Appeals And Hearings

It is an unfortunate truth that if you are applying for disability benefits through the Social Security Administration (SSA), you need to be prepared to face the possibility that your initial application will be denied. However, a denial does not mean that you are not qualified to receive benefits. It indicates that SSA believes you…

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Appeal Representation

Statistics show that most people who receive Social Security Disability benefits need to go through at least two appeal processes before they are approved. That means that most people get denied two or more times before they succeed in gaining the benefits they deserve. When the Social Security Administration denies your application, that does not…

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Gathering Medical Evidence

To succeed in obtaining disability benefits through the Social Security Administration (SSA), you usually need to submit a considerable amount of evidence about your medical condition and how it affects your life. Often, what seems like sufficient evidence for a reasonable person is not enough to satisfy the requirements created by the SSA. It can…

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SSDI Benefit Calculations

The amount you are eligible to receive in benefits through the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program through the Social Security Administration will vary according to a number of different factors. To gain the maximum benefits, it is important to ensure that the Administration has all the information necessary. How SSDI Works Unlike Supplemental Security…

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Coordination of Social Security Disability Benefits with Other Benefits

Many people are eligible to receive disability benefits from more than one source. For instance, you might be able to claim benefits through Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and a long-term disability policy offered through your employer. When that happens, it is important to coordinate the different benefits properly, or you could lose out on…

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Financial Eligibility Guidance

Disability benefits can provide a valuable lifeline when you are unable to work due to an illness, injury, or debilitating condition. However, some programs set strict guidelines that limit your eligibility based on income, assets, or other financial issues. Other programs may limit benefits based on your financial situation. At Burgess & Christensen, we can…

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The Advantages of Hiring a Social Security Disability Attorney

The Social Security Administration pays benefits to those who are unable to work so that these individuals have the means to support themselves and their families. Unfortunately, the agency makes it extremely difficult for people to prove that they qualify for these benefits. Those who are most in need of help often find their claims…

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SSDI vs. SSI

The Social Security Administration provides disability benefits to individuals through two programs that sound similar but are quite different in many ways. One feature they share is the difficulty that individuals often have in proving that they meet the requirements to be eligible for benefits. Applicants often need to work with an experienced Social Security…

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Disability Hearings

After waiting months for a response on your application for Social Security Disability benefits, dealing with the heartbreak of rejection, and then going through the whole process again with the reconsideration, the prospect of making your case in an administrative hearing in front of a judge can seem overwhelming. While there is no reason to…

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Application Process

The process of applying for Social Security disability benefits is more complex than many people realize. However, because it takes so long for the Social Seurity Administration to review and evaluate the application and accompanying information, it is wise to apply as soon as possible to get the process started. Every day you wait is…

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