The ALJS Written Opinion

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

How Much Can You Receive in Social Security Disability Benefits?

How Much Can You Receive in Social Security Disability Benefits?  If you qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSD or SSDI), your monthly payment is based on how much total money you earned before your disability started. You might be surprised to learn that your Social Security Disability Benefits amount isn’t based on how much income you make or  … Read more

Social Security Disability Back Pay 

What Are SSDI Back Pay and SSI Back Pay?  SSI and SSDI back pay payments are benefits that you receive immediately after your Social Security Disability claim is approved. They are accrued payments that you get back to the date you initially applied for coverage.  Most applicants are denied at least once for SSD or  … Read more

How Long Does SSDI Last? 

How Long Does SSDI Last?  Once you’ve been approved for Social Security Disability benefits, you might think they’ll last forever, but this isn’t necessarily true. While some people receive benefits until they retire at 65, others lose it much earlier. For those who get benefits until they’re 65, benefits don’t just stop. Instead, they’ll change  … Read more

Does SSDI Affect Section 8 Housing? 

Does SSDI Affect Section 8 Housing?  SSDI, or Social Security Disability Insurance, is a monthly benefit payment given to those whose medical condition keeps them from working. The amount you receive is based on the amount you’ve paid into Social Security while employed and your age. The National Alliance on Mental Illness stated that on average,  … Read more

SSD/SSI Denials and Appeals

SSD/SSI Denials and Appeals  When applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI or SSI), it’s important to remember that getting approved isn’t easy. You’ll need to effectively manage the process in order to ensure a favorable outcome. Sadly, most claims get denied at least once before a person is approved. According to studies, around 70 percent of  … Read more

5 Steps to Determine If You Qualify for SSDI

5 Steps to Determine If You Qualify for SSDI  In order to qualify for Social Security Disability benefits, you need to meet the strict criteria set forth by the Social Security Administration. The plus side is that the process has become more streamlined over time and it’s easier than ever to understand your qualifications before you decide whether or  … Read more