The Date In Which You Become Disabled

For everyone who applies for Social Security disability benefits one of the major questions people have to answer is what date are you claiming that you became disabled? Not just any date can be chosen. Some people respond to this question claiming they became disabled 20 years earlier because this is when their conditions first… Read more »

Name Changes and Social Security Disability

Because the Social Security disability process can drag on, much of the time well over a year, those who have applied for either Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) go through many different life changes. One of these life changes are name changes. No matter why your name may change it… Read more »

People Who Don’t Know Speak

It is time for another version of People Who Don’t Know Speak. Every now and then we like to checkout Social Security’s blog that deals with different topics and programs Social Security offers. One feature these blogs offer is a place to comment about the content of the blog. Typically, if you read most stories… Read more »

Going Inside Different Disability Programs

Here at Greeman Toomey Law Office we practice solely in the area of Social Security disability, but Social Security is not the only type of disability program out there. Actually, depending on someone’s situation, a person could be qualified to not only receive Social Security disability, but also other types of disability pay. Considering Social… Read more »

Social Security Reaches Agreement With Hungary

When you are a disabled worker who is no longer able to work, or have to substantially reduce your hours due to impairments that prevent you from fulfilling your job duties on a full-time basis, it may be time to look into applying for Social Security disability benefits. The process of applying usually starts with… Read more »

The Appeals Council and its Function

You’ve waited the better part of two years to go before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) to get some finalization on your Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) claim, but the result is not what you expect. The ALJ issues an “Unfavorable Decision” stating you are not entitled to disability benefits…. Read more »

Senate Creates 75,000 Potential New Gun Owners

We reported in a previous post that the U.S. House of Representatives voted to block a regulation put in place by the Obama Administration that prevented an estimated 75,000 people who are receiving Social Security disability benefits due to mental health disorders from purchasing firearms. Unfortunately, the U.S. Senate has followed the House’s lead and… Read more »

Onset Date Important in Disability Cases

When discussing Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) cases the topic of onset dates will eventually come up. The differences in onset dates can be the difference in thousands of dollars in Social Security backpay. The onset date is the date in which the Social Security Administration finds someone disabled. This is also the date in… Read more »

The Latest With Social Security

We realize it may be a stretch for ordinary people to want to keep up with the comings and goings of the Social Security Administration, but sometimes circumstances permit where someone does want to follow the latest news regarding the agency due to a possible retirement or disability interest. This blog is an ongoing piecemeal… Read more »

Berryhill Offers Insight Into Her Background

Nancy Berryhill became acting Social Security commissioner the day President Donald Trump was sworn into office. Berryhill was not appointed by Trump, but was serving as the second in command under previous Acting Commissioner Carolyn Colvin, who decided to step down at the end of President Barack Obama’s term. Considering that Trump has yet to… Read more »