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Is My Depression a Disability?

Is My Depression a Disability?

Is My Depression a Disability?  Depression is a common mental health condition and is not always disabling. When the Social Security Administration (SSA) considers a Social Security disability (SSD) claim based on depression, they are looking to see whether your...

SSD Lump Sum Payments and Back Pay

SSD Lump Sum Payments and Back Pay

SSD Lump Sum Payments and Back Pay If you know anything at all about the Social Security disability (SSD) application process, it’s probably that it can take a very long time to get approved for benefits. What you may not know is that when you are ultimately approved,...

Navigating SSD: Dos and Don’ts

Navigating SSD: Dos and Don’ts

Navigating SSD: Dos and Don’ts Most Social Security disability claims are initially denied. While there are no guarantees, there are things you can do to increase the chances of approval. Here are some key dos and don’ts for putting together and submitting your...

Who Gets a Social Security Death Benefit?

Who Gets a Social Security Death Benefit?

Who Gets a Social Security Death Benefit?  When someone receiving Social Security disability benefits (SSD) passes away, there are two types of benefits that may be paid to survivors. The first is a lump sum death benefit. This is a small, one-time payment of...

SSD: Rules after 60

SSD: Rules after 60

SSD: Rules after 60 You've probably heard that it can be difficult to get Social Security disability benefits (SSD). Most SSD applications are denied in the first round, and it can take two years or more to get through the appeals process and secure benefits. What...

Non-Medical Requirements for Disability

Non-Medical Requirements for Disability When most people think about qualifying for Social Security disability benefits (SSD), they’re focused on whether or not the Social Security Administration (SSA) will consider them disabled. While medical qualification is...

Is My Depression a Disability?

Is My Depression a Disability?  Depression is a common mental health condition and is not always disabling. When the Social Security Administration (SSA) considers a Social Security disability (SSD) claim based on depression, they are looking to see whether your...

SSD Lump Sum Payments and Back Pay

SSD Lump Sum Payments and Back Pay If you know anything at all about the Social Security disability (SSD) application process, it’s probably that it can take a very long time to get approved for benefits. What you may not know is that when you are ultimately approved,...

What are Social Security Disability Interview Questions?

Social Security has two types of benefits for disabled people.  The first is for people who have worked for a certain number of years.  These are disability insurance benefits or SSDI benefits. The second is a needs-based benefit.  It is for people who...

Does My Depression Qualify Me for SSD?

Does My Depression Qualify Me for SSD?  The short answer to this question is “maybe.” The Social Security Administration (SSA) does recognize depression as a possible cause of disability. Millions of Americans suffer from depression, with symptoms including (but...

Get Help Filing for Disability for Anxiety

Get Help Filing for Disability for Anxiety Applying for–and perhaps fighting for–Social Security disability benefits is challenging for most people. If you’re struggling with a condition like anxiety, it can be even tougher. Having the right assistance can help ensure...

What is the Criteria for 70% TBI Disability Rating?

What is the Criteria for 70% TBI Disability Rating? What is the Criteria for 70% TBI Disability Rating? After VA grants service connection for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI disability), VA must determine the correct rating percentage.  As a result, the rating percentage...

Can I get A 100% VA Rating for PTSD due to Military Sexual Trauma?

Can I get A 100% VA Rating for PTSD due to Military Sexual Trauma? Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental disability triggered by a traumatic event.  When the average person thinks of a traumatic military event,...

Can I receive VA disability for Burn Pit exposure?

Where did the military use burn pits? Since 1991, American forces have served in the Southwest Theater of Operations.  To dispose of nearly all forms of waste, the military dug large burn pits.  Every forward operating base (FOB) in the region used burn pits. See map...

How Can I Receive VA Compensation for Burn Pit Exposure?

What is a Burn Pit? A burn pit is an area devoted to open-air burning of trash and you can receive VA Compensation for burn pit exposure. During U.S. operations in countries such as Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan, the military commonly used burn pits for waste disposal....

If Someone Getting SSD Dies, Can I Get Their Benefits?

If Someone Getting SSD Dies, Can I Get Their Benefits? Not exactly. Social Security disability benefits (SSD) are for the disabled worker, and those benefits terminate when the recipient passes away. But that doesn’t necessarily mean dependents are on their own. Here...

How Long Do I Have to Work to Qualify for SSD?

How Long Do I Have to Work to Qualify for SSD? When most people think of qualifying for Social Security Disability (SSD), they think about proving that their medical condition is severe enough that they are unable to earn a living. That is a necessary part of the...

Can I get A 100% VA Rating for PTSD due to Military Sexual Trauma?

Can I get A 100% VA Rating for PTSD due to Military Sexual Trauma? Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental disability triggered by a traumatic event.  When the average person thinks of a traumatic military event,...

How to File a Social Security Disability Application

How to File a Social Security Disability Application You have multiple options for filing an SSDI application. The Social Security Administration (SSA) recommends filing online and treats the online application as the default method. Here are a few reasons you may...

How Can I Get TDIU?

What Is TDIU? Many veterans are unable to earn a living because of service-connected disabilities.  Congress created a special benefit called...

Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) for Social Security Disability in 2024

Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) for Social Security Disability in 2024 If you’re currently receiving Social Security disability benefits (SSD), you...

Cervical Neck Fusion and Social Security Disability

Cervical Neck Fusion and Social Security Disability Cervical Neck Fusion and Social Security Disability. You may qualify for Social Security...

Navigating SSD: Dos and Don’ts

Navigating SSD: Dos and Don’ts Most Social Security disability claims are initially denied. While there are no guarantees, there are things you can...

How Can I Get TDIU?

What Is TDIU? Many veterans are unable to earn a living because of service-connected...

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