9 Ways Depression Can Qualify for Disability Benefits

Many Americans struggle with depression, anxiety, or another mental health issue on a daily basis. When that struggle becomes intense enough to affect your ability to carry out day-to-day work duties, you may be eligible for disability benefits through the Social Security Administration. While it’s not a given, there are some cases where the SSA … Read more

How can I apply for Social Security Disability Benefits?

Disability is a frightening world to navigate. Losing the ability to work is humiliating, and finding the resources to start collecting disability income is an exhausting, confusing process. The Social Security Administration has extremely strict definitions of disability, and out of the millions of people who apply every year, only a third are initially approved, … Read more

What’s The Difference Between SSI and SSDI?

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) are benefits for people who can’t work or are impoverished. They’re both handled by the Social Security Administration and are commonly thought to be the same thing. But they’re two very different animals when it comes to eligibility and benefits. Here’s the difference: SSI is … Read more

Do I Need a Social Security Disability Attorney?

If you think you might qualify for Social Security disability benefits and you’re considering applying, don’t let the long and sometimes complex Social Security system process dissuade you. While there’s a lot to think about and to keep straight as your claim goes through the full decision process, you don’t have to do it alone. … Read more

Denied SSI? How to Appeal Your SSI Denial

If your Supplemental Security Income disability claim has been denied on your first go-round, don’t worry. You’re not alone. Most disability claims are denied at first review. The comprehensive claims process, including appeals, can be long and draining. As an applicant, you have the responsibility of proving that you are disabled, according to the SSA’s … Read more

How to Request Your SSDI Benefit Verification Letter

At some point after a Social Security disability benefits claim has been reviewed and approved, a claimant will receive an official verification of benefits letter. The information in this letter is extremely important since it outlines the details of what you should expect in terms of the monthly benefits you’ll receive. An applicant may also … Read more

SSDI – What Are Work Credits?

Anyone can become temporarily or permanently disabled at any time, so it’s good to know what your options are when it comes to filing a successful claim for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits. SSDI benefits could provide helpful income that helps you meet your own needs and those of your family. Though the application process … Read more

Understanding the Social Security Appeals Process

Most people who are approved for Social Security Disability do not get their claims approved on their first attempt. In fact, only about one in three applicants receive a benefit check after the initial application. Why is Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) so difficult to get? Let’s shed some light … Read more

SSDI Back Pay – Everything You Need to Know

If you suffer from a disability that keeps you from working, chances are you may be entitled to Social Security disability benefits. But if you’re already engaged in the Social Security Disability Insurance or the Supplemental Security Income disability benefits process, then you may understand how lengthy and complex the process can often be. Recognizing … Read more

Everything You Need to Know About SSDI Compassionate Allowances

Getting approved for Social Security Disability Benefits can take anywhere from 3 to 12 months, or even longer. For some severely disabled individuals, this time frame is too long. Thankfully, the Social Security Administration created a streamlined application process for Compassionate Allowances. The expedited handling of compassionate allowances for individuals seeking Social Security Disability Benefits … Read more