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The Social Security process is a long and frustrating one; one that can take years before benefits are awarded

The Social Security process is a long and frustrating one; one that can take years before benefits are awarded. Prompt filing of initial applications and appeals and consulting with an attorney are important, but what more can a claimant do to help their case?

Many people who apply for Social Security Disability also apply for Long-Term Disability benefits through a private insurer.

Many people who apply for Social Security Disability also apply for Long-Term Disability benefits through a private insurer. While the applications and requirements to receive benefits under these different payers are separate and distinct, the payment amounts are inevitably intertwined. Since most LTD carriers require applicants to apply for SSD benefits concurrently, it is important to understand how this may affect the benefits you receive.

What does it mean to be disabled under the Social Security Administration?

Social Security offers two types of benefits for disabled individuals: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Each program provides different benefits, but the determination of disability is the same.

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