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4 Tips for Appealing a SSDI Review Board Rejection

Posted by Scott Flexer

Filing for disability benefits can be a long process at times, and it can often be extended even longer by claim denials from the Social Security Administration (SSA). Fortunately, not all is lost if you’ve been denied or had your monthly benefits terminated.

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

When Should I Hire A Disability Advocate?

Posted by Scott Flexer

If you’ve been diagnosed with a medical condition that is affecting your ability to maintain employment, you may be considering applying for Social Security Disability benefits, or perhaps you’ve already begun the process. Either way, you may be wondering if and when is the right time to hire a disability advocate. The short answer is, any time is a good time to enlist the help of an expert! However, there are four stages at which most applicants seek out professional help with their case.

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Topics: SSDI appeal, Apply for Disability in Florida, disability advocate

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

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

Need to Know: A Complete Review of Disability Benefits

Posted by Scott Flexer

You probably never thought that you or a loved one would ever become disabled or need to rely on Social Security disability income in your lifetime.

That’s why the SSA has two disability benefit programs that are intended to provide you a good quality of life while you are enduring the symptoms of your disabling condition.

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Topics: SSDI, disability benefits, SSI, SSDI appeal, SSI experts

[News] Data Suggests Only 4 in 10 are Approved for SSDI

Posted by Scott Flexer

New research from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) has found that, on average, just under 40% of all Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) applications are approved. Of all those awarded disability insurance, only 62% are approved outright; the remaining applicants must endure reconsideration and appeals processes to receive the Social Security benefits for disability.

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Appealing a Disability Decision in 100 Words

Posted by Scott Flexer

If you’ve been denied benefits or terminated from SSDI, don’t panic. You have the right to appeal this decision. For the strongest appeal, you can take several key steps:

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Topics: SSDI appeal

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