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Before a case for Social Security disability benefits may be filed in federal court, applicants must give the Social Security Administration (SSA) an opportunity to review the claim and render a final agency decision. Administratively, there are typically four stages of review: initial determination, reconsideration, hearing before an administrative law judge, and review by the Appeals Council. SSA denies most applicants upon initial determination and reconsideration but approves approximately two-thirds of applicants at the hearing level, where claims are adjudicated by the Office of Hearings Operations.

Does liver disease qualify for Social Security Disability?

When you're living with chronic liver disease, the disease is hard enough. The last thing you want to have to balance is work with your medical schedule. You don't always feel well, and your health is a priority.

How much is spent on Social Security Disability each year?

The Social Security Administration (SSA) admits that workplace injuries and illnesses result in many of the disabilities seen in the United States today. As a result, it's important for workers' compensation programs to run in workplaces and to have other safety nets for people who suffer injuries at work. Workers' compensation programs provide close to $60 billion in benefits each year to those who suffer illnesses and injuries.

Taking Social Security Disability and your retirement

If you're collecting Social Security disability (SSD), you may have a question about whether or not it will affect your retirement or when you can retire. Many people choose to postpone retirement until they're 70 years old, because this maximizes their benefits, but can you still do that if you're already receiving disability benefits?

Get to know the Ticket to Work program

As with any benefits you receive from the government, there are generally set limits to how much you can earn. Some people believe that having limits in place prevents good people from going back to work because of their fear that they won't be able to support themselves quickly enough.

I'm a young person-- am I eligible for disability benefits?

An unfortunate fact of life is that disabilities and serious health problems do not discriminate based on age. Many young adults suffer from debilitating conditions that seriously impact their ability to work or preclude them from being able to work. If you or someone you know fits into this category, they maybe be eligible for disability benefits.

What evidence will the judge consider in my case?

At the hearing stage of your case, you will have the opportunity to appear before an Administrative Law Judge. This judge only hears cases concerning claims for disability benefits and is an employee of the Social Security Administration. The judge will look at a number of different sources of evidence in considering your claim for benefits.

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Midwest Disability, P.A.
408 Northdale Boulevard Northwest
Coon Rapids, MN 55448
Toll Free: 888-351-0427
Fax:763-862-7521
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