Medical Exam for Social Security Disability Benefits

If you have ever participated in a disability medical exam (known as a consultative assessment or CE), chances are you were less than impressed with the level of attention you received. You might have had the feeling that the doctor was going through the motions, and not so sympathetic toward your condition. Unfortunately, if this […]

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Disability Income and What You Need to Know About Taxables

Your Social Security Disability/Insurance (SSD/SSI) benefits may be subjected to tax. This would depend upon your application, and if you have other sources of disability income. If your Social Security benefits are your only source of income that you have received in the past year, then more than likely these benefits are not subject to […]

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Depression and What to Know about Disability Pension

Depression is a condition that’s usually not taken seriously enough because people do not understand the difference between having an occasional bout of the blues, which is temporary and natural and having a significant depressive disorder (MDD). MDDs are ongoing and stem from a biochemical imbalance in the brain. They can’t be shrugged...

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Medical Condition That Qualify for Social Security Disability

The Social Security Administration’s impairment listing manual (called the blue book) lists several impairments, both physical and mental, that will automatically qualify an individual for Social Security disability benefits (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), provided the individual’s medical condition meets, or is equivalent...

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Sedentary Work and Light Work in Social Security Disability

Light work jobs differ from sedentary tasks in that they involve more standing, walking, and carrying activities. A person having a mild work occupation or sedentary work does not have to lift more than 20 pounds at a time, but may frequently have to lift or carry objects weighing up to 10 pounds. Usually, mild […]

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Light Work Facts and Ideas in Social Security Administration

Light work is one of the fundamental classifications of job responsibilities utilized by the SSA and is described as a position where an employee isn’t required to lift objects heavier than 20 pounds at the same time, even though they could be asked to lift or haul up to ten lbs. Furthermore, light work may […]

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Single Parents in Social Security Disability Benefits

Single parents who raise children may find themselves experiencing worries and issues that other parents do not experience. Kids raised by a single parent frequently require additional care and interest, extra social services and improved assistance. Monetary help cannot relieve all the needs that single parents have to be worried about. However, i...

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Disability Qualifications in Social Security Disability

This list is referred to by decision-makers on claims (depending on which level your claim is in, the “decision-maker” will be a disability examiner or a federal administrative law judge) as simply “the listings”. This list for disability qualifications is also called “the blue book” because for many decades that...

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Disability Reconsideration Stage in Social Security Disability

If you apply for Social Security Disability and your claim is denied, you should not give up hope of receiving the Social Security Disability benefits that you are rightfully entitled to. You have the option of filing an appeal. The first step of this process is a request for disability reconsideration Many people make the […]

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Compassionate Allowance Expanding From Social Security

In order to speed up the processing of Social Security Disability claims, the Social Security Administration (SSA) implemented the Compassionate Allowances program in 2008. The program is intended to expedite the initial claim process for those individuals deemed to have a condition that qualifies as a Compassionate Allowance. The SSA has compiled ...

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