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Consideration of vocational factors for SSD benefits

Social Security disability benefits are available to those who are suffering from a disability that renders them unable to work for an extended period of time. Eligibility to receive SSD benefits usually depends upon an applicant's ability to meet the SSA requirements for listed medical or mental conditions, but it may also hinge upon a number of vocational factors.

What to do if a Social Security disability claim is denied

The process of filing for Social Security disability insurance is complicated for residents of Ohio and across the country. After obtaining all the medical documentation and submitting all the forms, the last thing an applicant wants to hear is that they have been denied. However, if this is the case, it may be possible to appeal the Social Security Administration's decision.

Changes may make Social Security disability claims harder

It may be more important than ever to thoroughly understand the application and appeals processes for Social Security disability benefits. The Social Security disability (SSD) process may have recently become even harder for applicants to obtain benefits. New regulations which recently went into effect are eliminating what is referred to as the treating-physician rule. Prior to the change, the rule required reviewers of applications to place significant weight on the physician's report provided in support of the claim for benefits submitted by the applicant.

3 things you can do to improve your SSD claim

Even if you have a severe disability, getting the Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits you need is never easy. In fact, most disability claims are initially denied. Fortunately, however, there are several steps you can take to strengthen your disability claim - and thereby increase your chances of receiving the benefits you need and deserve.

Tax season is here. Will I have to pay taxes on my SSD benefits?

Many disabled individuals are surprised to learn that their Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits may be taxable, depending on their situation. In fact, while Ohio doesn't tax SSD benefits at the state level, roughly one-third of all current beneficiaries will end up paying federal taxes, according to the Social Security Administration.

I'm Applying For SSD Benefits. Does That Mean I Can't Work?

Even though many people think they cannot work at all if they are applying for - or already receiving - Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, that is simply not the case. In fact, as long as your monthly gross income is below a certain dollar amount, you may still be able to receive SSD benefits.

What kind of medical information is necessary for an SSDI claim?

Many Ohioans who are contemplating filing a claim for disability benefits wonder about the kind of information they must supply in support of the claim. Supporting information for a disability claim falls into two broad categories: medical information and employment history. In this post, we will review the types of medical information that a claimant must provide in support of a claim for Social Security Disability Income or SSDI benefits.

How much are you entitled to in Social Security benefits?

If you're applying for Social Security Disability, you need to have your Social Security number, birth certificate, case number and the names of your doctors ready. You will also need the address, name and phone number of any medical facility you attended for care. Remember to keep the dates of all your visits for the purpose of your application.

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