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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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Social Security Disability Claims: An Overview of Work-Related Information You Need to Provide With Your Application

Are you preparing to file for disability benefits through the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program? You will be required to provide comprehensive work-related information along with your application. An incomplete or inaccurate application could lead to a delay or even outright denial of disability benefits. Within this article, our Arkansas Social Security disability lawyer …

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Social Security Disability Appeals: A Guide to the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) Hearings

For a person who has a long-term disability, Social Security benefits can make a dramatic financial difference. The denial of an SSDI or SSI claim is stressful and frustrating, but you have the right to appeal—potentially to an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) hearing. In this article, our Arkansas Social Security disability lawyer provides a comprehensive …

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My SSDI Claim Was Just Denied in Arkansas. What Do I Do Now?

Was your SSDI claim denied? As stressful and frustrating as it can be, you are far from alone. The Social Security Administration (SSA) reports that approximately 7 in 10 initial Social Security disability claims are denied. Here is the good news: You have the right to appeal an SSDI denial. You need to be proactive. …

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Can I Get Social Security Disability Benefits for a Bad Back in Arkansas?

Are you suffering from back problems? You are far from alone. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) reports that as many as one-quarter of U.S. adults deal with some form of back pain on a regular basis. At its worst, a bad back can be totally debilitating. You may not reasonably be able to work …

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Do You Have to Pay Taxes on Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) Benefits?

Are you applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits? If so, you may have questions about whether you will or will not have to pay taxes on your benefits if approved. Here is the question: Are SSDI benefits taxable? The short answer is that they can be—but most recipients do not actually incur any …

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8.7 Percent Increase in SSDI Benefits Starts January 2023, the Highest Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) in More Than 40 Years

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) provides much needed financial support to qualifying people in Northwest Arkansas who can no longer work due to a disabling medical condition. SSDI benefits are calculated based on an applicant’s average indexed monthly earnings (AIME). Each year, SSDI benefits will be adjusted to account for inflation.  Recently, the Social Security …

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Top Four Reasons Why SSI Disability Claims are Denied

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a federal disability program that provides monthly benefits to disabled individuals who have limited income and assets. It is an alternative to Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). You may be eligible for SSI disability benefits even if you do not have a long enough work history to bring an SSDI …

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COVID-19 Impact on Social Security Claims

Over the last two years, the COVID-19 virus has caused public health and economic disruptions all around the world. According to data provided by the Arkansas Department of Public Health, there have been more than 800,000 cases of COVID-19 confirmed in the state as of February of 2022. Even as the country continues to remove …

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2022 Social Security and SSI Disability Benefit Amounts

Social Security disability benefit amounts are based on the type of disability payments you are eligible to receive, and the maximum amounts change regularly to account for inflation and other factors. The two types of disability payments that a person may be eligible to receive include Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income …

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