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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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Friday, June 22, 2018

Understanding the Social Security Disability Appeals Process

If you have been denied Social Security disability, either SSDI or SSI, do not give up. You have the right to appeal the denial. The Social Security Administration (SSA) rejects many applicants based on their initial application.  An application may be denied for a technicality or insufficient information. However, in many cases, an appeal can result in receiving your Social Security disability benefits.

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Unable to Work? You Could Be Entitled To Supplemental Benefits

What are the requirements to receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSD)?

None of us imagine a day when we will be too injured or disabled to work, but millions of Americans find themselves in this precise position each year. The Social Security Administration states that one in four young adults will become disabled before reaching retirement age. Without a steady income, you and your family may suffer. Fortunately, several programs exist that could provide you with supplemental income while you remain unable to work. Our

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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Should I Take a Lump Sum Payout in a Long Term Disability Lawsuit?

Should I Take a Lump Sum Payout in a Long Term Disability Lawsuit?

If you are receiving long-term disability payments, the insurance company may have approached you about accepting a lump sum payout of your benefits. You may have read about lump-sum settlements and thought this might be a good option in your case.  Regardless of whether the insurance company has approached you or you want to make a settlement offer to the insurance company, you need a New York long term disability insurance claims lawyer to help you with the negotiations.

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Friday, May 18, 2018

SSD and Heart Conditions

Every year, over 610,000 people die of heart disease in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In addition to newly developed heart disease in adults, many children are born with heart defects. It is estimated that over 1 million children and 1.4 million adults have a congenital heart defect. Heart disease or a heart defect can affect your ability to perform certain occupations, as such, some heart conditions will qualify you to...

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Thursday, April 26, 2018

10 Things You May Not Know About Long-Term Disability in New York

An illness or injury can result in a disability that prevents you from working. It can be very frustrating and frightening to know that you will not be able to earn an income to support your family and yourself. In New York, most employers are required to carry short-term disability policies that cover their employees. However, your employer may also carry a long-term disability policy that can provide benefits after the short-term benefits expire.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

SSD Claimants Routinely Wait Four Years for Benefits

How can I speed up the SSD claims process?

A New York resident recently reached out to the media to reveal his horrific experience in seeking Social Security Disability benefits. The Southtowns resident applied for SSD benefits four years ago. He suffers from a terminal illness that has left him disabled.
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Monday, March 26, 2018

Work Credits for SSDI

How many work credits do I need to receive SSDI benefits?

It is estimated that approximately 56.7 million people have a disability in the United States, as reported by the U.S. Census Bureau. For those with a serious disability, holding a job may become impossible, leaving them financially vulnerable.

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Friday, March 23, 2018

Can A Disabled Person on SSDI Have An S-Corp or LLC?

One of the many concerns that clients seeking disability benefits have is what to do with their business interests. They are concerned that they will not qualify for Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) if they have any significant income or assets. The good news is that you can qualify for SSDI if you have an S-Corp or LLC.

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

SSD and Mental Illness

Can I receive Social Security Disability benefits for depression?

It is believed that one in five Americans suffer from some form of mental illness, according to reports by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Common mental illnesses include depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. While some Americans with mental illnesses can perform their day to day activities without issue, others with more serious conditions may find themselves unable to handle job and living tasks. At times, Americans with mental illnesses may be eligible to receive Social Security Disability benefits.
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Monday, February 26, 2018

Do I qualify for Disability Insurance if I am Self-Employed?

I am Self-Employed in New York - Do I Qualify for Disability Insurance?

When you are self-employed, you have to take care of all the things an employer would handle for you. You set up your own retirement account and buy your health insurance. Do not forget to cover yourself with insurance in case you end up with a disability that keeps you from working.
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