Archive | September, 2017

If You’ve Been Denied, Appeal and Get Help!

Only about one-third of Social Security disability claims are approved at the initial level. Read the denial notice you receive from Social Security carefully — it will tell you what you need to do. Generally, here are the next steps to take: 1) File an appeal right away! If you are denied benefits at the […]

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Applying for Disability Benefits

From the Chicago Tribune’s Elliot Raphaelson: In past columns, I have encouraged people who qualify to learn about and apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. The Social Security Administration has a strict definition of who is disabled. You must have an impairment severe enough to prevent you from doing substantial work, and that […]

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Depression Can Be the Real Killer in Heart Disease

Clyde Boyce has been hospitalized 14 times in the past four years. This article from CNN details the delays he faced in getting his disability payments. Boyce, 61, survived two strokes and five operations to unblock arteries around his heart, including three procedures in which doctors propped open his blood vessels with stents. He takes […]

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