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Why Your SSDI Case Might Get Denied

The process of applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) can be both stressful and frustrating, especially when faced with a denial. For many individuals who rely on SSDI benefits due to disabilities or medical conditions that prevent them from working, a denial can feel like a setback on their path to financial stability and… Read more

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Can You Qualify For SSDI With Depression or Bipolar Disorder? 

Millions of people are affected by mental illnesses every year, with depression and bipolar disorder being among the most common. If you have a severe version of one of these disorders that prevents you from working, you may wonder if you can qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Understanding… Read more

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Social Security Disability

How SSDI Backpay is Calculated

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) provides a vital safety net for those unable to work due to a qualifying disability. But what if your disabling condition began months or even years before you applied for benefits? Fortunately, the Social Security Administration (SSA) may award retroactive payments, often called “back pay.” This can significantly alleviate financial… Read more

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Social Security Disability

SSDI COLA Predictions for 2025

As we move further into 2024, those relying on Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits are understandably curious about the potential cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for the upcoming year. While the official announcement won’t happen until October, early predictions are offering insights into what beneficiaries might anticipate. Let’s dive into the current landscape and what it… Read more

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How Does SSDI Work if You Were Self-Employed?

The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program offers financial support to individuals who can’t work due to a disability. While most people associate SSDI with traditional employment, the program is also accessible to self-employed workers under specific circumstances. If you’ve built your career as a freelancer, small business owner, or independent contractor, understanding how SSDI… Read more

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How do I Restart My Suspended Social Security Disability?

Receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits can provide crucial financial support when a medical condition prevents you from working. However, if your circumstances change, such as experiencing an improvement in your health or returning to work, your SSDI benefits might be suspended. Fortunately, there’s a path to restarting those benefits if your disability prevents… Read more

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Can the ADRC Help You Get SSDI?

Applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) can be a daunting process. The paperwork is extensive, the requirements are strict, and many applications are initially denied. Fortunately, you don’t have to navigate this complex process alone. Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs) across the country offer valuable assistance to help you understand SSDI and guide… Read more

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Social Security Disability

What is the Maximum Back Payment for SSDI?

If you’ve been unable to work due to a disability, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) can be a financial lifeline. But what if your disability began months or even a year before you applied for benefits? Fortunately, you may be able to receive what’s called “back pay” for a portion of that time. So, what’s… Read more

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Can My Long-Term Pain be Classed as a Disability?

Chronic pain isn’t just an annoyance—it’s a debilitating condition that can severely disrupt every aspect of your life. If you’re struggling with unrelenting pain that prevents you from working and enjoying your usual activities, you might be wondering if it could qualify as a disability for the purpose of obtaining benefits like Social Security Disability… Read more

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