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How functional limitations influence a disability case

Indiana residents who apply for disability benefits may not hear the term functional limitation as their cases progress. However, it is an important one to understand. It simply refers to a physical or mental condition that prevents a person from being able to work or otherwise function. For instance, someone could have a hard time standing for a long period of time or difficulty remembering what he or she has been told.

A guide to applying for SSDI benefits

Social Security disability insurance supports millions of Americans with disabilities. In fact, upwards of 11 million Americans receive SSDI benefits because they cannot work. You may want to apply for these benefits, but it can be intimidating, especially when you are dealing with income loss, stress and health concerns. 

An overview of a disability benefit denial letter

A disability benefit denial letter looks roughly the same whether a person files for benefits in Indiana or any other state. Typically, there is little to gain by analyzing the boilerplate information contained within it. The letter will start out by informing an applicant that he or she has not met the guidelines to receive benefits. The letter will also include a list of medical sources used to make the determination. This list may include sources that were not provided to an examiner in the initial application.

Winning SSD claims before hearing level

Despite popular belief, Indiana residents who submit a Social Security Disability claim do not always have to wait until the matter is brought before an administrative law judge to receive an approval. Even though the hearings that are overseen by administrative law judges have the highest approval rate at over 65 percent, there are other levels of the Social Security disability process at which claimants can be approved.

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