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Common Myths About Social Security Benefits

Posted Date: February 18, 2014 | Categories: Social Security Disability

If you’re suffering from a long-term disability that renders you unable to work, you may qualify for Social Security disability benefits. Unfortunately, there are many myths surrounding the Social Security disability application process and other aspects of the program that prevent people from obtaining the benefits to which they’re entitled. We’ve debunked some of those […]

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Do I Need an Attorney to File for Social Security Disability?

Posted Date: February 12, 2014 | Categories: Social Security Disability

Hiring an attorney to represent you when you apply for Social Security disability benefits isn’t a requirement. However, it is advantageous to have an attorney versed in Social Security disability laws by your side, as the process of applying for disability benefits can be more complicated and drawn out than meets the eye. Get Help […]

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Prisoners and Social Security Disability Benefits

Posted Date: December 11, 2013 | Categories: Social Security Disability

Social Security disability benefits can be paid to people who have recently worked and paid Social Security taxes and are unable to work because of a serious medical condition that is expected to last at least a year or result in death. The fact that a person is a recent parolee or is unemployed does […]

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How Workers’ Compensation Impacts Social Security Disability Benefits

Posted Date: December 11, 2013 | Categories: Social Security Disability

Disability payments from private sources, such as private pension or insurance benefits, do not affect your Social Security disability (“SSD”) benefits. However, workers’ compensation and other public disability benefits may reduce your SSD benefits. Workers’ compensation benefits are paid to a worker because of a job-related injury or illness. Other public disability payments that may affect […]

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Ticket to Work Program and Social Security Disability

Posted Date: December 11, 2013 | Categories: Social Security Disability

The Ticket to Work program is voluntary. You get free training, job referrals and other services you need to work. You can give your “Ticket” to an approved provider of your choice. The provider can be either the state vocational rehabilitation agency or an employment network. You and the provider will work together to make […]

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Should I Apply For Social Security Disability?

Posted Date: December 11, 2013 | Categories: Social Security Disability

If your answers match the ones below, the Social Security Administration (SSA) is likely to award you benefits. Are you gainfully employed? NO Do you have a severe impairment? YES Will your impairment last 12 months or result in death? YES Does your disability meet one of SSA’s listed impairments? If YES, you qualify. If no  Are you able […]

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Disability Rights of OhioAction and results: Case summaries

Posted Date: December 11, 2013 | Categories: Social Security Disability

Individual can get to doctor appointments thanks to DRO attorney Many individuals with disabilities have missed doctor appointments due to transportation issues. Recently an individual who uses a wheelchair contacted Disability Rights Ohio because his transportation service was unreliable and had informed him is that they didn’t have a driver who was able to accommodate […]

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State, County DD Boards Must Take Proper Steps before Recommending Disenrollment from Medicaid IO Waiver

Posted Date: December 11, 2013 | Categories: Social Security Disability

Thanks to the 1999 Olmstead decision, people with disabilities have the right to live in the community. To do this, they often need services that will come to their home. The Medicaid Individual Options (IO) waiver program is designed to provide this help, including assistance with personal care, home modifications, transportation, home-delivered meals, nutrition help, […]

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Tips for Filing a Stronger Disability Claim

Posted Date: December 11, 2013 | Categories: Social Security Disability

Tips for Filing a Stronger Disability Claim There is no formula for filing a winning Social Security disability claim. Because claims are as varied as medical impairments, each disability claim is evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Lack of sufficient evidence is the number one reason claims are denied. A common error is to omit some […]

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