How To Prepare For A Hearing On A Claim For Disability Benefits

If you are scheduled for a hearing on a claim for disability benefits, it is important to understand what will happen at the hearing and how you can best prepare for that hearing.  Generally, you will be notified by the time and date of the hearing about 75-90 days prior to the hearing.  Currently, due […]


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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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 […]


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


Why Does a Social Security Disability Claim Come Under Review?

Navigating Social Security Disability Benefits claims can be a challenge. When someone finally gets the letter that they are going to start receiving benefits, it can be tempting to relax and celebrate. At the same time, it is important to remember that continuing disability reviews (CDRs), also known as continuing benefits reviews, may happen. There […]

Do Not Ignore an SSDI Claim Review: It Matters

When someone successfully applies for Social Security Disability benefits or Supplemental Security Income (SSDI), he or she may think that this is the end of the process. After all, they are now receiving benefits, which was the point of the original application; however, there is another part to this process called continuing benefits reviews. It […]


How Long Does It Take To Get A Decision On An Initial Claim For Benefits?

It can be frustrating waiting for your benefits to come through. You are, typically, recovering or in a difficult financial situation due to your disability and the luxury of time is not something in abundance. How long will you have to wait? When will you be able to expect a decision from your claim? Average […]


Young Workers Have a 1 in 3 Chance of Death or Disability Before Retirement

  The Social Security Administration recently released interesting statistics on an individual’s chances of becoming disabled and unable to work before reaching full retirement age.  These projections are based on an individual who is currently age 20 and who will have a full retirement age of 67. More than 1/3 of men will either become […]

H.R. 4280 Congressional Bill

H.R. 4280 was introduced in Congress this month. It is a bill designed to update the archaic income and asset limitations for recipients of Supplemental Security Income. These rules haven’t been properly updated since 1972. It would move the asset limitation from $2000 to $10,000 and eliminate deductions for in kind support. We think this […]