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If you can no longer work due to a medical condition, Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits can provide the compensation you need to live your life. Unfortunately, the applications and appeals processes are lengthy and aren’t always easy to understand. That’s why Henson Fuerst created a series of free, informational newsletters to help you better understand the process of applying for and receiving SSD benefits.

Improving Your Odds at a Social Security Disability Hearing

During the past year, approval rates for receiving benefits at Social Security Disability hearings have gone down in North Carolina. Read our explanation for why this is happening and how you can improve your claim’s chances of getting approved.

Loans and SSD Hearings

Read this newsletter to learn how Social Security distinguishes the difference between personal loans and gifts, and how this difference affects the amount of benefits you receive. We also discuss the role of a Vocational Expert during a Social Security hearing and what his or her testimony means to you.

Working While Collecting Benefits

The rules for collecting SSD benefits while working can be confusing. Read this newsletter for a clear explanation of Social Security Administration guidelines. Keep reading to learn how your SSD benefits can change at certain income levels.

Handicap Tags and Prescriptions

If you are disabled, you don’t have to be in a wheelchair to qualify for handicapped parking places. In this newsletter, we outline the steps you need to follow to apply for a placard or license plate. You also will learn about Medicare’s Extra Help program, which can save you as much as $4,000 per year in prescription drug costs.

Applying and Payment Options

In this newsletter, we walk you through the steps you need to take to apply for SSD benefits and explain what to expect when going through the application process. The different payment options available to those receiving SSD benefits also are described.