People with mental health conditions that prevent them from working may be eligible to apply for the federal Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs. Let’s take a closer look. To have a successful disability claim, you do not have to have a specific medical condition. Instead, the Social Security Administration […]
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Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a federal means-tested program administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA) in the United States of America. SSI provides financial assistance for people who are unable to work. This includes seniors and people with disabilities or a medical condition. SSI provides cash assistance to people who are at least 65 […]
During Depression Awareness and Education Month, we want to do our part to help those living with depression and anxiety educate themselves about Social Security Disability benefits. One of the goals of Depression Awareness and Education month is to increase depression awareness and to reduce the stigma associated with depression and anxiety. If you or […]
Major depressive disorder is one of the most common medical impairments we encounter when dealing with Social Security Disability claims. While there are many types of depressions that vary in terms of their severity and impact on your life, major depressive disorder is known to fundamentally disrupt a person’s everyday life. This makes it difficult […]
One of the most common medical conditions approved for Social Security Disability benefits is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). If you suffer from PTSD and are applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, it’s important to stay informed so you know what to expect. What is PTSD? Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is […]
When claimants receive a request for a Social Security Disability consultative exam, many do not know what to expect or how to prepare. Claimants applying for both the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs may need to take a Social Security Disability consultative exam. And, while receiving the request may […]
The Social Security Administration (SSA) captures comprehensive data on disability claims, including the most common medical conditions associated with approved disability claims. Knowing which medical conditions are commonly approved is a helpful way to determine if you have a legitimate claim. Before we begin, we’d like to remind you that there are many reasons a […]
The topic of this blog post is by far one of the most frequent questions we get at Collins Price. The Social Security Administration uses a wide array of criteria and a multi-stage appeals process to determine if an individual qualifies for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs. The […]
Social Security Disability Insurance is a complex topic. To help you better understand the process of applying for disability benefits, we have listed some commonly asked questions below. If you have further questions or want to request a free evaulation of your claim, please navigate to the contact page.
When you are determining whether or not you are eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits due to depression, it is best to start by revisiting Social Security’s definition of a qualifying disability.