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What Disabilities Can You Get Social Security Disability Benefits For?
Posted at: 5/19/2023 12:00 PM
How does the Social Security Administration evaluate my claim? If you have a disability that has become debilitating enough to keep you from working, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. The likelihood of your claim being approved by the Social Security Administration will primarily depend on how you prove the severity of your disability and its impact on your ability to work. The Social Security Administration takes into account 5 main determinants when evaluating
Can You Collect Social Security Disability Benefits and Workers' Compensation Benefits at the Same Time?
Posted at: 4/12/2023 12:00 PM
Workers' Compensation Offset If you are eligible, it is possible to receive both Workers' Compensation and Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits at the same time. However, if you are receiving Workers' Compensation benefits and file for SSD benefits, your SSD benefits may be reduced. Social Security law provides that you may only receive up to 80% of your average current earnings (ACE) between SSD and Workers' Compensation. If your SSD and Workers' Compensation benefits are over 80% of your
Can I Get Social Security Disability for Neck Pain?
Posted at: 3/10/2023 5:00 PM
Can I Get Social Security Disability for Neck Pain? In order to qualify for Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) benefits for neck pain or neck problems, you must either meet the requirements of one of Social Security's official disability listings or prove that they don't have the capacity to return to work because of their neck pain or doctors' restrictions. Meeting a Musculoskeletal Disability Listing for Neck Problems The Social Security disability listings for musculoskeletal diso
Can you get disability benefits for long covid?
Posted at: 1/12/2023 4:00 PM
Yes. Even after testing negative for COVID-19, some people who've had the virus continue to experience a variety of debilitating symptoms that can prevent substantial gainful employment. If you've been diagnosed with long COVID and can no longer work, you may qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. Getting approved for SSDI is difficult, but getting benefits for a recently discovered disease like COVID-19, the long-term effects of which are not yet fully understood, ca
Social Security Benefits Increase in 2023
Posted at: 1/9/2023 2:30 PM
Social Security and Supplemental Security Income benefits have increased by 8.7% in 2023. The annual Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) is tied to the increase in the Consumer Price Index as determined by the Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics. This measure is designed to help offset higher costs of living for recipients of SSD and SSI. If you'd like assistance making a claim or submitting an application for Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income, contact MCV La