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Disabled Veterans Given Expedited Social Security Disability Claims Processing

March 27, 2014

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 Security Disability Benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA). But numerous disconnects between the two organizations have resulted in […] Read more »

Some Basic Facts About Social Security Disability Benefits

February 13, 2014

Estimates show there are currently more than 14 million Americans unable to work due to a mental or physical conditions collecting Social Security Disability benefits. This is only a portion of the individuals who need benefits though, as roughly 60 percent of all initial disability claims are denied. This statistic leave many citizens wondering what […] Read more »

Social Security Disability: Mental Health Limitations

January 30, 2014

Mental health limitations are difficult to prove in a Social Security Disaiblity hearing; however, Attorney Burkham is committed to helping individuals with mental health problems be successful in their disability claims.  In one recent case, the claimant had been turned down by several other lawyers and his hearing date was fast approaching.  Attorney Burkham saw […] Read more »

Social Security

January 28, 2014

Did you know that you can obtain Social Security Disability or SSI benefits even if you are now back at work? Oftentimes people are out of work for a period of a year or more but then recover and go back to work without knowing that they can apply for disability benefits.  However, the Social […] Read more »

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

December 26, 2013

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 way benefits are processed and figured in the coming year. One of the greatest changes is the increase in benefits that each recipient will […] Read more »

Lower Than Average COLA Expected for Social Security Beneficiaries in 2014

October 24, 2013

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 goods that Americans use every day can make it difficult for recipients to make ends meet. The Appleton Social Security Lawyers with Sigman, Janssen, […] Read more »

Many Initially Denied Social Security Disability Claims Now Being Approved

June 27, 2013

June 27, 2013 With a growing number of American citizens applying for Social Security Disability Benefits each day, the Social Security Administration (SSA) is denying more claims than ever before. Data indicates that as many as 70 percent of all initial Social Security disability claims are denied. But the SSA’s tightening of the reins is […] Read more »

Social Security Benefit Payments Going Electronic Beginning in March

February 28, 2013

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 payments. Yet, estimates issued in a press release last week show there are still roughly 52,000 residents of Wisconsin who have yet to make the […] Read more »

Social Security Administration Expands List of Compassionate Allowances

January 04, 2013

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 an article from The Associated Press, the Commissioner of the Social Security Administration, Michael J. Astrue, recently announced that he would be […] Read more »

Social Security Benefits to Increase Next Year

October 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 a relief. However, experts say that rising living expenses will cancel out any gain the raise presents. Read more »
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