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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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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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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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Understanding Social Security Disability: Your Guide to Navigating the System

Navigating the complexities of the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) system can be overwhelming. Whether you’re a person with a disability seeking assistance or a loved one trying to understand the process, it’s crucial to have the right information at your fingertips. In this blog post, we will shed light on the Social Security disability …

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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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Common Questions Asked In Social Security Interviews

Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) helps offset lost income if you are unable to work due to an injury, illness, or ongoing medical condition expected to last a year or longer. Unfortunately, there are numerous hurdles you will need to face when applying for benefits. One of these is a Social Security interview. Our Rogers …

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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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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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