Today Is The 29th Anniversary of the ADA

Today (July 26, 2019) marks the 29th anniversary of the ADA (Americican’s Disabilities Act), the day George HW Bush signed this bill into law to fulfill that Americans with disabilities have the same opportunities and quality of life as anyone else.  Match and Farnsworth has been advocating for the rights and benefits of disabled citizens […]

Announcing service in Pocatello

Do you live in the Pocatello, ID area and need support with your Social Security Disability claim? At Match and Farnsworth, we are here to serve the greater Pocatello, ID area. Our goal is to provide you with the legal services and representation that they both need and deserve. We can provide you with concise […]

Is Our Social Security System Solvent?

According to a report by the Trustees last week week, our SSI system is working well. “The most important take-away from the 2019 Social Security Trustees Report is that our Social Security system continues to work well for the American people.” The annual report shows the Social Security System is in solid financial health with […]

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 […]