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Do You Have Enough Work Credits to Qualify for SSDI?

If you are applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits, one of the major issues you will need to worry about is if you have enough work credits. If you do not have sufficient work credits, you may be disqualified from getting SSDI. But what are they, and how do you get enough of them to get SSDI benefits? Continue reading “Do You Have Enough Work Credits to Qualify for SSDI?”

Five Things to Know When Applying for Veterans’ Disability Benefits

If you are a veteran seeking disability benefits through the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA), you may be concerned about what to do. After all, navigating a government bureaucracy can be complicated, more so if you are dealing with a disability at the same time. Fortunately, however, there are a few things you can do to increase your chances to receive your veterans’ disability benefits. Continue reading “Five Things to Know When Applying for Veterans’ Disability Benefits”

What Does it Legally Mean to Have a Disability?

If you want to apply for disability benefits through the Social Security Administration (SSA), first you need to be legally disabled. Otherwise, you will not be able to qualify for benefits under either Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). But what does it mean to have a disability, in the legal sense, and how does that impact your ability to get SSDI or SSI benefits? Continue reading “What Does it Legally Mean to Have a Disability?”

VA Services Resume After Being Halted During COVID-19 Crisis

The Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) was forced to close down many of its services to the public during the coronavirus crisis. During the height of the pandemic, the risk that vulnerable patients would be infected was too great. Thanks to these efforts, though, the rate of COVID-19 infection has dropped enough that the VA is now reopening many of these shuttered services to the public. Continue reading “VA Services Resume After Being Halted During COVID-19 Crisis”

SSI: Five Things You Need to Know

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is one of the two primary programs administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA) that provide benefits for people with disabilities. However, even many people who apply for the program do not know much about it and do not know what to expect. Here are five important things you need to know about SSI: Continue reading “SSI: Five Things You Need to Know”

Appeal Your Veterans’ Disability Ruling With the VA

You served your country dutifully, and became sick or injured as a result. You were promised that if that happened, you would have access to veterans’ disability benefits through the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA). And yet, your claim was denied, or you had much less in benefits than you believe you are entitled to. In that case, it might be time to ask for an appeal of that decision. Continue reading “Appeal Your Veterans’ Disability Ruling With the VA”

SSA Announces New Remote Video Hearings

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has announced that it will begin using teleconferencing software over the internet to conduct remote hearings for people with proceedings before the SSA. Until now, they have struggled to conduct hearings remotely due to technological limitations, causing delays and difficulties. However, by better integrating video conferencing technology, the SSA hopes to facilitate hearings for people applying for disability benefits.

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Five Potential Problems When Applying for Veterans’ Disability Benefits

If you have served in the military and suffered a physical or psychological disability as a result, you are entitled to disability benefits through the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA). However, before you can gain access to those benefits, you first must go through an application process, during which problems can potentially arise. Here are five potential problems you may face when applying for veterans’ disability benefits: Continue reading “Five Potential Problems When Applying for Veterans’ Disability Benefits”

The Five Steps of Applying for Disability Benefits Through the SSA

Applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) can seem daunting, especially if you have only recently become disabled. However, it is not nearly as difficult as it initially seems, and you do not need to go through the process alone. Here are the five basic steps you need to take if you want to apply for disability benefits through the Social Security Administration (SSA): Continue reading “The Five Steps of Applying for Disability Benefits Through the SSA”

What is Supplemental Security Income (SSI)?

When people apply for disability benefits through the Social Security Administration (SSA), typically they are thinking of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). However, not everyone with a disability may necessarily qualify for SSDI benefits, especially if they are young or have not been able to work for a long time. But for people who do not qualify for SSDI, they still may be able to receive benefits through Supplemental Security Income (SSI), which can help with covering basic expenses in a manner like SSDI. Continue reading “What is Supplemental Security Income (SSI)?”