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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

How Does the SSA Determine Whether or Not You're Capable of Earning a Living?

Posted by Scott Flexer

When you apply for disability benefits, the Social Security Administration follows a process through which it determines whether or not you’re capable of earning a living. This will be the major determining factor when they evaluate your application for disability benefits.

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Topics: Living Allowance, disability benefits, File Disability Benefits, SSA Eligibility, reporting to the SSA

Can I Qualify for Disability with Agoraphobia?

Posted by Scott Flexer

Agoraphobia can be, at its worst, a debilitating problem. Being unable to be outside of your home because your mind assails you with panic at the very thought can make it difficult to do just about anything. Worse yet, those who don't suffer from it often have a hard time understanding how it impacts you and your life.

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Topics: SSI, SSA Eligibility, Qualify for Disability with Agoraphobia

Why Reporting SSI or SSDI Changes Is Your Responsibility?

Posted by Scott Flexer

One of the primary things to remember when you have been approved for disability benefits, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), is that it is your responsibility to notify the Social Security Administration of any changes that may occur.

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Topics: SSA Eligibility, SSDI Benefits, SSI benefits, reporting to the SSA

Disability Benefits for Depression: What are the Requirements?

Posted by Scott Flexer

 

Depression can be caused from a variety of predispositions, such as genetics, biological, environmental and psychological factors. On average, emotions tend to fluctuate for a day or two and people generally bounce back from them; however, those who suffer from depression feel the emotional sting of sadness for a substantial period of time.

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Topics: Florida Disability Benefits, SSA Eligibility, Depression

Spring Hill Disability Medical Evidence Requirements

Posted by Scott Flexer

If you are seeking Disability and Supplemental Security Income, then you realize how complex the processing of your case can be. That’s why Disability Experts of Florida is here.

We aim to help speed up and smooth the filing of your case so that you can get the benefits you need as quickly and as stress-free as possible.If you’re at the point where you’re filing for SSI or SSD, then you already know you do not need any additional stress.

Understanding the Social Security Administration’s medical evidence requirements can be tough; as SSI and SSD advocates, we keep abreast of all developments and have an intimate working knowledge of the SSA. It’s to your advantage to seek representation when filing for your benefits.

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Topics: SSDI, disability benefits, SSA Eligibility, Social Security Disability Income, Family Disability Benefits, Disability Medical Requirements

Leading Causes of Disability Benefits

Posted by Scott Flexer

Perhaps you’ve been browsing our site and wondering to yourself what qualifies someone to receive disability benefits from Social Security. Well, that’s more complex a question than you might think at first.

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Topics: SSDI, disability eligibility, SSA Eligibility

Stroke and Disability: Do You Qualify?

Posted by Scott Flexer

If you or one of your loved ones has ever had a stroke, you know just how unpredictable the condition is. Depending on a number of factors, you might only have minor, treatable symptoms, or you might end up permanently hindered by the occurrence. It’s so unpredictable, in fact, that there’s a three-month deferral on all Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) claims for stroke because there’s no good way to know what damage has been done and what a person will and won’t be able to do. With that said, it’s good to know that getting SSDI is possible for those who have had a stroke and meet certain conditions. 

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Topics: SSDI, SSA Eligibility, Stroke

Heart Attack and Disability: Do You Qualify?

Posted by Scott Flexer

If you’ve recently had a heart attack, you know of the dangers and the fear surrounding the entire incident. The pains in your arm, the hospital stay, and the surgery are but a small part of the issue. You worry about your family. You worry about your job. It’s not easy. A lot of people go on living very normal and healthy lives after a heart attack—a very good thing! However, it can end up disabling some people enough to keep them from working. The injuries that you can sustain (not to mention recovery from any heart surgery you might have had) can leave you debilitated for years.

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Topics: disability eligibility, SSA Eligibility

ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) and Disability Benefits: Do You Qualify?

Posted by Scott Flexer

If you’ve been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), we feel for you. It’s not an easy disease to live with. The pain and suffering that it can cause you and your family is immense, especially considering the nature of the disease. It can feel like a death sentence, but the important thing is that you’re trying to do something about it. We’re sure that you’re working diligently to ensure that it doesn’t completely destroy your life in spite of the fact that it is a degenerative disease.

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Topics: SSDI, SSA Eligibility

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