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Things to Consider When attending a Social Security Consultative Exam

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The CE (consultative exam) is medical exam (either physical or mental) with a Social Security doctor. It is common that a CE is scheduled and it does not mean anything negative or positive in your case. These exams most often happen a few months after you first apply for disability. The opinions and records from […]

Can I keep my benefits if I move out of the United States?

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Generally speaking,  if you receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits under your own work record, then you are able to receive your benefits for at least six months after moving outside the U.S., unless you move to a prohibited nation.  If you receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits and leave the U.S., your benefits […]

Age and Social Security Disability/SSI

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One of the most important factors in evaluating your claim for Social Security Disability and/or SSI is your age. The Social Security Administration’s (SSA) philosophy is that at certain ages it becomes more difficult to adapt to new situations, demands, and circumstances. So, if you are age 49 or younger, SSA says you can perform […]

What NOT to do at Your Social Security Hearing

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Arguing your case. When testifying at your hearing, you simply need to relay the facts, give estimates of your limitations, detail your symptoms and describe your daily activities while using examples to illustrate your medical problems. Your disability attorney will argue your case on your behalf. Do not draw conclusions for the judge. Allow the judge to […]

Yes, once you are approved for Social Security Disability, you are also approved for medical insurance.  However, the type of medical insurance you receive depends on the type of disability benefit you are getting. If you are approved for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits, you will be eligible for Medicare. However, it is important […]

Do You Qualify for Supplemental Security Income?

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If you feel as though your income currently is not enough to support your needs, you may qualify for Supplemental Security Income. SSI is a program targeted to those who are elderly or disabled and who have little to no income of their own. SSI is funded by tax revenue rather than being funded as […]

2 Common Challenges to Claiming and Receiving Your SSDI Benefits

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Filing a Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) claim can come with many challenges. If you’re aware of some of the more common challenges you’ll face, you can deal with them before they become a problem. Here are two common challenges to SSDI claims and how to overcome them. 1. The High Rate of Denials for […]

5 Reasons to Enlist the Help of a Social Security Disability Attorney

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If you are disabled before you’re old enough to retire, Social Security disability insurance will pay you monthly benefits. These benefits often save Americans from financial disaster when they’re unable to work due to a disability. However, applying for Social Security disability is often a long, arduous process — and while you can file a […]