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.
For many people who suffer from a COVID-19 infection, the disease alone can be difficult enough to deal with. However, many people infected by this disease have found themselves dealing with “Long COVID,” a set of symptoms that can persist for months or years afterwards. Here are seven ways a COVID infection may result in a long-term disability:
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:
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?
If you are applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits through the Social Security Administration (SSA), you may be confused about what you need to do. After all, the SSA rejects about half of all applications before they even get to an interview, and you definitely do not want to be one of them. Fortunately, there Here are five things you can do to give you the best chance for your application for SSDI to be accepted:
The Cost of Living Adjustment, also known as the COLA, is an important factor in determining what benefits people receive when they get Social Security disability benefits. However, not many people understand what the COLA is, or why it might be important to them. So what is the COLA, and how does it affect people receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI)?
Every year, more than 600,000 people across New York receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments. For these people, and millions more around the country, Supplemental Security Income represents an important benefit that helps them to cover their expenses and keep a roof over their heads. However, SSI is subject to an income limit, and it is not as easy as it sounds to determine whether someone has reached that limit.
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?”
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”
If you are applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) through the Social Security Administration (SSA), chances are that you have heard the term “work credits” before. This is because applying for SSDI benefits requires meeting two primary criteria: having a verifiable disability that prevents you from working and amassing sufficient work credits. But what are work credits, and how do you obtain enough to qualify for SSDI? Continue reading “Obtaining Work Credits for Social Security Disability Insurance”