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5 Tips for Completing the Work History Report

After filing your application for Social Security disability benefits, Social Security may send you a Work History Report (SSA-3369-BK). The form provides a summary of your day-to-day job requirements for all jobs within the past 15 years. Your disability examiner will use the information to evaluate your ability to do your past work or adjust […]

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COVID-19 ‘Long-Haulers’ and Social Security Disability Benefits

New reports on the COVID-19 pandemic reveal that a number of people who recovered from COVID-19 are experiencing so-called “long-hauler” symptoms. While more research is needed, it’s suspected that these symptoms can last several months beyond recovery. Permanent damage is also a possible outcome, especially for people with pre-existing conditions. Long-hauler patients have reported a […]

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When Should I Expect My Disability Benefits

If you have been approved for Social Security Disability, you definitely will be wondering when you will receive your benefits.  Here is what to expect after being approved for Social Security Disability benefits. Social Security Disability Benefit Payments Payments are generally issued on the 2nd, 3rd or 4th Wednesday each month. However, if the 3rd […]

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What Questions Are Asked in a Social Security Disability Interview?

The Social Security Administration administers both the Social Security and Supplemental Security Income programs in order to provide financial assistance to individuals with disabilities. Many come to rely on these benefits as their disability prevents them from retaining gainful employment. The application process for these programs can, however, be difficult to navigate. There are many […]

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How Coronavirus Precautions Negatively Impact the Hearing-Impaired

Q: How have the hearing-impaired been impacted by COVID-19 face mask rules? For those with hearing impairments and other disabling conditions, qualifying for Social Security disability benefits begins with meeting the Social Security Administration’s definition of being “disabled” and suffering from one or more of the mental and/or physical impairments listed in the Social Security […]

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What Conditions Automatically Qualify You for Disability?

Accessing Social Security Disability benefits can be a challenge. However, many rely on these benefits to pay essential monthly expenses. Understanding the application process for Social Security Disability benefits can help. Understanding the requirements for qualifying for Social Security Disability benefits can also help. Not all those who have a disability will qualify for these […]

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The Coronavirus and the Disabled Community

Q: How is the global pandemic harder on disabled people? Disability attorneys of California know that their disabled clients are likely more anxious than those without disabilities during the global coronavirus pandemic. And it isn’t paranoia that’s driving those emotions. The coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has necessitated drastic government directives aimed at social distancing […]

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Disney Disability Access Service Challenged in Court

Q: Are the accommodations for the disabled fair at theme parks like Disney? Once upon a time, disability attorneys of California could tell their disabled clients of a magical theme park where virtually limitless access and accommodations were made for them and/or their disabled children to access all of the rides without waiting. Then everything […]

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How Much Does Social Security Disability Pay?

The Social Security Administration (SSA) is tasked with administering critical Social Security disability benefits to those needing and qualifying for them in the U.S. These benefits are funded by payroll deductions that are required pursuant to the Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA). FICA payroll deductions are used to cover the costs associated with Social Security […]

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