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December 2018 Archives

How long will it take to get Social Security Disability benefits?

Once you find it necessary to receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), or realize you may meet the eligibility requirements, you probably hope for immediate assistance. However, according to the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) 2018 Fiscal Year overview, 605 days was the average waiting time for more than one million people waiting for a hearing request.

The different types of workers' compensation benefits

Workers' compensation benefits are important benefits available to help workers with employment-related injuries and illnesses. Workers' compensation benefits are a type of benefit that is available to injured workers in the state of Colorado and is an insurance program paid by employers.

A closer look at the work history requirement for SSD benefits

This blog recently discussed the two main components to qualify for Social Security disability (SSD) benefits, including the medical condition requirement and the work history requirement. Understanding both is important and taking a closer look at the work history requirement can be helpful.

Understanding the medical condition requirement for disability

The availability of Social Security disability benefits is based on two important components. Those components include a medical requirement and a work history requirement and it is helpful for disabled applicants to be familiar with both.

The importance of workers' compensation for Colorado workers

Workers' compensation benefits are important benefits for Colorado workers and are a benefit they should thoroughly understand. Because so many workers spend most days at their jobs, it is important that they know what protections are available when they have suffered a workplace injury or illness.

Preparing for a Social Security Disability appeals hearing

A recent post here discussed the importance of the Social Security Disability appeals process. One important part of that process that disabled individuals should be prepared for is the hearing before an administrative law judge, which is why a closer look at the process may be helpful.

The appeals process for Social Security Disability benefits

Knowing how to appeal a denied application for Social Security Disability benefits is essential because of the frequency with which applications for Social Security Disability benefits are denied. There are several levels of appeal available to disabled individuals who have had a claim for Social Security disability denied.