall under both the income and resource limits. Income is money you earn such as a salary or other wages and other forms of income, such as unemployment or workman’s compensation benefits.  However, Social Security does not count all benefits.  For example, food stamps […]

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Will my Disability Attorney or Representative Complete my Paperwork for Me?

Your disability attorney should make sure that your appeals are filed on time and that all the paperwork needed to process your claim is filed.  However, some of the paperwork for a disability claim cannot be completed without input from the client.  Social Security wants a lot of information that only the client can provide.  […]

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Initial Application and Legal Representation

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The decision to file a Social Security disability application does not come about easily and it is not reached after mere superficial reflection. The time period that precedes the filing of disability applications is generally marked with difficulties in both the physical and economic sense. Your medical condition may be increasingly intolerable and the financial […]

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Am I Eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (DIB) Coverage?

To receive Social Security Disability insurance benefits (DIB), you must have a medical impairment that is expected to last at least twelve months or result in death.  Social Security does not pay partial benefits or a percentage according to the degree of your disability.  To be eligible for DIB, you must fulfill the requirements of […]

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Does it matter if you get a local Social Security Disability Lawyer?

A local attorney may be more accessible if they have an office near you.  Also, you will likely have more opportunities to meet with the attorney face to face.  They might be familiar with the local judges and experts that do Social Security disability hearings.  Some lawyers have nationwide Social Security law practices.  They can […]

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If Denied for Social Security Disability or SSI, you Need to File an Appeal

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There are four levels of appeal for denial of Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Benefits.  These generally include a Request for Reconsideration, a Request for a Hearing, a Request for Review by the Appeals Council, and filing a lawsuit in Federal District Court. If you file an application for Social Security Disability […]

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The One Year Durational Requirement

The “duration” requirement is one of the fundamental rules of Social Security Disability Law.  The Agency’s regulations state, “Unless your impairment is expected to result in death, it must have lasted or must be expected to last for a continuous period of at least 12 months.”  20 C.F.R. § 404.1509. Social Security defines “disability” as […]

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Make Sure your Doctor Really Does Support your SSD or SSI Disability Case

When making a decision to file either an SSD or SSI case, it is very important to have a doctor that supports what you are trying to do.  Having a doctor that truly believes that you are disabled because of your medical condition is the best thing for your case.  It will be his/her medical […]

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