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  • The Five Steps of Applying for Social Security

    Posted By Disability Action Advocates || 9-Dec-2014

    Social Security Disability benefits are a wonderful resource available to Americans who have suffered an injury or illness that keeps them from working and living their lives in an independent way. Applying for these benefits, however, is not always as easy as many expect it to be. Many cases, in fact, can be long, involved, and mentally taxing when trying to prove to the Social Security ...
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  • Should You Choose an In-Person or Video Conference Disability Hearing?

    Posted By Disability Action Advocates || 17-Nov-2014

    In order to reduce the backlog of disability hearings, the Social Security Administration (SSA) has explored a number of options for Social Security disability hearings. One of these options has been the use of video teleconferencing (VTC) to hear cases. When VTC is used, the claimant will appear at their local Social Security office. The Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) will appear via video. Since ...
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  • SSD Claims for Qualifying Veterans May Be Expedited by the Social Security Administration

    Posted By Disability Action Advocates || 17-Oct-2014

    Back in March of 2014, the Social Security Administration (SSA) began taking measures to expedite Social Security Disability (SSD) claims for qualifying veterans. Wounded warriors who have received a 100% Permanent and Total (P&T) compensation rating from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) might also qualify to have their SSD claims treated as priority cases. The qualifications for ...
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  • Disability Benefits for Musculoskeletal Disorders

    Posted By Disability Action Advocates || 11-Sep-2014

    Many jobs require workers to repeat the same motion over and over again, to lift heavy objects all day long, or to maintain unnatural postures for long periods of time. Any of these conditions can cause a worker to develop a musculoskeletal disorder that prevents them from being able to return to work. Three of the most common musculoskeletal disorders include: Carpal tunnel syndrome Tendinitis ...
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  • SSD without Health Insurance: Know Your Options

    Posted By Disability Action Advocates || 29-Aug-2014

    The Social Security Administration requires Social Security Disability applicants to provide medical records proving that they have a qualifying disability—but how can you do that if you don't have health insurance? Without insurance, it is not very likely that you have been seeing a doctor or receiving medication for your disability, making it difficult to get your SSD application ...
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