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The Numbers Are In : The Yearly Cost of Living Adjustment

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has announced a 1.3 percent cost of living increase for the 64 million Americans who receive Social Security and the 8 million Americans who receive Supplemental Security Income benefits.  A 1.3% increase is very small, amounting to only $20 per month for many Americans.  There is a current bill before […]

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A True Pioneer In The Fight For Disability Rights In an interview, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (RBG) stated that she wished to be remembered as someone who “repaired tears in her society, who made things a little better through the use of whatever ability she has.” Justice Ginsburg’s work certainly mended the tears […]

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What We Currently Know About COVID-19 And Disability Benefits

We have been approached with questions about whether or not people who are suffering from or diagnosed with COVID-19 can receive disability benefits.  The short answer is, no, not right now.  Symptoms that result from COVID-19 are not likely enough to be found disabled and entitled to disability benefits from the Social Security Administration.  To […]

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Are Wet Ink Signatures Still Legal?

United Spinal Association recently filed a complaint with the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia for the alleged unlawful “wet ink” signature requirements imposed on persons with disabilities in connection with applications for certain disability benefits of the Social Security Administration (SSA).  The claim argues that the requirement that a claimant for disability […]

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You Were Denied Disability, Now What?

If you’ve been denied disability benefits,it can be difficult to know the next step.MFL go over what options there are for creating new application for SSDI

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Tax Rebates For Social Security Recipients

Recipients of Social Security Disability benefits (and retirement benefits) who have an adjusted gross income of $75,000 for an individual, $112,500 for head of household and $150,000 for a married couple who are not the dependent of another taxpayer and who have a valid, work eligible Social Security number are eligible to receive a tax […]

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Social Security Trivia

  We have to admit, our line of business has turned us into geeks who love trivia related to the Social Security Administration.   For instance, the first Social Security card is thought to be issued to John David Sweeney in November of 1936.  Sadly, Mr. Sweeney died in 1974 of a heart attack at the […]