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Congress Approves Funds to Reduce Backlogged SSDI Claims

The backlog of 1.1 million people currently awaiting determinations or an appeal hearings on their Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) claims is no laughing matter, but it’s about to get the much-needed attention it deserves. Congress approved approximately $150 million to address the backlogged hearings and related activities just before the 115th Congress recessed for [...]

Top 10 States with Most Disability Insurance Backlogs

A recent report put out by Allsup ranks the top 10 backlogged states with the most residents awaiting a Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) benefits determination or appeals hearing. The report ranking is based on data generated through the end of December 2016 by the Social Security Administration (SSA). The SSA also reports that the [...]

Three Tips for Apply for Disability Benefits & 2017 Increase

The new year always brings changes and 2017 is no different than any of its predecessors. Social Security recipients will be receiving a little bit more money than last year. That’s because of the inflation over the past few years, the Federal government is making a cost of living adjustment (COLA) of 0.3%. And, just [...]

SSA’s eHealth Exchange Speeds up VA and Disability Decisions

The Social Security Administration (SSA) recently announced that they were partnering with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to launch a new Health IT initiative whereby Social Security (SS) disability case processing sites will now automatically receive medical records from all VA facilities electronically. This will speed up decisions on SS disability claims, making the [...]

Top 6 Mistakes Made Filing for Social Security Disability

There are a lot of reasons a Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) claim can get rejected for, but mostly it can be a very basic mistake. Since these benefits can mean the difference between remaining self-sufficient or going into a financial crisis, it can make a lot of sense to have legal representation from the [...]

How to File a Claim for Children with Disabled Parents

If you are a disabled parent, you can file a claim for your children simultaneously when filing a claim to receive disability benefits for yourself. To file on behalf of your children, you will need to have a few items to start the application process. For your convenience, we have generated a list to ensure [...]

By |2018-04-03T20:02:31+00:00November 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How to File a Claim for Children with Disabled Parents

Conditions that are Considered a Disability for Children

In many cases, children with disabilities can receive SSI benefits or Social Security. Here at Richard Sly, Attorney at Law, we want to help guide you through the application process and help you understand which benefits your child is eligible for. If your child has a disability before the age of 22, they can receive [...]

By |2019-02-08T18:58:14+00:00November 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Conditions that are Considered a Disability for Children

Qualifications for SSD

Are you wondering if you qualify for SSD? Two critical factors go into deciding if you are eligible for Social Security Disability. These factors are your work history and the current medical impairment you are suffering from. Continue reading below to learn more about the two elements and the role each one plays in determining [...]

By |2018-04-03T19:53:44+00:00November 7th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Qualifications for SSD

Mental Conditions that Could Qualify for Social Security Disability

Many physical disabilities qualify for social security disability benefits, but there are also mental disabilities that can qualify as well. The list includes everything from mental disorders to neurodevelopmental disorders. Below we have compiled a list of three mental disorders that could potentially qualify. Bipolar/Depressive Disorders- With the uncontrollable ups and downs, it can be [...]

By |2018-04-03T19:58:31+00:00October 25th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Mental Conditions that Could Qualify for Social Security Disability

Physical Disabilities that Could Qualify for Social Security Disability Part 2

In our previous post, we discussed some physical disabilities that qualify for disability benefits. We could not cover all of the disabilities because the list is very long. In this post, we will include three additional disabilities below. Heart Disease/Cardiovascular Conditions- When it comes to your heart, you should not mess around. Cardiovascular conditions can [...]

By |2018-04-03T19:59:14+00:00October 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Physical Disabilities that Could Qualify for Social Security Disability Part 2