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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 Read more . . .


Thursday, April 26, 2018

10 Things You May Not Know About Long-Term Disability in New York

An illness or injury can result in a disability that prevents you from working. It can be very frustrating and frightening to know that you will not be able to earn an income to support your family and yourself. In New York, most employers are required to carry short-term disability policies that cover their employees. However, your employer may also carry a long-term disability policy that can provide benefits after the short-term benefits expire.


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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

SSD Claimants Routinely Wait Four Years for Benefits


How can I speed up the SSD claims process?

A New York resident recently reached out to the media to reveal his horrific experience in seeking Social Security Disability benefits. The Southtowns resident applied for SSD benefits four years ago. He suffers from a terminal illness that has left him disabled.
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Monday, March 26, 2018

Work Credits for SSDI

How many work credits do I need to receive SSDI benefits?

It is estimated that approximately 56.7 million people have a disability in the United States, as reported by the U.S. Census Bureau. For those with a serious disability, holding a job may become impossible, leaving them financially vulnerable.


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