Fibromyalgia is a difficult condition to live with for many people in Ohio, as it generally manifests itself as generalized pain and tenderness in the joints and soft tissue of the human body. Because the condition itself can range from mild to severe among different individuals, as well as varying in intensity from day-to-day in the same person, determining whether it is a disabling condition for the purposes of receiving Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits can be problematic. Further, as Fibromyalgia can only be diagnosed through symptomology, it may be difficult to produce hard medical evidence of the condition.
If you've applied for Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income, and been denied, you may be wondering what to do next. You may have heard or read that you can request a reconsideration or even a hearing in front of an Administrative Law Judge. But what good would that do? After all, you gave the Social Security Administration all your information the first time, right? Why would having it looked at again make any difference?
The Social Security Administration is the federal agency that is responsible for determining who qualifies for Social Security Disability benefits, and how much those benefits will be. As has been discussed before in this space, generally the SSA will accept an application and then forward it to a local office run by the state in which you live, which will schedule an interview to gather the necessary information needed to make a decision on your case. There is another way to apply, however, which is through the SSA's website, by filling out an online application.
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Some applications for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits are denied at the first step of the process. Further, requests for reconsideration are denied in even larger numbers. After that, cases normally proceed to an SSDI hearing before an administrative law judge. While the chances of being approved in such a hearing are much better, they are not 100 percent. So, what happens if you are denied again after a hearing?
We have discussed previously in this space the different aspects of a disability claim for individuals who have an inability to work due to a physical impairment. Today, we will take a look at the other people who may also qualify for Social Security Disability benefits based on a disabled worker's record.
Being disabled is difficult enough. Between the pain and inability to earn your own living, frustration can become a big factor in feeling like you'll never get to a better place. In times like these, it is important to remember that other people can help.
Ohioans considering applying for Social Security Disability (SSD) often spend a lot of time considering how they are going to get their medical records organized to have the best chance to be approved for a claim involving physical disability. While this is certainly an important part of the process, there is another parameter that those applying for SSD may overlook.
Being disabled and unable to work is difficult enough for most Ohioans. Then, to receive benefits from the federal Social Security Administration (SSA), you have to fill out an application with all the correct information needed to ensure you meet the requirements for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). This application can be made a few different ways, including in person, over the phone or online. In any event, there is some basic information you will need if you want to create as complete an application as you can.
Ohio residents should be aware that every year, the federal government changes the amount of benefits it pays out through the Social Security System to retirees and those who qualify for Social Security Disability. This change, called a "Cost of Living Adjustment" (COLA), is meant to keep the purchasing power of the benefits paid roughly the same year to year. This adjustment began in the mid-1970s due to high inflation rates that were beginning to impoverish many people receiving benefits.