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Pre-Existing Conditions & Your Disability Claim

People who are unable to work but are not yet at retirement age often wonder if a pre-existing condition will disqualify them from receiving disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA). The SSA runs two disability programs. One is called Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), and the other Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

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What to Expect When Seeing the Social Security Doctor

While you’re waiting for what you hope to be approval, you get a notice from the SSA disability examiner handling your claim that you need to undergo what the agency calls a “consultative examination” (CE). This means a physician not directly working for the SSA will be assigned to meet with you and assess whether your disability truly qualifies.

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How Social Media Can Affect Your Claim

If you file a claim for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), what are the chances Uncle Sam—in the form of the Social Security Administration (SSA)—will spy on you?

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Reasons Claims are Denied

You’ve developed a physical or mental condition that is keeping you from working, and you want to exercise your rights under the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program of the Social Security Administration (SSA). You apply, but your claim is rejected — as it is in half or more of all new cases.

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Necessity of Legal Representation for Filing SSDI/SSI Claims

The Social Security Administration (SSA) denies about two-thirds of every claim made for benefits under its Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program. After receiving a notice of denial, if you ask for a reconsideration, the rejection rate stands even higher at 87 percent.

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