Mountain West Disability Blog

Can I Try and Go Back to Work After I Apply for Disability Benefits?

Often we have seen our clients’ conditions start to improve while they are either applying for disability or already receiving disability benefits. Understandably, they are worried that if they try to go back to work and it just doesn’t work out that their disability claim will be ruined. Fortunately, Social Security does allow for what […]

How Your Work Records Can Help Your Disability Claim

While medical records will be the most important factor in getting approved, submitting your work records can also help strengthen your claim. While medical records show your diagnosis, they don’t always do the best job of painting a picture of what your day-to-day life is like. Attendance Records If you worked until you were simply […]

How Can I Expedite my Disability Application?

  Many have heard the horror stories about friends or family who have applied for disability benefits that took years and years to be approved. This unfortunately is not a myth, but a sad reality many face when applying for benefits. Luckily, there are things you can do to help expedite the process. Hire a […]

How Long Will It Take to Get Approved For SSDI Benefits

  As stated before, the current wait time to get approved for disability benefits is between 6 and 24 months. How quickly you get approved will be determined by what stage of the application process you are approved. Considering that every day several thousand applications are filed, you can see that you could be in […]

When Does Your Significant Other’s Income Affects Your Disability Benefits?

A question we are frequently asked is whether or not a significant other’s income will affect your claim. First, it is important to note that you do not need to be married to your significant other for their income to be counted:  Social Security will look at the income for any person you are romantically […]

How Do I Calculate My Monthly SSI or SSDI Benefits?

One of the most common questions we are asked is how much money you will receive once approved for Social Security disability benefits. Our answer is that the amount is set by Social Security and will not be determined until after you are approved. However, depending on the type of benefit you qualify for, we can […]

Can I Expedite My Disability Claim Using Compassionate Allowances?

Applying for Social Security Disability is becoming an ever increasingly long process. For the first time the backlog of individuals awaiting a disability hearing surpassed the 10 million mark. Currently in Utah it is taking anywhere from 6-24 months to get a hearing scheduled. This has many people asking if there is any way to […]