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Social Security disability benefits exist to protect the worker who has paid into the social security system and now cannot work due to a phsyical or mental impairment. Unemployment benefits compensate individuals who are "ready, willing and able to work" but no jobs exist. Often times, people collect unemployment while waiting for a disability determination. Is this allowed? Join Scott Daniels and Brian Mittman as they explore this very common issue.
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Social Security Disability claims are not automatic. In fact, the government is denying these claims at record numbers. The national denial rate upon an initial application is somwhere around 75%. That means over 7 out of 10 people are... more

Social Security Disability claims MUST be proven. They are not automatic and the determination process is lengthy and complicated. So is there a way to guarantee that your claim is approved. The short answer is NO. But knowing what... more

An application for disability benefits is just the beginning in an effort to obtain financial and healthcare benefits from the federal government if you are unable to work. There is a strict evaluation process that every individual is subject... more

Social Security Disability benefits are not easy to obtain. No matter what anyone tells you and regardless of the claim, the government does not make it easy to become a disability recipient. There is a hefty standard along with eligibility... more

Social Security Disability benefits are not available to everyone. It is a federal program designed to help people who can no longer work due to a physical or mental impairment. There are a few programs available, but which ones do you... more

Who is entitled to federal disability benefits? What does a person have to do in order to qualify or receive benefits? Can anyone get the benefits? Are there healthcare benefits attached? More and more people are finding themselves... more

The biggest aspects of a Federal Social Security diability claim is the alleged impairments and how they affect the individual on a daily basis. But believe it or not, age plays a major role in the disability determination and it's important to... more

Yes, you can! In fact, the government wants you to get back into the workforce as soon as possible. But it is crucial that you understand the ramifications of work, and earnings, while collecting disability benefits. Join Scott Daniels, a New... more

The vast majority of social security disability applications are denied at the first level. This does not mean that you are not entitled to disability benefits. It simply means that an initial decision has been rendered on your case and you have the... more

Just because your doctor says that you cannot continue to work DOES NOT mean that you will automatically qualify for federal Social Security Disability benefits. The Social Security Administration has a broad definition of "disability"... more
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