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Tag Archives: West Palm Beach Social Security Disability Lawyers

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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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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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Working and Receiving SSD Benefits

By Celeste Law Firm |

Millions of Americans suffer from a disability. In fact, 40 million Americans have some sort of disability, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This is not to say that all of these people are disabled from working. In fact, many disabled people, even those who are receiving Social Security Disability… Read More »

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Social Security and Sedentary Duty

By Celeste Law Firm |

When the Social Security Administration makes disability determinations, it uses a system that scales the work people do from sedentary to very heavy. The full scale is as follows: sedentary, light, medium, heavy, and very heavy. Sedentary work, as it happens, accounts for the majority of jobs in the U.S; indeed, 80 percent of… Read More »

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