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  • Social Security Benefits in 2017

    Posted By Disability Action Advocates || 5-Jan-2017

    Do you qualify for Social Security retirement benefits? Use this guide to help you determine if you are eligible. To Receive Social Security Retirement Benefits, You Must: Be age 62 or older Have worked for at least ten years Made a minimum of $5,200 or more Pass the threshold for earnings test (This has changed in 2017. Now the threshold is $16,920 if you come of retirement age after 2017, and ...
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  • Royals Fan Loses SSD Benefits After GoFundMe Campaign

    Posted By Disability Action Advocates || 13-Dec-2016

    Millions of Americans with disabling injuries and medical conditions rely on Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits as their only source of income to help cover the cost of basic necessities. While these benefits may be invaluable, the Social Security Administration (SSA) is extremely strict when it comes to SSD beneficiaries receiving gifts of any kind which could be perceived as income, ...
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  • Social Security Disability Options for Veterans

    Posted By Disability Action Advocates || 3-Nov-2016

    Military service can have a profound and lasting effect on a person’s life, especially if they should become wounded or ill as a result of their enlistment. In the event that a service member should become permanently disabled as a result of their military service, they may be able to collect monthly tax-free veterans disability benefits as compensation from both the Department of ...
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  • How Will Disability Benefits Affect My Spouse's Social Security?

    Posted By Disability Action Advocates || 11-Oct-2016

    One of the greatest concerns of individuals receiving Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits regards how their spouses can receive maximum spousal benefits in the event of their death; a topic which was explored in a recent USA Today article. For those who do not know, when claimants are receiving SSD benefits, their spouse may begin receiving support in an amount up to one-half of the ...
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  • Five Ways You Can Lose Your Disability Benefits

    Posted By Disability Action Advocates || 15-Sep-2016

    While most individuals who are approved for Social Security Disability (SSD) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) will continue to receive their entitled benefits for years to come without issue, it is important to remember that these benefits are not guaranteed to last forever. In fact, there are numerous ways in which a person’s benefits may be suspended or even terminated. If ...
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  • Things You Probably Didn't Know About Social Security

    Posted By Disability Action Advocates || 15-Aug-2016

    Despite the fact that millions of people collect its benefits each year, few know the history of Social Security and how it came to be. While certainly not the most exciting topic, Social Security has an important past and has grown into an invaluable source of financial support for countless American citizens. Take a look at the following interesting facts about Social Security! Humble beginnings ...
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  • How Does Grid Eligibility Work for SSDI Claims?

    Posted By Disability Action Advocates || 7-Jul-2016

    Individuals who are 50 years old or older generally have an easier time getting approved for Social Security Disability benefits than those who are younger. This is because the Social Security Administration (SSA) believes it is more challenging for an older person to learn new job skills or transition into different roles in the workplace, known as vocational adjustments. To accommodate for these ...
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  • Get Your SSDI Benefits Fast Through the Compassionate Allowance Program

    Posted By Disability Action Advocates || 7-Jun-2016

    Individuals who become injured or ill and are unable to work may be able to file for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. This program provides much needed financial support for basic necessities and expenses in the event that a person should become disabled. While the financial benefits of this program can be invaluable, the waiting period for approval can sometimes be extremely ...
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  • SSDI Claims Involving Loss of Vision or Hearing

    Posted By Disability Action Advocates || 10-May-2016

    Many people file for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) in the event that they should be rendered unable to work following a serious accident or illness. But what happens if a person should become unable to perform the duties of their job due to failing eyesight or hearing? If you have experienced vision or hearing loss, you may qualify for SSDI benefits. What Are the Costs of Hearing and ...
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  • Will My SSDI Benefits Increase With Inflation?

    Posted By Disability Action Advocates || 14-Apr-2016

    From gasoline to groceries, the cost of just about everything in the United States tends to rise over time. As the value of currency decreases and the economy fluctuates, the prices of goods and services have a tendency to increase little by little with each passing year. While many of these price hikes are individually minor inconveniences, such as paying an extra 15 cents for a pack of gum, ...
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  • Can I Continue to Work While Receiving Disability Benefits?

    Posted By Disability Action Advocates || 1-Feb-2016

    If you are like most other Americans, you actually like going to work, putting in time at your place of occupation, and leaving at the end of the day feeling like you accomplished something. When an injury or illness is so severe that it takes you off your feet – sometimes literally – and requires you to receive Social Security Disability ( SSD ) benefits just to get by, it can be a ...
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  • Common Qualifying Medical Conditions for SSD

    Posted By Disability Action Advocates || 1-Dec-2015

    Applying for Social Security Disability benefits (SSD) can mean having to rake through stacks of complicated government documents. For someone who is just trying to get some assistance after being rendered unable to work after an unfortunate accident or debilitating illness, the whole procedure can feel needlessly intricate. Many people are left wondering whether or not their condition actually ...
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  • What You Should Know Before Applying for SSD Benefits

    Posted By Disability Action Advocates || 6-Nov-2015

    If you were to take the time to look around your workplace for potential hazards, you would probably find a handful of dangers, some of them unnoticed or unaddressed. This is not an uncommon situation, but frequency of occurrence is not an excuse for letting it happen. People seriously injured at work need to be able to find some support to keep them financially stable as they recover. For most ...
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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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  • 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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  • Which Neurological Disorders Are Covered by SSD?

    Posted By Disability Action Advocates || 14-Aug-2014

    When an individual has structural, biochemical or electrical abnormalities of the brain, spinal cord, or other nerves, these abnormalities can result in a range if disabling symptoms. Examples of symptoms arising from a neurological disorder: Paralysis Muscle weakness Loss of sensation Seizures Confusion Migraines Pain Altered levels of consciousness There are approximately 600 recognized ...
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  • Veterans & Social Security

    Posted By DAA || 25-Feb-2014

    Veterans and military service members play a crucial role in American life. Their efforts and sacrifices – including even the ultimate sacrifice of life – enable our country to remain one of the best. For their commitment, veterans should be praised by their peers and compensated fairly for dedicating their time to serving our country. Although there are a variety of benefits available ...
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  • Welcome to Our New Blog!

    Posted By DAA || 29-Jan-2014

    Disability Action Advocates would like to welcome you to our new blog. Our Reno Social Security disability attorneys will be updating this blog with posts that can help you better understand the disability claim and appeal process, as well as the latest in Social Security news. For more information, feel free to browse our website or contact us to discuss your case personally with a member of our ...
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