The SSI backlog is real. Read a story of a West Philadelphia native who has been waiting nearly 800 days for her hearing. And she’s not alone.
Let’s take a look at what bipolar disorder is, how it’s commonly treated, and the unique challenges the disease presents in the context of an SSDI claim. And don’t worry, we’ll also discuss how to overcome those legal challenges.
There are few things more worrisome than the thought of losing your eyesight or hearing. Whether vision or hearing loss is caused by a traumatic incident at work, is genetic in nature, or the result of an illness, the Social Security Disability system has certain safety nets in place to help.
Depression is categorized under Social Security Disability Listing 12.04. As with most disabilities, the Social Security Administration has instituted a very high bar for the Claimant to meet when it comes to the severity necessary to gain a favorable decision.
There are two types of seizure disorders that can qualify you for Social Security Disability benefits under a Listing, and the medical requirements for meeting a listing are very high and difficult to meet. However, it is very much possible to win benefits even if you do not meet the listing.
The Social Security Administration, in determining whether a Claimant qualifies for SSDI benefits under the COPD listing, uses a spirometry test. ADA recommends Claimants who suffer from COPD or its similar ailments get annual or semi-annual spirometry testing.
While it is true that you do not have to wait until 65 any longer, it is important to know the pros and cons of electing early benefits.
The federal government will exclude you from Social Security Disability benefits if you haven’t adequately contributed to Social Security during a worklife, but the Social Security Administration has a backup plan.
It’s important to know that whether you are at the initial review level, or have appealed and are waiting for a hearing, medical evidence will be the most important determining factor in whether you win or lose when it comes to SSDI. In fact, it’s not even close.
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are federal programs that assist disabled individuals financially. Each program provides money to individuals who successfully submit an application while meeting the federal government’s definition of a disabled person.