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- By David Morton. Published by Nolo Press. 2016.
"Nolo's Guide to Social Security Disability is the essential book for anyone dealing with a long-term or permanent disability. Written both for first-time applicants and existing recipients of Social Security disability, this guide demystifies the program and tells you everything you need to know about qualifying and applying for benefits, maintaining your benefits, and appealing the denial of a claim. Get plain English explanations and discussions of these crucial topics: what Social Security disability is what benefits are available to disabled children how to prove a disability how age, education and work experience affect benefits whether or not one can work while receiving benefits how to appeal a denial of benefits how to respond to a Continuing Disability Review." - from the publisher
- By National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives. Published by Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender. 1984.
This five volume set is a comprehensive, in-depth reference for practitioners. The major topics discussed are social security coverage, retirement and survivor's benefits, disability, supplemental security income, Medicare, fees, selected social security regulations, and medical aspects of disability. The set's medical analysis spans two volumes and covers disabilities of all of the body's different systems.
View the table of contents for this multi-volume set.
- By Joseph Matthews. Published by Nolo Press. 2016. 21st ed.
This guide by Nolo is designed to help readers maximize their retirement benefits. This book provides clear instructions on how to qualify for Medicare, Medicaid, disability, dependents and survivor’s benefits, and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).