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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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Monday, September 17, 2018


Can I receive SSD benefits if I suffer from COPD?

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD is now considered the third leading cause of death among adults in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Over 11 million people in the nation have been diagnosed with COPD, and many more likely suffer from the disease but are yet to be diagnosed. Women tend to experience more severe forms of COPD, and all COPD sufferers could potentially experience difficulty completing work tasks, as well as daily living activities. At times, COPD sufferers may be eligible to receive

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Friday, September 7, 2018

How Might the New SSA Regulations Affect Your Case?

Very little news coverage was dedicated to the Executive Order signed by President Trump on July 20, 2018. The Executive Order could directly impact future SSDI cases. If you are applying for SSDI or your loved one is applying for SSDI, you should consult a New York social security disability claims lawyer to discuss your claim and how an attorney might help you with your claim.

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Social Security Disability and Hearing Loss

Am I eligible for SSD benefits if I am partially deaf?

An estimated 48 million Americans suffer from some degree of hearing loss, as reported by the Hearing Loss Association of America. After the age of 65, one in every three people have hearing loss. Hearing loss is a condition that could potentially impact one’s ability to work. As such, those with hearing loss are potentially eligible for financial assistance through the Social Security Administration.

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Friday, August 3, 2018

Seven Social Security Disability Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

The Social Security Administration (SSA) manages the SSDI program. Individuals may qualify for SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance) if they have worked enough years to earn the required number of work credits for their age. In addition, to qualify for SSDI, applicants must also meet income requirements and have a medically diagnosable condition that meets the definition of a disability.

The SSDI application process can be overwhelming.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

How Do I Qualify for Social Security Disability in New York?

When you are disabled because of an accident, physical condition, or mental condition, it can be difficult to know where to turn for assistance. The federal government has two types of Social Security disability programs for disabled individuals. The programs provide income assistance to individuals with a disability to assist them in paying for their living expenses and needs. However, navigating the system can be difficult.

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Friday, July 6, 2018

Winning Your SSD Hearing

What evidence should I present at my SSD hearing?

Fewer than half of all Social Security Disability claims are approved when initially submitted, according to Social Security Administration data. If your claim has been denied, you will still have the option to appeal your denial. You can request a hearing with an Administrative Law Judge to review your case. This hearing will be your best chance to overcome your initial denial.

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