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Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Will My Social Security Disability Benefits Pay For That?


Your rent or mortgage, grocery bills, and prescription drugs cost about the same amount each and every month. They are predictable. You can budget for them.

Other expenses pop up out of nowhere and surprise you. You get injured or sick and need extra care.


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Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Disability Benefits Can Take Months To Kick In


When you have been injured or suffered an illness that makes it impossible for you to work, do not wait to file an application for disability benefits. Manhattan residents often end up waiting half a year for their Social Security Disability applications to be processed, so it is important to file as soon as possible. If you need help filing your application, or appealing a denial, the Seelig Law Offices is here for you.


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Monday, June 28, 2021

Three Myths About Social Security Disability


When Mythbusters was on the Discovery Channel, it was must-see tv. Each week hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman would test the validity of rumors, urban legends, movie scenes, Internet videos, and news stories. The guys, who have backgrounds in special effects, would often build (and destroy!) elaborate experiments, machines, and sets in search of the truth.

Over the years the show ran, it was shocking to learn that things we had always assumed were true were likely myths. But it was just as shocking when things we assumed would be easily mythbusted turned out to be true.


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Monday, June 14, 2021

ALS Patients Get Faster Access To Disability Benefits


It’s been 6 years since the “ice bucket challenge” went viral. In case you don’t remember, it was a fundraiser for ALS research that required you to video yourself getting an ice cold bucket of water dumped on your head, while challenging those who watched and enjoyed your distress to donate money to support research on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

ALS is a neurodegenerative disease that affects the nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. The disease rapidly progresses and robs those afflicted with the ability to walk, talk, and breathe on their own, ultimately leading to death within two to five years of diagnosis. There is no known cause or cure, and veterans are twice as likely to develop ALS as the general population.


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Monday, May 24, 2021

Virtual Hearings May Be The New Normal


When the COVID-19 pandemic struck, the Social Security Administration (SSA) shut down all of its offices. When it became clear that this thing was not going to be over in two weeks, the SSA reopened virtually. In person disability benefit hearings are still on hold, but applicants have the option of doing a telephone hearing or an online video hearing.
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Thursday, May 20, 2021

Are My Disability Benefits Taxable?


They say there is nothing sure in this life but death and taxes. But it is still somewhat surprising that some Social Security disability benefits are taxable. The Seelig Law team knows every dollar counts when you are a Manhattan area resident relying on Social Security disability benefits, so we are ready to help you maximize your benefits and minimize the amount of taxes you pay on them.
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Monday, April 26, 2021

Paperwork Problems Plague Disability Applicants


The number one reason the Social Security Administration denies disability applicants from Manhattan is problems with paperwork. That’s why the Seelig Law Group spends so much time making sure all the i’s are dotted and t’s are crossed before we submit our client’s disability claim forms.

Zero Tolerance For Mistakes

The Social Security Administration (SSA) is very strict.
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Thursday, April 22, 2021

Is Long-Haul COVID-19 A Disability?


The rollout of vaccines that protect against the most severe cases of SARS-CoV-2 has given us a light at the end of a tunnel. But as things return to normal for most of us in the New York City region, there are still a significant number of people struggling to heal from their bout with COVID-19.

COVID long-haulers are those who are stuck dealing with symptoms of the disease for months on end. At the Seelig Law Group, we are advocating for Read more . . .


Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Can Those with Low IQ Qualify for SSD Benefits?


Everyone’s level of intelligence is different, but for those who have a lower intelligence quotient (IQ), life can prove more difficult. Whether one’s low IQ is caused by a learning disorder, a traumatic brain injury (TBI), oxygen deprivation, a stroke, or any other contributing factor, individuals with a lower IQ often struggle to find substantial employment – or even employment at all.

Since there are not enough jobs for individuals who have a lower IQ, it can make it very difficult for these individuals to make enough money to make ends meet and survive. For this reason, those who have lower IQ and are unable to work can apply to receive Read more . . .


Monday, March 29, 2021

Can Your “Invisible Illness” Qualify as a Disability?


Living with a disability can be difficult enough when others can recognize it. But when you are living with an “invisible” disability, it can be even harder as visibility often helps others to recognize your necessary accommodations.

What many people fail to understand is that a disability is not made less severe just because others can’t see it. Sometimes invisible illnesses impact individuals’ lives even more than those that are visible.

One of the problems is that invisible illnesses cannot be detected through blood or another diagnostic testing.


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Friday, February 26, 2021

“In New York City, obesity is epidemic.” - New York City Department of Health


More than half of all adult New Yorkers are overweight or obese. Suffering from this condition diminishes your quality of life, and puts you at increased risk of developing a number of other health issues.
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