Sometimes it helps getting back to the basics. In this blog we want to describe what social security disability benefits are and where they come from. We will be covering disability only and not SSI benefits which are available to low-income or people with little or no work history who do not qualify for SSDI. … Continue reading The Basics of Social Security Disability Benefits
85 years ago, the Social Security Act was created. The goal of this Act was to financially assist senior citizens in their retirement years by creating a general fund. This brought up the question of who else needed benefits. People disabled from an injury were clearly the most in need of this type of program. … Continue reading History of Social Security Disability Benefits
Applying for SSDI can be a very confusing process. All of the information requirements must be met, or your chances of getting denied increase. Some things the board will want to know is if the applicant: has recently been employed and has been paying FICA is still working is gainfully employed ($1220+) If you have … Continue reading What to Do if Your Disability Application is Denied
OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) is a brain disorder in which the sufferer constantly ruminates with obsessive thoughts as well as sometimes having to carry out "rituals" in order to temporarily relieve anxiety. These rituals usually include, but are not limited to, checking and rechecking locks, a perpetual washing of the hands, touching certain items, retracing … Continue reading Does OCD Qualify Me for Disability Benefits?
Requiring the need to use one of the these devices definitely limits the amount of jobs a person can do. Many, if not most jobs require a person to be able to move fluidly at their work place, stand on their feet for hours and lift objects. A person who needs a wheelchair, walker or … Continue reading Does Using a Cane, Walker or Wheelchair Help my Disability Case?
When something as important as your social security case is in your immediate future, it is best to have as much information as possible. We created this article with some helpful tips that may give your case a better chance. We suggest you read our previous article Five Point Checklist Before Applying for Disability if … Continue reading Tips to Help You Win Your Social Security Disability Case
In 1990, a law was passed that made it illegal to discriminate against people with a disability. It is officially named Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. This was the very first legislation of is kind. Since then, many thousands of disabled people have been employed in the work place. The enforcement of this law and … Continue reading Your Rights as a Disabled Employee
This question comes up from time to time. Many people are aware that the American with Disability Act protects people who are physically disabled from being discriminated against. But it also protects people who are mentally challenged as well. In fact, psychiatric disorders are the second most frequently cited disability by those filing a discrimination charge. … Continue reading Are Psychiatric Patients Protected under the ADA?
Many employers offer LTD (Long Term Disability) benefits for those people injured on the job. But what about chronic pain that has developed over time and now makes it impossible for you to work? This is an area where there has been some confusion. People get their claim rejected all the time for chronic pain. … Continue reading Can Chronic Pain Qualify You for Long Term Disability?
It is widely known that mental disorders can be just as debilitating as physical disorders. After all, the brain is what runs the entire body. Often times people with mental disorders (and their families) are not clear if their condition will allow them to qualify for disability benefits. In this article we will go over … Continue reading Mental Disorders and Social Security Disability