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The Social Security Disability Post-Award Review Once you have won your Social Security Disability Claim and started receiving your disability benefits, one question that may come up is “will Social Security continue to check on my medical condition?”.  The answer is YES! The Social Security regulations require the Social Security Administration (SSA) to conduct reviews […]

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What many people may not realize is that there are two types of people that examine a Social Security Disability claim.  A DDS examiner and an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) both have the power to approve or deny a Social Security Disability claim; however, each is responsible for examination of a claim at different levels […]

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One of the most common questions we get once our clients are approved for disability benefits is if their disability checks are taxable. For most people who are receiving benefits, the answer is no. Unlike SSDI which is based on the amount of Social Security taxes you paid during the years you worked as a W2 employee, SSI […]

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As all our client know, we find ourselves telling them that the average time span from the initial application to being awarded benefits is often two to two and half years.  It’s a long time!  Recently we’ve learned that the backlog of hearings that need to be scheduled has reached an all time high of […]

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A common question we hear from our clients is “Why is Social Security making me fill out this form again?”  When claimants fill out the initial application, it can be very extensive and time consuming to complete.  The application asks about work history, medical history, what doctors you have visited, and all your prescriptions.  Filling this out […]

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The country recently experienced a three day Government Shutdown which means the government has  a lapse in Federal funds to disburse. Following, the announcement of the shutdown, Michelle King, the Deputy Commissioner for Budget, Finance and Management set forth a contingency plan of the Social Security Administration (SSA) to continue activities during the lapse in […]

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Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are programs designed to provide financial assistance to those who are not able to work as a result of a disabling condition. Both programs define a disabled individual as someone who is not able to engage in “substantial gainful activity.” While SSDI benefits are provided […]

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For many, applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and the review process can be a time-consuming endeavor. An applicant may wonder whether they need to work while they wait for a decision from the Social Security Administration (SSA) or if they can support themselves on their savings. It is important that anyone applying for […]

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It’s important to set goals that help us grow and move forward. As a firm, we regularly set annual goals, and this year, we want to share one of our 2020 goals that directly impacts our clients. Because past experiences are what guides us in making future goals, we thought it’d be appropriate to take […]

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The Social Security Administration (SSA) provides crucial financial assistance to disabled individuals or people who are unable to work due to a disability. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are two of the programs that support vulnerable individuals in our country. When a medical condition prevents someone from working, SSDI or […]

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