Category: Social Security Facts

Disability Claim Success Chance By Stage

Below we will look at the chances of getting a claim for disability benefits approved at the 3 levels or stages of the SSDI application process. STAGE 1: Initial Application Level The first level or stage in the SSA disability

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The Appeal Process Is Rarely A Quick One

Unless an applicant has a serious condition covered under the list of compassionate allowances, there‚Äôs no way to get in the express lane. Remember that the process is slow, so if your doctor suspects you have long Covid and you’re

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SSDI Appeal Process Part II

Here is a breakdown of what the SSDI Appeal process Includes: A request for reconsideration, which means you ask a new disability claims examiner to give your application another look A hearing that takes place before an Administrative Law Judge

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SSDI Appeal Process

It is no surprise that many claims for SSDI are initially denied. Applicants can go through a rigorous process and come up empty handed. Stastisticly speaking people need to go through an appeals process to try to get benefits. This

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The History of Social Security Disability Insurance (Part 3)

In the 2000s, the SSDI program faced a number of challenges, including rising costs and a growing number of disability claims. In response, the SSA implemented a number of measures to address these issues, including the creation of the Disability

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The History of Social Security Disability Insurance (Part 2)

Over the years, the SSDI program has undergone several changes and expansions. In 1965, the program was extended to cover individuals under the age of 65, and in 1972, the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program was established to provide financial

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The History of Social Security Disability Insurance (Part 1)

Some people are interested on how SSDI came to be. This 3 part series is for them. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a program that provides financial assistance to individuals who are unable to work due to a disability.

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Most Popular Social Security Questions Part 6

What happens if I have Medicare?   If an individual currently has Medicare parts A and B, they do not need to take any action because they are already participating in Medicare. The Medicare Part B premium is paid from

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Most Popular Social Security Questions Part 5

What happens when I hit full retirement age? In most cases of hitting full retirement age, the benefit amount will remain the same and nothing needs to be done. You only get one benefit (Social Security retirement benefits) when you

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Most Popular Social Security Questions Part 4

Are Social Security disability benefits taxable? It is important to note that Social Security disability benefits may be taxable according to the same rules that apply to standard Social Security retirement benefits. The taxability of these benefits is determined by

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