Phillips Disability, P.C. Blog

What Role Does a Lawyer Play at a Disability Hearing?

If the Social Security Administration (SSA) denies reconsideration for your disability claim, the next step is to request a hearing with an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ). At this stage, an experienced disability attorney could be an important asset to… Read More

Can Getting Married Impact Social Security Disability Payments?

Getting married may impact your disability payments in a number of ways depending on the type of benefits you are collecting, whether its Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Work records and other financial… Read More

Obtaining Survivors Benefits After the Death of a Disabled Loved One

When a Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits recipient passes away, his or her surviving dependents may be eligible to receive survivors benefits. However, certain requirements must be met to qualify. The disability lawyers at Dayes Law Firm further… Read More

Is It Possible for Both Spouses to Collect Social Security Disability?

In some situations, both spouses may be able to receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or even Supplemental Security Income (SSI). However, receiving benefits under both programs may affect a claimant’s eligibility, so it is important to… Read More

Disabling Conditions that May Be Pre-Approved for Social Security

Some medical conditions may allow you to automatically qualify for Social Security disability benefits if you meet certain criteria, which makes them seem as though they are “pre-approved” for benefits. However, you must still be able to provide medical… Read More

Receiving Social Security Benefits While Outside the U.S.

For recipients of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, what happens to payments if you go outside of the U.S? Many beneficiaries worry that international travel may affect their ability to continue… Read More

Can I Receive Social Security Disability for Lead Poisoning?

Lead poisoning can lead to several severe medical conditions that can cause long-lasting effects, including developmental delays in children. If the effects of lead poisoning prevent you from being able to work, you or your child may qualify for Social… Read More

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

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