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In Social Security Cases, Timing is Everything! Learn Why Here:

Posted by Scott Flexer

Due to the vast number of disability applications that are filed, it is important for applicants to adhere to the timelines that are set by the SSA for filing disability appeals. In fact, only about 36% of disability applications are approved by the SSA.

In order to improve the chances of getting your appeal reviewed favorably, you should be aware of the timelines that the SSA has put in place for every stage of the appeals process. In Social Security cases, an appeal that is submitted late could lead to the loss of benefits altogether and/or the need to submit a fresh application. Timing is everything, and this article will show you why.

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Topics: disability appeal, SSA Eligibility, Social Security Advocates, Social Security Disability

What if Social Security Tells me They're Going to Cut off my Disability Benefits?

Posted by Scott Flexer

In order to ascertain that recipients of disability benefits are truly and permanently disabled, the SSA continuously reviews your medical condition as well as your ability to work so as to assess whether you should continue to receive benefits.

Disability benefits are only granted to individuals who have an impairment that prevents them from participating in any substantial gainful activity. Therefore, if your condition improves, the SSA can decide to cut off your benefits.

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Topics: disability benefits, Social Security Disability, disability appeal

How Long Does a Social Security Disability Appeal Take?

Posted by Scott Flexer

If you have recently filed for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplementary Security Income (SSI) through the SSA, and have since received a denial letter, don’t give up hope. In fact, initial disability claims have a denial rate of about 67%. There are steps you can take to pursue your application through the Social Security appeals process, and hopefully get the full benefit amount you deserve for your disabling condition.

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Topics: Social Security Disability, SSDI appeal, disability appeal

4 Levels of Disability Appeals: Reconsideration, Hearing, Council, Court

Posted by Scott Flexer

In certain circumstances, applications for social security disability and SSI claims can be denied by the SSA. The applicant, however, has the right to appeal this decision. The disability appeals process has 4 different stages: reconsideration, hearing,  Appeals council and court. Each of these stages is explained in more detail below.

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Topics: disability appeal, reconsideration, hearing, council, court

Florida Disability FAQs: What if My Condition Isn’t in the Blue Book?

Posted by Scott Flexer

If you’re familiar with the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program, then you probably know a few basics about how it helps disabled workers support themselves and their families.

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Topics: disablity, disability FL, disability appeal, Qualify Disability, qualify for disability, Social Security Disability Insurance, SSDI, SSDI appeal

When Should You Consider Hiring a Disability Professional?

Posted by Scott Flexer

Disability filing, appealing and periodic reviews are not simple matters, and with your monthly benefits, or even your entire financial situation riding on them, there’s no room for error when engaging in these matters with the SSA.

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Topics: disability experts, disability appeal, Filing Time Period, Filing For Disability

Key Things to Keep in Mind When Applying for SSDI

Posted by Scott Flexer

Following the onset of disability, thousands of Americans every year file for benefits with the Social Security Administration (SSA). If approved, they receive monthly payments based on their contributions to the Social Security Disabiity Trust Fund.

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Topics: SSDI, disability benefits, disability appeal, SSDI Benefits

4 Tips for Appealing a SSDI Review Board Rejection

Posted by Scott Flexer

As if dealing with the SSA and filing for disability benefits weren’t difficult enough, sometimes applicants are faced with further SSDI woes, in the form of denials of their claim. However, even if you’ve been denied benefits by the SSA, or had your monthly benefits terminated due to lack of medical documentationmistakes by the administration, all is not lost.

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Topics: SSDI, disability benefits, SSDI appeal, disability appeal

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