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  • Benefits of Long-Term Social Security Disability

    Posted By Disability Action Advocates || 16-Feb-2017

    According to the United States Census Bureau, 1 in 5 Americans has a disability, and 1 in 4 of 20-year-olds today will become disabled before they reach retirement age. While having a disability isn’t a guarantee for hardship, as working people are protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act, some individuals are either unable to work full-time or unable to work at all. Those with ...
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  • Social Security Benefits in 2017: What You Need to Know

    Posted By Disability Action Advocates || 4-Jan-2017

    A Las Vegas Social Security Disability attorney understands how to help you get the maximum Social Security benefits. Don’t claim yours without talking to us first! It can be a mistake to claim your Social Security benefits without a proper understanding of the guidelines that determine how much you will collect, because if you do it wrong, it could permanently lower the amount of your ...
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  • Permanently Disabled Woman Loses SSD Benefits After Receiving Gift

    Posted By Disability Action Advocates || 13-Dec-2016

    Joyce Jeter has lived her life with neurofibromatosis, a debilitating and incurable medical condition that causes tumors to grow on her body. Not only does the condition cause her to experience constant pain, it also lead to the amputation of one of her legs after doctors discovered one of her many tumors was cancerous. In order to make ends meet, Joyce relies on Social Security Disability (SSD) ...
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  • Comparing Spousal Benefits to Survivor Benefits in SSD Packages

    Posted By Disability Action Advocates || 11-Oct-2016

    What happens when a person is receiving regular Social Security Disability benefit checks but reaches full retirement age (FRA) before their spouse also reaches FRA? What happens then if they pass away before their spouse reaches FRA? Would survivor benefits be better than spousal benefits at that point? All of these questions come together to reveal the true intricacy of Social Security ...
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  • Can I Lose My Disability Benefits?

    Posted By Disability Action Advocates || 15-Sep-2016

    Being approved for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits through Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) can be an uphill battle. But once it is completed and you are enjoying your benefits, you should be able to rest in knowing that you have those benefits for as long as you need them. Right? Not necessarily. There is nothing within SSD law that entitles a person to SSD benefits, or that ...
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  • Five Facts About Social Security

    Posted By Disability Action Advocates || 8-Aug-2016

    If you look into the history of just about any organization or program, you will find some interesting facts and trivia. Even Social Security, a governmental program most people would choose to avoid, has its fair share of intriguing tidbits. Take a look at this compiled list of the top interesting facts about the country’s Social Security program to surprise the guests at your next dinner ...
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  • Can You Work and Still Receive Disability Payments?

    Posted By Disability Action Advocates || 1-Feb-2016

    Most people have a desire to work and make a living for themselves. Those who are recipients of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) , however, may be unsure how their earnings will affect their disability payments. In many cases, those who are on disability can continue to work and still receive their benefit payments, though certain restrictions may apply. What is a Trial Work Period ...
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  • Common SSD Qualifying Medical Conditions

    Posted By Disability Action Advocates || 1-Dec-2015

    As strange as it might seem, not every physical injury or ailment is going to qualify you for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, or sometimes called Social Security Disability insurance (SSDI). Those in charge of granting you SSD have some discretion over your case, able to give or deny benefits depending on the circumstances of your injury. Although there is no “set in stone” ...
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  • What You Need to Know Before Applying for SSD Benefits

    Posted By Disability Action Advocates || 6-Nov-2015

    Despite all of the technological advances that roll through every year, many people in all walks of life face considerable danger when performing their day-to-day duties at their workplace. From retail clerks climbing rickety stairs to put away freight to construction workers operating heavy machinery, everyone needs to be careful and safe at all times. If not, serious on-the-job injuries may ...
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  • 10 FAQs About Social Security Disability Benefits

    Posted By Disability Action Advocates || 30-Sep-2015

    If you’re seeking Social Security Disability benefits, you probably have a lot of questions about the filing process and your legal rights. Here you can find some answers to common SSD questions. If you need additional information, reach out to our Las Vegas social security disability lawyers today. 1. What is the easiest way to apply for SSD benefits? You can save time and money and apply ...
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  • What Do I Do If I Am Denied Social Security Disability Benefits?

    Posted By Disability Action Advocates || 8-Sep-2015

    Achieving Social Security Disability can be a complicated and exasperating process. Even more frustrating is being denied access to benefits when you are in desperate need – but don’t panic. We may be able to help you understand what you can do to attain these benefits. Appeal Your Denial As Soon As Possible First and foremost, you must appeal your denial within 60 days of receiving ...
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  • What to Expect at a SSD Hearing

    Posted By || 17-Aug-2015

    Social Security Disability can be crucial to a disabled person and his/her family. However, a person may be denied disability due to a number of reasons such as not having a disability that will restrict him/her from working. In these cases, a person is able to request a social security disability hearing. This will allow a person to appeal the denial before an administrative law judge. During ...
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  • Do I Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits?

    Posted By Disability Action Advocates || 10-Aug-2015

    It is nerve-racking to consider becoming disabled. However, becoming disabled is more common than some people think. In fact, studies show that a 20-year-old employee has a one in four chance of becoming disabled before reaching the full retirement age. For this reason, it is important to consider the conditions in which you may apply for SSD benefits if needed. The Social Security Administration ...
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  • Applying for Social Security: Five Steps

    Posted By Disability Action Advocates || 9-Dec-2014

    Social Security Disability benefits serve millions of Americans who, because of debilitating conditions, cannot hold regular employment. In many of these cases, not only do these benefits help support the individual, but also allow them the degree of autonomy that most working Americans have in everyday life. While these are certainly wonderful things, the process of applying for Social Security ...
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  • Disability Hearings: Video Conference or In-Person?

    Posted By Disability Action Advocates || 7-Nov-2014

    The Social Security Administration (SSA) has been taking measures to reduce the backlog of disability hearings. One of the main ways they have done so is by offering Social Security disability hearings via video teleconferencing (VTC). In general, the claimant will appear at their local Social Security office, while the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) will appear remotely via video. VTC hearings ...
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  • Musculoskeletal Disorders & Social Security Disability

    Posted By Disability Action Advocates || 11-Sep-2014

    Many occupations require workers to repeat certain physical motions over and over again, whether it is lifting heavy objects, typing, or operating a piece of machinery. Such repetitive or strenuous actions can cause a person to develop musculoskeletal disorders which, in many cases, can prevent them from working at all. Musculoskeletal disorders come in many forms, the most common of which ...
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  • Can I File for Social Security Disability If I Don't Have Health Insurance?

    Posted By Disability Action Advocates || 29-Aug-2014

    Social Security Disability benefits are intended to provide financial support for individuals who have a serious medical condition, illness or injury that prevents them from working. The application process for disability benefits is a long one and requires proof of previous medical care for the disability. So what do you do if you need disability benefits, but do not have health insurance? ...
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  • Neurological Disorders and SSD

    Posted By Disability Action Advocates || 14-Aug-2014

    "Neurological disorder" refers to a disease of the brain, spine, and the nerves that connect them. There are over 600 known diseases of the nervous system, including: Parkinson's Disease Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) Multiple sclerosis (MS) Due to the fact that the brain, spinal cord and nerves make up the human nervous system, together they control not some, but all of the ...
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  • Do I Need an Attorney to File a Disability Claim?

    Posted By DAA || 14-Mar-2014

    If you are looking to file a Social Security disability claim or a veterans disability claim, it is important to have an understanding of what you can expect during the claim process. Understanding the challenges that exist, as well as the ways in which you can overcome these challenges, will help ensure that you are able to navigate the process as swiftly as possible and that you secure the ...
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  • Facts About Social Security

    Posted By DAA || 13-Feb-2014

    Social Security has become one of the most notable and important social programs in the United States. In many respects, Social Security is what defines America as a nation of united people, and a nation in which support is offered to those who are both deserving and in need. Although the Social Security disability process can appear foreign and overwhelming for many, it can be made easier by ...
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  • Welcome to Our Social Security Disability Blog!

    Posted By DAA || 29-Jan-2014

    Disability Action Advocates welcomes you to our new Social Security Disability blog! Our legal team will be updating this blog with informative posts about the disability claim and appeal process, as well as coverage on the latest news about Social Security benefits. If you would like to learn more, feel free to browse our website. You can also contact us for information specifically about your ...
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