Your doctor does not decide whether you are disabled for Social Security benefits or not. Social Security makes that decision. The way they make that decision is they order the doctor’s office notes, they order any hospital records that you have, they order the results of any tests that you may have had and they evaluate the results of all those tests as well as what your doctor has to say about your symptoms and condition and Social Security decides whether you meet their definition of disability or not.
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Social Security Disability Blog Posts:
Social Media and Your SSD Benefits.
How Your SSD Benefits can be Affected by What You Post on Social Media. Social Security, in its budget request to Congress last year, said it would look into expanding the use of social media
Does mental illness qualify someone to receive Social Security Disability benefits?
If you have a mental illness that interferes with your daily life and prohibits you from working, there is help available. You can qualify for the same Social Security Disability benefits as someone
Second Stimulus Payment for Social Security Recipients: What You Need to Know.
Recipients of Social Security Benefits will receive economic stimulus checks automatically. This includes Supplemental Security Income, Social Security Disability, and Social Security Retirement
The Social Security Disability Appeals Process
Not all Social Security disability applications are approved on the first try. This can be due to many different factors including your medical condition, age, education, skills, past work experience
Social Security Disability FAQ:
How Long Does It Take to Start Recovering Social Security Benefits?
How long it takes to start recovering Social Security benefits varies from case to case. It is a question many people have as it is difficult to support yourself or your family when you are unable to
Can Social Security Disability Insurance/Supplemental Security Income Benefits Be Paid Retroactively?
Social Security Disability Insurance benefits can be paid retroactively. Supplemental Security Income benefits cannot. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) offers retroactive benefits to cover
My doctor says I am disabled. Is that enough to qualify for SSD benefits?
If your doctor just makes a statement that you are disabled that is generally not enough for you to qualify for Social Security Disability benefits or SSI. What happens is Social Security evaluates
Does Receiving Social Security Retirement Benefits Affect Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income?
If I receive Social Security retirement benefits, does it affect my ability to draw disability benefits? If you are of full retirement age you cannot receive SSDI. Even those who qualify to draw both