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Navigating Disability Benefits and Unemployment

Can a person receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and unemployment benefits at the same time? The answer is yes, but it’s a complex process that requires careful navigation. Here’s what you need to know about receiving disability benefits and unemployment. Ability to Work Is a Key Factor in SSDI and Unemployment Eligibility When applying […]

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Does Long COVID Qualify for Disability Benefits?

It’s been nearly four years since the initial coronavirus outbreak, with about 77.5% of Americans infected at least once. While most people recover from the illness within a couple of weeks, many people struggle with debilitating residual symptoms of long COVID. In severe cases, long-term COVID renders victims unable to return to their usual routines.

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Non-Medical Requirements for Disability Benefits

Determining eligibility for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a complex process, and there are several aspects to your application for the Social Security Administration (SSA) to consider, including medical and non-medical requirements. If you have questions regarding the medical side of applying for benefits, you can receive some helpful insight from your doctor, who

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Could You Be Eligible for Disability Benefits with Long Covid?

Testing positive for Covid is taxing, and throws off your daily routines. Fortunately, many recover in a matter of weeks. However, with Long Covid, residual symptoms could continue long-term and range from mild to severe. In the most serious cases, sufferers could lose their ability to work due to their symptoms. In that case, help

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In-Kind Support and Maintenance (ISM) Reductions and Their Impact on SSI Benefits

Once found medically disabled and eligible for Supplemental Social Security Insurance (SSI), whether in the initial application stage or by an Administrative Law Judge, the recipient’s determination is sent to their local Social Security Field Office for processing. There, the Social Security Administration (SSA) schedules and conducts a Pre-effectuation Review Conference (PERC) usually within 30

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An Attorney’s Angle: Sara Carroll Discusses The Big Conn and a Fourth Grade Education

I recently began watching The Big Conn on Apple TV+. The series is about a Kentucky Social Security attorney, Eric Conn, who was in “cahoots” with local Social Security Judge David B. Daugherty. The first episode goes over the relationship between Mr. Conn and Judge Daugherty. The two are charged with (and eventually convicted of)

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