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The SSA may require a disability evaluation when you apply for benefits under social security disability insurance.

Medical Records for Disability Hearings

If you applied for Social Security benefits or filed for reconsideration, then the claims examiner is the party responsible for obtaining your medical records. However, the process is different if you request a hearing before an administrative law judge (ALJ). In this case, you would be responsible for obtaining your medical records. If you have an attorney, you can give them legal permission to access the records on your behalf.   Which Medical Records Are Needed for My Disability Hearing? There are certain types of medical records you will need to obtain for a hearing before an administrative law judge. Medical records are essential for showing that you currently suffer from a disability, or that you will continue to suffer from one in the future. Be sure to obtain both old and new medical records related to your disability. You should also go through records associated with your disability claim…
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What’s the Best Way to File for Social Security Disability?

Social Security disability benefits are a safety net for the American worker who has spent at least five of the last ten years working and paying federal payroll taxes. These benefits are paid for by your hard work, and you cannot claim them unless you have worked, paid into the system, and can no longer work due to illness or injury. However, the process for collecting the benefits can be long and complex. So, it is important that you get the process started right. Things to Consider When Filing for Social Security Disability Make a Budget – If you have to file for SSDI, then you have probably lost your major source of income. Since it can take three to six months for the Social Security Administration (SSA) to get to your claim, you need to have a financial plan to last that long and beyond. Without a financial plan…
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Do I Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits?

In many ways, Social Security is a safety net for hard working Americans. If you have diligently worked, and kept up with your taxes, then benefits from Social Security can help you retire. The system has even worked out a way to help those individuals who find themselves unable to work before retirement age. Benefits for these individuals are called Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), but it can be complicated to qualify for these benefits. What Are the Qualifications for Social Security Disability Benefits? In order to qualify for Social Security benefits, you must have worked for a certain number of years, on average at least 10. The Social Security Administration (SSA) uses “work credits” to measure this amount of time. Earning $1,300 in wages qualifies as a work credit, and you are limited to four a year. That means you have to earn at least $5,200 yearly for 10…
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