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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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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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Is your case on track? Call Social Security to make sure!

Tim Moore writes about his experience with claimants who wait patiently for Social Security to contact them after filing a claim or an appeal: In the case of disability applications, some found that while they continued to wait on an … Continue reading

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When should I apply for Social Security disability benefits?

Are you struggling with working because of physical or psychological impairments?  Have you stopped working because you just could no longer do the job? You may be going back and forth on whether to apply for Social Security: Maybe I … Continue reading

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What you should know before you apply for Social Security disability benefits

Did you know that Social Security has a fact sheet on “What You Should Know Before You Apply For Social Security Disability Benefits?”  How does Social Security decide if I am disabled? My doctor says I am disabled.  Is that … Continue reading

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Social Security application time: keep the forms you filled out and be consistent!

I recently came across this advice on Gather about keeping copies of all the forms Social Security asks you to fill out. Make sure everything is consistent the whole way through all of your paperwork and conversations. Keep copies for yourself …. they do read all … Continue reading

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Don’t wait too long to apply for Social Security disability benefits!

My Colorado clients sometimes tell me that they waited years to apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. When I ask them why, I get a number of reasons: I did not want to … Continue reading

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Tips when filing for Social Security disability benefits

Dr. Fink of The Bipolar Blog has compiled a great list of suggestions when you are filing for Social Security disability benefits. Consult your doctor and therapist. Keep your doctor appointments. Have your doctor complete an RFC form for you. … Continue reading

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Social Security denial: should you appeal or reapply?

I often hear the following question: I just got my Social Security denial letter. Should I appeal or reapply? While every case is different, based on my experiences handling Social Security claims in Colorado, I often find the you stand … Continue reading

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