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Trump Wants To Kick 10 Million People Off Medicaid

President Donald Trump’s fiscal year 2018 budget will be released May 23, but The Washington Post is already reporting on what Trump’s proposal will look like. The fiscal year 2018 budget begins in October and if Trump had his way, 10 million people would be kicked of Medicaid coverage over the next 10 years, according… Read more »

Social Security Representation And Reasonable Fees

There is no doubt that as a Social Security disability law office Greeman Toomey PLLC is a business that is looking to make a profit like any other business is, but the fees we collect, just like any other entities that represent Social Security disability applicants, are regulated by the Social Security Administration and those… Read more »

Deputy Commissioner Nominee Advances

Anything attached to the phrase Social Security seems to move at a snail’s pace even if Social Security itself has nothing to do with the process. Andrew Eanes, who was nominated to become the deputy commissioner of Social Security, had been waiting for the Senate Finance Committee to consider his nomination since it was originally… Read more »

Where Is My Backpay?

A question any Social Security disability attorney or advocate is familiar with from clients is wondering exactly where are my past-due benefits after being found disabled? Unfortunately, as is the case with many matters involving Social Security disability, there are no easy answers. Ignoring the fact that medically qualifying for Social Security disability is a… Read more »

Past Relevant Work and “Other Work”

The Social Security Administration considers disability cases based on a medical and vocational (work related) criteria. The first step in proving you are disabled to earn Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits is to show that you are unable to perform the type of work you used to perform, prior to being disabled. In addition… Read more »

Disability Terms You Should Know

Going through a Social Security disability claim can be a confusing proposition. Not only does the process take a long time (the better part of two years) for most people, but the process is complex and full of technical terms that are unknown to the general public. Below are just a few of the terms… Read more »

What Is Disability Determination Services(DDS)?

After you’ve filed a Social Security Disability (SSD) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) claim with the Social Security Administration (SSA) your local Social Security office will evaluate the non-medical and technical aspects of the claim. If you meet the technical requirements for one of the benefit programs your claim will be transferred to a state… Read more »

Could Children’s Benefits Be Target Of Entitlement Cuts?

Numerous reports suggest President Donald Trump is gearing up to reduce entitlements by $800 billion over a 10-year period as proposed in next year’s fiscal budget. The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program is an entitlement and it provides benefits to seniors and the disabled who meet certain financial rules. Social Security also provides SSI benefits… Read more »

Can I Receive Benefits from my Deceased Ex-Spouse’s Earnings Record?

When applying for Social Security Disability benefits, the Social Security Administration (SSA) will screen you for all benefit programs you may be eligible for. If your deceased spouse or deceased ex-spouse was insured through the Social Security system you may qualify for what is called Disabled Widow/Widower’s benefits. To be insured for Social Security Disability… Read more »

Colvin Reflects On Her Time As Social Security Boss

Carolyn Colvin stepped down as acting commissioner of the Social Security Administration January 20th when President Donald Trump took over the White House. Since then, we have not heard much from Colvin, but she recently discussed her nearly four years as the head of Social Security in a recent interview with Mckinsey & Company. The… Read more »