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Unemployment and Disability Benefits

By Chad H on Tuesday , June 17th , 2014 in Disability Application, Disability Benefits /

Most people cannot collect both unemployment and disability benefits at the same time. Although the SSA claims receiving unemployment does not prevent you from also receiving disability benefits, there are reasons why receiving unemployment while applying for disability could work against you. When you receive unemployment, you are stating that you are ready and able to return to Read More…

Social Security List of Impairments

By Chad H on Tuesday , June 17th , 2014 in Disability Benefits, Terms & Definitions /

When evaluating a condition, the disability examiner consults the Social Security List of Impairments, sometimes called the “blue book.” Within each category there is a statement describing the disorder and criteria. The examiner determines if the claimant fits the category according to diagnosis and severity based on the claimants’ functional limitations. If the impairment is Read More…

What is ODAR?

By Chad H on Tuesday , June 17th , 2014 in Disability Benefits, Disability Hearing /

The Office of Disability Adjudication and Review is most often referred to as ODAR. The office is responsible for holding hearings and making decisions to determine whether a claimant is eligible to receive disability benefits after they’ve been denied DDS. ODAR only receives your case after both your initial application and your first appeal have been denied by Read More…