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February 2021 Archives

Can You Own a Gun While on Disability?

Here in the Midwest, it is not uncommon to own a firearm. According to a 2017 survey by the Pew Research Center, the South is the region with the most guns (about 36%), followed by the Midwest and West (32% and 31%, respectively) and the Northeast (16%). Although the Second Amendment protects the right of the people to keep and bear arms, the right to receive Social Security benefits if you are a gunowner is not necessarily guaranteed under the Constitution.

Medical Evidence Is A Vital Part Of SSDI Application Process

Needing Social Security Disability Insurance benefits can feel overwhelming. Many people have legitimate claims to these benefits due to a serious illness or injury that prevents them from working, but the application process can be long and complicated. Unfortunately, many first-time applicants are met with denials, which can feel disheartening. Luckily, Minnesota residents hoping to obtain SSDI benefits can set themselves up for approval as well as possible by providing important evidence during the application process.

Can applicants receive expedited payments for SSI?

When a person lives with a disability and cannot work, it is common to worry about facing a financial emergency. Though applying for Supplemental Security Income benefits can often help qualifying Minnesota residents make ends meet on a monthly basis, it can take months to gain an approval and longer to receive the first payment. As a result, many people wonder whether it is possible to receive expedited payments.

Knee Problems

The knee is the largest weight-bearing joint in the body, carrying most of the body weight when standing or walking. A chronic and severe knee condition can greatly impact the ability to work, though many knee problems are short-lived as they are easily managed through physical therapy, surgery, or medication. To be awarded disability under the Social Security Act, the impairment must persist or be expected to last for twelve months or longer. Diagnoses of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or gout are commonly occurring causes of chronic knee pain.

What Do I Do After A Denied Disability Claim?

The Social Security Administration works hard to prevent applicants from receiving benefits when they are not eligible. This is probably something you approve of since fraudulent claims take funds away from those who truly need them. Nevertheless, the consequence of being so diligent about evaluating each claim is that agents reject many claims that may be valid.

The 4 levels of an SSDI appeal

For Minnesota residents and those across the country who are unable to work due to a disability, the denial of a benefits application can be devastating. Often, it can take a lot of time and effort to properly complete an application for Social Security Disability Insurance, or SSDI,, and hopes are often dashed when applicants learn that they have been denied. Fortunately, a first-time denial is not necessarily the end of the road.

Vocational Expert Testimony: The Dictionary of Occupational Titles

Vocational experts are present at every Social Security Disability hearing. Their job is to not only classify your past relevant work, but to also testify as to what jobs are available in the national economy. Often their testimony at the hearing may be difficult to understand due to the legal terms or other Social Security specific terms being used in their testimony.

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