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The 5 Step Disability Determination Process

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Living with a disability can significantly impact your life, making everyday tasks challenging and work responsibilities impossible. Many disabled individuals require financial assistance to manage health and living expenses. Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits offer crucial support, but securing these benefits can be difficult. The Social Security Administration (SSA) has a rigorous evaluation process. This […]

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What Are the SSA Grid Rules for Disability Benefits?

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  How Age Affects SSDI Disability Applications Navigating the complexities of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) can be daunting. The Social Security Administration (SSA) understands that a person’s work capability is influenced by more than just their physical health. When applying for SSDI, the SSA also measures factors such as an individual’s educational background and […]

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How to Win A Disability Reconsideration

Social Security Disability benefits are federal financial assistance provided to disabled individuals who are unable to support themselves due to their disability. Unfortunately, the Social Security Administration (SSA) has a stringent application process in place to prevent fraudulent claims. Due to the complexity of the filing process, many claimants who are legitimately disabled are denied […]

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How to Get Money While Waiting for Disability

How Long Does it Take to Get Social Security Disability? As of December 2022, the Social Security Administration (SSA) notified those awaiting disability benefits determinations that wait times had increased exponentially due to staffing shortages, lack of funding, and a backlog of disability claims that had accumulated during the pandemic. The customary wait time which […]

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Recent Updates on the SSA Backlog 2022

With already increased wait times and a higher probability of being denied Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI), many claimants and Social Security beneficiaries are growing restless as they wait on application reviews and delayed payments. Not only is this longstanding issue a serious financial concern for those who already depend […]

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Delays in SSA Claims Process

Long Delays in the Social Security Disability Claims Process Application Wait Times Continue to Lengthen As Social Security Disability Lawyers in Virginia are well aware, delays in disability applications are at an all time high. Under normal conditions it can take three to six months to receive a response to your initial application for benefits […]

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How Long Does an SSDI Application Take?

In discussing the application process for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), it would be helpful to first explain the difference between SSDI and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). While both are administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA), and the purpose of both is to provide individuals with badly needed financial assistance, there are basic differences […]

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