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Substance Abuse

Unfortunately, many people with disabilities will find themselves struggling with substance abuse issues. One key to getting back on the road to recovery is to arm yourself with plenty of up-to-date and actionable information. With so many details to check into and keep track of regarding substance abuse and disabled people, it’s natural to feel […]

Make Your Social Security Claim Get Processed Faster

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 […]

Wait Times for US Hearing Offices

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 – MAY IS MENTAL HEALTH MONTH

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 […]

Alcohol Awareness Month: How will drinking affect my case?

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 […]

Should I file my taxes?

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

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 […]