Category: Social Security Disability Benefits

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 […]

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 […]

How Do I Choose My Alleged Onset Date or “AOD”

  When you file your disability claim, you need to identify exactly when you became disabled. Getting this date right the first time can save you months on getting a decision. If you don’t have it right, it can hold up your claim, especially when Social Security is already backlogged. What is Your AOD? So […]

When Should I Apply for SSDI Benefits?

Deciding you cannot work anymore is a difficult decision. Many people have a hard time deciding to apply for SSDI simply because in doing so they are deciding that their conditions are severe.  The very first thing you need to determine is WHEN you should apply for benefits. If you are considering applying for disability it […]