If you're over 60 years of age and suffering from a disability, you may be trying to eke out a living despite your condition while you wait to reach your minimum retirement age for Social Security.
Have you ever wondered why some areas seem to have more Social Security Disability recipients than others? It's not an illusion. Disabled people tend to "cluster" in certain areas due to numerous complex socio-economic factors and the way that the disability approval process itself works.
In an earlier blog, we discussed the dismal prospects that many disabled people face with they file for Social Security Disability (SSD) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) -- particularly in Tennessee.
The allowance rate for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits is dismally low during the initial claims process -- but, why?
You know that it isn't easy to get Social Security Disability (SSD) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. There's a rigorous claims process, long waits for decisions and frequent denials. You also know that disability payments don't exactly allow you to live "the high life."
For the majority of disability claimants waiting on that all-important hearing in front of an administrative law judge (ALJ), the wait keeps going.
We all know that looks can be deceiving, but imagine what it's like when you "look fine" but are actually suffering from a hidden condition that is severely limiting -- if not outright miserable to endure.
Do you know who actually makes the decision on your Social Security Disability (SSD) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) claim?
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It isn't unusual for people to feel intimidated when filing for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. The process is complicated, the rules about what it takes to be disabled can be hard to understand, the agency is understaffed and there's a ton of misinformation out there.