What is the Application Process for Social Security Disability and SSI?
How do you Win Benefits under Social Security Disability or SSI?
If I am determined disabled, how far back will Social Security pay benefits?
How do you prove your disability case if you have a mental condition?
What Can I Do to Improve My Chances of Winning Disability Benefits
Common Mistakes after Receiving a Denial of Social Security Disability or SSI Benefits
How to File for Disability - Tips for Filing
If You Get Approved For SSDI Will You Also Get Medicare?
How much does a Social Security disability attorney get paid?
Social Security Disability SSI Criteria and the Evaluation Process
How long does it take to be approved for SSI or Social Security disability?
What do you Need to Prove to Qualify for Disability Benefits?
Social Security Disability SSI and Fibromyalgia
Social Security Disability SSI and Degenerative Disc Disease
Can I Qualify For Disability and Receive Benefits based on Depression?
Answers to questions about SSD and SSI disability
What Disabilities Qualify for SSI and Social Security Disability Benefits?
Social Security Disability Status
Social Security Disability Tips — how a claim gets worked on
Social Security Disability, SSI Disability - Terms, Definitions, Concepts
What is a Social Security Disability SSI Durational Denial?
How to prove you are disabled
and win disability benefits
To understand a durational denial you have to understand the Social Security definition of disability. Social Security’s definition of disability requires an individual to have a severe medically determinable physical or mental impairment that is has prevented them from performing substantial work activity for twelve months or is expected to prevent them from performing substantial work activity for twelve months (SGA earnings limit).
So what is a durational denial? If Social Security determines that an individual’s impairment is likely to improve so as to permit substantial gainful work activity within twelve months, their disability claim will be denied with a durational denial. In order to be approved for disability, applicants must meet the twelve-month duration requirement.
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Topics and Questions
The Social Security Disability Hearing Office
Can a child receive disability benefits for asthma?
Are There Social Security Disability Guidelines For How Disabled You Have to Be?
Qualifying for Disability - What is Social Security Looking for?
How is Social Security Disability and SSI Awarded?
What Is The Difference between SSD and SSI?
How do I apply for a Social Security disability widow’s claim ?
Applying for disability benefits in Indiana
Can I file a widow’s claim if my spouse received SSI ?
Arthralgia and Filing for Disability
Who Makes The Social Security Disability Decision, A Judge Or A Caseworker?
Why do social security disability and ssi overpayments happen ?
Asperger's Syndrome and Filing for Disability
Does The Social Security Judge Use The Same Rules As The Disability Examiner?
The Medical Vocational Allowance for Social Security Disability and SSI cases
If You Get Approved For SSDI Will You Also Get Medicare?
How Important is the Treating Physician to a Social Security Disability or SSI case?
Asthma and Filing for Disability
For Social Security Disability, What Does It Mean When Your Case Gets Sent Out For Review?
Can You Get Approved For Social Security Disability If You Do Not Take Medication Or Go To a Doctor?
Autism and Filing for Disability
How Will Social Security Look At My Case If I have More Than One Disabling Condition?
Social Security On The Record Disability Decisions
Getting Your Social Security Disability or SSI Claim Status
Avascular Necrosis and Filing for Disability
What is the SSI and Social Security Disability Application Wait Time?
Is there a list of conditions that will Qualify you for Disability Benefits?
The Difference Between Social Security Disability and SSI Really Involves Work Activity
Basal Cell Carcinoma and Filing for Disability
Can You Work While You Appeal Your Social Security Disability Decision?
Hiring a Qualified Disability Lawyer in North Carolina
What are the Requirements for Social Security Disability and SSI?
Filing a Social Security Disability Application - How to File & the Information that is Needed by SSA
Social Security Disability Requirements
Social Security Disability List of Impairments
How is my social security disability benefit calculated ?
SSI Benefits - who is Eligible and How do I apply for them?
What If I Do Not Have Enough Work Credits For Social Security Benefits?
Can a disability attorney speed up my disability hearing? By What Methods?
Tips for Getting Disability Approved When you File with Social Security
When do you receive a Hearing for Disability?
What if you Move out of State after you apply for Social Security Disability or SSI?
Receiving a Social Security Disability Award Letter
If I am Awarded Social Security Disability Will My Benefits be Cutoff Later?
How to Apply for Disability - What medical conditions can you apply for disability for?
Is there an income limit to be under when you apply for disability?
Is getting social security disability easier for mental or physical problems?
Social Security Disability, SSI Claim Decisions For Physical Problems and Medical Exams
Behcet's Disease and Filing for Disability
Social Security Notice of Denial for a Disability Application or Appeal
Getting a disability lawyer in Colorado
Can A Disability Attorney Guarantee That I Get A Social Security Approval?
Will my doctor charge me for a letter for my social security disability claim?
Is There A Maximum Dollar Amount For SSI Disability?
Getting a disability lawyer in Connecticut
What Are the Chances of Winning an SSA Disability Appeal?
The Qualification Criteria for Social Security Disability and SSI
Will Coronary Artery Heart Disease qualify you for disability?
Filing Disability Appeals- Reminders About the SSD, SSI Appeal Process
SSD and SSI are Federal Programs
The title II Social Security Disability and title 16 SSI Disability programs operate under federal guidelines and, therefore, the program requirements--medical and non-medical--apply to all states:
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
Recent approval and denial statistics for various states can be viewed here:
Social Security Disability, SSI Approval and Denial Statistics by state
Special Section: Disability Lawyers and unnecessary claim denials