The Social Security Secrets Series Episode 1: Am I eligible?

You may be surprised to find out that not everyone who is disabled can apply for SSI or SSDI benefits. SSA imposes several technical criteria on potential applicants that they must meet before they can even apply for SSI or SSDI benefits. Continue reading “The Social Security Secrets Series Episode 1: Am I eligible?”

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Maximizing benefits for disabled veterans

I am a disabled veteran. Can I get both Social Security and VA benefits?

The answer is an unsatisfying “maybe.” Whether a disabled veteran is eligible for both Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Social Security Administration (SSA) benefits depends on several factors. Continue reading “Maximizing benefits for disabled veterans”

The Social Security Secrets Series: What really happens with your disability application?

What is going on with my case? Who is DDS? Why are they sending me these forms? Why do they need to know about all of my doctors? Why am I giving them all of this financial information? What happens if I appeal? These are all questions I have heard over and over again, and for good reason! Continue reading “The Social Security Secrets Series: What really happens with your disability application?”