Disability hearing how long do I have to wait?

If you have filed for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits and were denied several times you may be waiting for your Social Security Disability hearing. In fact, you may have been waiting over a year for your hearing. Recently on our disability forum a user asked, “I have been waiting over twelve months for my disability hearing and there is still no word from the SSA. How much longer will I have to wait?”

Continue reading

Posted in Common questions | Tagged , | Comments Off

COLA increase for disability benefits?

Given the state of the economy and high inflation it can be difficult for many seniors and disabled individuals to find the money to pay for their basic necessities such as food, housing and medication costs. Recently on our disability forum a user asked, “Will I be receiving a cost of living increase (COLA) this year?”

Continue reading

Posted in Common questions | Tagged , , | Comments Off

Disability lawyer what will they need from me?

Unfortunately, due to the high number of disability denials, there are many SSI and SSDI claimants who will need to hire a disability lawyer to win benefits. The good news is if a disability lawyer agrees to accept your disability case they will work on a contingency fee basis and will only be paid if you win your claim. Disability lawyers can evaluate your case for free to determine if they think you have a good case.

Continue reading

Posted in Common questions | Tagged , | Comments Off

SSDI application sent to SSA why have I not heard them?

Recently on our Social Security Disability forum a user asked, “Why have I not heard from the SSA? I sent my SSDI application to them months ago. Why are they ignoring me?” According to the Social Security Administration, there were 2,640,100 disability applications submitted in 2013. This means there are millions of SSI and SSDI applications which must be reviewed and analyzed. Given the understaffing and the common inefficiency of the Federal Government it’s not surprising that it can take months to review a SSDI application.

Continue reading

Posted in Common questions | Tagged , | Comments Off

My doctor says I am disabled why was I denied SSDI?

Recently on our disability forum a user asked, “Why would the SSA tell me I am not disabled if my doctor says that I am?”

Continue reading

Posted in Common questions | Tagged , | Comments Off