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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 . . .


Monday, March 11, 2019

How do I Know What Illnesses are Covered by Social Security Disability?


A wide variety of illnesses qualify for Social Security disability benefits. The crucial factor is whether the illness is severe enough to prevent the individual from working. While there are also income and work requirements that may apply in your case, proving that your illness prevents you from doing any gainful activity is typically the most difficult requirement to prove. A Read more . . .


Friday, February 22, 2019

What Medical Conditions Qualify for Social Security Disability or SSI?


If you have an injury or illness that prevents you from working, you may be able to seek monthly payments through Social Security Disability or Social Security Insurance. Not all injuries or illnesses qualify for coverage by the Social Security Administration though. You can find a list of covered illnesses and injuries in The Social Security Administration's impairment listing manual, or talk to an experienced social security disability claims lawyer.
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Sunday, February 17, 2019

SSA Reinstates Reconsideration in New York and 9 Other States


How can I increase my chances of success during the reconsideration process?

Recently, the Social Security Administration elected to reinstate the Reconsideration step to the disability adjudication process in ten different states.  Reconsideration has been reinstated in the states of New York, California, Colorado, Louisiana, and New Hampshire since January of 2019.  Five other states will see a reinstatement of reconsideration on a rolling basis this year and next.  These states include Alabama, Alaska, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Missouri.  Read more . . .


Tuesday, January 29, 2019

SSD Applicants in Syracuse, New York Face Two Year Waits


What can I do to expedite my Social Security Disability application?

For Social Security Disability applicants, time is of the essence.  Individuals who seek disability benefits have become injured or ill to the point that they can no longer carry on working at a full-time pace.  These applicants need the assistance of disability benefits to make ends meet.  However, for applicants in some parts of the country, wait times to receive benefits have become extensive.  Syracuse applicants now face some of the longest waits in the nation, leaving disabled residents struggling as they wait for answers.


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Friday, January 25, 2019

$3.5 Million Settlement Highlights Issue Of When Pregnancy May Be A Disability - Have You Faced Pregnancy Discrimination?


A New York Times investigation revealed that many of the nation’s largest companies continue to sideline or discriminate against pregnant women. Both stories highlight the need to seek legal counsel from a


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Thursday, December 27, 2018

Comparing SSD vs. SSI


Should I apply for SSD or SSI benefits?

For those just starting off in the process of applying for disability benefit, it can be confusing to determine which benefits you may be able to receive.  Confusion often arises between Social Security Disability (SSD) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). There are several main differences between these two forms of disability benefits, and many that qualify for one will not be entitled to receive the other.  Our Read more . . .


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