Social Security Disability

Social Security Disability Benefits for Agoraphobia and Panic Disorders

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What is Agoraphobia, and Can I Get Disability Benefits for it? Getting approved for Social Security disability benefits can be difficult enough if you have a condition that can be demonstrated through lab tests, like blood work and x-rays. What happens if your disability is psychological, such as mental illness like agoraphobia? Agoraphobia is an anxiety disorder that causes you to avoid places or situations that make you feel afraid, trapped, embarrassed or helpless. Agoraphobia causes one to fear an actual or anticipated situation, such as being in crowds, using public transportation, or being in confined spaces. Those who suffer… Read More ››

How Do I Know If I Am Entitled To Receive Social Security Disability?

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Entitled to Social Security If the health of an individual is so bad that it is impacting their capability to work, it might be time for the person to consider the help of a Federal Program that will specifically assist them to overcome the hardships that are associated with an injury. Social Security Disability Insurance is designed to provide either short-term or long-term insurance for employees that pay through the program through their employer.   There are several ways for you to apply to receive Social Security Disability benefits. You could call them on the phone and set up an… Read More ››

What You Need To Know About Reopening Your SSDI Claim Case

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How to Reopen a SSDI Claim That was Denied In Pennsylvania, qualifying individuals can apply for and receive benefits through the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program. The Social Security Administration (SSA) receives thousands of claims every year, many of which are denied. Fortunately, those whose claims for Social Security Disability benefits have been denied have the right to reopen those claims and appeal the decisions. If you were recently denied disability benefits, you should contact a Social Security Disability attorney who can walk you through the complex appeals process.   Eligible Claimants A claimant can only receive SSDI in… Read More ››

Social Security Disability: Most Common Questions

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Trying to proceed through the Social Security process can be overwhelming, and you can be struck with many questions about Social Security Disability Insurance. From concerns about how the claims process works to understanding what type of compensation you are eligible for, there are several things you must know before you can be successful in the social security process.   Fortunately, with the help of an experienced Social Security disability insurance attorney, you can rest assured that you are properly progressing through the claims process.   Do I Need a Social Security Disability Insurance Attorney?   This is often the… Read More ››

Depression From Your Job? You Can File For Social Security Disability

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  Depression from Work Falls Under Disability   According to Forbes, Mental illness short-term disability claims are increasing by 10% annually and mental disorders were at the center of more than 9% of long-term disability claims in 2012.   What exactly causes depression in the workplace? Shift work, long hours, burning out, intimidating or hard to please bosses, or hard to work with customers. These workplace issues often lead to having feelings toward a low way of living life or sense of self-worth.   Jobs that include high risks of stress include healthcare, food service, social work, nursing homes, and/or… Read More ››

Social Security Disability Insurance Vs. Supplemental Security Insurance

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The biggest difference between Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Insurance (SSI) is the financial requirements for those that are disabled. It is hard for many to understand the difference between the two programs, but we have described both programs in detail below.   Requirements and Explanation of SSDI Most of the funding for Social Security Disability comes from federal taxes. This means that SSDI is deducted from every paycheck and you will not see it until you need it. Depending on the number of years that you work, your contributions to what is known as, the trust… Read More ››

How Does Social Security Disability Insurance in Pennsylvania Work?

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If you suffer an injury that leaves you disabled, this can be any form of injury even a work injured, and you may be eligible to receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits.   Generally, SSDI pays benefits only to those who can establish that they have worked a certain amount of time and have regularly paid Social Security taxes. To learn more about the SSDI filing process and eligibility requirements, it is important to talk to a social security disability attorney who can protect your interests.   Eligibility   A person can only receive SSDI benefits after the Social… Read More ››

How To Handle a Condition Not on the Social Security Disability List

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  What Do I Do If My Impairment is Not on the SSDI Approved List?   If you have a debilitating condition that prevents you from working, Social Security Disability (“SSDI”) benefits are available. SSDI covers almost every worker in Pennsylvania. It is important to understand the process and, to do that, you are going to need experienced SSDI attorneys like the ones at Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo.   The Blue Book   SSDI is administered by the Social Security Administration (“SSA“). Many people know that the SSA maintains a list of diseases, illnesses, and conditions for which SSDI benefits… Read More ››

What Types of Injuries and Illnesses are Covered Under SSDI?

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Injuries and Illnesses Covered Under SSDI   There are two federal programs that provide benefits to people with disabilities: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), which is available to individuals who have enough work experience, and Supplemental Security Income (SSI), which serves the disabled poor and is based on need. Between 1996 and 2015, the number of working Americans subsisting on federal disability benefits grew rapidly. In spite of this growth, it is actually very difficult to secure both SSDI and SSI. Only about 4 in 10 applications are ultimately approved, and it can take years and many appeals to finally… Read More ››

How Your Diabetes and Social Security Disability Benefits are Related

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  SSDI Benefits for People With Diabetes   Obtaining Social Security Disability (“SSDI”) benefits is a complicated and confusing process. As we wrote about not too long ago, it is not as simple as completing an application claiming that you cannot work. It is important to understand the process and, to do that, you are going to need experienced SSDI attorneys like the ones at Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo.   SSDI is Available for Diabetes and Related Conditions   Diabetes is an epidemic in the United States. According to the American Diabetes Association (“ADA”), in 2015, 30.3 million Americans, or… Read More ››

Pursuing a Social Security Disability Benefits Hearing

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Pursuing a Social Security Disability Benefits Hearing   If you have applied for Social Security disability benefits (SSD) and seen that claim denied, you still have options. There are a number of avenues through which to appeal your claim denial, but they may become increasingly challenging. Among the steps you may take to pursue SSD benefits is a hearing before a judge. This is only one step you might pursue after your initial appeal has already been denied. After you receive notice that your appeal has been denied by the Social Security Administration, you have 60 days to request a… Read More ››

Therapy and Social Security Disability Benefits

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Social Security disability (SSD) benefits for injuries are issued to people who cannot work because they are suffering from an injury or condition that is expected to last for 12 months or more. Those who meet this requirement will not automatically be issued benefits by the Social Security Administration (SSA). They must also prove that they have sought medical assistance or treatment in an effort to improve their situation. When you file with the SSA for disability benefits, they will take a look through your file. They will be looking for the length of time you’ve dealt with this injury,… Read More ››