If you are attempting to secure disability benefits from the Social Security Administration or from a private Long-Term Disability insurer you may be wondering how much you can receive and how that total is determined.
Many people apply for SSDI each year, but only 35% of initial applications are approved which means 65% of applications are initially denied.
What happens if you are injured suddenly or contract a serious illness and are unable to work for an extended period of time? What should you do first?
The SSA recognizes burns as an impairment in its Blue Book, but whether or not an applicant is approved for disability benefits depends on the area of the body burned and the severity.
Many people who apply for disability benefits suffer from more than one illness or injury which combined leaves them unable to work.
Filing a disability claim with the SSA involves navigating a sea of unfamiliar terms and abbreviations. It is always helpful to have a quick reference or “cheat sheet” handy when reading through instructions and forms.