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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Beware Scammers Impersonating Social Security Personnel

Do you remember when we thought telemarketers calling during dinner was the worst thing about having a phone? Now, we are bombarded with junk calls from autodialers who at best want to sell us something, but more often than not are trying to steal our identities or scam us. 

People who are applying for Social Security Disability benefits are a popular target for fraudsters because they know applicants are anxious to get their benefits and are used to sharing lots of personal information about themselves. 

The Scammer’s Script 

Scam artists will call and say they work for the Social Security Administration (SSA).
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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Avoiding SSD Fraud

How can I prevent scrutiny of my SSD claim if I have an illness that is not well understood?

The Social Security Administration has recently announced that it is devoting more resources to uncovering fraudulent Social Security Disability claims. Now, the SSA has expanded its budget to increase the use of social media searches to detect fraud, among other search methods. For applicants with less visible or understood illnesses, allegations of fraud may become more likely. Our
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Thursday, September 12, 2019

How to Hire a Disability Benefits Lawyer

Being unable to work because of a disability can be frightening and frustrating. However, there are government programs that assist individuals with disabilities. These programs provide disability benefits that help individuals pay for necessary living expenses if they are unable to work because of a disability. Hiring a

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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 . . .

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