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How Will a Government Hiring Freeze Affect My Disability Case/Appeal?

Posted by Scott Flexer

If you’ve been following the news stories over the last few months, then you may have some concerns about what will happen to Social Security in the near future. With the current administration proposing to make changes to Medicaid funding and looking to cut Federal operating budgets, staffing cuts seem likely.

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Topics: SSDI, Social Security Disability Insurance, Disability Application

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

Why Social Security Disability Protects You Against Life's Challenges

Posted by Scott Flexer

Life is full of challenges, and they often happen at the most inconvenient times in your life. They tend to occur when you are in the middle of a financial lull or are financially unprepared to handle them.

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Topics: disability, Social Security Disability Insurance, SSDI, Social Security Disability

How SSDI Work Credits are Earned [In 150 Words]

Posted by Scott Flexer


SSDI benefits and SSDI work credits are essentially dependent on each other. You can only accrue these credits through working and those credits are a part of the Social Security Administration’s formula for calculating your SSDI benefit amount.

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Topics: SSDI, Social Security Disability Insurance, work credits

[New Guide] Breaking Down Work Credits for Your Social Security Disability Insurance

Posted by Scott Flexer


Whether you are receiving or applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), it is important to understand how your work history and work credits will affect the disability benefit amount you are eligible to receive.

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Topics: SSDI, Social Security Disability Insurance, work credits

Does Disability Insurance Carry a Stigma?

Posted by Scott Flexer

With all of the talk recently about the country's fiscal policies, we thought we'd address a major issue with our nation that we think might be a problem: there are a certain few people speaking very loudly about disability insurance and how people are "ripping off the system."

Keep in mind that we don't take kindly to when people start talking about disability insurance like this. It's not what these people make it out to be. We've seen a lot of people who are in dire need of the assistance that it provides. Those of us who are able to work should count ourselves lucky.

The Illnesses Themselves Carry a Stigma

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Topics: SSDI, Social Security Disability Insurance

A Guide to Medical Factors That Can Affect Disability

Posted by Scott Flexer

Applying for disability and its benefits through the Social Security Administration can often become a lengthy, overwhelming process of medical visitations, tedious paperwork and frustrating phone calls.

In these cases, much of the stress of applying for disability stems from the myriad of small, interconnected medical factors used as evidence, and how they complement your disability claims and other evidential documentation (such as paperwork evidence of your working history, and lifetime contributions to the Social Security program through tax credits).

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Topics: disability benefits, social security, disability, Social Security Disability Insurance

The Ultimate Glossary of Terms About Disability

Posted by Scott Flexer

In seeking to be the ultimate resource in Social Security, disability insurance and benefit information, we here at Disability Experts of Florida understand that sometimes, all the terminology and legal vocabulary of disability may be incredibly confusing to applicants for benefits. When something as important as your financial benefits for disability is on the line, fully understanding these terms is of utmost importance.

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Topics: disability benefits, SSI, Social Security Disability Insurance

What is Social Security Disability Insurance?

Posted by Scott Flexer

Social Security Disability Insurance is a payroll tax-funded insurance program used to supplement the income of those who cannot maintain employment due a physical or mental health disability.

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Topics: SSDI, Social Security Disability Insurance, Supplemental Security Income

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