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Compassionate Allowance list grows, with four conditions added in 2019

September 30, 2019 In 2008, the Social Security Administration (SSA) created and launched the Compassionate Allowance (CAL) program. This program allows SSA to flag Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) claims in which a claimant’s … Read More

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The Americans with Disabilities Act & the definition of disability today

August 13, 2019 With the month of August comes the 29th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which was signed into law by President George H.W. Bush on July 26, 1990.  This is a civil rights law that … Read More

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What you need to know about 2019 COLAs & your Social Security benefits

October 22, 2018 Last week, Social Security published a press release announcing the cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) to Social Security benefits and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) for 2019. The announcement states that Social Security and Supplemental Security Income … Read More

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Why do I need a Consultative Examination?

April 4, 2018 When you are applying for Social Security Disability (SSDI) benefits, the disability examiners who will make a decision on your claim may schedule you for a Consultative Examination. This examination is an extremely important … Read More

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Where it Began: the Social Security Program

February 23, 2018 Last year, the Social Security Administration (SSA) issued approximately $950 billion in Social Security benefits to over sixty million Americans of various ages, races, and genders—and the benefit amounts ranged from children of disabled workers receiving … Read More

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“My Disability Claim Has Been Denied. What Do I Do Next?”

November 21, 2017 Our aim as your Social Security Disability advocates is to help you obtain a fast and favorable decision. Unfortunately, the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) landscape can be unpredictable, and many claims are denied at … Read More

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Do you Know the Difference Dependent Benefits Could Make for You?

November 6, 2017 We have published several posts over the past few months about dependent benefits: how they impact your Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) application, how to go about applying for them once you are awarded, and now … Read More

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What you Should Know About Work Activity Reports

July 14, 2017 It’s no secret that the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) application process can be lengthy, as there are hundreds of thousands of open claims nationwide. While we take pride in our job as your … Read More

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Dependent Benefits: What They Are & How to File for Them

June 29, 2017 Last month we began our blog series about dependent benefits, starting with an overview of who qualifies as a dependent and how any dependents would impact your Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) application. Up … Read More

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What You Should Know About Work History Reports

June 19, 2017 It’s no secret that the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) application process can be lengthy, as there are hundreds of thousands of open claims nationwide. While we take pride in our job as your Social Security … Read More