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How does the duration requirement impact SSD benefits?

When Georgia residents are seeking Social Security disability benefits because they are injured, ill or suffering from a condition that prevents them from working, it is crucial to remember that there must be evidence provided to show that the application should be approved. This can be worrisome and complicated, especially when a person is in desperate need of the SSD benefits. However, to avoid the mistakes and denials that often come with failure to give the Social Security Administration the information it needs to make an informed decision, it is wise to have legal help.

What you need to know about working and receiving SSD benefits

In order to receive Social Security disability benefits, you must have a medical condition or illness that prevents you from performing basic work-related tasks and that lasts for a minimum of 12 months. Many people receiving SSDI benefits get to a point where they want to go back to work, but they are afraid of losing their benefits. Fortunately, there are ways for you to still receive benefits while working.

What are the physical exertion requirements for SSD benefits?

When people in Fayetteville and throughout Georgia suffer from an illness, injury or condition that they believe warrant Social Security disability benefits, there are many federal regulations and requirements they must understand during the application process. One that is often misunderstood is residual functional capacity (RFC) and how it will impact whether the final decision for SSD benefits.

What happens after my disability benefits are approved?

Once the Social Security Administration, or SSA, has reviewed your application for disability benefits, a decision will be made as to whether to award you Social Security Disability benefits. If your application is denied, you and your attorney can go through the appeals process to hopefully change the SSA's decision. However, it is important to note that even if you have been granted benefits, you will have to take certain steps to ensure that you continue to receive benefits for as long as you need them.

How is the decision made when I apply for SSD benefits?

Georgia residents who are suffering from a medical condition, illness or injury and cannot work will want to understand the requirements to get Social Security Disability Insurance. Many people are denied SSD benefits not because their issues do not meet the medical requirements to get an approval, but because they have made a mistake in the application process. Regardless of the circumstances, having legal assistance is helpful when filing for benefits. The Social Security Administration will ask five questions in a step-by-step manner to decide whether an applicant can be approved.

Social Security Disability for early-onset Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's disease is a debilitating disease that can cause serious mental and physical disability over time. While many people assume that Alzheimer's only affects people over the age of 65, statistics show that up to five percent of the people that have Alzheimer's have early-onset Alzheimer's starting in their 40s and 50s.

What if my disability is up for review?

Georgia residents who meet the requirements to receive Social Security disability will undoubtedly feel a sense of relief. The injuries, illnesses and conditions that warrant SSD benefits can be difficult to deal with in a physical, personal and financial way. Since many people who seek disability cannot work and need medical treatment, the benefits can be a life-saver for them and their family. However, just because a person is approved does not mean that the benefits will continue forever.

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