Social Security

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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04 Jun

Social Security Administration Expands List of Compassionate Allowances

Jan. 4, 2012

The Social Security Disability benefits processing system is currently so bogged down that it can take months for a person filing a claim to receive a decision. But, according to…

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28 Feb

Social Security Benefit Payments Going Electronic Beginning in March

Feb. 28, 2013

The U.S. Department of the Treasury announced that beginning on March 1, they will be switching to only issuing Social Security Disability and retirement benefits through electronic…

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25 Oct

Social Security Benefits to Increase Next Year

Oct. 25, 2012

To many citizens struggling to get by on the small amount they receive from Social Security Disability benefits, news of a small increase in payments set to begin in January was…

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