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Applying for Social Security Disability Colorado Lawyer

If you can – apply for social security disability in Colorado online.  http://www.ssa.gov/pgm/disability.htm.  This is the best way for you get the application going.  Otherwise you can telephone the Social Security Administration at 1-800-772-1213.  When you call, you will be given the option of 1) going to the social security office to apply for benefits…

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Medical Care: The Key To Your Social Security Case

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a program of the Social Security Administration to pay benefits to injured workers who are no longer to earn significant earnings at a job that exists in substantial numbers in the United States economy.  Unfortunately it is extremely difficult to obtain SSDI even when you are seriously disabled, simply…

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Social Security Now Provides Online Version Of The Social Security Statement

As of May 1, 2012, eligible workers can get their Social Security Statement information online.  People can find information about their earnings and potential Social Security retirement, disability and survivor benefits. Social Security Commissioner Michael Astrue explains,  “Our new online Social Security Statement is simple,  easy-to-use and provides people with estimates they can use for…

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How Do I Qualify For SSDI In Colorado?

Social Security eligibility can be confusing, but there are a few rules that you should be aware of when deciding to apply. Social Security makes it easier to be found disabled as you get older.  It becomes easier for a few people at age 45, for more people at age 50, for most people at…

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Supreme Court Rules Against Social Security Survivors’ Benefits

Astrue v. Capato:  The Supreme Court unanimously rules against Social Security survivors’ benefits for posthumously conceived twins. In an uncommon moment of agreement, the US Supreme Court decided 9-0 that twins born via in vitro fertilzation using the deceased father’s frozen sperm were not entitled to survivor benefits based on the father’s SSA earnings record.…

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Serving Those Who’ve Served Us

Military Service Members and Social Security   The US government has many other programs available that provide benefits and assistance to our Veterans and our wounded Servicemen and women.  Please see www.nationalresourcedirectory.gov/ for a comprehensive list of these services. The Social Security Administration (SSA) can expedite the process for disability claims for Veterans and Wounded…

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FAQ’s About Social Security & Disability

Your Top Questions About Colorado Social Security & Disability Answered How long will it take for a hearing to be held, a decision to be issued and for benefits to be paid? It varies a lot.  Lately, it has taken a year and half from the date a person requests a hearing to get a date. …

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Social Security Disability Denial = Homelessness

A recent study done by the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty (NLCHP) showed that some Americans are homeless as a result of being denied the Social Security disability benefits to which they’re entitled. According to the NLCHP, approximately 40% of homeless people who apply for Social Security disability or Supplemental Security Income (SSI)…

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