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Self Employment Income: The First Test is Significant Income

The first of the three tests that the Social Security department will use is going to check and see if someone is either giving significant services or is earning a large income. This test has two separate arms that an individual will need to pass in order to move on to the next test. First, […]

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Am I Eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance?

Do You Have Questions about the Social Security Disability Insurance Application Process? There are many questions that people have about social security disability insurance. One of the hardest parts is figuring out how the application process works. Navigating the system properly is a key part of having an application approved. To learn more about the […]

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Applying for Disability Benefits While Self Employed

There are many people who require disability benefits to make ends meet. Unfortunately, the qualification process for disability benefits under Social Security can be a confusing process which is made even more challenging depending on the types of earnings that an individual has. The Social Security department looks at the earnings from an employer differently […]

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Questions About Changes to Medicaid

We have had many clients ask about how proposed cuts to Medicaid will affect people with disabilities. The most recent version of the Senate Republican bill will have a large impact on low- and moderate-income Americans. “The centerpiece of the Senate bill is a series of major reductions in federal aid for poor Americans who […]

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Social Security service declines as waits at offices grow

Social Security Disability can be long and frustrating. As the wait-times increase, the service is declining, according to this article. Here is an excerpt: Unlike his fellow Republicans, President-elect Donald Trump has pledged not to reduce Social Security benefits. From his vantage point in Trump Tower, however, he might not realize that Social Security service […]

Social Security applicants struggle for disability benefits

Social Security benefits can often be difficult to receive. This article by Elizabeth Earl of thePeninsula Clarion, provides a case study of an Alaskan fisherman and the process that many people go through when attempting to access benefits. Elizabeth includes the waiting game, the potential oversight, the medicine and the law that is common in […]

GARNISHMENTS

We can withhold Social Security benefits to enforce your legal obligation to pay child support, alimony or restitution. State laws determine a valid garnishment order. By law, we garnish current and continuing monthly benefits. We do not make retroactive adjustments. You cannot appeal to Social Security for implementing garnishment orders. If you disagree with the […]

TRUST FUND

The 2014 Board of Trustees report for the Social Security and Medicare Trust Funds was released on July 28, 2014. The report concludes that even if no further Congressional action is taken, the combined Social Security Trust Funds will be able to pay 100% of scheduled benefits until 2033! After the year 2033, even without […]

VIDEO HEARINGS

In an effort to streamline and expedite the wait for Social Security Disability hearings, the Social Security Administration has expanded use of remote video hearings before Administrative Law Judges. The result is that a Social Security Disability claimant living in Ft. Lauderdale, may have his or her case heard by an Administrative Law Judge in […]