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Thursday, August 15, 2019

Why Does Social Security Disability Care About My Past Jobs?


The Social Security Administration (SSA) manages two government disability programs. One program is based on work history, and the other program is a need-based program for low-income individuals. To determine if you are eligible for Social Security disability benefits under SSDI, the SSA must review your work history. A
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Monday, August 12, 2019

Social Security Disability Benefits and Parkinson’s Disease


What Are the Requirements to Receive SSD Benefits if I Have Parkinson’s Disease?

Today, it is estimated that over ten million people around the world have Parkinson’s disease, according to the Parkinson’s Foundation. Each year, 60,000 Americans will be diagnosed with this serious disease. The risk of developing Parkinson’s increases with age and men are more than 1.5 times more likely to be diagnosed with the disease. 

Receiving a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease can be life-changing.
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Thursday, July 18, 2019

Over 2,000 Americans Have Died Awaiting Social Security Hearings


How can I expedite my Social Security Disability hearing?

Working Americans will spend years paying into the Social Security system so that they are protected in the event of a serious injury or illness and find themselves unable to work.  However, many more Americans are shocked when they find they apply for Social Security benefits to help them in their time of need and their claims are delayed or denied. Our NYC Social Security Disability lawyers discuss some alarming data that shows SSD applicants are dying before they ever get a hearing and what you can do to speed up your claim.
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Monday, July 15, 2019

Understanding Long Term Disability Denials in New York


Long term disability insurance provides the income you need to pay your bills and living expenses if you are out of work because of an illness or accidental injury. However, many claims for long term disability are denied. Some denials may be reasonable, but many denials are not valid. A Read more . . .


Sunday, June 30, 2019

Tips for Applying for a Social Security Disability Expedited Reinstatement


The Social Security Administration (SSA) encourages individuals who receive SSI (Supplemental Security Income) to work if their disability allows them to do. When a person goes to work and begins earning money, SSI benefits typically stop. Unfortunately, some individuals who attempt to work may be unable to continue working because of their disability. Therefore, the SSA has an expedited reinstatement process to help those individuals regain their SSI benefits. A Read more . . .


Thursday, June 27, 2019

Unemployment Rates for Disabled Americans Remain High


Will I still be eligible for SSDI benefits if I return to work?

Even as the United States’ economy continues to boom, disabled workers remain left behind in the relative nationwide prosperity.  The unemployment rate has dropped to under four percent and employers across the country report active hiring, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  However, among Americans with disabilities, the unemployment rate continues to be twice as high. Even more alarmingly, these statistics do not even take into account the over 8.5 million people receiving Read more . . .


Thursday, May 23, 2019

How These Social Security Rule Changes May Affect Your Case


If you are filing a Social Security disability application, you need to be aware of the rules and laws applicable to SSI and SSDI disability claims. In the past couple of years, changes in the rules used to evaluate Social Security disability claims have made it more difficult for some individuals to receive disability benefits. If you have questions, you may want to contact a New York Social Security disability claims lawyer to discuss how the changes in rules impact your claim.
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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Contingent Workers Could Be Eligible for Social Security Disability Benefits


Why might contingent workers not be taking advantage of the SSD program?

Today, a larger part of the workforce identifies as a contingent worker than ever before.  The Federal Reserve estimates that there are some 75 million gig workers in America.  Contingent workers are generally defined to include independent contractors, freelancers and anyone employed in a temporary or gig job.  A recent study conducted by the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College examined the number of contingent workers who seek Social Security Disability benefits.  The study found contingent workers are underrepresented among Read more . . .


Friday, April 26, 2019

Disability Insurance Program Eligibility


When you have an injury or illness that prevents you from working, the stress of the situation can hit you hard. Not only are you already in pain, but you are unable to continue gainful employment at the same time. Financial pressure quickly creeps in. Bills and expenses do not stop just because you cannot work. This is why disability benefits are so important.
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Friday, April 19, 2019

Can You or Should You Try to Work After Filing for Social Security Disability Benefits?


While you are waiting for your Social Security disability benefits to be approved, how are you supposed to pay your living expenses? Many people face this problem when they apply for SSDI or SSI benefits. However, if you continue to work full time after applying for disability benefits, the Social Security Administration (SSA) may deny your application because it assumes you are not disabled if you are working full time. If you need to continue working after filing for Social Security disability benefits, you may want to consult with a New York City social security disability claims lawyer before filing your SSI or SSDI application.
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Monday, March 18, 2019

Are Social Security Benefits Taxable?


Many individuals rely on Social Security benefits to pay necessary living expenses. For many people, these benefits may be their sole sources of income. However, some individuals receive Social Security benefits in addition to other income. The amount of your Social Security benefits that is taxable depends on the total of your taxable income. If you have questions about disability benefits, a Read more . . .


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