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Category Archives: Social Security Disability

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Government Considers Monitoring Social Security Applicants’ Social Media Pages

By Celeste Law Firm |

A while back, we wrote about the many twists and turns of applying for Social Security Disability benefits, and here’s yet another to add to the list. Government Considers Rule Allowing Monitoring The government is considering allowing, by rule, the Social Security Administration to search disability applicants’ social media pages to see whether your… Read More »

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Partially Favorable Disability Rulings and Changes in Onset Dates Can Cut Benefit Awards

By Celeste Law Firm |

When you go to a Social Security disability hearing, you either win disability benefits, or you lose the case and get no benefits. At least, that’s what the general public may believe. In practice, there’s an entire area in between these two extremes, called the “partially favorable decision.” Whether such a decision is something… Read More »

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What Is the Social Security Compassionate Allowance Program?

By Celeste Law Firm |

Is it possible to obtain Social Security benefits in about two weeks to two months? Yes it is, although rarely, possible under the Social Security Administration’s Compassionate Allowance Program (CAP). The CAP Program The program awards disability benefits on an expedited basis to those with serious or fatal diseases. There are over 200 diseases… Read More »

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What is the Waiting Time for Social Security Disability Hearings?

By Celeste Law Firm |

It is common knowledge that it can take some time to obtain Social Security benefits. But a recent article points out just how long the wait time can be, highlighting the difficulties that those who need benefits face. The Process of Making a Claim It’s important to understand the basic phases of a disability… Read More »

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How do Drug and Alcohol Addiction Affect a Social Security Disability Claim?

By Celeste Law Firm |

For many people suffering from chronic conditions or enduring pain as a result of an injury or an illness, there may be indications in medical records of drug or alcohol abuse. If you have abused either one, you should tell your treating doctors—honesty is the best policy and your doctors need to know if… Read More »

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How Are Vocational Experts Used in a Social Security Disability Hearing?

By Celeste Law Firm |

When you file a Social Security disability claim, you may wonder how exactly the government refutes your evidence. In almost every hearing, the government does not have Social Security lawyers there to argue on its behalf. So what evidence does the government present and how does it present it? The Vocational Expert In most… Read More »

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What Does Date Last Insured (DLI) Mean?

By Celeste Law Firm |

Receiving disability is a vital part of millions of Americans’ lives. Currently, 10,450,000 Americans receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). However, successfully applying for and receiving these benefits can be complex, and being accepted into this program depends on a wide range of criteria. The date last insured (DLI) is the date before which… Read More »

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