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How Substance Abuse can Impact your Disability Claim

Posted July 23rd, 2014 in Demystifying General Info SSA SSDI

Attempting to prove a mental health disability to the Social Security Administration when an applicant has a substance abuse problem can be an uphill climb, especially if the applicant continues to abuse either drugs or alcohol while a claim is pending. This is accentuated when you consider the follow statement found in Social Security’s rules […]



Be An Active Participant In Your Disability Claim

Posted July 22nd, 2014 in Demystifying General Info SSA SSDI

Even if you have researched the topic of Social Security disability and understand that most claims take the better part of two years before an ultimate decision is made, it doesn’t mean you can file a claim and wait to hear from Social Security about it. This would be a natural thing to do because […]



What to Do if Your Social Security Disability Benefits Stop

Posted July 21st, 2014 in General Info SSA SSDI

Sometimes when someone is receiving Social Security disability benefits, those benefits will stop for a variety of reasons. A major reason someone stops receiving either Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments is that they went back to work and are no longer considered disabled by the Social Security Administration. If […]



Social Security Disability Recipients and a Continuing Disability Review

Posted July 20th, 2014 in General Info SSA SSDI

Our law office represents a lot of clients who used to receive Social Security disability payments, but for some reason are no longer found disabled by Social Security. This can and does happen and those who are currently receiving Social Security disability should know that Social Security may check-up with you in a few years […]



What can I do if my Social Security claim is denied?

Posted July 19th, 2014 in General Info SSA SSDI

The Social Security Administration only approves a very low percentage of applications in the initial stage, which means your claim will likely be denied initially. After receiving the denial letter, you may wonder if there is anything you can do to contest that decision. If you’ve been denied Social Security benefits, the good news is […]



How Social Security in the United States compares to other countries

Posted July 18th, 2014 in Demystifying General Info Legal News SSA

Opponents of the Social Security Disability program will often critique the alleged fraud within the system and the heavy financial burden it places on the national economy. While the administration of the program is a large expenditure, and a few may  take advantage of the system, a look at how the Social Security program in […]



Social Security Prescription Drug Program

Posted July 17th, 2014 in Demystifying General Info SSA SSDI

Medicare beneficiaries can qualify for extra help with their prescription drug plan costs. The extra help is estimated to be worth about $4,000 each year. If you qualify, Social Security may provide extra help to pay for the monthly premiums, annual deductibles, and co- payments related to the Medical Prescription Drug program. In order to […]



Social Security Disability Recipients and a Continuing Disability Review

Posted July 15th, 2014 in General Info SSA SSDI

Our law office represents a lot of clients who used to receive Social Security disability payments, but for some reason are no longer found disabled by Social Security. This can and does happen and those who are currently receiving Social Security disability should know that Social Security may check-up with you in a few years […]



SSA Sets Regulation For Same-sex Partners

Posted July 14th, 2014 in Demystifying General Info SSA SSDI

It has taken some time, but recently the Social Security Administration published new instructions allowing Social Security to process more claims that entitle people involved in same-sex relationships. After the Supreme Court found a section of the Defensive Marriage Act unconstitutional it allowed for some Social Security benefits to be provided to same-sex couples. According […]



Social Security Disability and Retirement Benefits

Posted July 13th, 2014 in Demystifying General Info SSA SSDI

On occasion we will get a call from a person who is already receiving Social Security retirement benefits who wishes to file for Social Security disability benefits. These inquires have come from people who are well past the current retirement age of 66. Unfortunately what some people do not know is that you cannot collect […]



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