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January 2014 Archives

How work capacity affects eligibility for disability benefits

In light of the recent scandal involving retired New York firefighters and police officers fraudulently collecting Social Security disability insurance benefits, another look at the SSDI application process may be warranted.

Expedited eligibility review now available for 225 disabilities

There is great value provided by the Social Security disability insurance program to deserving recipients. For workers whose paycheck deductions have gone toward the disability insurance fund over the course of their careers, it seems only just that they draw from this reserve in their time of disability.

Electronic health records can make or break a disability claim

In a recent post, we discussed some of the medical record details that could prove persuasive to a Social Security disability examiner. Although legal requirements and evidence might be the last thing on a patient’s mind, a proactive approach to thorough documentation might make the difference in a winning claim.

Symptoms that could warn if depression has become a disability

Readers that emerged from the holiday season with mixed emotions about some or all of the family gatherings that they attended might have great sympathy for a recent article about depression and anxiety around the holiday season.

Will disability approvals be even tougher in 2014?

The process of applying for Social Security disability insurance benefits can be complicated. As readers of this SSDI blog know, much more is required than just proof of a medical diagnosis. Evidence about a patient’s response to treatments, medications, physical therapy and overall cognitive and physiological functioning is needed to present a three-dimensional profile to agency officials.

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