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Why Trump’s Hiring Freeze May Extend SSDI Case Backlog

President Trump’s federal hiring freeze may lengthen the social security disability appeals backlog, which is already overloaded. Currently, the caseloads have grown so large that many cases do not get to their hearings for more than a year. The average wait time is currently 526 days, leaving applicants who are desperate waiting for lengthy periods […]

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Are Immigrants Eligible for Social Security Disability Benefits?

Under certain conditions, immigrants who are not U.S. citizens may be eligible for Social Security disability benefits. An attorney Social Security disability can explain eligibility requirements for Illinois immigrants who do not have U.S. citizenship status. Social Security Eligibility for Immigrants People who immigrate to the United States from other countries may be eligible for […]

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Understanding the Duration Requirement of Social Security Disability

To receive either Supplementary Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), an applicant must meet the duration requirement of a physical or mental impairment preventing him or her from performing substantial gainful activity (SGA) that will either result in death, have lasted at least 12 months, or can be expected to last at […]