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filing for disability in maine
May 27, 2021

Filing for Disability in Maine: What You Should Know

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 »

signs that you will be approved for disability
April 02, 2021

4 Signs That You Will Be Approved for Disability Benefits

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.

Social Security disability hearing status
March 16, 2021

You Received a Social Security Disability Court Date: What’s Next?

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 »

Social Security history facts
February 11, 2021

Q&A: The History of Social Security Disability

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 »

Social Security disability appeal lawyer
January 21, 2021

At What Part of the Social Security Disability Appeal Process Should I Hire a Lawyer?

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 »