What are the Differences Between SSDI and SSI?

Transcript Social Security administers two disability programs, Social Security disability [Social Security Disability Insurance] and SSI [Supplemental Security Income]. The definition of disability is the same between the two programs. The differences are in the nonmedical requirements. To be eligible for Social Security disability, you have to have worked and paid in enough to be…

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What are the differences between SSDI and SSI?

Transcript Social Security administers two disability programs, Social Security disability and SSI. The definition of disability is the same between the two programs. The differences are in the nonmedical requirements. To be eligible for Social Security disability, you have to have worked and paid in enough to be what they call “insured.” If you’re over…

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Social Security Disability Resource Guide

If you have become disabled and are unable to work, Social Security Disability may be an option for you. Unfortunately, obtaining benefits is an arduous process. In fact, about two-thirds of applicants are denied benefits when they first apply, often because of a lack of medical evidence. An experienced Social Security Disability attorney can help…

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When Should I Apply for Social Security Disability?

No one plans to sustain a serious injury, be involved in an accident, receive a terminal diagnosis, or come down with a long-term illness. When faced with one of these situations, it can throw your life into a tailspin. You may be dealing with pain and the inability to care for yourself. You may not…

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When Should I Talk to a Social Security Disability Lawyer?

Maybe you were diagnosed with a terminal or long-term illness and are no longer able to work. Or perhaps you suffered a severe injury that has left you physically incapable of performing the duties of your job or any job at all. For whatever reason, you have decided to file for Social Security Disability. The…

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10 Questions to Ask Your Social Security Disability Lawyer

If you are facing a serious injury or illness that is keeping you from performing the duties of your employment, this may be one of the most stressful times of your life. You are not only dealing with pain and medical appointments, treatments, and tests, but you may also be worried about how you will…

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Social Security Disability Listing of Impairments: Conditions That Qualify

The Social Security Administration (SSA) uses what is known as the Blue Book — or the “Listing of Impairments” — in making determinations about whether someone’s disability prevents him or her from working. This determination is the third step in a five-step evaluation process. Your medical condition — whether it is physical or mental —…

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How to Apply for Social Security Disability

Receiving the news that your health and medical condition will keep you from being able to work in the future can be devastating. You might already be having physical pain, unable to care for yourself, and wondering how you will pay your medical bills. Now an uncertain future awaits you. You are not alone as…

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Do I Need an Attorney for a Social Security Disability Appeal?

You applied for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, and now you have learned that your claim was denied. You know you want to appeal this decision, but do you need an attorney for a Social Security Disability appeal? Just as you are not mandated to have an attorney represent your SSD application, you are not…

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