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Compassionate Allowances ailments increase by 25

One of the requirements needed to meet the statutory definition of disability for purposes of the Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) program is that the disorder or medical condition needs to have prevented you from working for at least one year or will prevent you working for the next year, or lead to the applicant's death.

Are real SSDI cases too boring?

If it bleeds, it leads, was an old newspaper saying, meaning scandalous and gory stories got the headlines, because they could grab people's attention. As Congress has turned into a business where most members need to fundraise 24/7, there is a constant need to stay in the headlines. Last week, a congressional committee was holding hearings on the subject of fraud within the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program.

Are SSDI ALJs too generous?

Many applicants in the Columbus area, like Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) applicants everywhere, may find their initial submission for SSDI benefits denied. When that occurs, they can appeal the denial. At that point, they then are entitled to a hearing in front of an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ). The ALJ is an employee of the Social Security Administration (SSA) who decides issued involving SSDI applications.

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