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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

One of the most frequent questions we are asked at Kenton Koszdin Law Office is: What is the wait time for Social Security disability decisions? Unfortunately, there is no simple answer due to the multitude of scenarios that can affect Social Security disability claims. There are some factors that you can influence; however, many others… Read More

Applying for disability benefits is much more complex than filling in the forms and waiting for a decision. The information you provide, and how the SSA interprets that information, is generally the most important aspect of a claim. When you fill out the forms you receive, you must convince a decision-maker that you are entitled… Read More

A Quick Disability Determination (QDD) may be able to help you receive disability benefits much sooner than if your application were to go through the usual complete process. However, there are some things you need to know about a QDD case and whether your case is eligible. In most cases, consulting with a disability lawyer… Read More

What Is the Compassionate Allowance (CAL)

By Kenton Koszdin on September 11, 2018
In Disability Insurance

The compassionate allowance, or CAL, may be able to get you the disability benefits you need much quicker. Not all conditions are approved for this allowance, but if yours is, you may want to speak to a disability lawyer sooner to help you with the application process. The application process can be easier depending on… Read More

You would expect to be asked for medical records and job history when applying for Social Security benefits, and they do request that information. However, there is other information requested that may not seem vital to your case but can help it process much quicker. Most of the information is requested as a way of… Read More

When you decide it’s time to apply for Social Security benefits after becoming disabled, it is important to know what you can do to prepare. This makes the process much easier on you, but it also helps to process your application much quicker. The SSA will require many vital pieces of information from you, and… Read More

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is vital to the American workforce for significant reasons. First and foremost, the program provides necessary financial support for disabled workers and their families. Almost half of the SSDI program’s recipients depend on SSDI for the majority of their income. Twenty percent receive almost all their income from the SSDI… Read More

Social Security’s decision as to whether an individual is disabled is reached by first determining if an applicant can engage in “Substantial Gainful Activity” (SGA). The Social Security Administration (SSA) adjusts the amount of monthly earnings considered as “Substantial Gainful Activity” annually. Anyone who is unable to engage in substantial gainful activity is eligible to receive… 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

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