Long Term Disability with Social Security Disability

Social Security Disability and Long Term Disability are two separate programs.

Many employers offer short term and long term disability programs for employees who find themselves unable to work due to qualifying medical conditions. Application for these programs is usually done through the human resources department at your work or through the insurance carrier. Once you’ve applied for short term disability, you’re usually covered for anywhere from 3 to 6 months … Read More

I Was Denied Social Security Disability, Now What?

Social Security Disability Applications are usually denied but the system does allow for appeals.

A: Your greatest chances of being approved for disability benefits are at the administrative law judge level of appeal. After your claim has been appealed twice (both at the initial claim and reconsideration level) you will eventually have the opportunity to appear before an administrative law judge to make your case for disability. Statistically your chances of being approved at … Read More

Why Is Social Security Disability Slow?

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After you’ve submitted an application for benefits, even if you did it online, your application has to be copied by hand into another computer system. The stack of applications waiting to be copied is significant. Once it’s copied it has to be reviewed to see if everything is in order before they even begin to look at your medical condition. … Read More

Social Security Disability and Back Injuries

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Back injuries are among the most common reasons that people apply for Social Security Disability. There’s no doubt that a serious back injury can significantly limit your ability to work. There are three major ways to win your disability claim based on a back injury. There are other ways, but this article focuses only on these three:

Why Should I See a Social Security Doctor?

Should I go to my appointment with the Social Security Doctor?

  Ask a Disability Attorney   Age 35, Student A:  In some cases you may be required to see a doctor as part of your disability case. It is pretty normal, and most people filing for disability will be necessary to attend such an exam. As part of your application for benefits, Social Security has to come to a conclusion as to what … Read More