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Dying for an Appeal

By | Social Security Disability

There are currently 800,000 people in America waiting for their Social Security Disability (SSDI) appeals to be heard. This number is bad enough to think about without factoring in the number of people who die while waiting for that appeal. In 2016, 8,699 Americans died before their appeal was determined;…

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Five Month Waiting Period

Five Month Waiting Period

By | Social Security Disability

There are two types of disability benefits available to disabled Americans through the Social Security Administration (SSA).  Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) provides benefits to Americans who used to be able to work and paid into Social Security during their working years but who are now disabled and are no…

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Trouble in Guam

Trouble in Guam

By | Social Security Disability

Katrina and Leslie Schaller are twins.  They are both United States citizens. They both suffer from myotonic dystrophy, which is a degenerative, debilitating genetic disorder that inhibits muscle function severely.  Only one of them, however, receives Supplemental Security Income (SSI) disability benefits. Why? Because Leslie lives in Pennsylvania, and Katrina…

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SSI Benefits Inch Higher

By | Social Security Disability

Over 60 million people in the United States currently receive Social Security benefits of some kind.  Despite warning signs that Social Security’s financial resources will run out sooner rather than later, most of us expect to receive, at the very least, retirement benefits when we come of age.  But one…

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Who Says I Am Disabled?

By | Social Security Disability

When you file a Social Security Disability benefits claim, you may wonder who has the final say in determining whether you are disabled.  Is it your doctor? The judge hearing your case? You? A doctor’s opinion is just that—an opinion.  It is not the sole determining factor in whether you…

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