It’s true, social security disability insurance (SSDI) can be confusing. You might not be sure if you qualify or what the process even entails. Before you start the process, check out the top 10 things you need to know before you apply.

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Social Security Disability Attorney California

It’s taxing enough being a full-time working parent with young kids, but imagine having to raise a disabled child.  Thankfully, there are a slew of government programs that relieve the financial strains when it comes to raising a child with special needs.

Social Security provides two types of disability coverage: Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Income (SSDI).  What’s the difference? (more…)

Man walking on crutches with social security disability
While you probably know the importance of preparing for retirement, have you ever considered what would happen if you become disabled before you reach retirement age? Studies say that 25% of people in their 20s will become disabled before retirement. While many people believe that Social Security Disability Insurance is the answer, unfortunately this coverage is not sufficient in most cases. (more…)

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For many Americans, the threat of encountering a serious illness or injury that prevents them from working is a distant concern. However, as we age, the possibility of suffering a disabling condition becomes much greater and those distant concerns all to often become immediate troubles. In fact, About 30 percent of Americans ages 35-65 will suffer a disability lasting at least 90 days during their working careers. About one in seven people ages 35-65 can expect to become disabled for five years or longer.

Related: 2017 Social Security Changes You Need to Know

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Wait for Disability Benefits

For anyone currently in the process of applying for Social Security benefits, a common question is “why is the decision taking so long?” While some attribute the lengthy process to bureaucratic sluggishness, that isn’t always the case. In order to properly evaluate each case, sometimes the SSA takes a lot of time to make their decision. Here are some reasons that can delay your disability claim decision.

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A retired couple preparing for a social security disability benefits interview with their attorney

When you first apply for Social Security disability benefits, you may be nervous to find that a big part of the process is a formal interview. In order to fully prepare yourself, it is important to know what kind of questions to expect from your SSDI interviewers. Here, we’ll make sure you’re prepared for your appointment.

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Social Security Disability Lawyer

Commonly, social security disability benefits are associated to those suffering from a debilitating injury. But did you know that if you suffer from a mental illness, you might be eligible for disability benefits as well? The Social Security Administration evaluates mental disorders according to a number of predetermined categories. If you exhibit symptoms of one of the following conditions and have been unable to work for at least one year, you may be entitled to Social Security Disability Benefits.

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