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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 . . .


Monday, July 27, 2020

Social Security Administration Recognizes Blood Disorders As A Disability


There's a great new craze
That's sweeping the nation
Come on do the Circulation!

It starts with your heart,
What a great sensation,
Come on do the Circulation!

-School House Rock’s “Do the Circulation”

It’s not as well-known as the ditty about how a bill becomes a law, but “Do the Circulation” is a classic School House Rock hit. It emphasizes the importance the circulatory system plays in keeping us all moving.
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Monday, June 29, 2020

More Than Tired


New York City is known as the “City that Never Sleeps,” but for area residents that suffer from a severe sleep disorder, this is not something to celebrate. People with sleep disorders are often discriminated against and derided as lazy because healthy sleepers just don’t understand what it is like to be so sleep deprived you literally cannot function.

Fortunately, the federal government is more open-minded. People with severe sleep disorders are eligible to apply for Read more . . .


Friday, June 26, 2020

Committed To Getting Disabled New Yorkers The Support They Deserve


The Seelig Law Group is dedicated to helping disabled individuals in the New York City area tap into the disability benefits they deserve. During the COVID-19 pandemic, it has become notably more difficult to secure the care and financial assistance our clients need, but we have not become discouraged. Instead, we have redoubled our efforts to seek justice, enforce laws that protect the most vulnerable, and Read more . . .


Thursday, May 21, 2020

Just Because Social Security Offices Are Closed Doesn’t Mean You Can’t Apply For Disability


On March 17, 2020 the Social Security Administration closed all of its local offices in order to protect its employees and the people it serves from the coronavirus. As the agency points out in its closure notification, the population it serves is made up of older Americans and people with underlying medical conditions, so limiting in-person interaction is prudent during the pandemic.

However, this does not mean that the federal agency as a whole has shut down.
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Monday, May 18, 2020

Applying For Disability After Workers’ Comp


Workers’ compensation benefits are great. Here in New York, the law requires that workers’ comp provide you with medical benefits and some income while you recover from an on-the-job injury. But what happens when those benefits run out before you have completely healed? What happens if you will never heal?

In these scenarios, you should consider applying for disability.
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Monday, April 20, 2020

Tax Relief for Disabled First Responders


Engraved on the exterior of the IRS headquarters is this simple phrase: “Taxes are what we pay for a civilized society.” Attributed to United States Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.; the quote is a reminder that the many benefits we enjoy as citizens of the United States come at a cost. We all give a portion of our income to the government so that we may drive on safe roads and bridges, send our kids to public school, take a walk in a park, and receive government benefits like

 


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Friday, April 17, 2020

Will I Get a Coronavirus Stimulus Check If I'm Collecting Disability Benefits?


The IRS is providing most adults in the United States with $1,200 stimulus payments, following Congress's passage of the CARES Act (the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act). This includes people who receive

 

 


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Monday, March 23, 2020

Proposed Changes to SSDI Present a Problem


The Social Security Administration, at the request of President Trump, has proposed some major changes to two of its core programs,

 


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Friday, March 20, 2020

Working While You Wait On Disability Benefits Is A Risk You Might Have To Take


Tom Petty sang that “the waiting is the hardest part,” and boy was he right. When you are trying to figure out how to move forward with your life after becoming disabled, waiting on the Social Security Administration to decide if your application for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or

 


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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

ABLE Accounts Can Help Break Down Barriers To Disability Benefits


As attorneys that focus a lot of our time and attention on helping people in New York City tap into disability benefits, we are used to cutting through red tape. We can jump through bureaucratic hoops and shuffle mountains of paperwork with the best of them. But there are certain barriers to benefits that we can’t overcome.

In a high-income, high cost of living area like Manhattan, financial barriers to benefits are often the most challenging limitations to overcome. There’s nothing quite so ridiculous as realizing you or your disabled loved one cannot tap into vital government benefits like

 


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