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Monday, March 23, 2020

Proposed Changes to SSDI Present a Problem


The Social Security Administration, at the request of President Trump, has proposed some major changes to two of its core programs,

 


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Friday, March 20, 2020

Working While You Wait On Disability Benefits Is A Risk You Might Have To Take


Tom Petty sang that “the waiting is the hardest part,” and boy was he right. When you are trying to figure out how to move forward with your life after becoming disabled, waiting on the Social Security Administration to decide if your application for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or

 


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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, January 17, 2020

Can I Get Both Workers' Comp & Social Security Disability?


The short answer to this question is yes. The more lawyerly answer is — it depends. Whether you can collect both workers’ compensation and Social Security Disability depends on the type and severity of the injury you have suffered.

What is workers’ comp?

Workers’ compensation (also called workers’ comp or workmans' comp) is a type of

 


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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 . . .


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