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Category: Social Security – Disability

Disabilities Applicable for Social Security Disability Benefits

Unfortunately, not everyone who becomes injured qualifies for social security and disability benefits (SSDI). Like many other government benefits, there are specific criteria that must be met first prior to being granted eligibility for these benefits. To qualify for SSDI, you first must have worked in a profession that is covered by social security. You Read More Disabilities Applicable for Social Security Disability Benefits

Can I Work While Receiving Social Security Disability Benefits?

Testing your ability to work while receiving Social Security Disability benefits or Supplemental Security Income is not unlawful, but doing so can affect your benefits in various ways. Social Security benefits are governed by specialized rules that place certain restrictions and limitations on the ability of disability beneficiaries to work. It can be difficult to Read More Can I Work While Receiving Social Security Disability Benefits?

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Is Age A Factor When Filing For Disability?

Is Age a Factor When Filing For Disability? Technically, no. The Social Security Administration defines disability as the inability to earn wages due to a medical condition that is expected to last for at least a year or result in death. As you can see there is no limitations to age if you meet the Read More Is Age A Factor When Filing For Disability?

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How Jail Affects Social Security Benefits

Locked Up? How Going To Jail Can Affect Your Social Security Benefits. A person’s Social Security benefits might not be the first thing on their mind when faced with incarceration. However, if your family depends on your benefits, it is important to know what changes might be coming your way. Find out how jail affects Read More How Jail Affects Social Security Benefits

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Social Security Appeals Process

Why Does the Social Security Appeals Process Take So Long? Many disabled Americans pursuing Title II disability benefits or Supplemental Security Income benefits through the Social Security Administration are shocked to learn the length of time it may take to resolve their case. Most claimants are hard-workers who became disabled by no fault of their Read More Social Security Appeals Process

Can Getting Married Affect My SSI Payments?

Can Getting Married Affect my SSI Payments? What is SSI? Title XVI Benefits, better known as Supplemental Security Income (SSI) provide assistance to aged, blind, and disabled people who have minimum to no income or resources. SSI benefits are available to those individuals who have been found disabled under the Social Security Administrations guideline. The Read More Can Getting Married Affect My SSI Payments?

When should I hire a disability lawyer for my Social Security disability case?

When Should I Hire a Lawyer for my Social Security Disability Case?  There are several things to keep in mind when deciding when– or even whether– to hire an attorney to handle your claim for Social Security benefits. The appeals process for disability benefits takes on average about two years from beginning to end. Despite Read More When should I hire a disability lawyer for my Social Security disability case?

Is The Social Security System Really Flawed?

We recently sat down with our social security advocate, Brandon Ashburn, to discuss whether or not the Social Security system is really flawed after recent news coverage has portrayed the system as being fraudulent. Recently, 60 Minutes aired a segment entitled “Disability U.S.A.” What do you have to say about their perspective? 60 Minutes is a popular investigative reporting Read More Is The Social Security System Really Flawed?

Workers’ Compensation And Social Security

Workers’ Compensation and Social Security Often times when someone is injured while working it can end up being a catastrophic event which leads to that person not only losing their job at that given time, but also unable to work in the future. So you may be wondering what happens next? In certain circumstances when Read More Workers’ Compensation And Social Security

Social Security Disability and the Workers’ Compensation Offset

If you are injured on the job and are subsequently awarded Social Security disability benefits, your Social Security disability benefits may be offset by any workers’ compensation benefits you receive. If you receive workers’ compensation benefits and Social Security disability benefits, the total amount of these benefits cannot exceed 80% of your average indexed earnings before you Read More Social Security Disability and the Workers’ Compensation Offset