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Question of the Month:
If I am denied Social Security Disability benefits, what are my options?

November 6, 2018

If the Social Security Administration (SSA) says you are not disabled and denies your initial claim (and the majority of initial claims are denied), you have a right to appeal that decision. A reconsideration is the appeal to your initial denial. Disability Determination Services will do another complete review of your claim by someone who

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Question of the Month: Can You Qualify for SSDI and SSI Benefits at the Same Time?

September 7, 2018

Social Security has two main programs for awarding disability benefits. In certain situations it is possible to qualify for both programs at the same time. However, you are not entitled to the full amount of each program every month. The first disability program, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), pays benefits to you and certain members

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Question of the Month: “My doctor won’t write anything to support my disability case. What should I do?”

May 11, 2018

Many doctors are willing to support their disabled patients in their efforts to obtain much-needed Social Security disability or SSI benefits. A doctor can help their patient by providing opinions about their patient’s limitations, which can be critically important in establishing a claim for disability benefits. (Click here for more on RFCs and the secret

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Question of the Month: Once approved, how long can you receive disability benefits?

February 13, 2018

If you have been approved to receive Social Security disability benefits, you know very well that you have persevered through a complicated process. Faced with a difficult and uncaring bureaucracy, too many applicants give up in frustration. But now that you have qualified for your hard-earned benefits, you are probably wondering how long your disability

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