September 28, 2015

 

Social Security designates 6 different circumstances in which a Disability hearing may be expedited. Below I have generally outlined these unique situations. Remember that this is just an outline and for more detailed descriptions of when a hearing can be expedited, y...

September 27, 2015

Generally speaking, no, a person cannot receive both Social Security Retirement payments and Social Security Disability payments. The reason for this, in theory, is that an individual is either not working because he is disabled or he is not working because he is retir...

September 26, 2015

Sometimes when you're applying for Social Security Disability (or any government benefit for that matter) it is very easy to feel like just a number. One Social Security employee tells you one thing, then another tells you something else. Dealing with a massive agency...

September 26, 2015

It is not uncommon for people applying for Social Security Disability to have collected some sort of income on unemployment. It these difficult economic times, people who cannot work need to find any sort of income to pay their bills so it is certainly understandable....

September 24, 2015

 

The common definition of Social Security Disability you hear is saying that you are too disabled to work. However, a more accurate definition could be saying that you are too disabled to do significant work. Every year, Social Security sets a specific amount that they...

September 23, 2015

 

I met an out of town couple about a month ago who had a teenage son with Autism. Their financial situation wasn't dire so they had never seriously looked into Social Security Disability. But after finding out I was a Disability attorney, they had a million questions f...

September 22, 2015

I spoke with a woman recently who was considering filing for Social Security Disability. She had just asked a lawyer in their extended family to help them with their Disability claim. So this begs the question: Can any lawyer handle a Social Security Disability claim?...

September 21, 2015

It's a tough situation in which to find yourself. You've worked hard your entire life, and yet a recent injury or illness has made it impossible for you to continue. Your only solution seems to be filing for Social Security Disability. Then you have to hear on the news...

September 20, 2015

 

After a long two year battle with Social Security, you finally receive your first Disability check. Then about a year later, you get a letter saying you have been cut off. Can this really happen? Well, yes and no. Unfortunately, receiving a favorable claim does not me...

September 19, 2015

Medications an applicant is taking often have a less direct, yet still important impact on a claim. When preparing for a hearing, Disability attorneys want to know which medications their client has been taking; Ibuprofen to Oxycontin and everything in between. Social...

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