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Why does SSA need information about my work history?

Whether you are disabled depends on whether you are able to return to any of your past work — that is, work that you performed in the 15 years prior to becoming unable to work — and whether there is any other work that exists in significant numbers that you can do. SSA is going Read More

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Medicare Eligibility

Did you know that you are eligible for Medicare 24 months after you are eligible for Social Security Disability? So, if you stopped working January 1, 2010, applied for Social Security Disability benefits and were approved for disability when you stopped working, that means that you would be eligible for Medicare beginning in June 2012. Read More

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Marijuana And Social Security

Can I get Social Security Disability if I am treating my pain with medical marijuana? This is a common question because medical marijuana is legal in so many states and is an effective treatment for so many conditions. Marijuana is still illegal on a federal level, and Social Security Disability is a federal program. Where Read More

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What is SSDI?

Social Security Disability Insurance or SSDI is a benefit paid to you after the Social Security Administration determines that you are disabled and insured. Insured, in this case, has nothing to do with health insurance; instead, it has to do with whether you paid into the system through FICA contributions and worked long enough. The Read More

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5 Things You Can do to Help Your Disability Claim

The ultimate decision on whether benefits are granted lies in the hands of the Social Security Administration. Most claimants feel trapped, as a determination of their disability is beyond their control. Many claimants begin experiencing anxiety symptoms, as a result. Here’s some good news (finally!!): there are several things that YOU as a claimant can Read More

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SSA makes it more difficult to qualify for benefits

You are sick, tired, unable to work. You see your doctor regularly and your doctor suggests you apply for Social Security Disability. You apply, and Social Security sends you to a doctor that they’ve hired to examine you. You spend all of 5 minutes with this doctor and leave feeling confused because this doctor asked Read More

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Trump Budget to cut $72B from Social Security Disability

Trump’s proposed budget cuts a whopping $72 Billion from the Social Security Disability program. As an interesting piece of that proposal, Trump’s budget would require Disability applicants to engage in work-related activities before an application will be considered. This requirement is contrary to the Disability program itself. If individuals are able to engage in work-related Read More

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