Blog posts

What To Include When Applying For SSDI

Submitted by CM on Thu, 12/31/2020 - 09:14

They say the proof is in the pudding and for receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), the proof is in the form of medical and non-medical documents. When you apply for SSDI, you need to include evidence of your medical condition, as well as proof of income and earned work credits.

SSDI applications without the proper documentation come back denied by the SSA.

What Are the Non-Medical Requirements Needed to Earn SSDI?

Submitted by Deanna on Wed, 12/30/2020 - 12:17

To be awarded Social Security Disability Insurance benefits, you must meet both the medical and non-medical requirements as outlined by the Social Security Administration (SSA). While you might be quite ill and meet the medical criteria to be considered disabled, you still might be denied disability benefits. A technical denial occurs when an applicant does not meet the non-medical requirements for disability benefits.

I’ve already been denied disability benefits twice. Is it worth continuing to pursue benefits?

Submitted by Maya on Tue, 12/29/2020 - 12:54

The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) application process is long and cumbersome. For those who are dealing with a chronic, debilitating condition, completing the everyday tasks of life are challenging enough.

Many applicants who apply for SSDI are initially denied benefits. If this happens to you, you are able to file an appeal. if your claim is then denied a second time, you can request a hearing and continue the application process.

Appealing the First Denial


What Should I Include In My Compassionate Allowance Claim?

Submitted by CM on Mon, 12/28/2020 - 23:36

Up until recently, the Social Security Administration (SSA) operated on the principle of treating every Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) claim the same.

This meant the most urgent claims received the same scrutiny within the same period as less urgent disability claims. For example, an SSDI applicant that suffers from terminal lung cancer receives the same treatment from the SSA as an applicant that files a disability claim for carpal tunnel syndrome.

How Does My Work History Affect My Disability Application?

Submitted by Bryan on Sun, 12/20/2020 - 15:47

When applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), the first step of the process will be to determine if you are currently eligible for disability benefits due to your illness. The SSA uses a medical guide, known as the Blue Book, to determine whether or not a condition is severe enough to warrant disability payments.

While you may be quite ill, not all applicants will qualify for disability benefits through the Blue Book.