Five Mistakes to Avoid in Your Social Security Disability Application

If you are looking to apply for Social Security disability benefits, getting your application right can make the difference between getting the benefits you deserve and getting rejected outright. However, as many as half of all applications for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are rejected due to avoidable mistakes. Make sure to avoid these five mistakes if you want to maximize the odds of your disability application being accepted:

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How Many Work Credits Do You Need For SSDI?

If you want to be able to qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) you need to obtain a sufficient number of “work credits.” Without these credits, it does not matter how severe your disability is, you will not be able to obtain SSDI benefits. But what exactly are these credits, how do you obtain them, and what happens if you do not have enough to qualify for SSDI?

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Five Things to Expect at Your DDS Examination

As part of any application for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), you may need to be examined by Disability Determination Services (DDS). This office conducts medical examinations to determine if someone is indeed disabled to a degree that granting them disability benefits is appropriate. Here are five things you should expect to happen at your DDS examination:

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Who is Eligible for SSDI Benefits?

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a program that helps millions of disabled Americans support themselves, but millions more apply for those benefits every year and fail to get them. Often, these people fail because they are not actually eligible for SSDI benefits and do not realize it. So what do you need in order to be eligible for SSDI benefits, and what can you do if you are not eligible?

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People With “Long COVID” Struggle to Obtain Disability Benefits

More than two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, many survivors of the coronavirus have found themselves struggling with health problems that have persisted long after the disease itself. Referred to generally as “Long COVID,” this condition can have a major impact on people’s lives and their ability to work. However, people with Long COVID have struggled to obtain disability benefits, due in part to bureaucratic issues that have impeded many applicants for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits.

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Social Security COLA Set to Be Nearly 9% in 2023

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has announced that the Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) for Social Security benefits will be nearly 9% in 2023, the largest increase in Social Security benefits in 40 years. This even outpaces the 2022 COLA adjustment of 5.9%, which had been itself record-breaking at the time. Unfortunately, this adjustment is a reflection of rising prices that have made things more difficult for Social Security beneficiaries in the past year.

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Five Things You Need to Apply for SSDI or SSI

If you are suffering from a severe medical or psychological disability, one that prevents you from doing your normal daily tasks or keeps you from working, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). However, obtaining these benefits can be a difficult and time-consuming process, and you will need several types of documentation available for your application. Here are five things you will need if you intend to apply for SSDI or SSI:

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Five Ways People Disqualify Themselves From SSDI/SSI Benefits

According to statistics reported by the Social Security Administration (SSA), only about a quarter of all applications for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits are accepted each year. Often, these denials are the result of problems with the application, resulting in disqualification before the SSA ever gets to weigh on the merits of the case. Here are five ways that people may accidentally disqualify themselves from SSDI or SSI benefits:

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SSA Adds 12 New Conditions to Compassionate Allowances List

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has announced that it is adding twelve new conditions to the list of Compassionate Allowances. This will allow people with these specific disabilities to more easily obtain Social Security disability benefits, such as Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). This, in turn, will help them to cover their expenses while they are dealing with the effects of their medical conditions.

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Five of the Most Common Reasons to Apply for SSDI or SSI

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has estimated that it provides disability benefits to more than eight million Americans across the United States. Among those, a handful of types of disabilities make up a disproportionate number of the people who seek Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Here are five of the most common reasons people apply for SSDI or SSI benefits:

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