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The Difference Between SSDI Attorneys and Advocates

The Difference Between SSDI Attorneys and Advocates

People who are unable to work because they have a disabling injury or illness are likely going to be curious about if they qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. Typically, if a person has a disabling condition that keeps them from being able to secure gainful employment to earn a living wage for more than 12 months, SSDI benefits may be appropriate especially if the same individual also has enough previous work credits. Applying for SSDI benefits is not an [...]

Why is Obtaining SSDI so Hard

Is Obtaining SSDI Benefits Difficult?

Across the United States, approximately 8.2 million Americans receive Social Security Disability benefits. There are many factors that go into how the Social Security Administration evaluates a person’s SSDI claim when it comes to determining if they qualify for benefits. For most initial applicants the road to receiving benefits is a long haul as just about 35% of first-time claims actually get approved. The rest of the claimants either never receive benefits or have to go through the SSDI [...]

Not Following Prescribed Treatment Can Lead to a Denial of SSDI Benefits

Not Following Prescribed Treatment Can Lead to a Denial of SSDI Benefits

Several different health conditions and physical injuries can be debilitating and prevent a person from being able to work. Managing a disability while figuring out how to earn a living when working is not possible is a distressing situation for anyone to be in. This is why government programs like Social Security Disability were formed. The Social Security Administration issues SSDI benefits to claimants that have a legitimate disability that keeps them from being able to do their job [...]

How to Find a SSDI Attorney

How to Find a SSDI Attorney in Texas

If you are unable to work due to a disabling injury or illness, you may be considering applying for Social Security Disability benefits from the Social Security Administration. Or, maybe you already submitted your claim but you were among the many initial claimants that were denied and now you are figuring out how to appeal. An individual in either of these situations may benefit by contacting their local SSDI lawyer for help. rad Thomas is a Plano SSDI attorney with [...]

Identifying Social Security Fraud

How to Identify Social Security Fraud

Obtaining Social Security Disability Insurance benefits is not an easy task. Even for people who are suffering from a debilitating illness or injury, getting these much-needed benefits can be challenging. Only a small portion of initial claimants are approved after they submit their documentation.  Working with an attorney has the potential to make the process of obtaining SSDI easier. Still, any claimant can expect that their claim for benefits will be thoroughly scrutinized because the Social Security Administration wants to [...]

How Does the SSA Evaluate Medical Opinions for SSDI

How Does the SSA Evaluate Medical Opinions for SSDI?

Suffering from a disability or a disease that makes it impossible to sustain any type of gainful employment is a difficult position to be in. If you were working and then you were injured or you were diagnosed with a devastating disease condition, you may have to leave your job because of your condition. When you are unable to work, there are programs that the government makes available as a safety net to help. Social Security Disability is one [...]

Can Workplace Violence Injuries Qualify for SSDI

Can Workplace Violence Injuries Qualify for SSDI?

Violent acts have been increasing dramatically across the country. It also is a rapidly rising problem at work too. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health indicates that in 2019 there were 20,870 people who were injured in workplace violence events in the private sector. As a result, there were many days of work missed by those involved.  The majority of victims from the reported 2019 workplace violence events were women. There were 68% of the cases where the [...]

Does Your Skin Disorder Qualify for SSDI

Does Your Skin Disorder Qualify for SSDI?

The skin is highly susceptible to damage and irritation because it is always exposed and it is the largest organ the human body has. There are millions of Americans that suffer from various skin conditions. Acne is the most commonly reported skin issue in the United States according to the American Academy of Dermatology. As many as 50 million Americans will develop some severity of acne every year. Not every skin condition is going to be considered disabling, but there [...]

Understanding How the Social Security Disability Works

Understanding How the Social Security Disability Works

Individuals with a working history in the United States that come down with an illness or injury that prevents them from being able to work may benefit from Social Security Disability Insurance. In order to secure benefits, individuals suffering from various ailments must file a claim with the Social Security Administration. The SSA will review a person’s claim and determine if they are disabled. Should a person be deemed disabled they can get SSDI benefits. While this may seem like [...]

How Does the SSA Determine Residual Functional Capacity

How Does the SSA Determine Residual Functional Capacity?

Applying for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits is not an easy task and many claimants will be denied on their first try. However, if enough medical evidence of a disease or physical bodily harm is submitted, a claimant has a greater chance of having their claim approved.  When the Social Security Administration receives a claim for benefits, they will review everything thoroughly and make a determination how capable a person is to work. Determining the residual functional capacity of a [...]