Social Security Disability

Advice on Appealing Disability Denials from a Joplin Disability Lawyer

Social Security Disability benefits are provided to those individuals who are unable to work due to a disability.  Being eligible for Social Security Disability Income, often referred to as SSDI, requires proof of a qualifying disability.  The federal statutes define exactly what the term “disability” means.  However, even if you are able to prove that your medical condition qualifies,...

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Social Security Disability

What Kind of Evidence Is Used to Evaluate and Decide My Disability Benefit Claim?

When it comes to applying for Social Security Disability benefits, the disability benefits evidence you submit in support of your disability claim is crucial to the success of that claim. Your treating physician’s opinions and the contents of your medical records can have a huge effect on whether your claim will be accepted. This blog will provide some recommendations...

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Social Security Disability

How Long Will It Take to Get a Decision for Social Security Disability?

It is impossible to accurately predict how long it will take for the Social Security Administration to make a determination on a social security disability claim.  It can easily take anywhere from 30 days to two years for your benefits to be awarded.  Unfortunately, social security programs do not have established deadlines for applications or appeals.  On average, an...

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Social Security Disability

Considerations While You Are Awaiting a Disability Decision

If you have filed a claim for Social Security Disability benefits, you are probably no longer working.  Waiting for pending disability decisions can create a difficult financial situation for most.  In reality, most individuals lack the financial resources required to survive during the average amount of time it takes to receive a decision on a Social Security Disability claim. ...

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Social Security Disability

What Does Residual Functional Capacity Mean For Your Disability Claim?

After submitting your Social Security disability application, you will be required to also submit documentation establishing the nature of your disability from your physician. The only exception is for certain conditions that are included in the impairment list and are automatically approved.  In most cases, though, you will need to provide a Residual Functional Capacity assessment from your physician....

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Social Security Disability

A Joplin Disability Lawyer Can Help with Disability Claims for Lupus

The Social Security Administration will make an initial determination on your disability claim based solely on the information you provide in your application. If you have a diagnosis of lupus, filing a successful claim may be more challenging. You need a Joplin disability lawyer to help you from the start or you may not be successful.  The unfortunate reality...

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Social Security Disability

Mistakes to Avoid at your Social Security Disability Hearing

A common issue in making a successful claim for disability benefits is credibility. That means, it is important to establish yourself as a credible applicant with the Social Security Administration officials reviewing your claim. When it comes time for an Administrative Law Judge to analyze your case, that judge will necessarily assess your credibility. Here are a few things...

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Social Security Disability

Rogers Social Security Disability Lawyer Can Help you Avoid Mistakes

Filing a successful application for Social Security benefits can be tricky. The process for applying requires strict compliance with complicated and confusing rules. Completing the required forms accurately can be a challenge.  Properly completing the paperwork will certainly improve your chances of being approved for disability benefits the first time. However, if you find yourself facing a disability hearing,...

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Social Security Disability

Joplin Disability Lawyer Explains SSI and SSDI

Applying for Social Security benefits can be a challenging, especially if you are not familiar with the benefits that are available. If you find yourself disabled and want to apply for Social Security disability benefits, you should discuss that with a Joplin disability lawyer. The process requires strict adherence to complex rules regarding both eligibility and the application itself....

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