Can I Lose my SSDI If I Apply for SNAP? 

Can I Lose my SSDI If I Apply for SNAP? 

Can I Lose my SSDI If I Apply for SNAP?  Many people who receive income from an SSDI claim worry that this may be jeopardized by filing for SNAP (the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program also known as food stamps). Let’s clarify what all of this means before digging further into the topic. SSDI is not granted  … Read more

COVID-19 Checklist for Individuals and Families

COVID-19 Checklist for Individuals and Families As a family, you can plan and make decisions now that will protect you and your family during a COVID-19 outbreak. Creating a household plan can help protect your health and the health of those you care about in the event of an outbreak of COVID-19 in your community. Use this  … Read more

How COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Spreads

How COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Spreads COVID-19 is a new disease and we are still learning how it spreads, the severity of illness it causes, and to what extent it may spread in the United States. How COVID-19  Spreads Person-to-person spread The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person. Between people who are in close contact with  … Read more

Social Security Disability and Psoriatic Arthritis

Social Security Disability and Psoriatic Arthritis Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Severe psoriatic arthritis and joint pain can be quite severe and when it causes an individual to be unable to work, they can be considered for disability benefit. There is no disability listing for psoriasis but Social Security Administration (SSA) will classify any disability that  … Read more

Requesting Review of an Administrative Law Judge’s Hearing Decision 

Requesting Review of an Administrative Law Judge’s Hearing Decision  The Appeals Council is headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia with additional offices in Baltimore, Maryland and Crystal City, Virginia. We want to provide you with useful information about the Appeals Council and requesting review of an administrative law judge’s hearing decision.  The Appeals Council review process  … Read more

Requesting a Hearing Before an Administrative Law Judge 

Requesting a Hearing Before an Administrative Law Judge You have the right to appeal any decision Social Security makes on whether you are entitled to Social Security benefits or are eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments. If they determine that you no longer meet the requirements for Social Security or SSI or find that  … Read more

Social Security Disability Benefits for Autism 

Social Security Disability and SSI Benefits for Autism  Autism and other disorders that fall on the autism spectrum can make it difficult for children to reach specific developmental milestones and function socially. Adults with autism may be unable to work and earn a living, even with milder forms of the disorder.  The Social Security Administration (SSA) recognizes conditions like autism as  … Read more

The ALJS Written Opinion

THE ALJS WRITTEN OPINION After your hearing with the ALJ, you will receive a decision in the mail. The decision of approval or denial will also come with an explanation of how the decision was reached.  There is a five-step evaluation process that is followed as a judge makes the decision on your case. The facts  … Read more

Tips for a More Successful Disability Hearing

Tips for a More Successful Disability Hearing There are many factors involved in obtaining an approval to your disability claim, some within your control and some out of your control. Here are some tips that may improve your chances of success when you attend a hearing with an Administrative Law Judge. Some people wait more  … Read more

What to Expect at a Disability Hearing

What to Expect at a Disability Hearing At your disability hearing, you will meet with an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ). The judge was not involved with the previous review of your case and will be able to look at your case under new light. You will have the opportunity to tell the judge your story. He/she  … Read more