ABLE Accounts Quick Tip

Here is a great video that explains ABLE accounts. Our friend and fellow attorney, Greg Maxwell, spends 3 minutes answering the most frequently asked questions received from personal injury attorneys in this topic. For more details and to get your questions answered, please contact us for a complimentary consultation.

Social Security: How Does the Government Shutdown Affect You and Your Benefits?

The unprecedented government shutdown continues to drag on and everyone is starting to feel the sting. Federal workers are missing their paychecks, the lines at the airport continue to grow, and people are starting to worry about what will happen next. While many government departments are still operating as planned, it is a valid question […]

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 […]

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SSDI claims, applications, allowances & appeals – THE NUMBERS ARE IN!

The Social Security Administration has released information on the number of claims for disability benefits filed and approved in 2017.  For 2017, there were 2,179,928 applications filed.  There were a total of 762,141 awards or allowances of disability benefits allowed.  That equates to a 35% allowance rate.  This percentage equates to the number of claims […]

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“Return to Work” Act

This month, Rep. French Hill, R-Ark., introduced the Social Security Disability Insurance Return to Work Act of 2017 (H.R.1540) in the House of Representatives. U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., joined with two Senate conservatives recently to introduce the companion bill (S. 654) in the Senate to back a proposal reforming Social Security disability benefits. Noting that disability benefits […]

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Social Security service declines as waits at offices grow

Social Security Disability can be long and frustrating. As the wait-times increase, the service is declining, according to this article. Here is an excerpt: Unlike his fellow Republicans, President-elect Donald Trump has pledged not to reduce Social Security benefits. From his vantage point in Trump Tower, however, he might not realize that Social Security service […]

ALJ Bias Class Action Settlement Receives Final Approval

Article by Emilia Sicilia via NOSSCR.org The Chief Judge Carol Bagely Amon of the U.S District Court for the Eastern District of New York granted final approval of a settlement. This case was a class action lawsuit that complained of a generalized bias of five Administrative Law Judges in the SSA’s Queens, New York hearing […]