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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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Thursday, February 25, 2021

Sanitation Workers Face Lots Of On-The-Job Danger


According to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, serving as a sanitation worker is the fifth most dangerous job in America. It, therefore, makes sense that New York State Retirement Law provides New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) workers Read more . . .


Friday, January 29, 2021

Can Student Loans Be Forgiven if You’re a Recipient of SSD Benefits?


Unfortunately, many students walk away from their secondary education with not only a degree but also fifteen to twenty years’ worth of debt. But although student loans can be financially draining, most individuals are able to eventually pay them off. However, this is not the case for many individuals whose lives change due to an illness or an accident that leaves them unable to work. Fortunately, there is the option of loan disability discharge, which is tax-free for certain individuals and more widely accepted than ever before. Could you qualify for student loan Read more . . .


Thursday, January 28, 2021

5 Common Reasons Your Claim for SSD Benefits May Be Denied


When you are struggling with a disability that prevents you from working, the thought of how you will pay your bills can be overwhelming. Luckily, Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits can help immensely. But although such benefits would make all the difference, the Social Security Administration (SSA) only approves about one-third of all applications on the first go.
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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 . . .


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