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“Date Last Insured” Defined

"Date last insured" (DLI) is a term with which every applicant for Social Security Disability benefits (SSDI), quickly becomes familiar. This has meaning only in a Title II DIB case, or SSDI claim.  It has no meaning in a SSI case (Title XVI). The DLI is the last date that an individual is eligible to

“Date Last Insured” Defined 2016-11-22T19:53:35+00:00

Disability Defined

A disability attorney is important in helping applicants for disability benefits understand each and every technical, legal, and medical term encountered during the application process. In this blog I will define and explain the term disability" as it is used by the Social Security Administration (SSA). The SSA administers two programs that provide benefits based

Disability Defined 2016-10-14T22:20:23+00:00

Common Social Security Disability Myths Part 2

There are so many myths and misconceptions about Social Security disability.  When it comes to Social Security disability, there is a long list of myths and misconceptions that you should stop believing. The application process for SSD benefits is a long, arduous one, and the more you know about it, the easier the process will

Common Social Security Disability Myths Part 2 2016-04-15T20:25:49+00:00

When is an Independent Consultative Examination Necessary?

What is a consultative examination? Most of the time, claimants are able to provide sufficient medical evidence from their doctor, which is the "treating source." However, in some cases, the evidence that was provided by the claimant's treating source is insufficient. In situations like these, there are generally two options: the treating source is contacted

When is an Independent Consultative Examination Necessary? 2016-03-07T16:23:24+00:00

What Medical Evidence do You Need?

You cannot be approved for disability if you do not have the medical evidence to prove your claim.  Have you had a chance to read our latest blog yet? If you have, then you already know that non-medical evidence can be important for supporting your claim. Although it's important not to forget about non-medical evidence,

What Medical Evidence do You Need? 2016-02-26T15:05:41+00:00

The Importance of Non-Medical Evidence

When it comes to disability applications, non-medical evidence is very important.  Most people who apply for disability believe that their medical records are all the evidence they will need to prove their disability. While medical records are certainly very important, and there's a possibility that they will be enough evidence to support your claim, chances

The Importance of Non-Medical Evidence 2016-02-22T14:48:23+00:00

Can You Speed Up Your SSD Claim?

How long will it take for the Social Security Administration (SSA) to come up with a decision on your claim? When you apply for Social Security disability (SSD), the SSA has to thoroughly examine your application to determine your eligibility. In general, this process will take three or four months, but some people have had

Can You Speed Up Your SSD Claim? 2016-02-15T17:41:50+00:00

What are Compassionate Allowances?

It can take months to get the disability benefits you need, but what happens if you are too sick to wait? The application process for Social Security disability is a long one, and as a result of this long application process, many people have started to complain that it just takes too long to get

What are Compassionate Allowances? 2016-02-07T15:50:20+00:00

Tips for Dealing with Your LTD Carrier Part 3

Well-supported claims are denied by long-term disability insurance companies every day. If you don't want to be just another denied claimant, you have to know how to deal with your long-term disability (LTD) carrier. That's why, in our last blog, our disability attorney in Louisville went over a couple of tips to help you deal

Tips for Dealing with Your LTD Carrier Part 3 2016-02-02T15:18:12+00:00

Can You Speed Up Your SSD Claim? Part 3

When it comes to Social Security decisions, it is not uncommon to wait months or even years.  Most Social Security decisions can be made in about three or four months, but even a small mistake can lead to big delays. If you are worried about the amount of time it takes for the SSA to

Can You Speed Up Your SSD Claim? Part 3 2016-01-01T18:34:49+00:00