When Should I File for Social Security Disability?
Question: I’ve been on and off work for a few months due to degenerative disc disease and arthritis.
How Are Social Security Disability (and SSI) Backpayments Calculated?
Most people who are approved for Social Security disability benefits receive a substantial amount of backpay.
How Long Does It Take to Get a Decision for Social Security Disability?
It is hard to predict exactly how long it will take the Social Security Administration (SSA) to decide your case. This is, in part, because there is no deadline the SSA is required to follow.
How to Speed Up Your Social Security Disability Claim
It can take years to get a final decision on your application for Social Security disability benefits.
Can I apply for Social Security disability while collecting unemployment benefits?
Question: I was laid off and haven’t been able to find work since then due to a bad back, diabetes, bursitis of the knee, and carpal tunnel in both wrists. Can I apply for Social Security disability while collecting unemployment benefits?
If I recover after surgery, can I still get disability benefits for the two+ years I couldn't work?
Question: I first applied for Social Security disability in June of 2012. I had a hearing in January 2014. The judge ordered a second hearing scheduled in July 2014.
Filing a Disability Application With Social Security (SSDI)
To apply for disability benefits from the federal government, you can either go to your local Social Security office, call 800-772-1213, or, to apply for SSDI (
Tips for Completing Social Security's Adult Disability Report
The Adult Disability Report (ADR) is one of several forms you're required to complete when you file an application for Social Security disability benefits.
Getting Your Disability Benefits Back Without Reapplying: Expedited Reinstatement
If you lost your disability benefits after trying to go back to work, Social Security will replace your benefits if you again find yourself unable to work.
Compassionate Allowances Get Expedited Disability Determinations
The Social Security Administration (SSA) provides expedited processing for medical conditions that are listed in the "Compassionate Allowances List" (CAL).
Expedited Disability Decisions for Terminal Illness Claims
The Social Security Administration (SSA) expedites disability decisions for applicants with terminal illnesses through its Terminal Illness Program (TERI) program.
Presumptive Disability: Eligibility and Filing
Applying for Social Security disability benefits can be a long and frustrating process.
The Social Security Consultative Exam: What to Expect
That call from the Social Security Administration (SSA) asking you to appear for a consultative examination (CE) can bring in both a sense of relief and concern in you; relief because you have succ