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When Should You Apply For Disability Benefits?


April 1, 2021

The answer to the question of when it is best to apply for disability benefits, which includes applying for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability (SSD) or both, is not simple. For each case, the answer is different. There are many factors that can affect the application process. One of the most important […]

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What Medical Evidence Does Social Security Need To Decide My Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income Claim?


April 1, 2021

In order to win a Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income claim, Social Security must receive medical evidence that shows either a physical or mental incapacity or both that cause you to be unable to perform any substantial gainful activity based upon your age, education, and work experience. That’s a pretty long sentence. And, […]

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What Does a Social Security Disability Representative Do For a Claim?


April 1, 2021

In an attempt to answer this question, here is what we do at Drummond Law. For starters, the fact that we are actual lawyers, as opposed to non-attorney representatives, gives us a substantial leg up on non-attorney disability representatives. Currently, the Social Security Administration allows anybody to be a representative simply by taking a test […]

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What Is The Difference Between Social Security Disability (SSD) Insurance and Supplemental Security Income (SSI)?


April 1, 2021

There are two programs run by the Social Security Administration for disabled people, and they are differentiated by the work history of the claimant. Regardless of whether one seeks benefits for Social Security Disability, Supplemental Security Income, or both, the disability standard is the same, meaning that one must be disabled from any gainful employment […]

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How Much Will My Social Security Disability Benefits Be?


April 1, 2021

How much you receive in disability benefits depends on what type of disability benefit you are seeking from the Social Security Administration. There are two main types of benefits: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSD) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). If you are filing for Social Security Disability Insurance, the amount of your monthly benefit is […]

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How Long Does It Take To Get A Decision For Social Security Disability?


April 1, 2021

We are often asked how long it will take for Social Security to make a decision on one of our client’s claims. We tell them that, quite frankly, we often don’t know, but generally it takes about three months to get an initial decision, and if it’s denied we request for reconsideration. If the reconsideration […]

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How Do I Qualify For Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income?


April 1, 2021

To qualify for disability, whether the benefits are Social Security Disability (SSD), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), or both, is not simple. There are many factors involved to proving someone is disabled and a huge amount of regulations, rules, and statutes govern the disability process. To start, in order to qualify for disability, it is the […]

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Can I Work And Still Get Disability?


April 1, 2021

Based upon our experience of trying disability claims for more than 40 years, the short answer to this question is an emphatic no if you are working before being awarded benefits. However, after you are awarded Social Security Disability benefits, some various programs and regulations may allow some work up to a level less than […]

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