How Long Does It Take to Get Social Security Benefits?

“How long will this take?” is probably the most common question that our clients ask. Every case is different, but in general, here are the approximate timeframes for the decision-making process: Initial Application To get an initial decision it take 3-5 months from the time you apply. This can be longer or shorter depending on […]

Do I Need a Disability Lawyer to get SSDI?

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Many people wonder if they really need the help of a disability lawyer to obtain their Social Security benefits. You May Not Need a Disability Lawyer There are some cases where we advise potential clients that we believe they have a good chance of being approved at the initial level of their claim and that […]

What are the Disability Listings for a Social Security Claim?

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The disability listings can make it easier for you to qualify for Social Security disability benefits. If you are considering filing an application for Social Security Disability, you probably have a medical condition that makes it difficult or impossible to work. There are certain medication conditions, if severe enough, that can be much easier to […]

Is Social Security Disability Taxable?

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Social Security disability benefits are taxable, but only certain types and only if you have a certain amount of income in addition to your benefits. Two-thirds of people receiving Social Security disability benefits do not have to pay taxes on their benefits, reports the Social Security Administration (SSA). What are the income limits for taxable […]

When am I Considered Disabled by Social Security?

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Social Security considers you to be disabled when you have a serious medical condition that prevents you from working. To determine whether a person is disabled, the Social Security Administration (SSA) will evaluate the severity of their medical condition by using its Listing of Impairments, also known as the Blue Book. This is a complicated […]

What if I miss my Social Security appeal deadline?

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What is the Social Security Disability Appeal Deadline? The most common Social Security Disability appeal deadline is 60 days. If your initial claim is denied, you have 60 days to appeal and ask for Reconsideration. If your Request for Reconsideration is denied, then you have 60 days to file the appeal, which is a Request […]

What Is Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)?

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Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a federal program offering monthly income to disabled American workers. When you suffer from an illness or injury that leaves you unable to work, finding the money to care for your family and pay your bills is difficult. Disability benefits are one of the most common ways people in […]