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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 . . .

Friday, December 14, 2018

Should You Hire an Attorney to Help With Your Social Security Disability Claim?

Many individuals file their initial application for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits without the assistance of a New York SSDI attorney. The Social Security Administration (SSA) does not require individuals to hire an attorney to represent them as they seek SSDI benefits. However, you may want to consult with an attorney before filing your SSDI application. Enlisting the assistance of a Read more . . .

Friday, November 23, 2018

Seeking Benefits for Your Disabled Adult Child

What are the eligibility requirements for SSD benefits for disabled adult children?

Worldwide, it is estimated that over one billion people are living with a disability.  One in ten of those with disabilities are children.  For the parents of a disabled child, planning for their child’s future is of paramount concern.  Raising a child with a disability can take a financial toll and once the child becomes a disabled adult, many parents will remain financially responsible for their care.  Social Security Disability benefits are one source of potential support for disabled adults.  Our NYC Social Security Disability attorneys explore the requirements for seeking SSD benefits for your disabled adult child below.

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Sunday, November 11, 2018

Can I Get SSDI or SSI for Depression?

Depression can be a debilitating condition that impairs a person’s ability to perform daily tasks, including work. There are many depressive disorders that someone may suffer from including bipolar disorder, seasonal affective disorder, dysthymia, manic depression, and many other disorders that cause depression. Chronic depression can cause fatigue, insomnia, weight changes, thoughts of suicide, feelings worthlessness, sleeping too much, and eating problems. Depression may qualify for disability benefits, but you may need a New York social security disability lawyer to assist you with your Social Security disability application.

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Friday, October 26, 2018

Collecting Social Security Before the Age of 62

What circumstances might allow me to collect Social Security if I am under the age of 62?

The Social Security Act was first signed into law in 1935 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.  Originally, the law was designed to offer retirement benefits to the primary worker in a household.  It was later expanded to provide for survivor’s benefits, benefits for a retiree’s spouse and children, and disability benefits.  Today, Social Security remains an essential lifeline for the vulnerable in America, namely the elderly or disabled and their family members.
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Monday, October 8, 2018

What is the Income Limit for Social Security Disability in 2018?

Social Security has helped millions of individuals over the course of decades that are unable to earn sufficient wages due to injury or illness. While disability is certainly a driving factor in determining who receives Social Security Disability, income and assets play a significant role. A social security disability claims lawyer can help you determine if you are qualified to receive benefits based on your individual circumstances.

Social Security Disability Income Limits

The Social Security Administration looks at a variety of factors in determining financial qualifications for benefits. They look at all income sources, but do not include all of those sources for purposes of determining income.

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