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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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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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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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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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Common Mistakes to Avoid When Filing for Social Security Disability Benefits in Rogers, AR

A disability can have a significant impact on an individual’s life, both physically and financially. One way to address the financial strain caused by a disability is through a Social Security disability claim. SSD benefits—both SSDI and SSI— can help individuals cover basic living expenses and medical costs, allowing them to focus on their recovery …

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What Can I Do If My Social Security Disability Claim Was Denied in Arkansas?

Social Security disability (SSD) benefits are supposed to prove a financial lifeline to people and families in need. They are critically important for many people with serious injuries, chronic illnesses, and other impairments in Northwest Arkansas. Yet, many SSDI claims are denied. The  Social Security Administration (SSA) Annual Data for Disability Denial states that two-thirds …

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Can You Get SSDI Benefits for Asthma in Fayetteville, Arkansas?

Asthma is one of the most common health impairments reported in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) describes asthma as a “disease that affects your lungs. It causes repeated episodes of wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness, and nighttime or early morning coughing.” Asthma can be mild, moderate, severe, or completely debilitating.  …

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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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