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How to Win a Social Security Disability Hearing in Arkansas

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are two main federal disability programs in the United States. You may be entitled to benefits through SSDI or SSI. Unfortunately, many people struggle to get the disability compensation that they deserve. In fact, more than two-thirds of initial Social Security disability claims are denied. …

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Is Being Suicidal a Disability?

Tragically, suicide remains a serious public health concern. According to data provided by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), there are more than 1.3 million suicide attempts nationwide each year. Professional help is available for those who need it, including from organizations such as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and the Arkansas Crisis Center. …

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Will the Social Security Administration Spy On Me?

Through a Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) claim, a disabled individual can apply for financial compensation to support themselves and their family. The Social Security Administration (SSA) reviews claims very carefully—closely checking to confirm that the applicant actually qualifies for SSDI or SSI benefits. This raises an important question: Does the SSA conduct surveillance on …

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How Much Does Social Security Disability Pay a Month?

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a federal disability insurance program funded through payroll tax contributions. If you or your loved one is no longer able to work on a full-time basis due to an injury, illness, or medical condition, you may be entitled to monthly financial support through an SSDI claim. This raises an …

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​​Can I Get Disability For Having A Pacemaker?

A significant number of Americans have heart issues. When the heart has difficulty maintaining a steady, regular rhythm on its own it is a serious health problem. A pacemaker offers a potential solution. As described by the Mayo Clinic, a pacemaker is a “small device that’s placed under the skin in your chest to help …

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The Importance of Your Doctor in the Disability Claims Process in Arkansas

Do you have an injury, illness, or other medical condition that keeps you from working? If so, you may be entitled to receive disability benefits through Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Both federal disability programs are administered by the SSA. To successfully apply for disability benefits, you will need comprehensive …

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Social Security Disability Law: Understanding Vocational Adjustments

In order to bring a successful Social Security disability claim, an applicant must establish that their disability or medical impairment prevents them from working. In practice, this means proving two separate things: You cannot return to your previous occupation; and You cannot reasonably be expected to ‘retrain’ to a less strenuous position. The Social Security …

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Why Would SSI Be Denied?

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a federal program that provides direct cash assistance to qualifying disabled individuals who have little or no income. SSI is a lifeline to people and families who need support. Unfortunately, getting benefits can sometimes prove to be challenging. According to data found in the official SSI Annual Statistical Report, more …

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How COVID-19 Affects Your Ability to Apply for Social Security Disability Benefits in Arkansas

COVID-19 continues to spread throughout the country. The Arkansas Department of Health reports that over 155,000 cases of the virus have been confirmed in the state as of November 28th. The virus has interrupted many aspects of life. This raises an important question: Can I still apply for disability benefits during the pandemic? The answer …

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What are the Signs That You Will Be Approved for Disability?

Social Security disability insurance should provide financial support and security to people and families who need it the most. Unfortunately, getting a claim paid can sometimes prove to be challenging. According to historical data from the Social Security Administration (SSA), between 27 and 36 percent of Social Security disability claims are approved upon initial application …

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