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If I Have a Mental Disorder, Can I Get Social Security Disability Benefits?

If you are no longer able to work because of your mental illness, you may be able to receive Social Security Disability benefits. How to Receive Social Security Disability Benefits For a Mental Illness There are two different ways you could receive disability benefits if you have a mental disorder. 1.      You meet the criteria …


My Doctor Says I’m Disabled, So Why Was I Denied Social Security Disability Benefits?

If you have recently been to your doctor and they said you are disabled, you may have believed it would be easy to get Social Security Disability benefits.  However, your initial application was denied.  Why would this happen? The Social Security Administration and Your Doctor Define “Disabled” Differently Your doctor and the Social Security Administration (SSA) …


What Should You Expect at a Social Security Disability Appeal Hearing?

If your initial application for Social Security Disability benefits has been denied, you have the right to appeal that decision. There are several levels in the appeal process. The majority of disability cases in Iowa require a hearing in front of an Administrative Law Judge before they are approved. Getting a Disability Appeal Hearing Takes …


What Are the Differences Between SSI vs. SSDI? (Video)

You have probably heard of “Social Security Disability” before. But are you aware there are actually two different kinds of benefits under this name? Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits are the terms used to describe monthly payments made to qualified citizens. Both types of benefits provide support and …


How Long Does the Social Security Disability Appeals Process Take?

The Social Security Disability appeals process can be complicated. If you have applied for Social Security Disability benefits and been denied, you have the right to appeal the Social Security Administration (SSA)’s decision. The appeals process basically asks various people within the SSA to take another look at your case. But how long does the …


How Do I Know Which Lawyer to Trust With My Social Security Disability Claim? (Video)

You have many different choices when it comes to an attorney.  Determining which lawyer is the best lawyer for your disability case can feel like an overwhelming task.  There are a few ways that you can narrow down your list. The Wrong Way to Pick a Social Security Disability Attorney The absolute wrong way to …


Do I Really Need a Social Security Disability Lawyer For My Disability Claim? (Video)

If you have applied for Social Security Disability benefits, or you are getting ready to apply, you may believe you need a Social Security Disability lawyer to help you. However, depending on your situation, you may not need a disability attorney at all. Although a Social Security attorney can help you with your initial application …


What Are the Most Common Errors Made When Filling Out a Social Security Application?

If you’ve decided it’s time to apply for Social Security benefits the first step to get approved for disability benefits is to complete the Social Security Disability application. The Social Security Administration (SSA) requests a lot of information from you in this application, it’s extremely important you don’t make a mistake. This information helps the agency make …


My Social Security Disability Claim Has Been Denied. What Do I Do Next?

If you’ve applied for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, it is quite possible that your social security disability claim has been denied. You should know that you’re not alone – nearly 70% of initial applications are denied. So what do you do next? Appealing Your Social Security Disability Claim Denial You can appeal the Social Security …


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