February 2019 Archives

Appealing a Supplemental Security Income claim that was denied

Applying for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) from the Social Security Administration (SSA) is an important task millions of people will complete during their lifetime. There is the possibility that your application for SSI could be denied for a variety of reasons. If your SSI claim is denied, you need to know how to appeal the denial, so you can acquire benefits.

Does fibromyalgia qualify you to receive disability benefits?

When you take pride in your work, the thought of not being able to complete your job duties can be overwhelming. If you view your career as a part of who you are, like an extension of yourself, a disabling condition like fibromyalgia can devastate you – both mentally and physically.

Documents needed to file for disability benefits

California residents seeking disability benefits typically find the application and approval process frustrating and stressful. The Social Security Administration (SSA) puts a great amount of effort into making sure that applicants do not attempt to defraud the disability program. As such, many people who deserve these benefits, including Supplemental Security Income, receive a notice of denial instead of the approval they need.

Time limits for appealing Railroad Retirement Board disability claim denials

When railroad workers here in the U.S. develop disabilities that keep them from working, one option for financial relief they may be able to pursue is making a claim for disability benefits with the Railroad Retirement Board.

Which mental health conditions are considered a disability?

For most, living with a mental illness or disorder is typically just as difficult as living with a physical impairment. One thing patients with mental conditions share with physically impaired people is the inability to work and earn an income. Acquiring Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits is often critical to the survival of those living with mental disorders. Unfortunately, proving that you qualify for SSD benefits due to a mental condition is not a simple process.

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