The Claims Process

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.

How Social Security Decides Whether You Are Disabled

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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

The 5 Step Disability Evaluation Under Social Security

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Learn here about the five-step qualification process the SSA will use for your disability evaluation for Social Security benefits and you're closer to approval.... Read more

Social Security Disability’s Listing of Impairments

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Learn how the Social Security Administration (SSA) applies a List of Impairments when evaluating your case and what you can do to show you qualify, speed approval, and receive payments.... Read more

How does the Social Security Administration apply Social Security Disability Laws to determine if I am disabled?

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Learn how Social Security Disability laws apply to your claim and how the disability evaluation process will be used to decide if you are disabled.... Read more

When applying for disability benefits will I have to see a Social Security doctor?

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Learn when applying for disability benefits means that Social Security will send you to a doctor for evaluation and find out who will pay for the exam.... Read more

Who decides if I am disabled? If both my doctor and the Social Security disability doctors say I am unable to work, will I be approved?

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See who decides if you are disabled and how Social Security uses your doctors’ and the consultative examination doctors’ opinions in their decision.... Read more

What does my age have to do with getting disability benefits from Social Security?

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See when and why your age is part of Social Security’s evaluation process for getting Social Security disability benefits. ... Read more

Reasons First Time Applicants are Denied Social Security Benefits

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Strengthen your disability benefits claim. Learn the most common reasons why most applicants for Social Security Disability are denied the first time they file.... Read more

Why are my education and work experience factors in deciding whether my application for disability will be approved?

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Learn the importance of your education and work history and see when and how they relate to your Social Security application for disability.... Read more

Can alcoholics and drug addicts get a Social Security benefit for disability?

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Learn when a drug addict or alcoholic can and cannot receive a Social Security benefit based on disability and how a lawyer can help an addict’s claim.... Read more

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