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September 2, 2022
Find Out What Conditions Automatically Qualify You For Disability In 2022

Given how rigorous the process is to successfully collect disability payments, it’s fair to wonder, “what conditions automatically qualify you for disability benefits?” After all, you need assistance fast, and the quicker you get it, the better. Sadly, no single condition or ailment leads to automatic qualification to collect disability benefits. All potential candidates for […]

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August 9, 2022
How Much Does SSI Pay for Mental Disability?

If you have a mental health disorder, like bipolar disorder, anxiety, or depression, that hinders your ability to work, you may qualify for federal disability payments. Federal disability pay provides individuals with disabilities money to help them pay for medical care, living expenses, and other bills.  SSDI Versus SSI Two federal programs pay benefits to […]

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July 7, 2022
How Does an Inheritance Affect My Social Security Disability Benefits?

Let’s say you receive an inheritance while also receiving disability benefits, or you expect an inheritance soon after receiving an approval for your disability claim application. You may wonder, “How does an inheritance affect my Social Security disability benefits?” The answer depends on which of the two disability benefits programs you are enrolled in: Social […]

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June 30, 2022
Will I Lose My SSI Benefits If I Get Married?

As you decide to apply for disability benefits, you may be wondering how your current or future spouse’s income will impact your benefit amount. If you’re receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and are recently engaged, you might be wondering, “Will I lose my SSI benefits if I get married”? Marriage itself is a major life […]

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June 23, 2022
How Do I Prove I Have a Mental Illness?

Mental illness is no joke, especially when it is severe. These types of conditions can be just as hard on both sufferers and loved ones as physical illnesses. In many cases, physical illness and mental illness are related. There have been studies showing a link between mental and physical illness. Research has shown that people […]

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June 16, 2022
How Long Does It Take To Get Approved For Disability?

Have you been stricken with one of the many long-term illnesses, chronic conditions, or life-altering injuries that might cause you to apply for disability income? Provided you’re not collecting workers comp–or something similar–your disability claim application is one of your last lifelines to a reliable income source.  Being unable to work in today’s landscape means […]

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June 9, 2022
Do I Have to Pay Taxes on My Disability Benefits?

While getting ready to fill out a disability claim, or even if you're already receiving benefits, you may ask yourself, "Do I have to pay taxes on my disability benefits?" This question may be causing some anxiety for you. But rest assured, if your only income comes from Social Security benefits, then no, you typically […]

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June 7, 2022
Does Long Covid Qualify For Disability Benefits?

Find a stress-free financial path through long Covid with the help of this quick-fire guide for approval of disability benefits like SSDI.

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June 3, 2022
How to Get Disability Benefits for Depression. Yes, You Can Qualify!

Major depressive disorder is the leading cause of disability in the U.S. today. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), this type of depression affects over 16 million people across the country. Depression is a severe mental illness that can lead to an inability to work or function in their daily lives. […]

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June 2, 2022
Can I Collect Retirement Benefits AND Disability?

When approaching retirement age, many people have questions about what types of benefits they qualify for upon retirement. With 40% of adults aged 65 and over also managing a disability, it’s no surprise that pre-retirees often ask, “Can I collect retirement benefits and disability?” In one sense, no, you can’t. If you collect Social Security […]

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May 26, 2022
Can You Get SSDI and SSI at the Same Time?

When you apply for disability benefits, it’s important to know exactly what you may qualify for. Do you qualify for Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) or supplemental security income (SSI)? We have written on the differences between SSDI and SSI, so we won’t give as much detail here. In this article, we want to clarify […]

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May 19, 2022
Can I Work Part Time While Getting Disability Benefits?

Are you unable to work full-time due to a disability? Have you started researching how to fill out a disability claim application? If you’ve recently become disabled and can no longer work at full capacity, you may be feeling a little overwhelmed. Many people walking in your shoes are wondering how they will pay for […]

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May 17, 2022
Is Anxiety Considered A Disability?

It can be hard for society–as a whole–to fully accept the invisible conditions preventing millions of people from earning an income. Yet, an unseeable condition such as an anxiety disorder can stifle one’s quality of life akin to a traumatic injury, chronic pain, or a long-term illness. Too often, people blame themselves for their anxiety […]

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May 5, 2022
Can I Get Unemployment Benefits While Receiving Disability Income?

Losing your job through no fault of your own when you have a disability can be a scary experience. There is so much uncertainty, and you may be worried about covering your basic needs. If you have begun looking into government benefits you are eligible to receive, you may be wondering whether to collect unemployment […]

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April 28, 2022
SNAP and SSI - Accessing Your Benefits

If you’re eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI), chances are that you worry about whether you can buy groceries for the week. Perhaps there have been times where you’ve had to choose between paying for housing and purchasing food. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) was developed for those who have low income and resources. […]

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April 21, 2022
What You Need to Know About TANF and SSI

If you’re in a situation in which you need financial assistance from the government, you may be wondering which programs you are eligible for. Specifically, you may be asking whether you should be receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). It can be difficult to know whether to apply for […]

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April 14, 2022
5 Tips to Help You Gather Information for Your Disability Claim Application

When you begin disability claim application process, you are required to collect lots of documentation, including supporting medical evidence for your disability. This can quickly get overwhelming, and it can be easy to miss critical information and documentation, resulting in a denied claim. We’ve put together a list of five tips to make collecting information […]

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April 7, 2022
SSDI vs. Private Disability Insurance: What’s the Difference?

Maybe you’ve heard of long-term disability insurance (LTDI) and social security disability insurance (SSDI) but aren’t sure what the real differences are between the two. You pay for LTDI, and you don’t pay for SSDI. After all, a disability is a disability, right? Not exactly. While any type of disability insurance can help ease the […]

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March 31, 2022
Can My Family Get Disability Benefits?

Becoming disabled can be scary if your family is dependent on your work for income. If you were the main breadwinner, your disability can put a lot of stress on those who depend on you. There’s so much uncertainty about the future, and you may be wondering how to support your family. You may be […]

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March 24, 2022
Can I Get Disability Benefits After Trauma?

When you’ve experienced a traumatic event, whether a short-lived accident or chronic trauma, it can be difficult to cope with the normal stressors of life afterward. If you are unable to work at full capacity because of trauma, you may be eligible to receive disability benefits. For veterans who have been through trauma during their […]

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March 23, 2022
It’s Time To Claim What You Deserve: Get Your Free Online Disability Case Evaluation Today

We want to help you find the answers you need. That’s why we offer free online case evaluations for people like you who are searching for an advocate that will fight for your rights, as a disabled worker.

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March 17, 2022
Does Mental Health Qualify For Disability Income?

Typically, we associate the word “disability” with a physical condition that has visible symptoms. But if you or a loved one has experienced or is experiencing a mental disorder with severe symptoms, you know how debilitating it can be. A mental disorder can be just as difficult to live with as a physical impairment and […]

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March 10, 2022
What Should I Know Before Applying for Disability Benefits?

Have you been impacted by physical/mental illness or injury preventing you from working and earning a job-related income? Then it might be time to apply for disability benefits.  When you apply for disability benefits, it’s an intensive process. There are many bureaucratic measures involved, and getting approved can be difficult, with national approval rates of […]

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March 10, 2022
5 Reasons Why You Should Do an Online Disability Case Evaluation

Do you need to apply for disability benefits? Are you unsure about whether you qualify or have the correct documentation? You might want to consider doing an online disability case evaluation.  There are five reasons for doing a disability case evaluation at BenefitsClaim.com. No Information Overload or Wasting Time Before applying for disability benefits, the […]

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March 3, 2022
Disability Benefits Assistance: The One Basic Question You Need to Answer

If you need disability benefits assistance, it can be hard to know where to begin!  There is so much information out there to parse through- it can feel a little overwhelming.  With so many important things to know, there is one basic question that can help you get started: Does your condition meet the definition […]

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February 24, 2022
How to Apply for Disability Income

Are you over the age of 65 and unable to make enough income to cover your basic needs? Has blindness made it difficult or even impossible for you to make a living? Are you struggling with a significant physical or mental impairment that impedes your ability to work? If you can answer yes to any […]

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February 17, 2022
Disability Benefits Assistance: Moving out-of-state in 2022?

Will my Social Security Disability Benefits change if I move to another state? Moving to another state can introduce a lot of changes: Cost of living Distance to loved ones Cultural difference And possibly much more... You are not alone. Moving to another state is more common than ever! Beyond the changes listed above, your […]

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February 10, 2022
How a disability attorney can help with your disability benefits case evaluation

Many services that once required long wait times on the phone or in line are now available online. This includes completing applications for government assistance such as disability benefits. Getting a free online disability case evaluation helps you avoid delays. If you or a loved one has a disability and want to know if you […]

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February 3, 2022
Q&A About Applying for Disability Tax Benefits

When considering disability tax benefits, it can be a daunting task. You may ask yourself questions like: Am I going to make a mistake on my application? Will I be denied coverage? What do I need to be sure I’ll qualify? These are valid questions, as many Americans struggle with the process, which can mean […]

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January 27, 2022
Free Disability Benefits Claim Assistance

Applying for disability benefits can be overwhelming. By hiring someone to help you fill out a disability claim application, you are optimizing your acceptance of a disability income. The process of applying for Social Security is becoming increasingly difficult and you may yield best results with professional disability benefits assistance when you apply for this […]

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January 13, 2022
SSDI or SSI - What Are The Differences?

While they may have similar acronyms, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are two different programs that help Americans experiencing financial hardship. At BenefitsClaim.com we have compiled a guide to help you understand their key differences and apply for the right one for your needs. How Does the Social Security Administration […]

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January 7, 2022
2022 Social Security Changes to Look Out For

If you’re collecting social security, you could see bigger checks hitting your bank account in 2022. According to the Social Security Administration, beneficiaries will earn a 5.9% increase in benefits in 2022 to account for cost-of-living adjustments, which is the largest increase in decades. Positively, the Social Security Administration (SSA) noticed the spike in inflation […]

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January 5, 2022
How Medical Treatment Affects Social Security Disability Benefits

The Social Security Administration (SSA) provides disability benefits for those who have contributed to its social program. Different factors determine whether you are eligible for the benefits, how much you can receive, and how fast SSA processes your benefits. Your medical treatment is one of these factors. Below are treatment-related issues that can affect your […]

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December 29, 2021
How To Apply For SSDI For A Child

If you have a child born with a disability, or becomes disabled later, the burden of this unexpected and perhaps uncharted territory for you to navigate may be overwhelming. You will come to learn a myriad of new terms associated with the disability and services afforded to you therein. Each avenue you pursue to serve […]

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December 29, 2021
Apply for disability Income: Answers for Veterans who apply for benefits

This past Veteran’s Day gave our nation pause to stop and reflect on the heroic roles of our veterans. This day allows us to pay tribute to all American veterans, living or dead, giving thanks for those who served in our country honorably during war or peacetime. But what happens if you become disabled while […]

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December 29, 2021
The Impact of Covid 19 and applying for Disability Benefits

There is no denying the negative effects of the corona virus upon our society. And there is no doubt about its negative impact upon every individual. While a vast majority of people have recovered and returned to work, there are some who truly suffer debilitating symptoms and simply getting back to work is difficult, if […]

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October 13, 2021
Social Security Disability: 3 Reasons For A Denied Claim

If you suffer from a serious injury or a chronic health condition, you may have difficulty sustaining yourself financially. Luckily, you can always get assistance if you make a claim for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. But most people who apply for SSD benefits often get denied claims. In fact, a whopping 64% of SSD applicants have […]

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September 29, 2021
Finding Clarity When Applying for Disability Benefits

Still wondering if you should take the leap to apply for disability benefits? This is a common question as there is much to know as you consider this decision. This article will teach you why or why not to apply for disability benefits. If you are considering applying for disability benefits or unsure if you […]

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September 16, 2021
Are disability benefits cuts a possibility? How to prevent this or know what to do if it happens to you.

If you apply for disability benefits and are accepted, what are the chances of your benefits being cut? The good news is that there is not a very high chance of this happening.  Possible ways to lose Social Security disability benefits could include if you have significant medical improvement, or simply if you make too […]

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March 9, 2021
Social Security Disability Benefits

Are you eligible for social security disability? People belonging to disability and social security space are more likely to experience economic hardships. Although some can work, most of them tend to face a significant challenge trying to get a job compared to people without disabilities. Individuals who have no or limited capacity to work due […]

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March 1, 2021
$1,400 Stimulus Checks announced in American Rescue Plan—What You Need To Know

The House of Representatives officially passed the American Rescue Plan this weekend—which includes third round stimulus checks for qualifying individuals. The 1.9 trillion stimulus bill also includes financial aid and federal subsidies aimed at alleviating the economic toll on businesses and unemployed individuals affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. This third stimulus check will provide up […]

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February 12, 2021
Benefits Claim For My Disability Denied Now What?

If you have a severe disability, it can be frustrating to hear that your application for disability benefits has been denied. Considering the lengthy and strenuous application process, it hurts more if the application is dismissed during a pandemic. So, where do you start if, unfortunately, your application is denied? Should you reapply or just […]

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February 8, 2021
How to increase the chances of being approved for disability benefits

If you have become disabled due to medical conditions, you will hear lots of platitudes giving you hope. But the truth is empty cliches mean nothing in your condition. No matter what you hear from friends and family, you need to know how you can get the benefits you’re entitled to. So, in this case, […]

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January 20, 2021
5 Ways Your Social Security Disability Could Be Terminated

Once you have overcome the many required hurdles to qualify for Social Security Insurance Disability (SSID) benefits, you do not want to lose it. Unfortunately, several things can cause your benefits to cease. Sometimes this cessation of benefits is temporary, but in other cases, it may be permanent. Knowing what these things are in advance […]

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