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Virtual Hearings May Be The New Normal

When the COVID-19 pandemic struck, the Social Security Administration (SSA) shut down all of its offices. When it became clear that this thing was not going to be over in two weeks, the SSA reopened virtually. In person disability benefit hearings are still on hold,…

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Are My Disability Benefits Taxable?

They say there is nothing sure in this life but death and taxes. But it is still somewhat surprising that some Social Security disability benefits are taxable. The Seelig Law team knows every dollar counts when you are a Manhattan area resident relying on Social…

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Paperwork Problems Plague Disability Applicants

The number one reason the Social Security Administration denies disability applicants from Manhattan is problems with paperwork. That’s why the Seelig Law Group spends so much time making sure all the i’s are dotted and t’s are crossed before we submit our client’s disability claim…

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Is Long-Haul COVID-19 A Disability?

The rollout of vaccines that protect against the most severe cases of SARS-CoV-2 has given us a light at the end of a tunnel. But as things return to normal for most of us in the New York City region, there are still a significant…

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Can Those with Low IQ Qualify for SSD Benefits?

Everyone’s level of intelligence is different, but for those who have a lower intelligence quotient (IQ), life can prove more difficult. Whether one’s low IQ is caused by a learning disorder, a traumatic brain injury (TBI), oxygen deprivation, a stroke, or any other contributing factor,…

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Can Your “Invisible Illness” Qualify as a Disability?

Living with a disability can be difficult enough when others can recognize it. But when you are living with an “invisible” disability, it can be even harder as visibility often helps others to recognize your necessary accommodations. What many people fail to understand is that…

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In New York City, Obesity is Epidemic

More than half of all adult New Yorkers are overweight or obese. Suffering from this condition diminishes your quality of life, and puts you at increased risk of developing a number of other health issues. But is obesity a disability that would allow you to…

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Can Student Loans Be Forgiven For SSD Recipients?

Unfortunately, many students walk away from their secondary education with not only a degree but also fifteen to twenty years’ worth of debt. But although student loans can be financially draining, most individuals are able to eventually pay them off. However, this is not the…

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5 Reasons Your SSD Claim May Be Denied

When you are struggling with a disability that prevents you from working, the thought of how you will pay your bills can be overwhelming. Luckily, Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits can help immensely. But although such benefits would make all the difference, the Social Security…

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110,000 People Died Waiting For SSD Benefits

A shocking new report from the federal government’s non-partisan U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) revealed that from 2008 to 2019, almost 110,000 people died while waiting for the government to make a final decision about their Social Security disability benefits. In addition, 48,000 applicants waiting…

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