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TSR Injury Law Celebrates $6M Verdict Awarded by Jury in Case of 3½ Year-Old Boy Sexually and Physically Assaulted at New Horizon Kids Quest Daycare

Posted November 25th, 2015 in General Info Legal News

Congratulations are in order for TSR Injusry Law and their successful attorneys. “Finally, after eight years, this little boy as his family received the justice they deserve.” – Rich Ruohonen See links below for the press release and news coverage. TSR New Horizons Settlement

What Will Congress Do?

Posted November 25th, 2015 in Demystifying General Info SSA SSDI

Previously we have informed that members of Congress have been contemplating what to do about the impending shortfall to the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) trust fund which is expected to be exhausted by the end of 2016. At that time, if nothing is done to shore up the disability trust fund, disability beneficiaries can […]

The Social Security Ticket To Work Program

Posted November 24th, 2015 in Demystifying General Info SSA SSDI

The Social Security Administration wants people who receive Social Security disability benefits to know that there still remains a possibility that some of these beneficiaries can work and earn extra income. Social Security does this through promoting its Ticket to Work program. Social Security’s Ticket to Work program is a free and voluntary program that […]

How Impairment Related Work Expenses Impact SGA

Posted November 23rd, 2015 in Demystifying General Info SSA SSDI

A common term you will hear Social Security disability insiders refer to is SGA, which stands for Substantial Gainful Activity. This is a standard Social Security created to determine, regardless of someone’s impairments, whether someone can earn enough money to live on, or if they fall short of this amount, should they be considered disabled. […]

Online Services Available for Social Security Disability Applicants

Posted November 22nd, 2015 in General Info SSA SSDI

Michael J. Astrue, Commissioner of Social Security, announced the agency is expanding the services available with a Social Security account. This is a personalized online account that people can use beginning in their working years and continuing throughout the time they receive Social Security benefits. More than 60 million Social Security beneficiaries and Supplemental Security […]

Social Security Offers Access to Your Own Online Account

Posted November 21st, 2015 in Demystifying General Info SSA SSDI

Anyone who has ever tried to call a Social Security office knows the frustration with how long you have to hold before you can actually reach a live person to talk to. Recent news from the Social Security Administration doesn’t promise to improve that service, but a new enhanced online service might enable you to […]

Proving Pain

Posted November 20th, 2015 in Demystifying General Info SSA SSDI

Proving pain is often assessed by determining the credibility of an individual’s statements. Social Security Ruling 96-7p sets forth the framework for evaluating symptoms and evaluating the credibility of an individual’s statements.  Social Security Ruling 96-7p states in pertinent part: In recognition of the fact that an individual’s symptoms can sometimes suggest a greater level […]

How to Correct Your Social Security Earnings Record

Posted November 19th, 2015 in General Info SSA SSDI

The Social Security Administration (SSA) keeps track of individual’s earnings records. Earnings are reported to the SSA when you are working and paying FICA taxes. Your earnings will determine your eligibility for disability and retirement benefits. Your earnings will also determine if your spouse or children may be eligible any benefits on your record. The […]

The Dangers of Receiving Overpayments

Posted November 18th, 2015 in Demystifying General Info SSA SSDI

The majority of people who’ve gone through the process of trying to apply for Social Security disability benefits know how difficult it is to finally start collecting benefits, so it may be somewhat of a surprise that some people actually collect more money than they are entitled to from Social Security. Occasionally Social Security will […]

Anger Against Social Security Comes With The Territory

Posted November 17th, 2015 in Demystifying General Info SSA SSDI

A recent report coming out of Southern Illinois identified a terrifying episode where a Jackson County, Illinois man has been indicted for threatening to kill an employee of the Social Security Administration. It is an appalling story, but unfortunately not all that surprising. According to WSIL, the ABC affiliate in Carbondale, IL, Steven Vizcarrondo, 22, […]