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Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Do I Need To Be A Citizen To Qualify For Supplemental Security Income?


From its earliest days, New York City has been a city of immigrants. The Seelig Law Group is proud to call this city, the home of the Statue of Liberty and many vibrant communities of people who have moved here to create a better life for themselves our home as well.

The American Dream is a powerful motivator that draws many people to our shores, but it is not accessible to everyone. Just like citizens, legal aliens sometimes fall on hard times and need assistance meeting their basic needs. One of the programs they can turn to under certain circumstances is the Read more . . .


Monday, December 21, 2020

Does the Social Security Administration Consider Carpal Tunnel Syndrome a Disability?


Dealing with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) can be incredibly frustrating. While you are in excruciating pain and unable to work, you may also be dealing with employers, coworkers, and even loved ones who do not take your complaints seriously. Until you have experienced it for yourself, it is difficult to believe that one little nerve could cause so much pain.

This may be why the Social Security Administration does not specifically list CTS in its “blue book” of impairments. This does not, however, mean that someone who cannot work because of their carpal tunnel syndrome is unable to qualify for disability benefits like Read more . . .


Wednesday, November 25, 2020

What’s The Difference Between Short-Term And Long-Term Disability?


Unable To Work Because Of An Illness Or Injury, But Unsure How Long Recovery Will Take? The Seelig Law Group Can Help You Sort Through Your Options.

When you are suffering from a serious illness or injury, one of your key concerns is how long it will take to heal. Figuring out how long you will be stuck in the hospital, or confined to bed, or unable to work is important. It will ease your mind to have some sense of how long you may be out of commission, and it may have an impact on what disability benefits you are eligible for.

At the Seelig Law Group, we assist New York City residents who are trying to figure out whether they may be eligible for Read more . . .


Monday, November 23, 2020

More Corrections Officers Being Injured On The Job


The results of the 2020 Department of Correction Mayor's Management Report are alarming.

Serious injuries caused by violence between inmates within facilities operated by the New York City Department of Correction rose 284% in fiscal year 2020.
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Thursday, October 22, 2020

110,000 People Died Waiting For Social Security Disability Benefits


A shocking new report from the federal government’s non-partisan U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) revealed that from 2008 to 2019, almost 110,000 people died while waiting for the government to make a final decision about their Read more . . .


Monday, October 19, 2020

Is It Better To Get Social Security Retirement Benefits Or Disability Benefits?


Life is a series of choices, and if you are in your early-to-mid-60s and no longer able to work, one of the most important choices you may be soon forced to make is whether to seek disability benefits or start collecting your Social Security retirement benefits. This is a question the Seelig Law team helps Manhattan residents wrestle with on an almost daily basis.

Is it really a choice?

As you have probably been warned, tapping into your Social Security retirement benefits before you reach full retirement age (FRA), which is currently 66, means you will collect less money per month for the rest of your life than if you wait to collect Social Security retirement benefits until you are FRA.
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Tuesday, September 29, 2020

What Happens If Your Disability Claim Is Denied?


If your Social Security Disability or SSI benefit claim has been denied, you are not alone. In fact, it is more common than not for such a disability claim to be initially denied. Fortunately, you still have options.


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Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Why Are Disability Claims Denied?


The disability claims process can be frustrating. It can be long, involved, and complex. This is all on top of the fact that you need these benefits to provide financial support when you are unable to work due to a disabling condition.


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Wednesday, August 19, 2020

If Your Social Security Disability Claim Is Denied You Can Take A Mulligan


The official rules of golf say you must play your ball where it lies. The unofficial rules of golf allow players to take a mulligan. A mulligan is a do-over. It’s a chance to take another shot when your ball doesn’t end up where you planned.

In the Social Security disability world we have our own form of the mulligan — a robust


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Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Can People With Chronic Fatigue Caused By COVID-19 Qualify For Disability?


The longer this pandemic lasts, the more we realize how much we don’t know about SARS-CoV-2. At first, we were told it is like the flu. Then we were warned it is more serious than the flu, but only the elderly and infirm are at real risk. As New York was hit hard by the virus, we grew skeptical of this explanation, and rightly so. We now know it is difficult to describe exactly what COVID-19 is or predict who is at risk of becoming seriously ill from it.


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Thursday, July 30, 2020

Three Big Differences Between SSDI And SSI


If you are disabled and struggling to cover your expenses, you may wish to consider applying for benefits through the Social Security Administration (SSA). The SSA has two different programs that pay disability benefits: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Read more . . .


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