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Doctors note do I need a lawyer to win SSDI benefits?

So what does it take to win SSDI benefits? Unfortunately, it will take more than a doctors note. It’s not unusual for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) applicants to find they have been denied for SSDI even though they have a medical professional who will attest to the fact they are 100% disabled and cannot work. Recently on our disability forum we had a user ask, “Do I need to seek a lawyer to help me with my disability case even though I have a written note from my psychiatrist who believes I have a severe mental health condition and I am 100% disabled?”

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Looking for work is this a requirement for SSDI?

It’s not unusual for many disability applicants to be confused about the requirements for winning SSDI benefits. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) applicants also have questions about what it takes to keep their SSDI benefits once they are approved. Recently on our disability forum a disability applicant asked, “Once I receive SSDI benefits do I need to keep looking for work?”

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Appeals Council denied SSDI what is next step?

If you have been denied by the Appeals Council you have been fighting for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) potentially for months or years and you may wonder what the next step is for your SSDI application. Recently on our disability forum we had a user ask, “If the Appeals Council refused to hear my case what should be my next course of action for my SSDI case?”

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Workers compensation. Do I also apply for SSDI?

If you have a been injured while performing your normal job functions or if you have a condition which is exacerbated by your job you might wonder if you should apply for workers compensation or if you should apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). Recently on our disability forum we had a worker ask, “If I have been working and my back condition becomes worse performing my job what do I do?”

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