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Expedited Processing

While Social Security Administration does its best to process your claim as quickly as possible, the large number of applicants often means long processing times. During the interim, claimants may risk losing their house, utilities, health insurance coverage, or other basic necessities.

Credibility at a Disability Hearing

If you have a hearing for Social Security Disability benefits, a decision on your case will involve more than just a simple "yes" or "no." The adjudicator must consider allegations of subjective complaints of pain or other symptoms, along with the rest of the relevant evidence on your case. One of the most important factors in deciding your case at the hearing will be your credibility.

Disability Benefits for Children

There are two ways children under 18 can receive disability benefits. The first is if the child is disabled, they might be eligible for supplemental security income (SSI) if they are medically eligible. Children can receive SSI benefits based on both mental and physical health impairments. Children's claims are different from adults' claims. The standard is not if a child can work; instead, children's claim are based on several "domains" of functioning and development that include both physical abilities and limitation and mental abilities and limitations. As with an adult disability claim, it is important to be able to show through medical records the child's diagnoses and symptoms. If a child is successful with a disability claim and receives back pay, the government has strict rules on what that back pay can be spent on. If a child is found disabled, they are usually re-evaluated by the federal government when they turn 18 under the adult guidelines for disability.

MIDWEST DISABILITY office locations

Midwest Disability, P.A.
408 Northdale Boulevard Northwest
Coon Rapids, MN 55448
Toll Free: 888-351-0427
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