Monthly Archives: February 2013

Social Security Disability or SSI Claims Involving Drug and Alcohol Addiction

     Social Security Disability and SSI claimants need to be aware of the Social Security Administration’s recent announcement regarding claims involving drug or alcohol addiction (DAA).  The SSA recently published SSR 13-2p that: explains our policies for how we consider … Continue reading

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Railroad Retirement Board Disability Cases

     Injured or disabled employees of a railroad can apply to the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) for disability benefits.  The RRB administers the program and some of the benefits and procedures mirror the Social Security Administration’s disability program and benefits.  … Continue reading

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Epilepsy or Seizure Disorders and Childhood SSI Benefits

Parents of a child suffering from a seizure disorder or epilepsy may apply for and qualify for childhood SSI benefits for the child.  Childhood SSI claims are evaluated differently than adult claims for Social Security Disability or SSI.  The requirements are actually … Continue reading

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The SSA Adds Conditions to the Compassionate Allowance List

     Social Security Disability and SSI claimants now have more opportunities to get their cases fast-tracked for certain conditions.  On December 6, 2012, the SSA Commissioner announced 35 additional Compassionate Allowance (CAL) conditions bringing the total number of conditions up … Continue reading

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