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Monday, June 29, 2020

More Than Tired


New York City is known as the “City that Never Sleeps,” but for area residents that suffer from a severe sleep disorder, this is not something to celebrate. People with sleep disorders are often discriminated against and derided as lazy because healthy sleepers just don’t understand what it is like to be so sleep deprived you literally cannot function.

Fortunately, the federal government is more open-minded. People with severe sleep disorders are eligible to apply for Read more . . .


Thursday, May 21, 2020

Just Because Social Security Offices Are Closed Doesn’t Mean You Can’t Apply For Disability


On March 17, 2020 the Social Security Administration closed all of its local offices in order to protect its employees and the people it serves from the coronavirus. As the agency points out in its closure notification, the population it serves is made up of older Americans and people with underlying medical conditions, so limiting in-person interaction is prudent during the pandemic.

However, this does not mean that the federal agency as a whole has shut down.
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Monday, May 18, 2020

Applying For Disability After Workers’ Comp


Workers’ compensation benefits are great. Here in New York, the law requires that workers’ comp provide you with medical benefits and some income while you recover from an on-the-job injury. But what happens when those benefits run out before you have completely healed? What happens if you will never heal?

In these scenarios, you should consider applying for disability.
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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

 


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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

 


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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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