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Social Security Disability Hearings: 4 Mistakes Not to Make

Posted by DEF

You’ve successfully applied for social security disability benefits, and you’re finally getting your day in court. For many people, the idea of a disability hearing can be intimidating, which can lead bad decision-making when going in front of the judge.

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Topics: Disability Determinations, Disability benefits in Florida, disability benefits hearing, Social Security Disability, social security disability benefits hearing

Am I Eligible for Benefits From a Pregnancy-Related Disability?

Posted by Scott Flexer

Pregnancy and childbirth are beautiful acts of nature, and a truly rewarding experience. As a result, most mothers go through a roller-coaster of emotions from the time they learn that they are pregnant to the time they conceive. The top concern for a mother during pregnancy is the health of herself and her baby.

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Topics: Disability Determinations

Can I Apply for Social Security Disability Benefits with Cancer?

Posted by Scott Flexer

A cancer diagnosis can be a life-changing experience for many patients. Depending on the type of cancer you have and how it impacts your overall health, you may be eligible to receive disability benefits from the SSA. There are certain specific criteria through which the SSA determines your eligibility for disability benefits if you have cancer.

Most importantly, the SSA analyzes how your cancer condition prevents you from participating in any substantial gainful activity and if it is expected to last for at least a year, or result in death.

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Topics: Disability Determinations, Apply for Disability in Florida, Cancer

Does Receiving Social Security Disability Benefits Automatically Forgive my Student Loans?

Posted by Scott Flexer

Disability benefits are normally granted to individuals who suffer from a physical or mental impairment that prevents them from participating in most forms of work or any substantial gainful activity. Because persons receiving such benefits are unable to work productively, they may also be eligible for student loan forgiveness.

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Topics: Disability Determinations, Student Loans

What is the Division of Disability Determinations?

Posted by Scott Flexer

The Disability Experts of Florida can answer any of your questions about disability benefits—including questions about the Division of Disability Determinations.

In short, the Division of Disability Determinations plays a major role in determining your overall eligibility for disability benefits claims. The Division of Disability Determinations is responsible for determining the medical eligibility of Florida residents who are applying for disability benefits under the federal Social Security and Supplemental Security Income programs, as well as the state's Medically Needy program. The Division of Disability Determinations is also responsible for reviewing existing beneficiaries under these federal programs to determine if the beneficiaries will continue to be eligible for disability benefits. The Division of Disability Determinations makes all decisions on initial claims and Reconsiderations in the State of Florida.

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Topics: Disability Determinations

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