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3 Common Mistakes People Make While Applying for SSDI

Social Security Disability AttorneyAnnually, almost 3 million people apply for the Social Security Disability Insurance program. On an average, only 35% of these applications are accepted while a whopping 65% are rejected due to several reasons. Some of the applications are rejected because the people applying do not meet the eligibility criteria, while most are denied due to errors made during the application process by the applicants. Due to their complex and arduous nature, SSDI applications are quite difficult to fill out without proper guidance.

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What you Need to Know about the Worn-Out Worker Rule in SSD Claims

Social Security Disability AttorneyA majority of workers are unaware of the little-known provision of the SSA, known as the worn-out worker rule. This rule applies to disabled workers who have an extensive employment history comprising of unskilled physical labor work. The worn-out worker rule provides employees with disability a good chance for claiming Social Security disability benefits that otherwise would be denied.

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Social Security Disability Benefits for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Social Security Disability AttorneyChronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a collective term that refers to several lung diseases. It causes damage to your lungs over time, blocks airflow, and creates breathing difficulties. Chronic bronchitis and emphysema are the two most common medical conditions associated with COPD. More than 24 million people suffer from COPD in the United States, of which only 13 million are reported cases, according to the American Lung Association.

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The SSA Listings for Respiratory Disorders

Supplemental Security IncomeThe Social Security Administration (SSA) uses the Blue Book to determine the eligibility of a person’s disabling condition, and whether it is a serious enough condition to be considered as a complete disability. This set of guidelines has been divided into several sections that cover different body functions and systems. Respiratory system disorders are covered in the Blue Book’s third section.

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Eligibility for SSI: Income and Asset Limits

Supplemental Security IncomeFor a disabled person to qualify for Supplemental Security Income (SSI), they have to meet the asset and incomes limits, apart from fulfilling the SSA’s criteria for disability. Unlike Social Security Disability benefits, SSI is a program based on an individual’s needs and is available to people with limited resources. These resources may include cash or money in your bank, real estate, bonds and stocks, and any other asset with a monetary value.

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SSA Continues to Help Veterans and Homeless People to Access Benefits

The Social Security Administration has been fighting to reduce poverty and help homeless people to avail benefits in the United States for many years now. Recently, SSA went up a notch in their efforts to reduce homelessness among veterans and seniors. Carolyn W. Colvin, the Acting Commissioner, declared the Social Security Administration as the the most successful anti-poverty program to help vulnerable populations in United States history.

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