Disability

Disability Application Approval Rates for All 50 U.S. States

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How hard is it to get approved for monthly disability benefits from the federal government? In fact, the real answer is, “it depends.” Knowing what specific program you apply for can make a huge difference. In addition, disability application approval rates for children are often much higher than those for adults. Another factor most people don’t take into consideration? Which state...

How Do They Calculate Social Security Disability Payments?

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People who apply for Social Security disability don’t know how much money to expect. Today, we’ll explain how to calculate it — and what does (or does not) affect your pay amount. The Social Security Administration’s benefits formula is actually a lot more complicated than you might think! Understanding How the SSA’s Complex Benefits Formula Works Your Social Security disability payment is based...

How the SSA Awards Lump-Sum Disability Back Pay

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If a disability forces you to stop working, chances are very good that you’ve been injured or sick for a while now. If your symptoms slowly got worse over time, the idea of collecting back pay for that entire period’s such a relief! After all, you probably haven’t been able to work a full-time schedule for months. Collecting back pay will give you significant peace of mind as you heal or better...

Next Steps After Submitting Your Online Evaluation Form

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You’ve successfully filled out the Disability Approval Guide free evaluation form and submitted your information. What are the next steps you should expect? Keep reading… 7 Next Steps You Should Expect After Successfully Submitting Your Form Step 1: We Match You With An Experienced Attorney In Your Area People often ask why we ask for things like your phone number or ZIP code on our...

How to Appeal After Your Social Security Disability Claim’s Denial

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If the SSA sends you a denial letter in the mail, don’t give up! Just 1 in 5 claimants (20%) get approved the first time they apply. You may still win benefits if you appeal within 60 days. However, most people who win benefits at their appeals hearing have a lawyer (about 57%). Step 1: Get Professional Help Filing Your Appeal We strongly suggest having a lawyer file your appeal (or at least...

Health Conditions Frequently Approved for Disability Benefits

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If you’re not sure whether your illness or condition qualifies for disability benefits, it’s helpful to know which ones the Social Security Administration approves most often. Maybe you’ll see your condition on this list and feel more at ease about applying for benefits. Chances are good, in fact, that you may see more than one condition you currently have shown below. Why? Because the SSA...

What Gets Most Disability Claims Denied?

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Sometimes, it’s hard to know why the SSA denied your claim. We’ll explain major reasons for denied Social Security disability claims below. Top 6 Reasons First-Time Disability Applicants Get Denied Benefits 1. You made a mistake filling out your application, which is called a “technical denial.” This is the biggest reason the SSA turns down first-time applicants. In fact, it’s why 38%...

How Much Do Disability Lawyers Charge and What Do They Do?

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Afraid to get help from a disability lawyer because you don’t know how much they charge? If you’re confused about what disability lawyers can actually do to help your case, you’ve come to the right place. Read on for all the facts you need about disability attorneys. We will cover total fees and give you key details about help disability lawyers can provide for you and your family. How Much Can...

Reapply vs. Appeal: What Works Better If Your Claim’s Denied?

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So, the Social Security Administration (SSA) denied your disability claim. Rest assured, you’re not alone. The SSA reports that on average, 64% of Social Security disability benefit claims get denied. That means less than 2 in 5 people who apply actually receive SSD benefits. It’s important to act quickly after your denial, since waiting too long means you cannot appeal the SSA’s decision. But...

What’s the Difference Between Retroactive Pay & Backpay?

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If approved for disability benefits, you may also wonder about retroactive pay or overdue back payments. After all, if you’re now too disabled to work, your condition likely didn’t develop overnight. Your disability may go back months or even years before filing your application with the Social Security Administration (SSA). But the laws that determine how you’ll get your Social Security...

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