Social Security Appeals Process

Q: How do I appeal a Social Security decision that I think is wrong?  A: With a few exceptions, nearly all Social Security decisions have an appeal process available. While the specific process can vary based on the issue in question, basic information about the appeals process is here.  Read any letter from Social Security…
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Can I Apply For Social Security Disability Again?

Q: Can I apply for Social Security disability again if previously denied? A: Yes, you can. Before doing so, consider if your situation has changed from your original application. Social Security disability has both work and medical requirements. If the previous application was denied because you did not meet the work requirements, then your medical…
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Webinar – How To File A Disability Appeal Online

When a person disagrees with a disability decision on their application, he or she can request to have the decision reviewed (appealed). As needed, there are several possible levels to the appeals process, described here. There was a Social Security webinar about the online disability appeals application on August 27. Now you can watch it…
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Social Security Testimony Before Congress

As reported in the February edition of the Social Security newsletter, Acting Commissioner of Social Security Carolyn W. Colvin testified twice before Congress during February. On February 11, she testified about the financial status of the Social Security Disability Insurance Trust Fund before the Senate Budget Committee. Ms. Colvin asked for the Senate’s support for…
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Disability Videos On YouTube

When discussing a Social Security retirement topic, I often mention that retirement information and calculators based on your personal work record are in the Retirement Planner section of the Social Security website, www.socialsecurity.gov.  The potential for becoming disabled is probably a smaller topic of interest, but just over 1 in 4 of today’s 20 year-olds…
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