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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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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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Can You Work and Receive Social Security Disability Benefits?

Many Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) beneficiaries face a dilemma. Although their condition might be improving, they are not well enough to begin working full time. Unfortunately, if they start working even part-time, they fear that the government will cut off their benefits. What can they do? Thankfully, the Social Security Administration (SSA) allows SSDI …

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What Medical Conditions Qualify for Social Security Disability

Through a Social Security disability claim, a person with a medical disability can seek benefits to support themselves and their family. This raises an important question: What types of medical conditions qualify for Social Security disability benefits? The short answer is that a wide range of medical impairments can qualify for SSDI or SSI—an applicant …

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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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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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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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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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