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Thursday, August 15, 2019

Why Does Social Security Disability Care About My Past Jobs?

The Social Security Administration (SSA) manages two government disability programs. One program is based on work history, and the other program is a need-based program for low-income individuals. To determine if you are eligible for Social Security disability benefits under SSDI, the SSA must review your work history. A
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Thursday, June 27, 2019

Unemployment Rates for Disabled Americans Remain High

Will I still be eligible for SSDI benefits if I return to work?

Even as the United States’ economy continues to boom, disabled workers remain left behind in the relative nationwide prosperity.  The unemployment rate has dropped to under four percent and employers across the country report active hiring, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  However, among Americans with disabilities, the unemployment rate continues to be twice as high. Even more alarmingly, these statistics do not even take into account the over 8.5 million people receiving Read more . . .

Friday, April 19, 2019

Can You or Should You Try to Work After Filing for Social Security Disability Benefits?

While you are waiting for your Social Security disability benefits to be approved, how are you supposed to pay your living expenses? Many people face this problem when they apply for SSDI or SSI benefits. However, if you continue to work full time after applying for disability benefits, the Social Security Administration (SSA) may deny your application because it assumes you are not disabled if you are working full time. If you need to continue working after filing for Social Security disability benefits, you may want to consult with a New York City social security disability claims lawyer before filing your SSI or SSDI application.
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Monday, March 18, 2019

Are Social Security Benefits Taxable?

Many individuals rely on Social Security benefits to pay necessary living expenses. For many people, these benefits may be their sole sources of income. However, some individuals receive Social Security benefits in addition to other income. The amount of your Social Security benefits that is taxable depends on the total of your taxable income. If you have questions about disability benefits, a Read more . . .

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, 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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