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What Is the Appeals Council Review?

The road to receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits is long and bumpy for many people. While some applicants are immediately approved, others are denied and left to wonder whether they can receive benefits. The good news is that anyone initially denied can request a hearing before an administrative law judge. But what happens …

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What is Continuing Disability Review and Should You Be Worried about It?

Obtaining Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits is a struggle for many. Once your claim is approved, you might breathe a sigh of relief. However, the Social Security Administration (SSA) conducts regular continuing disability reviews, called CDRs. At base, a CDR checks whether you continue to qualify for benefits by looking at the nature of …

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Can you Receive SSDI Benefits for an Amputation?

More than 150,000 people have a limb amputated every year. Some lose a limb after a devastating crush injury or burn, while others lose limbs due to medical conditions like diabetes. Limb loss is often psychologically devastating, with many people struggling with depression or anxiety following the loss. One concern is whether you can receive …

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Have You Chosen the Right SSDI Lawyer?

Applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits is a stressful experience. Chances are, you are in considerable pain due to illness or injury and cannot get around as you would like. You could also be struggling with irritability or depression, which is normal when people are confined to their homes. Sadly, the application process …

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Unlocking SSDI Benefits: A Guide to Navigating Fayetteville’s Social Security Disability Laws

Many Fayetteville-area residents find themselves unable to continue working due to a serious medical condition. If this describes your situation, you may be entitled to receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. OurFayetteville SSDI Lawyers can review your case, advise you of your rights, and assist you in navigating the process of applying to Social …

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Should You Be Worried about Social Security Disability Running Out of Money

Newspaper stories regularly report that the Social Security trust fund is almost out of money. Many people who rely on Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits are worried about what will happen when the trust fund is empty. At Gallo, Cazort, and Co., we understand these fears. However, there is good news, which ourArkansas SSDI …

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Social Security Disability: Your Guide to Retroactive Benefits

The Social Security disability claims process can take time. In some cases, a person could be left with a multi-month gap between the point that they became eligible for SSDI benefits and the point when they actually applied. Retroactive Social Security disability benefits may be available. In this article, our Arkansas Social Security disability attorney …

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Does Arkansas State Law Impact an SSDI Claim?

Are you preparing to file for Social Security disability benefits in Arkansas? You are certainly not alone. According to the Arkansas Disability Determination for Social Security Administration, nearly 200,000 people are currently receiving SSDI benefits in the state. This raises an important question: Does Arkansas law impact an SSDI claim? The short answer is that …

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How Mental Health Conditions are Evaluated for SSDI/SSI in Arkansas

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), 1 in 5 adults in the United States experience mental illness each year. Mental illness can have a serious impact on a person’s life, it can lead to problems at work, in relationships and with physical health. If you think you or someone you know may …

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Will Workers’ Comp Benefits Impact Your Social Security Disability Benefits in Arkansas?

Were you hurt while on the job in Arkansas? You may be entitled to receive no-fault benefits through a workers’ compensation claim. If you have a significant long-term disability related to your work injury, you may also be entitled to receive benefits through the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program.  This raises an important question: …

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