The state agency in Ohio called the Division of Disability Determination decides any medical, financial or legal issues that may affect eligibility. Continue reading →
Generally yes, if you choose to, but you’re not required to accept Medicare if you have other medical coverage. Continue reading →
In these situations, it’s most important to be persistent and make sure your medical records are being updated with Social Security on a regular basis. Continue reading →
I was turned down for SSD and appealed twice. Now, I am scheduled for a hearing. What does that entail?
The judge will evaluate your case, records, doctors’ opinions and other information in your file. He or she will then make a decision as to your ability to work at either your previous job(s) or at any other jobs. Continue reading →
After you have filed your original claim for SSD or SSI and are denied, you can appeal the decision. This also is typically a good time to consult an attorney about the appeal process and to get help with gathering information for your hearing.
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I have filed for Social Security Disability, but haven’t heard anything for months. Should I contact an attorney?
After Social Security receives a filing and opens a file, it is then sent to the corresponding state agency for review. Altogether, this process typically takes between four and five months. Continue reading →