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A plaintiff appealed his case to United States District Court in Kansas to reverse an administrative decision denying him Social Security Disability insurance benefits. The administrative hearing was conducted in 2018 after the application was denied a year earlier. The administrative law...

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How do I know if I qualify for Social Security disability insurance (SSDI)? Are you working now, or have you worked full-time in the last 5 years? You may be eligible if you are working less than 20 hours a week due to your disability. If you are not able to work full time and earn more than...

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Becoming disabled is particularly distressing for those individuals who had previously served as the sole breadwinner for their family. Such individuals often have a flurry of thoughts running through their minds, such as “How will I provide for myself?  My family?  My children?” Social Security...

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A consultative examination, often referred to as CE for short, is an additional medical examination ordered by the Social Security Administration (SSA). It is conducted by a licensed medical professional at no cost to the claimant. The medical professionals who conduct consultative examinations...

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Social Security disability hearings are unique judicial proceedings. The hearings are non-adversarial and lack many of the legal formalities one would typically expect to encounter. Generally, the hearings are very brief and informal. The hearing will be heard by an Administrative Law Judge who...

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The Social Security Administration (SSA) will determine that an individual is disabled if they have a long-term disability that prevents them from working in any capacity. An individual is disabled if they cannot engage in any substantial gainful activity (commonly referred to as SGA) because of...

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Imagine this: you apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. After a long waiting period, you finally receive a favorable decision on your claim. You are excited and eager to receive the much-needed income, but then discover the monthly amount is less than you expected....

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The national average wait time hit an all-time high in 2017, ringing in at 19.5 months on average. This is how long an individual had to wait for their social security hearing. Sadly, this trend does not seem to be improving as President Trump’s proposed fiscal 2019 Social Security...

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Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a needs-based program for those individuals with low income and low assets. In order to be eligible for SSI benefits, a single individual cannot possess more than $2,000 in assets. Individuals who exceed the $2,000 limit are ineligible for benefits under SSI

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The Social Security Administration (SSA) takes very seriously its responsibility to reduce instances of improper payments. The SSA will deem payment improper if any payment results from an individual’s failure to report an event, an individual’s intentional false reporting of an event, or an...

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