Did you know that an American worker (at the age of 20) has a 25% chance of getting a disability before becoming eligible for full retirement? This statistic is from the Social Security Administration’s report on Disability Benefits and it serves to remind us how important it is to get your benefits as soon as […]
The Social Security Administration recently published information giving the average processing time at each of its hearing offices. The numbers represent the time from the day the hearing is requested until a decision is issued. The longest waits are in San Juan, Puerto Rico (864 days), Chicago (820 days) and New York (772 days). The […]
Walk with us to kick off MENTAL HEALTH MONTH Saturday, April 28, 2018 Liberty Park 600 E 900 South, Salt Lake City, Utah Northeast Corner of Park (same as last year) Check-in: 8:30 am Walk Starts: 10:00 am Join us as we walk to support individuals with mental illness and their families. Help […]
April is Alcohol Awareness Month. In our practice, we sometime see individuals struggling with mental health issues or chronic pain turn to alcohol or substances for relief. This can affect the analysis of your social security claim. The Social Security Administration rule SSR 13-2p outlines the protocol for evaluating alcoholism and drug addiction in a […]
Clients often ask about whether or not they are required to file or pay taxes on their benefits. Like most things, the answer is dependent on a number of other factors. In particular, household size and total income are going to be the determining factors in determining if you will owe taxes.
Go to the Social Security Administration site for more information or contact your accountant about your specific situation.
Independent living centers are organizations which assist persons with disabilities achieve greater independence by providing services and activities which enhance independent living skills and promote the public’s understanding, accommodation and acceptance of their rights, needs and abilities. The centers employ disability advocates to assist with accessing health care, vocational rehabilitation, public benefits such as food […]
For people currently receiving SSDI benefits, the Social Security Administration has a program called the “Trial Work Period,” which allows you to work while continuing to receive your full disability amount. What the Program Entails The program is designed to allow people to test their ability to work without having work attempts result in […]