How does Social Security evaluate my statements about my disability to do full time work

When the Social Security Administration makes a determination about whether or not a particular diagnosis or impairment would prevent an individual from performing substantial and gainful employment, they often need to rely upon the statements of a claimant about how the impairments affect their work ability.  A claimant’s credibility can make or break a claim, […]

Evaluating a Cancer Disability under Social Security

When someone is looking to receive approval for disability under the Department of Social Security, it is important to understand the different factors that they are going to consider. The information that has been published by the Department of Social Security can be confusing and some people may not be able to understand the jargon that […]

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 […]

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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.

Tips for Completing Form SSA 3373

Completing your function report can be complicated and overwhelming. Below are some tips to insure success. The Activity of Daily Living Questionnaire – Form SSA 3373 – is complex. It may seem as though the questions are easy and straightforward but the answers you provide do more than is obvious.Therefore, it is critical to understand […]

The Importance of the Function Form to your SSI Claim

The importance of the Social Security Insurance (SSI) function report – is very high. It is a form that measures what you can and cannot do. Learn what the SSA Function Form does by reading our blog: What is the Function Report? Read tips on how to correctly fill out the SSI Function Form in […]

SSD and SSI Benefits Function Reports

An important part of your application for Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income Benefits is the Function Report, which is a form about your daily activities and capacities.  It is sometimes called an activities of daily living questionnaire or Form SSA 3373.  This form is very important, Social Security utilizes this form to determine […]

What is the Function Report?

The SSI Function Report is a tool that every applicant requesting Social Security Disability benefits or Supplemental Security Benefits must submit. It is sometimes referred to by other names such as Form SSA 3373 or The Activities of Daily Living Questionnaire. These names are interchangeable and can cause the process to be more confusing than […]

SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY BENEFITS FOR INDIVIDUALS WHO RECEIVE WORKER’S COMPENSATION BENEFITS

If an individual receives Worker’s Compensation benefits, their entitlement to Social Security Disability benefits may be reduced or eliminated.  An individual can only receive 80% of their prior earnings in the combination of Worker’s Compensation cash benefits and Social Security Disability benefits.   How the Social Security Administration (SSA) Determines Prior Earnings The SSA utilizes […]