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It is not uncommon for couples or families to relocate throughout the years. If you were married in another state and are facing a dissolution of marriage, you might wonder how your divorce will be handled here in Georgia. Fortunately, you do not need to return to the state where you and your partner were […]

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Recent changes in same-sex marriage laws may also have an implication on Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income eligibility. On June 26th, 2013, Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court.  With this ruling, Social Security can now recognize same-sex marriages when determining benefit amount and […]

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On this 4th of July, the birth of our Nation, we want to dedicate our blog post to our Veterans seeking Social Security Disability benefits.  Our Veterans who have committed their lives to serving this country, and it is time for us to serve them as well. If you are a Veteran who has a […]

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Can I apply for Social Security Disability Benefits while receiving early retirement? The quick answer to this is yes.  But first let’s review what early retirement is. Once you turn 62, you may opt out for early retirement from Social Security instead of waiting for your full retirement at age 66 or 67.  The trade […]

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Sara Khaki was a guest on the radio show Atlanta Legal Experts on Business RadioX On August 19th, 2014, our Social Security Disability attorney, Sara Khaki, was interviewed by the Atlanta based radio show Atlanta Legal Experts.  During the interview, Sara answered some common Social Security Disability questions, such as: What is the Social Security Disability process […]

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Growing up, Robin Williams was by far one of my favorite actors.  I have always associated him with fun, laughter, and finding joy in the silly things in life.  I knew Robin Williams no better than any other of his fans, but his death felt very tragic and personal; he was so deeply associated with […]

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Recently Carolyn W. Colvin,  the acting commissioner of Social Security, released the following comment regarding recovery of debts owed to the Social Security Administration (SSA) that are 10 years old or older. “I have directed an immediate halt to further referrals under the Treasury Offset Program to recover debts owed to the agency that are […]

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Gaining health insurance can be the most overwhelming experience our clients go through, especially if their child has special needs.  Raising a child is expensive; raising a special needs child can be astronomical.  There are government programs (local and federal) out there designed to provide for special needs children.  Our Georgia clients typically face two […]

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Representative Payee: What, Why, and Who? What happens if a claimant is awarded disability but either cannot or does not feel they can manage their Social Security Disability funds properly?  Fortunately, a system is in place where Social Security will appoint a representative payee to manage the funds.  More often than not, Social Security will […]

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What Your Family Is Entitled to if You’re Found Disabled by Social Security: Dependent Benefits & Auxillary Benefits When a person is awarded Social Security Disability (SSDI), they often have dependents that rely on the disabled person’s income.  Thus, there may be times when the dependents of a disabled person become eligible for benefits from Social […]

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Many people dealing with bankruptcy rely on their Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments to live off of since they cannot work. It’s a common fear that those payments will be jeopardized if one were to file bankruptcy. Fortunately, in most cases your SSDI and SSI payments are protected in […]

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A common question we get from our clients is how their medical file is developed. How your medical file is developed and who develops it is affected by what level the appeals process is at – Initial (when you first apply), Reconsideration (appealing an initial denial), or Hearing level (when you see a Judge about […]

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The Major Backlog with Social Security Disability One question we get from our clients who are the hearing level is “why do I have to wait 12-18 months just for my hearing to be scheduled?” This is a truly legitimate and reasonable question. It seems ludicrous to have to wait so long for a hearing to be […]

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Can I be on Long-Term Disability While Applying for SSDI? Last month, on October 9th, Sara Khaki co-presented at a Continuing Legal Education event on Social Security Disability at the Georgia State Bar Headquarters in downtown Atlanta. The seminar was called Health Matters: Representing Employees with Permanent and Temporary Impairments; the event was filled with […]

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Many people ask “Do I have to do anything else?” once they start receiving monthly disability benefits. The answer is yes.  The Social Security Administration (SSA) does a yearly review of disability benefit recipients to ensure that each person receiving benefits does indeed continue to qualify.  To make sure that you remain eligible, you have […]

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We often find that many of our clients really struggle with the feeling that they have lost their productivity and ability to earn an income while being on disability. Most people have worked their entire lives and to find they can no longer do so is emotionally challenging and draining. They want to work, but their disabilities have […]

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COLA stands for Cost of Living Adjustment and has been in place since 1975.  Social Security benefits typically increase, albeit a fairly insignificant increase, each year based on the cost of living.  This is determined by the Consumer Price Index (CPI).  The CPI measures the average change in price that urban consumers pay over a […]

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Tips For Your Consultative Exam: You’ve submitted your Social Security disability claim, and now they are asking you to get a Consultative Exam (CE). Why? The Disability Determination Services (DDS) is reviewing your claim. There are times when they feel that they need more information regarding your medical status to make a decision on  your […]

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