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Establishing and protecting a closed period freeze under Title II

The process of filing for and receiving temporary (or closed end) Social Security disability benefits can be long and drawn out. In some cases, the claimant may have a significant delay between the effective date that his or her disability diminished to the point that it was possible to return to the workplace and the date that the claimant filed the application.

Closed end benefits and mental disabilities

Obtaining temporary Social Security disability benefits for issues related to mental health has a reputation for being a very difficult and uncertain process. However, with proper preparation and an understanding of how the acceptance process works, the odds of having your disability claim accepted and receiving the benefits you need increase significantly.

Qualifying for disability because of back pain

Anyone who has experienced even moderate back pain knows that it can certainly be debilitating. Despite the fact that a large number of Americans suffer from back pain daily, and many of them are unable to function ideally because the discomfort, it can be quite a difficult process to successfully qualify for disability benefits due to back pain.

How to apply for Social Security disability benefits

This blog recently discussed the appeals process for disability benefits. It is also helpful for disabled individuals to understand the process for applying for disability benefits and what is required when they apply. In general, individuals who are unable to work because of a medical condition may be able to receive Social Security disability (SSD) benefits. These benefits can be helpful to disabled individuals in a number of ways.

Disabled individuals should be aware of the SSD appeals process

It may be discouraging and even frustrating for disabled individuals who are badly in need of Social Security disability (SSD) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits to have an application for benefits be denied. It is important to keep in mind, however, that many initial applications are not approved and that is not the end of the process. When an initial claim for SSD or SSI benefits has been denied, it is important for Atlanta applicants to be familiar with the appeals process.

Understanding disability benefits for children

People may not always understand that the Social Security Administration offers different benefits and options other than retirement benefits that may be helpful to disabled adults and disabled children or other individuals in certain circumstances. In addition to certain dependent benefits that may be available through the SSA for children, Supplemental Security Income may also provide options for disabled children to receive disability benefits. Families with disabled children should be familiar with children's benefits.

Can I receive closed-end disability benefits?

Different types of disability benefits may be available to disabled individuals in different circumstances. Generally, Social Security Disability benefits are available when a disabled individual suffers from a medical condition that prevents them from working. Qualifying for SSD benefits is based on the disabled individual's physical or mental medical condition.

Social Security disability options for mental conditions

Social Security disability benefits may be available for disabled individuals who suffer from mental conditions; they may be able to receive Social Security disability or Supplemental Security Income. Essentially, qualifying for SSD is based on work history, while SSI is based on need. Both may be available based on a disability caused by a medical condition or mental condition.

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