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How are Social Security disability benefits reviewed?

If your Social Security disability (SSD) benefits are being reviewed, or if you are receiving them but you are concerned about a review, you may have many questions about what the review process includes. It is helpful for recipients of Social Security disability benefits to understand what to expect from the review process and what it includes.

A variety of options may be available to injured workers

When a worker is injured at work, it can be complicated to understand all of the different options available to help. The good news is that there are a variety of resources available to injured workers so it is important that they are familiar with what those different resources are so they can get the help they need when they have been injured.

Social Security disability benefits will increase next year

Good news is afoot for recipients of Social Security disability benefits and Supplemental Security Income. Payments for Social Security disability (SSD) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) will increase by some next year. The increase is due to a cost of living adjustment that is mandated by law. The cost of living adjustment is due to inflation. The Social Security Administration recently announced the 2.8 percent increase for the upcoming year.

Frequent questions about workers' compensation benefits

If you are in need of workers' compensation benefits, you may have a variety of important questions. The first question that will likely need an answer is how to determine if you qualify for workers' compensation benefits which requires a determination of two factors, including if you are considered an employee and if your injury was work-related.

SSD benefits may be impacted by workers' comp, public disability

If you are receiving, or have thought about applying for Social Security disability, you may not realize that other programs can impact the amount of Social Security disability that you receive, or are approved for. Today, many people have more than one job, whether that be a combination of part and full time employment or owning a business and engaging in a side-job to help make ends meet. The way one is paid and the way these jobs are characterized (i.e. contract worker or employee?) can impact the way disability benefits are paid out.

How to appeal a denied claim for disability benefits

Knowing how to make a claim for Social Security Disability benefits is important because so many applications are initially denied. Knowing how to apply, and provide a thorough and complete application, can be helpful in wading through the sometimes challenging application process for SSD benefits.