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Vision problems often make it difficult to work, especially if you have been medically determined as blind. While there are many vision issues that can qualify you for disability benefits, it is important for you to understand the definition of blindness according to the Social Security Administration, as well as what factors are considered when… Read More

Issues Unique to the Elderly on Disability

By Kenton Koszdin on October 3, 2018
In Disease SSDI Claim

Most disabilities eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) don’t go away. In fact, as we age, some of these disabilities become harder to manage. There are many services provided by the Social Security Administration (SSA) that make it easier for you to both manage your disability and to help… Read More

After going through the initial process of applying for a disability benefit and being declined, claimants may go through an ALJ (Administrative Law Judge) appeal, which involves a judge rendering a verdict on whether to overturn or uphold the initial decision. There are a number of factors the judge takes into consideration, including what is… Read More

Understanding SSI and SSDI

By Kenton Koszdin on September 6, 2018
In Disability Insurance

If you are disabled and applying for Social Security Administration benefits, you may be confused as to whether you should apply for SSI (Supplemental Security Income) or SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance). There are several differences, meaning you may be able to receive both. The following 7 questions are frequently asked by applicants and show… Read More

The Definition Of Disability

By Kenton Koszdin on September 4, 2018
In Disability Insurance

In 1954, the Congress established the first operating disability program under the Social Security Act. The 1954 amendments established a disability “freeze” for disabled workers—i.e., excluding a disabled worker’s periods of disability when calculating retirement benefits. The 1954 law defined disability as: Blindness, or The inability to engage in any substantial gainful activity by reason… Read More

If you or someone you know has a genitourinary disorder resulting from certain conditions including, but not limited to, a kidney transplant, dialysis, or even anorexia, you may have a disability that meets the criteria established by the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) Listing of Impairments (the “Listings”). The Listing of Impairments lists impairments considered severe… Read More

If you or someone you know has a genitourinary disorder resulting from certain conditions including, but not limited to, a kidney transplant, dialysis, or even anorexia, you may have a disability that meets the criteria established by the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) Listing of Impairments (the “Listings”). The Listing of Impairments lists impairments considered severe… Read More

If you or someone you know has a genitourinary disorder resulting from a kidney transplant or chronic kidney disease, you may have a disability that meets the criteria established by the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) Listing of Impairments (the “Listings”). The Listing of Impairments lists impairments considered severe enough to prevent an individual from performing… Read More

The more that applicants for disability benefits know about how the Social Security Administration (SSA) considers and evaluates their type of disability, the more prepared they will be for the road ahead as the SSA considers benefit eligibility. As the claims process for disability benefits may not only be long and arduous, but complicated and… Read More

Quick Disability Determination (QDD) is a process by which the Social Security Administration (SSA) expeditiously attempts to process claims for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), Supplemental Security Income (SSI). For those applicants that qualify, the Kenton Koszdin Law Office has the expertise and experience to provide the necessary representation and assistance throughout the entire Quick Disability… Read More

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