Social Security Rules & Definitions

Inflammatory Arthritis and Social Security Disability – The Listings of Impairments

January 11, 2017 by

In our last post, we discussed Social Security's 5-step sequential evaluation process for adult disability claims.  At Step 3, Social Security determines if a claimant's impairments, either singly or in combination, meet or equal in severity one of SSA's listed impairments.  Social Security's Listing of Impairments describes for each major ...

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Social Security Disability Five-Step Sequential Evaluation Process

January 4, 2017 by

Social Security disability benefits are often the final safety net for individuals suffering from medical impairments. For many, the Social Security Administration's (SSA) bureaucracy can be frustrating, confusing and slow.  This post explains the Social Security Disability Five-Step Sequential Evaluation Process.

What are Social Security Disability Benefits?

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Social Security Disability Benefits for Widows and Widowers

August 22, 2016 by

Important Benefits for Surviving Spouses

In some circumstances, the Disability Insurance program does allow a claimant to apply for benefits under another worker's earnings record.  One of those circumstances is when a claimant's spouse has died. Social Security Disability Benefits for Widows and Widowers are an important part of the ...

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When did your Disability begin? The Importance of the Onset Date in Social Security Disability Claims.

May 30, 2016 by

The onset date of your disability is a very important date in your Social Security Disability Insurance claim.

The onset date can determine if you're even eligible for benefits and can affect when those benefits will begin.  It is important for you to know how this date can affect your claim ...

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