Overview of Disability
Disability Back Pay
Disability Advice Tips
How long do cases take?
How to win Disability
SSD Mistakes to avoid
Disability for Mental
What if you get denied?
How to file Appeals
Disability through SSA
SSI Disability Benefits
Disability for Children
How do I qualify for it?
Working and Disability
Disability Award Notice
Disability Lawyer Q&A
Disability Conditions List
What is a disability?
Your Medical Evidence
Filing for your Disability
SSD SSI Definitions
SSDRC Disability Blog
Social Security Disability Resource Center
For the sake of clarity, SSDRC.com is not the Social Security Administration, nor is it associated or affiliated with SSA. This site is a personal, private website that is published, edited, and maintained by former disability claims examiner Tim Moore. To learn more about the author, see the "SSDRC authored by" link at the bottom of the left column menu.
The goal of SSDRC.COM, the Social Security Disability Resource Center, is to inform readers about how the Social Security Disability and SSI Disability process works from start to finish. This includes what to expect before, during, and after a disability application has been processed, common mistakes that need to be avoided, and what to do and how to react in specific situations (for example, receiving notices of denial, obtaining the status of the claim at different points, providing needed evidence, and undergoing a disability interview with a Social Security Claims Representative).
The most basic question about disability benefits is...
In explaining how the system works, SSDRC devotes attention to both medical and non-medical eligibility criteria, the Social Security Administration's definition of disability, and the process that is used to make decisions on initial claims, reconsideration appeals, and hearings that are held by federal administrative law judges. However, the core question most applicants will have is:
How do I prove I am disabled and win disability benefits?
For individuals who have already submitted an application for disability for SSD or SSI benefits, or are merely contemplating filing for disability, learning about how the disability system works can improve the chances of winning benefits. In certain cases, it may help an individual avoid mistakes that cost valuable processing time on a case, and affect eligibility for continuing monthly benefits, back pay benefits and medicare coverage.
SSDRC covers a lot of ground on a wide range of issues, however initial topics that may be useful include the following:
What do you Need to Prove to Qualify for Disability Benefits?
What Can I Do to Improve My Chances of Winning Disability Benefits?
Filing for disability for Fibromyalgia
What does a disability attorney do?
If I am determined disabled, how far back will Social Security pay benefits?
How to speed up the disability process
Applying for disability for Degenerative Disc Disease
Filing for disability for Bipolar Disorder
Filing for disability - When and how to file
How do you find out if a disability claim has been approved or denied?
Social Security Disability and SSI Back pay
What is considered a disability by Social Security?
Filing for disability and conditions you can apply for
Tips for getting approved for disability
Filing for disability for MS, multiple sclerosis
Do you need a lawyer to file for disability?
Filing for disability for ADHD, attention deficit
What kind of cases win disability benefits?
Can you lose your disability benefits?
Social Security Disability SSI and Impairments
How Long does it take to get a Disability Hearing decision?
Winning at a disability hearing
Do I need an attorney to win disability?
How long to get disability benefits after you receive an award notice?
Will a Judge give You an Immediate Decision at the Disability Hearing?
Social Security Disability lawyer fees and cost
What happens when you go to a disability hearing?
How Far Back Can SSI Back Pay Be Paid?
How long does it take to get disability?
Can I Be Eligible For SSI And Social Security Disability At The Same Time?
Can a lawyer or attorney speed up my disability case?
Applying for disability with Depression
How do you prove disability for a mental condition or impairment?
How do you apply for disability for your child or children?
How long does it take for a Disability Hearing decision notice?
When can I expect my first disability check and my back pay check?
Social Security Disability SSI Award notice letter
Social Security Disability and SSI Medical Exams
What makes a person eligible to receive disability benefits?
Qualifications for Disability Benefits
Partial disability benefits from Social Security
Can I Qualify For Disability for Depression?
How Much Income Can A Person Earn If He Draws Social Security Disability?
Can you get disability if you never worked?
How To Get Disability Through SSDI or SSI Approved
How to Apply for Disability - Where do I go to apply?
Filing an Application for Disability, important points
How long will it take to get a disability decision letter?
The SSI award letter
What can I expect from a Social Security Mental Examination or Evaluation?
How does back pay for Social Security disability work?
How Long Does A Social Security Disability Appeal Take?
Applying for Disability - How long does it take to get Social Security Disability or SSI
What do I do if my SSI or Social Security Disability Application is denied?
Can you be approved for disability without having to go to a hearing?
How much does Social Security Disability or SSI pay?
How Many Times Will Social Security Deny You before You Get Approved for Disability?
Do I need a lawyer to get approved for disability?
How Likely are You to Win Your Disability Case?
What medical disabilities Qualify for Disability Benefits?
Can you get temporary Social Security disability or SSI benefits?
How will an attorney help me win disability benefits?
Social Security Disability requirements
Social Security and Permanent disability
What Benefits come with SSI Disability?
SSI Benefits - who is Eligible and How do I apply
Social Security Disability Status - when should I call to check
Social Security Disability List of Impairments
What makes you eligible for Social Security Disability or SSI?
Qualifying for disability, how to qualify
How much does disability pay?
Maximum back pay from Social Security Disability or SSI
Are You Allowed to Work While Receiving or applying for disability?
Checking the status of your disability claim and why it is so important
How to check Social Security Disability Status
Social Security Disability Review
Medical Evidence on a Social Security Disability or SSI Claim
Can You get disability for a Mental Condition if you don't take medication?
The Social Security Disability Determination Process
Call to get the status of your disability claim
Social Security Disability Approval Process and Criteria
How Long Does It Take To Go Before A Judge For Disability
How long does it take an examiner to review a disability case?
How to File for Disability - Tips for Filing
What should you say if you go to a Social Security Exam?
Does Social Security Disability Come With Medicaid Benefits?
For more information, visit the following resource sections:
Frequently asked questions about getting Denied for Disability Benefits
FAQ on Disability Claim Representation
Info about Social Security Disability Approvals and Being Approved
FAQ on Social Security Disability SSI decisions
The SSD SSI Decision Process and what gets taken into consideration
Disability hearings before Judges
Medical exams for disability claims
Recent articles and answers to questions about SSD and SSI
Part II: Overview of Social Security Disability and SSI Benefits
Part II: Criteria and Requirements for Receiving Disability Benefits
Part II: Applications for Social Security Disability or SSI
Social Security Disability SSI and Mental Conditions, Part II
Supplemental Security Income Disability Benefits
Social Security Disability SSI Qualifications, Part II
Winning Disability Benefits from Social Security Part II
About the Author
SSDRC.com is published by Tim Moore, a former DDS Claims Examiner for Social Security Disability in North Carolina. DDS, or Disability Determination Services, is the state-level agency that make decisions on both Social Security Disability and SSI claims for the Social Security Administration. To learn more about the author: Tim Moore.
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