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How Does the Social Security Administration Define Disability?

If you have an injury or illness that has left you unable to work, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. To qualify, you must have paid in to Social Security system by working a certain amount of time depending on your age. In addition, your disability cannot be a partial… Read More »

Does Obama Executive Order Unfairly Target Social Security Disability Recipients?

In an op-ed piece for the York Dispatch, Temple University professor Mark Salzer argues that President Obama’s January 4 executive order on gun control could compromise the civil rights of citizens who receive Social Security disability benefits. The order requires the Social Security Administration to release names and other information to the national gun background… Read More »

Social Security Disability Fund Set to Run Out of Money in 2016

There are approximately 11 million people throughout the United States who receive Social Security disability benefits, but according to the federal government, there will be some steep cuts coming to those benefits next year unless Congress acts quickly. The trustees who oversee Social Security said the trust fund for disability benefits will run out of… Read More »

What to Expect When Appealing an SSD Denial in North Carolina

Many people do not know what to do next after their application for Social Security Disability benefits is denied. Filing a new application is rarely effective and also can cause you to forfeit potential past due benefits that accrued while your previous application was pending. Appealing your case to an administrative law judge, however, preserves… Read More »

Recent SSDI Statistics

Most people are aware of the Social Security program — especially when they look at the deductions on their paychecks. But many people see Social Security primarily as a retirement program. They are aware that disability benefits are available but perhaps do not realize the scope of the program and the number of people in… Read More »

Why You Should Appeal Your SSD Denial

Many people who have been denied Social Security Disability benefits do not appeal because they believe the appeal is a sign they will again be told they do not qualify for benefits, and will receive only a boilerplate explanation. Instead, many opt to continue filing new applications, hoping that eventually they will be accepted. In… Read More »

The Truth About SSD Denials

You’ve worked hard. You’ve paid into Social Security. But now you’re injured and you need benefits. What do you do if your application is denied? The first thing you need to realize is that most Social Security Disability applications are denied — you have likely done nothing wrong and you are in fact part of… Read More »

SSD Benefits to Rise with Inflation?

Nancy Warren really wishes she was getting about $5 less per month in Social Security payments. The Charlotte mother of one has been unable to work for some time as she suffers from high blood pressure, a heart murmur, multiple sclerosis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Ms. Warren had been living on $923 per… Read More »

How an SSD Lawyer Gets Paid

Mark Hinkle, a spokesman for the Social Security Administration (SSA) says that his administration has made substantial progress in getting disability payments to the thousands of Americans who apply every year. Unfortunately, he also admits that the SSA has a long way to go in smoothing out the system and getting people the benefits to… Read More »

How Long Do I Need to Work to Qualify for Social Security Disability Payments?

Each year, thousands of people apply for and are denied Social Security Disability benefits. Many do not qualify under the law, which states that for adults over 31 must have worked at least 20 quarters (five years) during the last 10 years. Those younger than 31 must have worked at least half the time since… Read More »

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