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COVID-19 and Disability: How A Lawyer Can Improve Your Odds of Winning Benefits

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As the COVID-19 continues to spread around the nation, more and more operations remain to stay shutdown. On March 17th, 2020, the Social Security Administration (SSA) closed 1,200 field offices to protect their workers and the public. While the virus hit everyone hard, it is extremely difficult for those in the at-risk population group. With…

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What Questions Should I Ask Before Hiring an SSD Lawyer?

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When you have a disability that prevents you from working, receiving Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits can help. But with the application and appeals process being complicated, you don’t want to waste your time trying to figure it out yourself, only to have your claim rejected. That’s where an SSD lawyer can come in.. But…

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Can Alcohol or Drug Use Impact My Disability Claim?

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The Social Security Administration no longer awards disability benefits for those who are solely struggling with drug or alcohol addiction. But what happens if you are disabled and you, are struggling with substance abuse as well? Can you still receive benefits? Is Your Disability Caused or Worsened By Addiction? As stated, the SSA will not…

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What Are Compassionate Allowances?

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The Social Security Administration’s Compassionate Allowances program helps quickly identify disability applicants who have extremely severe medical conditions in an effort to reduce wait times. According to the SSA, a variety of organizations and experts were consulted to determine which conditions are considered to be Compassionate Allowances. These sources include The National Institutes of Health,…

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How Do You Know if Your Condition is Eligible for SSD?

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You or a loved one may have a debilitating condition that affects your mental and/or physical health, and like many, you may be wondering if you are eligible for disability benefits. But how do you know if your medical condition is considered a disability by the Social Security Administration (SSA)? The answer can be a…

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