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Can I get Social Security Disability Benefits for Chronic Pain?

To qualify for DIBS or SSI, you must first show Social Security that your pain is “medically determinable.” In other words, it is not enough to just s
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Can I receive Social Security Disability Benefits for mental illness?

Mental illness is a common reason for receiving social security disability benefits. There are a lot of different kinds of mental illness, and the Soc
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I have Muscular Dystrophy. Can I qualify for social security disability?

MD can also cause significant lung and breathing problems. If you have developed labored breathing as result of your MD, your RFC would probably state
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Continuing Eligibility for Disability Benefits

               The Social Security Administration (SSA) reevaluates the eligibility of previously approved claimants every few years to see if your di
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Office of Disability Adjudication and Review

               The Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) is responsible for holding hearings, issuing decisions, and reviewing appeals r
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Date Last Insured

               The date last insured (DLI) is the last day of the quarter that the claimant meets insured status for Title II disability insurance ben
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Vocational Expert’s Role in your Social Security Hearing

Your Social Security hearing will likely involve a vocational expert (VE). A VE is trained on job requirements, definitions, & tolerances regardin
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Substantial Gainful Activity

               Substantial gainful activity (SGA) is evaluated as part of the social security determination process. To be eligible for social securit
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Non-medical Related Job Loss in Relation to Social Security Disability

Recently in the state of Minnesota, specifically the Twin Cities Metro area, Target Corporation, one of the state’s largest employers announced and ex
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