CAN VETERANS GET SSDI BENEFITS?

December 31st, 2021|0 Comments

Yes. Disabled veterans can apply and get Social Security Disability Insurance at the same time as Veteran Administration (VA) Disability Compensation.  Getting approved for disability benefits provides increased income stability for veterans and their families. A veteran disabled while on active military service can get approval for SSDI benefits only if he or she meets the Social Security Administration's strict definition of disability.  To be considered disabled by the Social Security Administration

How Many Win Disability at Reconsideration?

November 26th, 2021|0 Comments

Over 64 million Americans collected Social Security benefits in 2020.  Social Security benefits keep up with the increase in the cost of living.  These benefits provide a valuable source of income and health insurance to those workers who have become disabled.  If your initial application for SSDI benefits is denied, you have the option of filing an appeal.  The first step in the process of appeal is a request for reconsideration.  Many

What is a Social Security Disability Consultative Examination?

November 13th, 2021|0 Comments

WHAT IS A SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY CONSULTATIVE EXAMINATION? Close to 10 million people are getting disability benefits in the United States.  The disability application process can be complicated and frustrating.  A claim is decided only after it goes through a rigorous screening process. Fewer than 4 in 10 applicants can expect to eventually receive benefits.  After you have applied for Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income benefits, you may receive

Trial Work Periods and Extended Periods of Eligibility

September 30th, 2021|0 Comments

Trial Work Periods and Extended Periods of Eligibility   by Charles F. Hall, IV, Esq. Board Certified Specialist  in Social Security Disability Law by the NC State Bar Winston-Salem, North Carolina Originally presented to attorneys on December 11, 2015 at the North Carolina Advocates for Justice       Introduction This manuscript aims to provide the practitioner with basic information on Trial Work Periods and Extended Periods of Eligibility.[1] importance of understanding

Fibromyalgia and Social Security Disability

September 25th, 2021|0 Comments

FIBROMYALGIA AND SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY Fibromyalgia affects about 4 million US adults, about 2% of the adult population. Fibromyalgia can cause pain, disability, and lower quality of life.   WHAT IS FIBROMYALGIA? Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory, and mood issues. Fibromyalgia is a chronic long-term illness. It causes all-over muscle pain, joint pain, and fatigue. The pain may come and go. In most

What Is Social Security Disability?

August 15th, 2021|0 Comments

WHAT IS SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY?   Social Security is a vital income security net for Americans.  As of 2019, there were 64 million Americans, including disabled workers, retired workers, and survivors receiving benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA). SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION (SSA) The Social Security Administration (SSA) is an independent agency of the Federal Government.  It administers Social Security benefits and has a budget of over a trillion dollars.  It employs

How a Social Security Disability Attorney Can Help You

May 18th, 2020|0 Comments

How a Social Security Disability Attorney Can Help You Attorney Charlie Hall does the legwork in your case, so that you can focus on your medical treatment and recovery.  We don't push that on you. Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income benefits can take a long time to obtain.  It is not unusual for individuals who are applying to have to wait 12 months for an initial decision, another

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January 2022

How Failing to Follow Medical Treatment Hurts your Social Security Disability Claim

Millions of Americans apply for Social Security disability benefits each year.  Only 30% of applications are approved at the initial stage of the disability claim process. One of the leading reasons for denial of Social Security is the failure to follow treatment prescribed by your treating source.   If you fail to follow the treatment prescribed to you by your doctors, the SSA will likely deny your claim for disability benefits.  The main reason for this denial is that the examiner will not be able to determine whether your condition prevents you from being able to work or whether it is your unwillingness to cooperate with the treatment prescribed. The SSA’s decision to award you benefits depends in large part on the authenticity and credibility of

December 2021

CAN VETERANS GET SSDI BENEFITS?

Yes. Disabled veterans can apply and get Social Security Disability Insurance at the same time as Veteran Administration (VA) Disability Compensation.  Getting approved for disability benefits provides increased income stability for veterans and their families. A veteran disabled while on active military service can get approval for SSDI benefits only if he or she meets the Social Security Administration's strict definition of disability.  To be considered disabled by the Social Security Administration (SSA), a veteran must show that he or she is completely unable to perform full-time work and his or her disability must be expected to last at least one year. SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION (SSA) The Social Security Administration (SSA) is an independent agency of the US Federal government.  It administers Social Security benefits

November 2021

How Many Win Disability at Reconsideration?

Over 64 million Americans collected Social Security benefits in 2020.  Social Security benefits keep up with the increase in the cost of living.  These benefits provide a valuable source of income and health insurance to those workers who have become disabled.  If your initial application for SSDI benefits is denied, you have the option of filing an appeal.  The first step in the process of appeal is a request for reconsideration.  Many applicants make the mistake of filing a fresh SSDI application rather than filing a request for reconsideration of an existing claim. Do not let that happen to you! If you file a fresh claim, you most likely will not be entitled to all of the back pay had you appealed.  If you request

What is a Social Security Disability Consultative Examination?

WHAT IS A SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY CONSULTATIVE EXAMINATION? Close to 10 million people are getting disability benefits in the United States.  The disability application process can be complicated and frustrating.  A claim is decided only after it goes through a rigorous screening process. Fewer than 4 in 10 applicants can expect to eventually receive benefits.  After you have applied for Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income benefits, you may receive a notice that schedules you for a Consultative Examination (CE). The Social Security Administration (SSA) sends you a written notice in the mail containing the name and address of the doctor, and the date and time of your scheduled Consultative Examination. A claimant can use the Consultative Examination to show the doctor what

September 2021

Trial Work Periods and Extended Periods of Eligibility

Trial Work Periods and Extended Periods of Eligibility   by Charles F. Hall, IV, Esq. Board Certified Specialist  in Social Security Disability Law by the NC State Bar Winston-Salem, North Carolina Originally presented to attorneys on December 11, 2015 at the North Carolina Advocates for Justice       Introduction This manuscript aims to provide the practitioner with basic information on Trial Work Periods and Extended Periods of Eligibility.[1] importance of understanding TWP and EPE Generally, the Trial Work Period (TWP) and Extended Period of Eligibility (EPE) apply to the clients whom we have successfully represented in their pursuit of Title II Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits.  Sometimes, potential clients will approach us with problems that are a direct result of the TWP and EPE

Fibromyalgia and Social Security Disability

FIBROMYALGIA AND SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY Fibromyalgia affects about 4 million US adults, about 2% of the adult population. Fibromyalgia can cause pain, disability, and lower quality of life.   WHAT IS FIBROMYALGIA? Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory, and mood issues. Fibromyalgia is a chronic long-term illness. It causes all-over muscle pain, joint pain, and fatigue. The pain may come and go. In most cases, symptoms often begin after an incident, such as physical trauma, surgery, infections or physiological stress. In other cases, symptoms gradually accumulate over time with no single triggering event. There are no known cures, but medications, lifestyle changes, and therapies offer relief.   SOME IMPORTANT FACTS AND STATISTICS ON FIBROMYALGIA IN THE COUNTRY

August 2021

What Is Social Security Disability?

WHAT IS SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY?   Social Security is a vital income security net for Americans.  As of 2019, there were 64 million Americans, including disabled workers, retired workers, and survivors receiving benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA). SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION (SSA) The Social Security Administration (SSA) is an independent agency of the Federal Government.  It administers Social Security benefits and has a budget of over a trillion dollars.  It employs more than 60,000 individuals. DEFINITION OF DISABILITY Disability is defined as the inability to engage in any Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA) by reason of any medically determinable physical or mental impairment(s) which is expected to result in death or which has lasted or can be expected to last for a continuous period of

May 2020

How a Social Security Disability Attorney Can Help You

How a Social Security Disability Attorney Can Help You Attorney Charlie Hall does the legwork in your case, so that you can focus on your medical treatment and recovery.  We don't push that on you. Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income benefits can take a long time to obtain.  It is not unusual for individuals who are applying to have to wait 12 months for an initial decision, another 12 months for a reconsideration decision, and up to 24 months to see a judge!  While certainly Social Security is working hard and having success in lowering the backlog, the wait time is too long for many applicants. A Social Security Disability Attorney can make sure you maximize your winning chances.  Any Disability

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