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February 2019 Archives

Consultative examinations for SSD benefits and failing to appear

While the best-case scenario for Missourians who are suffering from an illness, injury or condition that they believe warrant an approval for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits is that they will get the benefits and the process will go smoothly, that is not always the case. For many, it is necessary that they have a consultative examination to provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) with sufficient evidence to decide on the case. Failing to appear can be problematic. Understanding the rules for failure to appear at a consultative examination is important to a case.

Can my SSD case be decided using fast-track processes?

For many Missourians who have an illness, injury or condition that renders them unable to work and in need of medical care, Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits are a critical factor in making ends meet. Understanding the different processes that the Social Security Administration (SSA) uses when making its decisions is important to any case. Some have issues that are so clearly disabling that they are eligible to have their case "fast-tracked." This can be a critical factor in a case as people who are suffering from a disability that falls into these categories will frequently need their benefits as quickly as possible.

Are you a veteran dealing with mental issues? You have options

When you signed up to serve in the military, you knew there were certain risks involved. You probably assumed that any injuries you experienced would be physical, not mental. However, there are many veterans who struggle with unseen emotional and mental scars as a result of their military service. 

What are the evidentiary rules for SSD benefits when appealing?

It can be upsetting and worrisome when a Missouri resident is suffering from an illness, condition or injury and they seek Social Security disability benefits only to be denied. There are many reasons why an SSD claim might be denied and not all are linked to the medical issue. There might have been a clerical error, the evidence might not have been deemed sufficient, or there could have been a mistake. Fortunately, there are four levels of appeal based on the federal regulations. The Social Security Administration is not biased against anyone and wants to make certain that those who warrant disability benefits get them. However, that does not mean those who are appealing should shun legal protection when appealing.

How does Social Security disability help wounded warriors?

Missourians who have served or are serving in the Armed Forces should be aware of what benefits they can receive if they are injured. The Social Security Administration has certain benefits that are specifically in place to help wounded warriors. Understanding these benefits is critical to getting them. When there is an issue or confusion with being approved, having legal help is a must.

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