Tag Archives: Supplemental Security Income

Disability hearing what are my options if I cannot attend?

Recently on our legal forum a user asked, “I filed for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits two years ago. I just received notification that my disability hearing will be scheduled next month. Due my deteriorating health condition, I do not believe I can attend the hearing. I was wondering if the is another option and whether this would decrease the chances that I will be approved for SSDI benefits?”

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Lost my case but my SSDI lawyer charged me for incidental fees?

Recently on our legal forum a user asked, “I have severe back issues and have not been able to work for two years. I hired an SSDI lawyer. They assured me that they would only get paid if I won my case. I lost my case, but I still got a bill for several hundred dollars. I am wondering if I have to pay this and why I was charged anything?”

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Denied Social Security Disability Insurance three times. Can you help?

Recently on our legal forum a user asked, “I have severe migraines. Most days I can hardly get out of bed. I have been having issues for several years and have had difficulty working. I applied for SSDI three times, but they have denied my case. I am wondering why I have been denied and what I can do to win Social Security Disability Insurance benefits?”

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SSDI auxiliary benefits what are they and do my children qualify?

Recently on our disability forum a user asked, “I have applied for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits (SSDI). I understand that if I have children they might, under specific circumstances, also qualify for benefits. Can you tell me more about SSDI auxiliary benefits and whether my kids can receive them?”

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Can SSDI lawyer charge more than $6,000?

Recently on our disability hearing a user asked, “I have been trying to win SSDI benefits for three years. My case was finally heard by the Appeals Council and I was awarded benefits. When I received my back pay check, however, I noticed the SSDI attorney had charged me more than $6,000. How is this possible. I thought the regulatory limit was 25% of my back pay up to $6,000. Am I reading the statute wrong?”

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