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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 Read more . . .


Friday, February 14, 2020

You Never Forget Your First… Meeting With A Disability Benefits Attorney


When you took your first steps, your parents cheered you on. Before going on your first date, you stocked up on breath mints. Your first day on the job, you worked hard to learn everyone’s name. You are an expert at firsts. But you may not know how to prepare for your first meeting with a Read more . . .


Tuesday, December 17, 2019

On Throwing Starfish: Helping Adults Disabled Before the Age of 22 Tap into the Benefits They Need


New York City’s Office for People with Disabilities estimates that around 1 million New Yorkers, or roughly 11.2% of the city’s population, live with a disability.
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Thursday, December 12, 2019

Report Reveals Disabled Workers In NYC Paid 20% Less


Disabled people in New York City have a much higher unemployment rate than their non-disabled counterparts. Those that do have a job make significantly less money than their peers. This information is not surprising to those of us who advocate for disabled individuals, but it is still sobering to see hard data on something we have long suspected.
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Thursday, November 14, 2019

SSD and Migraines


Can I receive Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits if I am a chronic migraine sufferer?

Migraines are severe headaches often accompanied by sensitivity to light and sound, along with nausea. They may last for hours or even days. Migraines are considered the third most prevalent illness in the world, according to the Migraine Research Foundation. About one in four households in the United States are home to a migraine sufferer. Migraines range in severity and can be quite debilitating.
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Monday, October 14, 2019

The Benefits of Setting Up a my Social Security Account


We carry around phones that have more computing power than the Apollo spacecraft. Speakers in our home can order us pizza. Cars may soon be able to drive us around while we spend our time on the road doing other things. It is truly a remarkable time to be alive. 

One entity that has not kept up with changing technology is the government, but that may be changing.
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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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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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