How Long Does SSDI Last? 

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

PTSD and Social Security Disability Insurance 

PTSD and Social Security Disability Insurance  Post–traumatic stress disorder, also known as PTSD, is an anxiety disorder caused by a traumatic event. People who witness or experience an event that triggers intense horror, helplessness, or fear, sometimes develop PTSD as a result.  Just because you experience trauma, doesn’t mean that you’ll definitely develop PTSD; most  … Read more

What is OHO? (Formerly ODAR) 

What is OHO? (Formerly ODAR)  The Social Security hearings office is now known as the Office of Hearings Operations, or OHO, where it was once known as the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR). The majority of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability (SSD or SSDI) claims are approved at the OHO  … Read more

How to Check the Status of a Social Security Disability Claim

How to Check the Status of a Social Security Disability Claim  The United States government may take several months to make a decision about your Disability claim. What happens if you have questions about your Social Security Disability status during that time? In order to be proactive and track your Social Security Disability application status  … Read more

Social Security Disability Insurance and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Social Security Disability Insurance – Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is among the long list of conditions that can qualify for benefits through the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome has become a much bigger issue in recent decades due to the expanded use of computers and keyboards,  … Read more

SocialSocial Security Disability Insurance and Depression

Social Security Disability Insurance and Depression Depression occurs in various forms and is to some extent the body’s natural way of dealing with imbalances in different spheres. If left untreated for long periods of time, it could become an illness that causes disability to an otherwise functional individual. In the United States today, depression tops  … Read more

Social Security Disability Insurance and Obesity

Social Security Disability Insurance – Obesity Morbid obesity is a medical condition characterized by the excess accumulation of body fat. Adults who are obese have a BMI (body mass index) of 30 or greater, and morbidly obese adults have a BMI of 40 or greater. Morbidly obese adults often have difficulties with mobility and several  … Read more