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Age and SSDI Benefits

By Thomas Farrell |

Suffering a disability that prevents an individual from working can be a very frustrating experience. For many people, their career is a big part of their identity and represents years of education and hard work. Being young when a disability arises adds another layer of frustration to this experience, because key working years may… Read More »

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SSDI Benefits for Dependents of a Disability Recipient

By Thomas Farrell |

The Social Security Administration (SSA) is the federal agency responsible for providing a social insurance safety net to many Americans. One of the benefits provided by the SSA is Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). SSDI is a program which provides benefits to individuals who have suffered a disabling condition. Getting approved for SSDI benefits… Read More »

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When Is Back Pain Severe Enough to Qualify for SSDI?

By Thomas Farrell |

Qualifying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits is a complex and lengthy endeavor. The Social Security Administration (SSA) must ensure that all claims for disability are accurate. As a result, it has imposed various requirements on an applicant to prove that his/her claimed disability is legitimate. Retaining the services of an attorney experienced… Read More »

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The Role of Vocational Experts at SSDI Hearings

By Thomas Farrell |

In most cases, applications for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits are approved or denied at the hearing phase, after the application has been rejected in the earlier appeal proceedings. The hearing phase typically involves a face-to-face meeting with an administrative law judge, in which the applicant presents arguments in his/her favor, and in… Read More »

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DNA Testing Can Impact Long-Term Disability Coverage

By Thomas Farrell |

A disability can strike at any time, and may affect an individual to the point which he/she may be forced to stop working. In these cases, the individual may wish to take advantage of Long-Term Disability (LTD) Insurance benefits. LTD benefits are typically provided as part of an employee’s benefits offering, although individuals are… Read More »

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How Does the SSA Evaluate Pain?

By Thomas Farrell |

Pain, and, especially, the tolerance of pain, is a very subjective experience. Certain individuals can withstand a greater degree of pain than others. Consequently, injuries and disabilities will affect certain individuals differently than others. This variance will influence whether a particular individual is disabled enough to continue working and, whether it is possible to… Read More »

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Filing for Long-Term Disability

By Thomas Farrell |

Typically, although not exclusively, a part of an employee’s benefits program is Long-Term Disability (LTD). LTD benefits pay out a predetermined sum when an employee becomes disabled for at least one year or more. Since studies have shown that there is a greater chance that workers will suffer a long-term disability than ever before,… Read More »

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When Is the Right Time to Apply for Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits?

By Thomas Farrell |

Suffering a debilitating injury obviously and directly causes immediate pain and suffering to the individual, but also is the source of more long-term financial suffering. More specifically, the disabled individual will most likely have to take time out of his/her employment to focus on recovery. Further, if the disabled individual is the breadwinner in… Read More »

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Obtaining SSDI Benefits When You Are Self-Employed

By Thomas Farrell |

Many individuals are aware of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits, and how they can help disabled employees receive some degree of income when they are unable to work. Generally, a disabled employee who is able to prove that he/she has a long-term and total disability would be approved to receive a specified amount… Read More »

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Can You Be Fired While on Long-Term Disability?

By Thomas Farrell |

When an employee becomes unable to work, due to the onset of a disability, he/she naturally begins to worry about how he/she will be able to support himself/herself and his/her family. Fortunately, many businesses provide Long-Term Disability (LTD) for its employees, which allows them to submit a claim with an LTD insurance carrier for… Read More »

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