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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 […]

Social Security Warns of an Employee Impersonator Scheme

Social Security sent out a warning regarding a new scheme where callers will contact Social Security recipients and impersonate a Social Security employee in an attempt to steal their monthly benefits. The caller poses as a Social Security employee calling about an adjustment to their benefits due to cost of living adjustments. They will then […]

How Waiting to Apply For SSDI Benefits May Be Fatal to Your Claim

We see it time and time again; somebody calls in wanting to apply for disability benefits. Their conditions made them quit their job six years ago. At the time they didn’t think to apply for disability benefits because they didn’t believe they would be out of work for too long. Or maybe they just didn’t […]

Can I Qualify For Disability with Bipolar?

  With more than 2 million Americans diagnosed with bipolar, it is unsurprising that Social Security has it listed as one of the common conditions that qualifies for Social Security disability benefits. Unlike physical ailments which can often be proven with an MRI or blood culture, proving disability for mental conditions is subjective. Here is […]

Can I Get Disability Benefits for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

One question we always ask new clients is whether or not they have carpal tunnel syndrome.  Carpal Tunnel is not a condition specifically listed in Social Security’s blue book of conditions. However, it is a condition that can severely limit your ability to work.  Carpal tunnel syndrome is a swelling in your wrists that make […]

Do I Need to Be Out of Work for a Year Before I Can Apply For Disability?

One of the most prevalent myths about Social Security Disability is that you must wait a year after becoming disabled to apply for disability benefits. This, luckily, is not the case. Social Security does have a rule that your disability must last at least a year. But there is absolutely no rules that you need […]

What is Compassionate Allowances and Do I Qualify?

Right now, the typical waiting time to get onto Social Security Disability Benefits is anywhere from 6-24 months. This may cause a serious economic hardship to anyone applying for disability but more particularly for those suffering from extreme circumstances that leave them either severely disabled or may result in death before they are ever approved […]

Does Esophagus or Stomach Cancer Qualify For Social Security Disability Benefits?

Because every cancer is different, Social Security has come up with guidelines for each type of the common cancers to determine if they qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. The following is the guidelines Social Security has put out regarding esophagus or stomach cancer. 13.16 Esophagus or stomach.  Carcinoma or sarcoma of the esophagus. OR Carcinoma […]

Does Cancer of the Nervous System Qualify For Social Security Disability Benefits?

Because every cancer is different, Social Security has come up with guidelines for each type of the common cancers to determine if they qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. The following is the guidelines Social Security has put out regarding cancer of the nervous system. 13.13 Nervous system. (See 13.00K6.)  Primary central nervous system (CNS; that […]