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Monday, October 8, 2018

What is the Income Limit for Social Security Disability in 2018?

Social Security has helped millions of individuals over the course of decades that are unable to earn sufficient wages due to injury or illness. While disability is certainly a driving factor in determining who receives Social Security Disability, income and assets play a significant role. A social security disability claims lawyer can help you determine if you are qualified to receive benefits based on your individual circumstances.

Social Security Disability Income Limits

The Social Security Administration looks at a variety of factors in determining financial qualifications for benefits. They look at all income sources, but do not include all of those sources for purposes of determining income.


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Monday, September 17, 2018

SSD and COPD

Can I receive SSD benefits if I suffer from COPD?

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD is now considered the third leading cause of death among adults in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Over 11 million people in the nation have been diagnosed with COPD, and many more likely suffer from the disease but are yet to be diagnosed. Women tend to experience more severe forms of COPD, and all COPD sufferers could potentially experience difficulty completing work tasks, as well as daily living activities. At times, COPD sufferers may be eligible to receive


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Friday, September 7, 2018

How Might the New SSA Regulations Affect Your Case?

Very little news coverage was dedicated to the Executive Order signed by President Trump on July 20, 2018. The Executive Order could directly impact future SSDI cases. If you are applying for SSDI or your loved one is applying for SSDI, you should consult a New York social security disability claims lawyer to discuss your claim and how an attorney might help you with your claim.


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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Social Security Disability and Hearing Loss

Am I eligible for SSD benefits if I am partially deaf?

An estimated 48 million Americans suffer from some degree of hearing loss, as reported by the Hearing Loss Association of America. After the age of 65, one in every three people have hearing loss. Hearing loss is a condition that could potentially impact one’s ability to work. As such, those with hearing loss are potentially eligible for financial assistance through the Social Security Administration.


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Friday, August 3, 2018

Seven Social Security Disability Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

The Social Security Administration (SSA) manages the SSDI program. Individuals may qualify for SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance) if they have worked enough years to earn the required number of work credits for their age. In addition, to qualify for SSDI, applicants must also meet income requirements and have a medically diagnosable condition that meets the definition of a disability.

The SSDI application process can be overwhelming.


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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

How Do I Qualify for Social Security Disability in New York?

When you are disabled because of an accident, physical condition, or mental condition, it can be difficult to know where to turn for assistance. The federal government has two types of Social Security disability programs for disabled individuals. The programs provide income assistance to individuals with a disability to assist them in paying for their living expenses and needs. However, navigating the system can be difficult.


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Friday, July 6, 2018

Winning Your SSD Hearing

What evidence should I present at my SSD hearing?

Fewer than half of all Social Security Disability claims are approved when initially submitted, according to Social Security Administration data. If your claim has been denied, you will still have the option to appeal your denial. You can request a hearing with an Administrative Law Judge to review your case. This hearing will be your best chance to overcome your initial denial.


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Friday, June 22, 2018

Understanding the Social Security Disability Appeals Process

If you have been denied Social Security disability, either SSDI or SSI, do not give up. You have the right to appeal the denial. The Social Security Administration (SSA) rejects many applicants based on their initial application.  An application may be denied for a technicality or insufficient information. However, in many cases, an appeal can result in receiving your Social Security disability benefits.


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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Unable to Work? You Could Be Entitled To Supplemental Benefits

What are the requirements to receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSD)?

None of us imagine a day when we will be too injured or disabled to work, but millions of Americans find themselves in this precise position each year. The Social Security Administration states that one in four young adults will become disabled before reaching retirement age. Without a steady income, you and your family may suffer. Fortunately, several programs exist that could provide you with supplemental income while you remain unable to work. Our


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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Should I Take a Lump Sum Payout in a Long Term Disability Lawsuit?

Should I Take a Lump Sum Payout in a Long Term Disability Lawsuit?

If you are receiving long-term disability payments, the insurance company may have approached you about accepting a lump sum payout of your benefits. You may have read about lump-sum settlements and thought this might be a good option in your case.  Regardless of whether the insurance company has approached you or you want to make a settlement offer to the insurance company, you need a New York long term disability insurance claims lawyer to help you with the negotiations.


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Friday, May 18, 2018

SSD and Heart Conditions

Every year, over 610,000 people die of heart disease in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In addition to newly developed heart disease in adults, many children are born with heart defects. It is estimated that over 1 million children and 1.4 million adults have a congenital heart defect. Heart disease or a heart defect can affect your ability to perform certain occupations, as such, some heart conditions will qualify you to...


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