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Statements at a Disability Hearing That Could Hurt Your Case

Social Security Disability hearings can be a stressful experience after being denied benefits and not having your application reconsidered. You might have to wait for months or even more than a year to have a hearing scheduled before an Administrative… Read More

Can Drug or Alcohol Use Affect My Ability to Obtain Benefits?

Being disabled can take a physical, emotional and financial toll on a person, causing some people to turn to drugs and alcohol for relief or to escape. However, drug or alcohol use can sometimes stand as a barrier between claimants and their ability to… Read More

Changes Coming to Social Security Disability Benefits in 2020

Every year in the fall, the Social Security Administration (SSA) releases its annual “Fact Sheet” providing updates on earning limits, benefit amounts and more. It is important to stay informed about how Social Security will be changing in 2020 so you… Read More

Can Accepting Financial Help from Loved Ones Impact My Disability Claim?

When applying for Social Security benefit programs such as Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), your ability to collect disability may be impacted if you accept financial gifts from loved ones. Learn about… Read More

Can My Lawyer Help to Restore My Disability Benefits?

Your disability benefits may have been taken from you for a variety of reasons, such as the Social Security Administration (SSA) not being able to reach you, your medical condition improving or earning over a certain amount of money. You may be able to… Read More

Can My Grandchild Receive Social Security Benefits?

The Social Security Administration (SSA) provides disability benefits for workers who are unable to work due to disability. In some cases, benefits may be available to the claimant’s dependent family members, including grandchildren. Learn more about… Read More

Disability Benefits for Digestive Systems Disorders

The digestive system is an important part of the body that helps break down the food we eat. However, many medical conditions originate from this region of the body. If you suffer from a digestive system disorder that has affected your life and keeps… Read More

What to Expect When Appearing at a Social Security Disability Hearing

If you have been denied Social Security Disability benefits and did not get a claims examiner to reconsider your application, the next step is to appear before an administrative law judge (ALJ) for a disability hearing. A disability attorney can argue… Read More

Does the Social Security Disability Program Offer Housing Assistance?

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) provide pay benefits to qualified disabled individuals each month. These payments help to cover the costs of a disability, including treating their medical condition or… Read More

Factors that Could Lead to a Termination of Your Disability Benefits

When people are approved for Social Security Disability benefits and start receiving them, the last thing anyone wants to experience is having their benefits stop. However, there are certain factors that could lead to benefits being terminated. Social… Read More

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