how to win a Social Security disability hearing
October 29, 2020

Tips for How to Win a Social Security Disability Hearing

You could end up waiting more than a year for your Social Security disability hearing, so you want to make sure you’re well prepared. From showing up on time and taking care of your appearance to making sure you know how to answer the questions that will be asked of you, there are many things… Read more »

will my social security disability increase if my condition worsens
September 30, 2020

Can Social Security Disability Increase If My Condition Worsens?

The Social Security disability application process can be long and changes in your health condition can arise along the way. A worsening medical situation can impact how applications are processed, and severity of a condition can help move things along for a quicker decision. But can Social Security disability increase if a condition worsens? We… Read more »

Will inheritance affect my SSI benefits
September 04, 2020

Will Inheritance Affect My SSI Benefits?

Eligibility for Social Security disability benefits depends on several factors, including your health, ability to work, living situation, and financial resources or income earned. This also varies based on the type of benefit program you seek. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) have slightly different qualifying factors, in particular when it… Read more »

Social Security disability survivor benefits
August 06, 2020

A Guide to Social Security Disability Survivor Benefits

When planning for end-of-life finances, it’s important to consider all forms of income – including Social Security disability payments. If your immediate family member has passed away, being a spouse, parent or child, you could be eligible to receive Social Security disability survivor benefits. There are certain requirements for obtaining these benefits, including familial relationship… Read more »

social security disability for substance abuse
June 25, 2020

Social Security Disability for Substance Abuse

The use of substances such as drugs and alcohol can cause an array of health conditions, many of which cannot be reversed by abstaining from substances. For chronic substance abusers, it’s likely that at some point there will be medical problems caused by prolonged use. While an individual cannot receive Social Security disability for substance… Read more »