Why Would You Need a Medical Exam to Get SSDI or SSI?

If you are applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) then there is a good chance that you will eventually need to get a medical examination to obtain your benefits. This examination is a potentially critical part of assessing your disability and determining whether you qualify for disability benefits. But why is it that you need to go through this kind of medical exam to get SSDI or SSI benefits?

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Improving Your Chances of Being Approved for SSDI/SSI

Every year, around half of all applicants for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) have their applications denied. Often, these denials are the result of preventable issues, meaning you can increase your chances of approval by making sure you follow a few simple steps. Here are just some of the ways you can improve your chances of being approved for SSDI or SSI benefits:

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Five Reasons You May Be Eligible for SSI Benefits

For millions of Americans, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a crucial source of income that helps take care of their personal needs. However, most people do not know if they might even be eligible for SSI, much less whether they should apply for it. Fortunately, there are a few ways you can know if you, or someone you love, might be eligible for SSI benefits:

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Seven Psychological Disabilities That May Qualify You For SSDI/SSI

Many people do not realize that psychological disabilities can be just as disabling as any illness or physical injury. Not only can it severely impair a person’s ability to work or perform daily tasks, it can also potentially qualify them for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Here are seven psychological disabilities that may qualify you for SSDI or SSI benefits:

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How Do You Earn Enough Work Credits to Qualify for SSDI?

If you are looking to apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), you will need a certain number of “work credits” to be able to qualify. Without these credits, your application for SSDI benefits will be rejected, regardless of any of your other merits. But how do you earn enough work credits to qualify for SSDI, and how do you know if you have enough already?

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Five Things You Need to Know About the SSI Income Limit

Every year, more than 500,000 people successfully obtain disability benefits through Supplemental Security Income (also known as SSI). However, many more people apply and fail, often due to making more money (or owning more property) than the SSI program allows. Here are five things you need to know about the SSI income limit if you are applying for disability benefits:

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2024 COLA Down to 3.2% From High in 2023

The Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) for 2024 is set to be at 3.2%, which is down significantly from the record high of 8.7% for 2023. This dramatic decline is not necessarily a bad thing, however, as it is primarily the result of lessening inflation driving up prices. As a result, Social Security disability recipients will see a modest increase in their payments next year.

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Why Should You Appeal Your SSDI or SSI Application?

If you applied for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits and were denied, you are unfortunately in good company. More than half of all applications for SSDI and SSI benefits are denied, but thankfully there is an appeals process that can help rectify the situation. But why should you consider appealing your SSDI or SSI application?

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SSA Issues Scam Warning For Seniors With Dementia

This summer, the Social Security Administration (SSA) issued a warning for seniors with dementia and their loved ones to watch out for scams that may target them. These scam artists recognize the vulnerability of people with dementia, and may take advantage of them by trying to steal their money or Social Security benefits. By taking certain precautions, you can help protect your loved ones from fraud and other forms of financial exploitation, keeping their money for themselves. Continue reading “SSA Issues Scam Warning For Seniors With Dementia”

SSA Adds 12 New Disabilities to Compassionate Allowances List

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has announced it will be adding 12 new medical conditions to its “Compassionate Allowances” list. These conditions are severe medical conditions that are often permanently disabling, if not life-threatening. By adding these conditions to this list, it will make it significantly easier for people with certain severe disabilities to be able to access Social Security disability benefits.

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