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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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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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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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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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What to Know About the Residual Functional Capacity

Are you applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits in Bentonville? If so, you must be prepared to present comprehensive medical documentation that establishes the existence, seriousness, and impairing nature of your injury or illness.  A residual functional capacity (RFC) assessment is one of the main ways that the SSA evaluates your limitations. In …

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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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