SSI and Presumptive Disability: Benefits and Conditions

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a federal program financed by the United States government’s general treasury funds. The program is administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA), but Social Security funds do not pay for it.  As such, SSI is a financial assistance program for disabled adults and children with limited income and resources who […]

How Can Social Media Impact SSI and SSDI Claims?

Individuals who are disabled and have a qualifying work history, whether via their job or through a qualifying family member, such as a spouse or parent, may be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. The main distinction between SSDI and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) eligibility is that the SSDI benefit program requires payment into […]

Disability Grid Rules for Older Adults

As we age, diseases occur more frequently. Our body’s resistance to disease decreases and we are more likely to suffer from certain serious conditions as we grow older. As a result of these age-related problems, many people are unable to work. Many people become disabled by the age of 50.If you are under 50 years […]

How Does SSA Examine Your Disability Claim?

If you are chronically injured or ill and cannot continue working, entitlement to Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits seems like a straightforward question. The Social Security Administration (SSA), however, must comply with complex federal laws and regulations when handling SSDI claims. The SSA is the federal agency charged with administering Social Security programs. How do you […]

Disability for Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder- Can It Be Disabling? Manic depression, also known as bipolar disorder, is a severe psychiatric condition that includes both depressive and manic symptoms. Mania is a mood characterized by euphoria, hyperactivity, fast-talking, rapid thoughts, and sometimes poor judgment.  Mania is an expansive and elated mood that can cycle with severe bouts of depression […]

What Are My Options If a Disability Claim Is Denied Due to RFC?

Your application for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits may be denied at both the initial and subsequent filing stages. The national average for initial disability claim denials is about 65 percent, and those who file a reconsideration appeal are denied about 85 percent of the time. In general, you have two choices: Appeal – […]

psychological assessments before approving the application

When you apply for Social Security disability benefits due to a mental, psychological, or emotional condition, the Social Security Administration (SSA) will typically schedule an independent evaluation with a psychologist or other mental health professional. This is because disability assessors at state Disability Determination Services (DDS) require current examinations that assess specific criteria relevant to […]

Long Term Obstructive Airway Disease Can Disable You

Obstructive airway disease — also known as emphysema — is a chronic lung disease caused by long-term exposure to air pollution or smoke. In obstructive airway disease, the patient’s lungs cannot function properly or are unable to hold their physical shape because the supporting tissue has been destroyed. As the disease progresses, more alveoli are […]

Can You Get Disability For Anxiety?

Social anxiety and other anxiety disorders are socially limiting, and at worst can make it impossible to function in normal relationships or employment. An anxiety disorder is a mental illness in which intense feelings of worry and fear influence daily behavior. Many people experience stress and anxiety in their daily lives, but an anxiety disorder […]