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Changes to the Social Security Disability Appeals Process in Pennsylvania

The process for filing appeals following an initial denial of Social Security Disability benefits in Pennsylvania has changed. Any application initially denied on or after April 20, 2019 is now required to undergo an additional step in the appeals process called the Reconsideration stage. The process of applying for Social Security Disability benefits begins with… Read More »

What Are the Differences Between SSD and SSI?

The Social Security Administration oversees two different benefit programs for which disabled Americans might qualify: Social Security disability insurance and Supplemental Security Income. Here’s how each works: Social Security disability insurance — As the name implies, SSD (or SSDI) is an insurance policy in the event you become disabled. You pay into the program through… Read More »

What You Should Know About Appealing an SSD Ruling

If the Social Security Administration denies your application for Social Security disability insurance benefits (SSD), you have 60 days to appeal the ruling. However, you shouldn’t expect much guidance from the SSA about how to rework your application to make it acceptable. In most cases, it will be up to you to intuit why your… Read More »

Pennsylvania Allows Direct Social Security Disability Appeals

In many states, when the Social Security Administration denies your application for Social Security disability benefits, you must file for a “reconsideration.” This process, also known as a “paper review,” is nothing more than a replay of your first application: you submit your forms and paperwork again to the same office, but a different disability… Read More »