Social Security Disability and SSI Information

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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?

  • Tips for getting approved for disability

  • Social Security Disability and SSI Back pay

  • Do I need an attorney to win disability?

  • How to speed up the disability process

  • Can you get temporary Social Security disability or SSI benefits?

  • Are You Allowed to Work While Receiving or applying for disability?

  • How do you prove disability for a mental condition or impairment?

  • The requirements for receiving disability

  • Medical conditions you can apply for when filing for disability

  • How do you find out if a disability claim has been approved or denied?

  • How Long does it take to get a Disability Hearing decision?

  • Social Security Disability List of Impairments

  • When and how to file for disability

  • How to qualify for disability benefits

  • Social Security Disability SSI Award notice letter

  • SSI Benefits - who is Eligible and How do I apply

  • Social Security Disability Approval Process and Criteria







  • Index of Social Security Disability SSI Questions and Answers

  • 56 Answers to Social Security Disability SSI Questions







  • Information to start with regarding Disability Claims

    An Overview of Social Security Disability and SSI

    What is considered a Disabling condition by Social Security?

    The Disability Requirements to be eligible for SSD and SSI Benefits




    Filing for Social Security Disability or SSI Benefits

    Social Security Disability and SSI Applications

    Social Security Disability SSI List of Conditions and Impairments

    Social Security Disability SSI: Medical Evidence and Records

    Filing your claim for disability benefits

    Eligibility for receiving disability benefits




    The Most Basic questions about Getting Disability Benefits

    Social Security Disability and SSI Back Pay Benefits

    Social Security Disability SSI and whether or not you can work

    How long does it take for Social Security Disability or SSI?

    Social Security Disability SSI Awards and Award Notices




    Tips, Mistakes, How to Qualify, and How to Win Disability

    Tips and Advice for Social Security Disability and SSI Claims

    Common Mistakes to avoid after being denied for Disability

    Disability Qualifications and How to Qualify for Disability Benefits

    Winning Social Security Disability or SSI, How to Win




    Denials, Appeals, and Getting a Disability Lawyer or Representative

    What you should know about Social Security Disability and SSI Denials

    Social Security Disability and SSI Appeal Process - How to file appeals

    Questions about Disability Lawyers and Hiring a Disability Attorney




    Various Types of Benefits including SSI, Mental, and Child benefits

    SSI Disability Benefits, Questions and Answers

    Social Security and SSI based on Mental Disability

    Social Security Disability or SSI Benefits for Children

    Disability Benefits through Social Security




    Resources on this site

    Social Security Disability, SSI Terms and Definitions

    Previously answered questions regarding SSD and SSI



    The SSDRC Disability Blog




    For Individuals living in North Carolina

    Disability in North Carolina

    North Carolina Disability Lawyer

    Getting disability in North Carolina





    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. If you need help on your disability case in North Carolina, contact the Roberti lawfirm by completing this evaluation form.



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