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How Does Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance – Social Security Work?

Published on December 1st, 2017

There are numerous ways that an individual can receive Social Security Disability — SSD — benefits. With the program, there is also a section called Old-Age, Survivors, Disability Insurance — OASDI — for those who are retired or may have a spouse who has passed away and they can still maintain an income to provide […]


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Applying for Disability Based on a Learning Disability or Developmental Delay.

Published on November 21st, 2019

Children with a disability and intellectual disorder may be eligible to receive SSI to help pay for medical treatments, special education needs and other necessities associated with their disability. Supplemental Security Income is intended to assist low-income families with children who are diagnosed with a developmental delay or learning disability. SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance) […]


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When Is a Person Considered Disabled by the Social Security Administration?

Published on April 23rd, 2018

The Social Security Administration uses a five-step process to decide if you are a disabled person and entitled to Social Security disability benefits: You must not be engaging in market-rate paid work; and You must have a serious illness or disability; and Your impairment must meet the definitions of disabled persons described in the Social […]


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Can I Get Social Security Disability if I Worked In Another Country?

Published on September 7th, 2017

Do you work in another country right now? Maybe you’ve just taken a new overseas assignment and you’re wondering if you’re eligible (or still eligible) for Social Security disability insurance (SSDI). When companies pay FICA taxes, you are eligible for Social Security Administration (SSA) benefits. It doesn’t matter if you work and earn money outside […]


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Can I Accept Financial Help While Applying for SSDI?

Published on November 20th, 2018

The process of applying for and being approved or denied for SSDI can take months or even years, depending on the medical condition affecting an applicant. Applying for SSDI involves gathering many medical documents, imaging scans, doctor’s reports and proof of hospitalizations. A disability application also needs all sections accurately and correctly filled out. One […]


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Social Security Statements: Keeping Track of Your Benefits

Published on December 11th, 2017

Social Security is not a welfare program, if you work, you are likely paying into it and the money you put in is what is paid out when you need it. Until recently, Social Security statements were sent out by mail to show what is owed back to you and how it could be paid […]


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New York Federal Court Lawyer for SSDI

Published on April 15th, 2020

If you live in New York, and you are disabled, you may feel overwhelmed. You may be unable to work, and you may struggle with the normal tasks of day-to-day living. You may find yourself facing mounting medical bills and an ongoing need for medical treatment, even as you are unsure where they money might […]


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How to Qualify for Social Security Benefits With a Terminal Illness?

Published on May 30th, 2018

The Social Security Administration considers a terminal illness as a medical condition with no successful treatment available to prevent a terminal diagnosis. Terminal illness cases are called “TERI” cases by the SSA. When TERI patients apply for Social Security benefits, they do not need to state on their application that their condition is terminal. Field […]


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Date Last Insured for Disability Benefits

Published on September 8th, 2017

If you cannot continue to work because of an injury or serious illness, there is a chance you may be eligible for disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA). Before you apply for benefits, it is important that you know the date you are last insured, or DLI, for Social Security. If you are […]


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How to Apply for Disability Benefits with Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Published on December 21st, 2018

Applying for disability benefits when you have rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is similar to applying for social security disability insurance (SSDI) benefits with any other type of condition that makes it difficult to work. The Social Security Administration (SSA) is concerned with how your arthritis impacts your ability to earn income. If you can demonstrate that […]


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