What You Need To Know: Medical Examinations

  After you apply for Social Security or Supplemental Security Income disability benefits, sometimes you need to have special medical examinations or tests before we can decide whether you qualify. REMEMBER  The exam or test requested is intended to provide additional information  needed to help the state agency make a decision in your case.  If you cannot keep the appointment, you must let the state agency know right away. If you do not, the state agency may decide that you are not disabled.   Read the complete PDF from the SSA.gov Listen to an audio version of the...

Disability Awareness: Facts About Social Security

The Social Security Administration recently launched “The Faces and Facts of Disability,” as education and awareness initiative to help educate the public about Social Security Disability and dispel common misconceptions. Social Security touches the lives of nearly every American, often during times of personal hardship, transition, and uncertainty. Social Security programs  serve as a vital financial protection for working men and women, children, the disabled, and the elderly. SSDI is coverage that workers earn by paying Social Security taxes on their earnings.  Nearly 9 million disabled workers receive disability insurance.  These 9 million individuals make up a diverse group of individuals with mental impairments, sensory disabilities and physical disabilities. Watch this video on Social Security Disability to learn more.  ...