While Social Security disability benefits are part of a federal assistance program, there are slight variations of the application and appeals process across states within the U.S. There can be specific nuances that you may run into when filing for disability in Maine. To help you navigate the disability process in the Pine Tree State,… Read more »
Waiting to hear back about whether or not you were approved for disability benefits can be daunting. According to the Social Security Administration (SSA), only about 36% of claims are approved during the initial application period – this means more than half of applications will be denied the first time around.
Getting denied for Social Security disability benefits is extremely common, though that doesn’t make it feel any less frustrating. Individuals who are denied at the initial and reconsideration stages can request a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ), who will make a decision based on all available evidence and the person’s testimony. There are… Read more »
The Social Security Disability system you’re familiar with has evolved over decades of legislative actions and judicial decisions in our country. The history of Social Security disability is a long and winding one, with many obstacles overcome in order to reach the program’s current standing. Though the early years of Social Security disability don’t line… Read more »
Your Social Security disability application got denied. Denial is common and happens to many who apply for benefits. If you are at this stage of the process where you need to file an appeal with the Social Security Administration (SSA), there are some things to consider before proceeding. The most important factor? Hiring a Social… Read more »