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6 Common Mistakes That Can Lead to an SSDI Denial in California

Many people in California apply for Social Security Disability Insurance only to receive a denial. Often, a denial can come about for reasons that have nothing to do with your actual disability. It can happen because of a simple mistake on the application. Here are some of the more common mistakes ...
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3 Tips for Answering Questions at Your Disability Hearing

Speaking in a courtroom is intimidating to most people who don't have extensive courtroom experience. And when you're speaking in a courtroom because you have to answer questions at your disability hearing, you might be feeling especially anxious - there's a lot riding on the decision the judge ...
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3 Tips for Representative Payees

If a friend or relative of yours qualifies for Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income benefits but isn't able to handle their own finances for some reason, they may need you to be their representative payee. A representative payee is a person who is authorized to ...
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Disputing A Denied Social Security Disability Claim

Although no one plans for a disabling injury to affect their ability to support themselves, disabilities that leave a person unable to work are more common than you might think. To ensure that you have access to the funding needed to support yourself while disabled, you will need to apply for ...
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Understanding Potential Eligibility for SSDI Benefits

If you find yourself suddenly unable to work, no doubt you’re worried about bringing in income to cover your family’s expenses. Should you apply for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits? Here’s what you need to know before you do. Your Condition Must Be Official and Severe To qualify for ...
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The Differences between SSDI and SSI

Many medically disabled individuals depend on Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) for financial assistance. These two government programs have different qualification requirements, although both are overseen by the Social Security Administration.  SSDI: ...
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Three Reasons to Hire a Social Security Disability Lawyer

If you are considering hiring a lawyer for your Social Security case, you may be wondering if it is worth the time and money. While you can try to apply on your own, hiring a disability lawyer can have big benefits for people seeking Social Security assistance. Here are three detailed reasons why ...
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