Archive | August, 2017

You Must Appeal, and On Time!

It is not easy to win a disability claim. About 75% of all applications for either SSDI or SSI are rejected. Well over 50% are denied at the initial stage of application, but that is just the beginning. Sometimes when cases are denied, there has simply been an error in the application or medical record […]

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Important Family Benefits for Disabled Workers

One of the most important aspects of Social Security Disability is the benefits paid to family members. A family member is eligible for a monthly benefit that is up to 50 percent of the worker’s disability payment. Each family member may be eligible for a monthly benefit of up to 50 percent of the disability […]

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Social Security is 82!

82 years ago, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act into law. It established one of our nation’s greatest social and economic achievements: a law that at its very core was meant to allow people to meet their basic needs at the most vulnerable times in their lives. Unfortunately, this hallmark legislation has […]

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Young Disabled Workers May be Eligible

Most of us don’t think about being disabled as a young adult, before having enough work history to technically qualify for disability payments. Social Security has a “Special Insured Status-Disabled” status for those taken out of the work force before Age 31. What Is Special Insured Status? “Special insured status” allows an option to the […]

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Rules change for Multiple Sclerosis Disability

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a progressive autoimmune disease, impacting a variety of body systems. It often results in weakness and loss of function in use of legs and arms, bladder and vision problems, and frequently causes serious depression. Most patients have severe fatigue as a result of the disease. For many years, Social Security has […]

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Anniversary of Social Security Disability

On August 1st, NOSSCR’s executive director, Barbara Silverstone, issued the below statement on the 61st anniversary of Social Security Disability Insurance: “Today, we celebrate the 61st anniversary of Social Security Disability Insurance. We honor this great moment in history by supporting, strengthening and protecting Social Security. “For six decades, the disability program has been protecting […]

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