What Are the SSA Grid Rules for Disability Benefits, and How Do They Work?

When the Social Security Administration (SSA) designed its method of evaluating people’s claims for disability benefits, they decided to make it easier to be approved for benefits the closer you get to retirement age. So Social Security uses a grid that combines your age, education, work experience, physical capabilities, skills, and transferability of skills to

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What Form Could My Social Security Disability Hearing Take?

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, if you were applying for Social Security Disability benefits and you needed to go to a hearing with a disability judge because your initial application was denied, you had two options for the format of your hearing: In person at a hearing office with an administrative law judge (ALJ) At a

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How Do The Medications I Take Affect My Social Security Disability Claim?

To win the financial (and stress) relief that comes with Social Security Disability benefits, you must prove that your health problems qualify—by providing medical evidence. A key part of that medical evidence is information about the medications you take for the health problems that keep you from working. At Geary Disability Law, we help people

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