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    The U.S. Department of Education recently approved new rules that make it easier for disabled individuals to discharge their student loan debt. The new rules apply to people who qualify for Social Security disability (SSD) benefits and who also have student loans. Most federal student loans cannot be discharged in bankruptcy. The loan debt can… Read More

    Qualifying for Social Security disability (SSD) benefits requires, in part, that the disabled person be unable to work to support him- or herself. However, it doesn’t mean that the person is unable to work at all. Even after you have qualified for disability benefits, you may be able to work to earn additional income and… Read More

    The “Blue Book” is the Social Security Administration’s (SSA’s) list of disabling conditions that may qualify a child or an adult for Social Security disability (SSD) benefits, as long as that person also meets other requirements. The Blue Book categorizes disabling conditions according to the body part or system that is most affected by the… Read More

    Social Security Announces 1.7 Percent Benefits Increase

    By Kenton Koszdin Law Office on October 23, 2012
    In Social Security Disability

    People who receive retirement or disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA) will receive a 1.7 percent cost-of-living increase in their monthly checks, according to a recent report from ABC News. The increase is based on price inflation, which the SSA says has stayed fairly low over the last year despite the increase in gas… Read More

    A recent poll conducted by Lincoln Park Strategies found that 83 percent of U.S. residents think Social Security disability (SSD) benefits help those who need them and that eliminating the benefits would be unfair, according to an article in the Sacramento Bee. The study was commissioned by the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR),… Read More

    Many medical conditions cause disabling symptoms and may qualify a person for Social Security disability (SSD) payments. The Social Security Administration (SSA) reviews the medical records and other information from those who apply for SSD benefits to determine whether they qualify for disability. In order for a medical condition to qualify a person for SSD… Read More

    If your application for Social Security disability (SSD) benefits is approved, you may breathe a sigh of relief. The application process can be stressful, especially when you’re already struggling to live with a disability. However, you should know that the Social Security Administration (SSA) will review your file from time to time after you receive… Read More

    The Social Security Administration (SSA) determines each applicant’s eligibility for Social Security disability (SSD) benefits individually, based on that person’s work history, medical records, and other information. To make this determination, the SSA asks five basic questions about each applicant: Are you working? Generally speaking, if you earn more than $1,010 per month, the SSA will… Read More

    The Social Security Administration (SSA) processes a large number of applications for Social Security disability (SSD) benefits each year. The SSA currently faces a large backlog of cases, and attempts to reduce the backlog have resulted in errors in nearly 25 percent of recent claims, according to an article in the Washington Post. On average, an… Read More

    In some applications for Social Security disability (SSD) benefits, the Social Security Administration (SSA) may ask for a “special examination.” A “special examination” is a certain medical examination or test the SSA needs in order to determine whether or not you qualify for disability benefits. The SSA pays for the test and may also pay… Read More

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