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Your rare disorder may not exclude you from SSDI benefits

You may have expected to work right up to retirement, maybe longer. However, your recent diagnosis was a painful reality check, and now you are exploring every possible option for financial support. Your first thought was likely Social Security Disability Insurance, which will provide you with a monthly sum of money if you qualify. Because of the rareness of your condition, you are already sensing there will be trouble with your application for benefits.

How does the SSA decide who gets disability benefits?

If you are unable to work due to a diagnosed physical or mental condition, it is possible that you have a rightful claim to Social Security benefits. However, despite how serious your medical condition may be, the Social Security Administration (SSA) has the final say in whether you do or do not get disability benefits.

Your options after a denied disability claim

When medical conditions prevent you from holding regular employment and supporting your family, it can be devastating to learn that the Social Security Administration (SSA) is denying your disability claim. As hopeless as you feel in this moment, a denial is not the end of the road for you. You still have options, including the option to secure legal assistance and begin the appeals process.

Do you qualify for Supplemental Security Income?

If you are unable to work due to a disability or your child has a disability, you may be eligible for financial support through Social Security. A disability can have a significant financial impact, and the burdens associated with the inability to work or caring for a loved one may become unmanageable.

Social Security Disability benefits for military members

After serving their country, perhaps even serving in a combat zone, some military members face unique challenges that could prevent them from holding consistent employment once they return home. Individuals who are unable to work due to a mental or physical condition could be eligible for Social Security Disability (SSD), Florida military veterans included.

Applying for SSD benefits? Avoid these three mistakes

Putting together a successful application for Social Security Disability (SSD) can be difficult. Recent data estimates that only 36 percent of all SSD claims are approved by the Social Security Administration (SSA). That means almost two-thirds of applicants are denied benefits.

What does the SSA mean by "concurrent benefits?"

If you are struggling with making ends meet due to a disability that prevents you from maintaining gainful employment, you might have already considered applying for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. But, did you know that there is a second government benefit offered by the Social Security Administration (SSA)?

Successful Social Security Disability(SSDI) and (SSI) claims

Far too often, disabled folks file Social Security Disability (SSDI os SSI) claims, receive an initial denial, and fail to exhaust their appeals in the time allowed under the federal regulations.  Unfortunately, once the time has passed to appeal, there is seldom anything a disability lawyer can do to revive the claim.  This would necessitate the claimant to once again file a SSDI and/or an SSI claim from the beginning.  Here are a few guidelines to follow in order to give a disbility claimant the best chance for success:

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