Social Security Disability
In easy-to-understand, everyday language we'll answer all your questions about Social Security Disability (SSD aka SSDI) benefits. Our SSDI articles and unique question-and-answer forum focus on what matters most to disabled individuals and their families. Our articles, grouped by general category, describe the application process including when and how to file a claim, how to avoid common mistakes, and how to get legal help when you need it. We explain how medical and non-medical eligibility is determined, how to improve chances of approval, how to overturn a denial, and what to expect at a hearing. We also provide downloadable SSDI forms that are commonly used for applications, appeals, and post-entitlement issues as well as key information on topics that matter after you win approval. Post-entitlement topics include how benefits are paid, when and how much you can work, when a representative payee is needed, and whether your family can receive benefits.
Get understandable answers to the most frequently asked questions about Social Security Disability and Medicare. Find out where and how to get legal help with your Social Security disability or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) claim.... Read more
Learn how Social Security determines whether you are eligible for disability benefits and see when your age and work history may and may not make a difference in the evaluation of your claim. Learn how mental illness, fibromyalgia, and low vision claims are decided.... Read more
Be prepared! Access and review the forms needed to file a Supplemental Security Income (SSI) disability claim for a disabled adult or disabled child.... Read more
Quickly access forms to establish or remove a representative payee, to contest the fact or collection of an overpayment, and to set up or change direct deposit.... Read more