Social Security

02 Jan

Are Social Security Disability Benefits Taxable?

After waiting to be approved for Social Security Disability benefits, some claimants may be surprised to learn that their benefits may be taxed, so the overall amount of benefits they receive will be…

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26 Dec

Can Spouses of Social Security Disability Recipients Also Receive Benefits?

When you start collecting Social Security disability benefits, dependents who rely on your income, such as a spouse or ex-spouse, may also qualify for benefits. Eligibility will depend on several factors,…

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16 Dec

Qualifying for Social Security Disability After a Car Accident

In some car accidents, you may be injured so severely that you are unable to return to work for an extended period of time. In these situations, you may qualify for Social Security Disability benefits…

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31 Oct

Are Disability Reviews Needed to Maintain Disability Benefits?

The Social Security Administration does not stop reviewing eligibility for disability benefits once an application is approved. Some applicants must go through Continuing Disability Reviews (CDR) at…

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24 Sep

How Do I Pay My Bills While Waiting for a Decision on Social Security Disability?

It might be a while before the Social Security Administration (SSA) decides whether to award you benefits. This may leave you struggling to pay your bills, particularly if you cannot work very much…

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14 Apr

How to Talk to Your Physician About Your Social Security Disability Claim

The idea of being disabled invokes different images in each person’s mind, so it isn’t surprising that oftentimes we hear clients say: “My doctor won’t say I am disabled because I can do a desk job,…

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27 Mar

Disabled Veterans Given Expedited Social Security Disability Claims Processing

Veterans disabled due to an injury or condition related to their military service may not only be entitled to benefits provided by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA), but also may be able to receive Social…

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26 Dec

Social Security Lawyers Discuss 3 Major Changes to Disability Benefits in 2014

December 26, 2013

There are millions of Americans who depend on Social Security Disability Benefits as a resource for income; however, recipients can expect to see several major changes in the…

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24 Oct

Lower Than Average COLA Expected for Social Security Beneficiaries in 2014

October 24, 2013

For those unable to work due to physical or mental conditions, Social Security Disability Benefits can be vital sources of income. However, the rising costs of services and…

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21 Jun

Social Security: Dire Need Process

Anyone who is involved in a Social Security Disability claim knows how difficult and lengthy the process can be and when individuals are waiting on a hearing, finances can run very low and oftentimes…

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