Can You Qualify for Disability Benefits With Diabetes

Diabetes mellitus is a group of disorders that causes elevated blood sugar levels in the body. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 10.5% of the US population has diabetes.

The seriousness of diabetes

Diabetes is a very serious disease that can lead to severe complications.

Can I Get Disability Benefits for My Anxiety or Depression

You can be entitled to SSDI benefits or SSI benefits if you suffer from anxiety or depression. Depression, anxiety, and other mental health impairments can have a significant impact on a person’s life and career. These mental health impairments can make it impossible for an individual to work and earn a living.

What You Can Spend Your SSI Benefits On

You’ve won your SSI case! Now what? There are specific rules that Social Security Administration has in place that affects how you can spend SSI money. 

Spending Your SSI Benefits 

If you are a direct recipient of SSI benefits, technically there is no limit to what you can use the money for.

How Third Stimulus Payments affects Social Security Disability Recipients

On March 11, 2021, President Joe Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act into law. The $1.9 trillion stimulus package gives necessary financial support to Americans suffering as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Here’s all the information you need to know about receiving a stimulus check while receiving social security disability benefits.

Working While Receiving Social Security Disability Benefits

If you get Social Security disability benefits, you still may be able to work. Here are all the questions that our clients typically ask about working while receiving disability benefits and the answers we provide.

Will I lose my Social Security disability if I work?

Special rules make it possible for people to work and still receive Social Security disability benefits.

Average Social Security Disability Hearing Decision Time (2021)

For those of us in Social Security law practice, it is evident that the hearing offices in Northern California, Reno and Hawaii are taking longer to issue written decisions following hearings.  It has been publicized that the waiting times to obtain hearings has slowed across the U.S., and we have passed along the statistics showing these delays in a separate article.

How much can I get in disability payments?

Considering filing an application for Social Security disability and unsure of your monthly payment amount if approved? Each individual has a unique disability amount based on covered earnings. Your monthly disability amount depends solely on the amount of federal income taxes you have paid over your lifetime.

Video Hearings During the COVID-19 Pandemic

All Social Security hearing offices remain closed for in-person hearings due to the COVID pandemic. As a result, Social Security is now offering both telephone and video hearings to all claimants. Video and telephone hearings are the only options for claimants during the COVID pandemic.

How To Answer Disability Judge Questions at an SSDI Hearing

The thought of testifying in front of a judge can be intimidating. After waiting months or even years for their day in court, most people applying for disability do not know what to expect, or have any idea about the types of questions they will be asked. For most of our clients, the hearing will be the first time they’ve talked to a judge or interacted with the legal system. Understandably this can be a stressful and confusing time, but we work zealously to make sure our clients are confidence and prepared on their hearing day.

SSA Hearing Options Available During COVID-19

Due to the COVID pandemic, all Social Security hearing offices are closed for in-person hearings. According to Social Security, these closures are expected for the foreseeable future. Fortunately Social Security is offering two secure and safe options for your disability hearing so you won’t have to wait.