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Even claims for obvious disabilities require careful planning

Has your application for Social Security disability benefits been denied? You are not alone. According to data from the Social Security Administration, only about 33 percent of applications were approved in 2014. That percentage represents a significant drop over the last 15 years. More than 50 percent of applications were approved in 1999.

SSDI and family benefits

When and if a person is disabled, either physically or mentally, he or she may be eligible to pursue Social Security disability benefits. These benefits are available to people who have contributed to Social Security during the course of their employment but are no longer able to work. This support allows a person to collect regular payments that are intended to cover basic living expenses and medical care costs.

Which mental disorders may be eligible for SSDI coverage?

Struggling with a disabling illness or injury can prove to be a life-changing situation. People can experience enormous levels of stress, frustration and fear, whether a condition gets worse over time or comes on suddenly as a result of an accident or other event.

$288 million project to improve Social Security fails to work

Any person who is applying for Social Security disability benefits in Georgia should be aware of the inevitable complications that can arise throughout the process. People who are trying to navigate the system alone can get frustrated and may ultimately give up or accept a denied application. However, with a little information and some legal support, people can have the confidence to aggressively pursue the benefits they deserve.

Why veterans continue to struggle for disability benefits

When a person is sick or injured and is no longer able to work, he or she may be eligible to collect Social Security Disability Insurance benefits. This money is crucial in helping people cover medical expenses and replace a portion of their lost wages. However, veterans who are injured or sick as a result of their service to this country also may be eligible for relief from benefits available through Veterans Affairs. 

Report: 80 percent of people with mental health issues unemployed

We have often explored the challenges that people with a mental illness or disability face when it comes to securing benefits from programs like Social Security disability and Supplemental Security Income. These are crucial resources for people who are unable to work due to a qualifying mental condition or disorder. 

What you should know if your initial SSDI application is denied

The benefits that are available through Social Security can be crucial for disabled workers in Atlanta who, due to a physical or mental condition, can no longer work and earn a living. Unfortunately, applying for and actually receiving these benefits can be a very frustrating and time-consuming process. Those who are currently navigating through this complex system may find some comfort in knowing that they are certainly not alone.

Administrative judge approvals under scrutiny

Many people who apply for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits will learn that their initial application has been denied. Unfortunately, this is very common. Some people argue that many of the initial rejections stem from untrained state agency workers. Others believe that the trend in denying initial claims developed as a way of quickly dealing with an enormous backlog in SSDI applications. But no matter why an initial claim is denied, it can be appealed and heard by an administrative judge.

Report: 48 percent of disability recipients are women

The process of applying for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits is a complex one that many residents of Atlanta will need to deal with at some point if they become injured or sick and cannot work. People who rely on SSDI benefits receive an average of about $1,130 a month, which can provide the crucial financial support disabled workers need to care for themselves and their families. However, it is a complicated system that can be difficult for any person to navigate.

Circus workers recovering from catastrophic accident

When a person suffers an injury that prevents them from working for at least a year, he or she may be eligible to collect Social Security Disability Insurance benefits. This financial support is in place for people who have been working and contributing to Social Security, but cannot work either temporarily or permanently due to an injury or illness. 

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