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What are the differences between Worker’s Compensation and Social Security Disability Benefits?

What are the differences between Worker’s Compensation and Social Security Disability Benefits?

When you can’t remain employed because of an injury or chronic illness, you may be entitled to worker’s compensation or Social Security disability benefits, depending on how you became incapacitated and unable to perform work duties. Both programs provide financial assistance to adults who cannot be “gainfully” employed, or work enough to earn a living

January 14th, 2019 calender Social Security
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Factors that Determine how much Social Disability a Person Receives?

Factors that Determine how much Social Disability a Person Receives?

Every year, millions of American workers find themselves suffering from a disabling health condition that prevents them from maintaining a regular work schedule and prevents them from earning enough income. Luckily, the Social Security Administration provides disability or SSD benefits to help them make ends meet. However, proving eligibility can be difficult, depending

December 26th, 2018 calender Social Security
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What mental disorders qualify for Social Security disability?

What mental disorders qualify for Social Security disability?

Mental disorders qualifying someone to receive Social Security disability benefits not only include serious mental illnesses like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and general psychosis but also severe depression, anxiety, phobias and obsessive-compulsive disorder. The SSA may approve a claim for a mental disorder if the applicant proves they cannot engage in “gainful” employment, cannot be trained

December 21st, 2018 calender Social Security
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Can I Get Social Security Disability Payments for Migraines?

Can I Get Social Security Disability Payments for Migraines?

Migraine headaches are a common health issue that affects millions of Americans each year. And while most people can manage the pain associated with their migraines, others may find that the migraines and associated health conditions make it impossible to maintain regular employment. While it can be difficult to prove that your migraines are this

December 17th, 2018 calender Social Security
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Why Is The Alleged Onset Date So Important?

Why Is The Alleged Onset Date So Important?

When applying for SSD, the application will include a question asking when the disability began. This “alleged onset date” or “disability onset date” is important because it helps determine whether the application will be approved and may influence how much disability back pay an applicant is entitled to receive. However, what an applicant considers the

November 20th, 2018 calender Social Security
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When is a Person Considered Disabled by Social Security Disability?

When is a Person Considered Disabled by Social Security Disability?

Decker Law Office. The Social Security Administration defines a “disabled” individual as someone who cannot maintain substantial employment. In 2018, the SSA considered substantial employment (substantial gainful activity) as employment providing a person with at least $1180 each month. People seeking Social Security disability cannot be earning more than $1180 per month when initially applying

November 19th, 2018 calender Social Security
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Five Tips for Completing a Social Security Disability Application without an Attorney

Five Tips for Completing a Social Security Disability Application without an Attorney

Every claim for social security disability begins with an application. The application is one of the most important components of a successful disability claim for a few reasons. First, it the SSA.

February 27th, 2017 calender Social Security
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