February 27

Depression and Social Security Disability Benefits

Depression can be debilitating. Long term depression can be so bad that it prevents someone from being able to work. If someone has significant depression, would they be entitled to social security disability benefits? The answer is maybe. Let’s look to see what is needed to secure social security disability benefits for depression. The Social.

December 7

Let’s Talk Social Security Disability Numbers

Our law firm’s Social Security Disability department sees a lot of numbers. Numbers of work credits, numbers of medical providers, numbers of individuals and families struggling because of the inability to work, etc. However, it is also important that our social security disability clients and potential clients also see these numbers: Average Wait Time for.

October 18

Cost of Living Adjustment For Social Security Announced

It is tough to pay monthly bills strictly on Social Security or Social Security Disability benefits. With costs of daily goods increasing, each year it is a bit tougher. That’s the purpose of a cost of living adjustment (COLA). Unfortunately, this morning, ABC Action News reports that next year’s cost of living adjustment (COLA) will.

July 14

Does Diabetes Qualify For Social Security Disability?

Diabetes can be severe enough to make someone disabled. However, can a person struggling with diabetes qualify for social security disability benefits? Diabetes is a listing under Social Security Administration 9.00 Endocrine Disorders – Adult. There it defines the two types of diabetes as follows: Diabetes mellitus and other pancreatic gland disorders disrupt the production.

May 20

Does a Back Injury Qualify for Social Security Disability?

Many hard-working Americans suffer injuries to their spine and other parts of their skeletal system. Sometimes, these injuries prevent the worker from being able to return to work. The only recourse this injured worker could have is applying for Social Security Disability benefits. We are often asked what is required to qualify for social security.

February 11

What You Need to Report to Social Security

Fighting for Social Security Disability benefits can be a battle. Even after you win the battle and receive SSD benefits, your job is not done. A Social Security Disability recipient is still required to keep Social Security updated on things that may affect their entitlement to Social Security Disability benefits. Here are just a few.

January 28

Decreasing The Wait For A Social Security Disability Hearing

Right now, the national hearing processing time for a Social Security disability hearing is 505 days (almost 17 months). This means those needing social security disability benefits to survive must wait an average of 17 months before a decision on their application to be made. This can quite stressful on the applicant and his or.

October 27

Understanding a Herniated Disc

A herniated disc impacts millions of people around the world – not just those persons with the herniated disc, but their family members, friends and work associates they encounter every day. A herniated disc can result from the natural aging process of a person’s spine. However, a herniated disc can also develop after a car.

October 19

Any Cost-of-Living Adjustment for SSD Next Year?

Someone on Social Security Disability (or receiving other forms of Social Security benefits) fully understands what a COLA (cost-of-living adjustment) is and often relies on it each year. Unfortunately, for the upcoming year, there will be increase in benefits as the Social Security Administration recently published that there would be no cost-of-living adjustments increase in.

August 24

Correlation Between Social Security Disability and Education

The need for Social Security Disability benefits have little to do with the education of the applicant. Although the media would like the public to think that non-deserving uneducated people are applying for SSDI benefits, the facts show otherwise. Although individuals with less than 12 years of education are more likely to receive Social Security.

July 20

Social Security Disability’s Framework Turns 80

Turning 80 years old is a good thing. We shouldn’t put an eighty-year-old out to pasture. However, some would like 80-year-old Social Security to be eliminated. Those on Social Security and Social Security Disability would strongly disagree. Social Security was first introduced by President Franklin Roosevelt. In his State of the Union message in 1935,.

July 6

Attorney Matthew Noyes Recognized For His Dedication

For the third year in a row, Attorney Matthew Noyes was named one of Florida Trend’s Legal Elite. When the Florida Trend invited all in-state members of the Florida Bar to nominate attorneys whom they hold in the highest regard or would recommend others, Attorney Matthew Noyes was nominated. The ballots throughout the state were.

March 10

Is It Hard to Get Social Security Disability Benefits?

It is hard to get Social Security Disability benefits despite the attack in Monday’s Wall Street Journal. An opinion piece wrote “a system designed to serve society’s vulnerable has morphed into a benefit bonanza that costs taxpayers billions of dollars more than it should.” The author couldn’t be more wrong and the Los Angeles Times tells.

October 17

The Appeals Process for Social Security Disability

My legal assistant, Jessica Thomas‘ last article talked about the Social Security Disability Application Process. In this article, she educates us on the appeal process an applicant must go through after being denied Social Security Disability benefits. This is what she says: The Social Security Administration denies a remarkable average of 65% of the initial.

October 7

Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits

Applying for Social Security Disability benefits can be a lengthy process. Whether you decide to apply online, in person or by telephone is completely up to you. Applying in person does have several advantages. For example, having the ability to ask questions about anything you do not understand, including questions or information requested on the.

September 29

The Difference Between Social Security Income and Social Security Disability

Supplemental Social Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI or SSD) are both confusing to determine whether someone qualifies for one or the other. This question seems to be one of the most common questions amongst Social Security applicants. Although they may appear to be very similar, they both have exceptionally different eligibility.

July 21

Social Security Disability – Know the Facts Before Bad-Mouthing It

Social Security Disability has been under attack lately in the media. Stories of judges approving too many disability applications, SSD fraud and other similar stories ignore the daily struggles a person must endure to obtain Social Security Disability benefits. Recently, the Social Security Administration recently launched a national communications campaign, The Faces and Facts of.

April 10

Am I Eligible For Social Security Disability Benefits?

Now that we added a Social Security Disability division to our law practice, I am often asked something like this: “I have [add any condition or disease here], am I eligible for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits?” As with any question posed to a lawyer, the answer is not a simply No or Yes. Most.

January 17

Obtaining Social Security Disability Benefits Using the Compassionate Allowance Program

Despite what the media says, obtaining Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits is a difficult and lengthy process. Applying for and fighting to obtain Social Security Disability benefit while battling a serious disease or illness can be exhausting. This week, the Social Security Administration announces new Compassionate Allowances conditions to ease the process for those suffering.