Why was I Denied for Disability and my Neighbor was Approved?

Oftentimes people are upset that they received a denial of their disability application when they know multiple acquaintances that have been approved. One of the most frustrating aspects can be [...]

How to Qualify for Disability

When applying for Social Security Disability you will be asked several questions to make sure you qualify for the program. There are two parts to this qualification. First, you need to have [...]

Does Back Pain Count for SSD Benefits?

Social Security Disability is a federally run program set in place to ensure people who are unable to work due to a physical or mental condition have some type of monthly benefit. Plain and [...]

What’s the Difference Between SSD and SSI?

Social Security is a federal program that provides financial benefits to retired or disabled individuals. This program was set up by the federal government and is required for all workers earning [...]

What are Survivor’s Benefits?

Survivor’s benefits are exactly what they sound like. They are benefits available to a surviving family member in the event of your passing. These benefits are available for a widow or widower, [...]

Do I have to Renew my SSD Benefits?

Being approved for SSD benefits means SSA had agreed that your medical conditions meet the definition of disability as listed in the Code of Federal Regulations. The underlying purpose of Social [...]

What is a Vocational Expert and Why are They at my Hearing?

More often than not, an administrative law judge will request to have a vocational expert present at your disability hearing. The big question becomes, who is this vocational expert and are they [...]

Uncontrolled Hypertension and Social Security Disability Benefits

Hypertension, or high blood pressure as it is more commonly known, is a condition where the force of the blood against the artery wall is very high. Blood pressure is the force exerted by the [...]

Do Blood Transfusions Qualify for Disability Benefits?

Blood transfusions are fairly common in the United States. Each year approximately 5 million Americans need a blood transfusion. The FDA has the vital role of ensuring patients who receive a [...]

How Old Can I Be and Still Qualify for Disability?

This is an interesting question with a complex answer. It is best first to know how the social security system runs before we I go into detail about the regulations of Social Security Disability, [...]