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What you need to apply for Social Security disability infographic

What information will you need to apply for Social Security disability benefits? The truth is Social Security requires a lot of information when you apply for Social Security disability benefits and Supplemental Security Income (SSI): from your education background and work history (job titles, how long … Continue reading

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Reviews for how to “Apply Right” for Social Security disability benefits

Do you have any idea how to apply for social security disability benefits? No one does! Not until they waste months (even years) waiting on Social Security. I have seen too many wonderful disabled people in Colorado get denied for little … Continue reading

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“Apply Right” for Social Security disability benefits

Need help applying for Social Security disability benefits? I have moved the content from this post over to the Apply Right page. I have added sample pages, screen shots, reviews, and a whole mess of other goodies there. You can check … Continue reading

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Social Security application book needs a name!

How amazing would a walk-through of the complete Social Security disability application be?

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Request your Social Security Statement online!

Your Social Security Statement is an important tool in applying for Social Security disability benefit. The statement provides a year by year listing of your earnings and an estimate of your retirement and disability benefits. Social Security used to mail the … Continue reading

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How do I check that status of my Social Security disability case?

Social Security takes a long time to process disability benefit cases. Here is how to check the status of your claim. Initial applications for disability benefits: Social Security has a webpage at http://ssa.gov/claimstatus/ which lets you check your status. Unfortunately, you … Continue reading

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Expedited Processing for Social Security Disability Benefits for for Wounded Warriors

Wounded veterans can get faster expedited processing of their Social Security disability benefit cases (Disability Insurance – DIB, and supplemental security income – SSI) under the Wounded Warrior program. Note: Social Security disability benefits may be in addition to any … Continue reading

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You can’t get Social Security disabilty benefits if you do not apply

To quote an old lottery slogan, “you can’t win, if you don’t play.” It may seem obvious, but you cannot receive Social Security disability benefits if you do not apply. If fact, many Social Security regulations about Social Security eligibility start … Continue reading

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15 pages decides your Social Security disability case?

San Francisco disability attorney Geri Kahn wrote about her experiences with providing records to Social Security: Before filing a new initial claim I always order the records and then submit them directly to the Social Security field office immediately after … Continue reading

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How long does it take to get a decision in a Social Security disability case?

How long after you complete your application for Social Security disability benefits (or Supplemental Security Income – SSI benefits), does it take to get a decision? In Colorado where I practice, it usually takes between four and six months after … Continue reading

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Save yourself a trip to Social Security – Use SSA Online!

Before you put yourself through the drudgery of going down to your local Social Security office, check the Social Security website to see if you can take care of your problem without going in.   There are a lot of things you … Continue reading

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Tips when going to the Social Security Administration office

I hear a lot of horror stories about going to the Social Security office. If you need to go to the Social Security office to get a replacement card, change your name, or try to straighten something out with SSA, here … Continue reading

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Benefit Eligibility Screening Tool checks if you can get Social Security

If you wonder if you are eligible for Social Security benefits, Social Security has an interactive website to help you answer this question. Visit Social Security’s BEST (Benefit Eligibility Screening Tool).  BEST checks if you are eligible for the following benefits: Medicare Social … Continue reading

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What you should know before you apply for children’s SSI disability benefits

Social Security has a fact sheet answering common questions about Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for disabled children: How does Social Security decide if a child is disabled? How can I get ready for the disability interview? How does Social Security … Continue reading

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How to apply for Social Security disability benefits

There are several ways to start an application for Social Security benefits: At your local Social Security office While this make take the longest amount of time (depending on the wait times at your local office), applying in person has … Continue reading

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