If you’re waiting for your Social Security Disability hearing, you don’t want to perform what Social Security defines as substantial gainful activity. And that amount actually changes year to year, just like cost of living adjustments, etc. They will change, for this year it’s about $1,180.00 gross.
Just like an adult there’s a wide variety of things that children can have that can qualify them for benefits. There could be certain learning disabilities, intellectual disorders, or physical disorders.
If you are a veteran who has received Social Security Administration Disability benefits, you should submit that disability award to the VA for consideration on your claim for VA benefits.
The Compassionate Allowances Program was developed by social security for the people that have these really rare, aggressive illnesses that would obviously meet the disability requirements. It was developed in order for them to kind of speed up that system. Instead of getting benefits in months, it potentially could only take days or weeks.
A consultative examination is basically when Social Security schedules a claimant, somebody applying for disability, schedules them a doctor’s appointment. They either do it because they don’t think that they have enough evidence in order to make a disability determination, or they want just some kind of clarification of the evidence that they already have.
Military veterans benefits are also going up with the cost of living increase for 2019. That includes retired military veterans, VA rates for compensation claims, and pension claims for disabled veterans and surviving families.
At Gardberg & Kemmerly it doesn’t cost anything to hire us. You only pay us if we win your case. Social Security lawyers are governed by Social Security Administration regulations which provides that they can charge 25% of your past due benefits.
Obtaining Social Security Disability Benefits is a long process. It takes a long time, and so the sooner you get started, the sooner you get benefits.
A Widow’s Disability Benefit is usually for people that, if they have not worked, but they’ve had a spouse that has recently passed away, they can draw off of their spouse’s work record as opposed to their work record. It’s good especially if a spouse was making more than the person that is disabled, they are able to draw off of that spouse’s earnings record.
Statistically, ssa.gov has some statistics about people who file for disability benefits and the denial rate. Over half of the people who initially file are denied.
All our clients come in and get a blue folder. It has some resources and Catholic Social Services and some other things that help with bills and stuff all during the year, but during the holidays for specific holiday help, I think the Salvation Army is one of the greatest resources that we have here on the Gulf Coast.
To prepare for a SSD hearing you need to dress appropriately and know the names of your medications and doctors. Listen carefully to the judge’s questions and answer with detailed facts about the case that will help him make a good decision.
SSI is supplemental security income. SSDI is social security disability insurance.
Our government has a Social Security Disability program designed to assist individuals who are unable to work due to physical or mental limitations. However, the application process for SSD is complicated and a majority of applications are initially denied. This is where an experienced SSD lawyer can come in handy.
Social Security Disability is an intricate and multi-faceted area of law. For the scores of people who apply with little to no outside help, the process can be frustrating and overwhelming.
When you file for Social Security Disability, not only do they have to consider if you’re disabled, but they also have to look at the work that you’ve performed, and if you can still perform that work. And then, they also have to look and see if there’s other jobs that you could perform out there in the national economy.
Ruling 18-3P went into effect October 29 of 2018, and it is effective on any decisions that Social Security makes after that date. It means that someone can be denied benefits if he or she does not follow the prescribed treatment that their doctors have ordered or said that they needed without good cause.
Disability Representative Noell Black of Gardberg & Kemmerly talks about Social Security Disability Hearings, things you need to know as well as pitfalls to avoid.
Without having doctor’s visits or hospital visits, there’s no documentation so there’s no way to prove that somebody is disabled. Getting medical treatment is the most important thing in applying for disability.
The most important thing you can do to help your lawyer win a Social Security Disability Claim is go to your doctor on a regular basis. Even if the judge likes you, he cannot approve your claim without good medical records to back up your disability.
Having an attorney or non-attorney representative to assist you is really in your best interest. It really is difficult to understand the process of having a Social Security disability claim and all that goes into it. You throw in a mental impairment, physical problems, lack of social support, family support, and all of the issues that go with that and it can be just really overwhelming, so having a representative really allows them to focus on handling these issues for you.
Social Security disability benefits are for disabled individuals who have a steady and good work record and paid into the system via payroll taxes. Supplemental Security Income is for individuals who have been disabled and not had a good work record.
The Social Security process is a long process and it can be time-consuming. The sooner you get filed, the sooner you get the ball rolling, hopefully the sooner you’ll get benefits.
The Social Security Disability program is supposed to help people who can no longer support themselves because of serious health problems. However, a large number of applicants each year are wrongly rejected — in fact, the majority of claims are denied. Appealing that rejection can take months or years, and during that time, applicants must […]