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Blog Posts in 2016

Election Season Myths About Social Security

It's an election year, which means that Social Security has become another contentious topic among political candidates, pundits, and the media. Unfortunately, not all information out there is ...
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Can Drugs and Alcohol Keep You From Getting Disability Benefits?

There is a public perception that those who suffer from drug abuse or alcoholism (DAA) will never be granted approval for disability benefits. That isn't to say, however, that benefits are granted ...
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New SSD Appeals Change Makes Advocates Wary

It's no secret that the Social Security Administration faces a tremendous backlog of disability claims to evaluate and process. SSA spokesman Mark Hinkle told Huffington Post that the agency is ...
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Updates for Disabled Americans with Student Loans

For some time now, disabled Americans who were saddled with hefty federal student loans remained eligible for loan forgiveness under the Total and Permanent Disability (“TPD”) Discharge ...
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The Basics of Social Security Disability

The Social Security Administration offers two programs that assist with disability benefits: Disability Insurance Benefits, and Supplemental Security Income. Disability Insurance Benefits provide ...
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Surprising pitfalls in disability cases: it's more than meets the eye

A colleague of mine once shared an anecdote about a recent disability case of his that had gone terribly, terribly wrong. The evidence was strong, the judge was fair, and the client’s testimony ...
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"Why won't you take my SSDI/SSI case?"

Every month, we are contacted by potential clients all across the nation asking if we can help them with their SSDI/SSI case. We strive to be as selective as possible in taking only the strongest ...
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How Is Disability Determined For The Purposes of SSDI?

When it comes to SSDI claims, everyone has their own idea of what constitutes disability. Some may consider a broken leg to be a disability, but such an injury may not be considered a disabling ...
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