Attorney Is Valuable In A Claim For Disability Benefits

An Attorney Is Valuable In A Claim For Disability Benefits

Many applicants for Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income benefits are under the impression that applying for benefits is as simple as contacting the Social Security Administration, filling out some forms, and submitting an application.  In fact, this isn’t the case.  The application process requires extensive paperwork, much of it not readily available or […]

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

A True Pioneer In The Fight For Disability Rights In an interview, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (RBG) stated that she wished to be remembered as someone who “repaired tears in her society, who made things a little better through the use of whatever ability she has.” Justice Ginsburg’s work certainly mended the tears […]


Tax Rebates For Social Security Recipients

Recipients of Social Security Disability benefits (and retirement benefits) who have an adjusted gross income of $75,000 for an individual, $112,500 for head of household and $150,000 for a married couple who are not the dependent of another taxpayer and who have a valid, work eligible Social Security number are eligible to receive a tax […]


Social Security Trivia

  We have to admit, our line of business has turned us into geeks who love trivia related to the Social Security Administration.   For instance, the first Social Security card is thought to be issued to John David Sweeney in November of 1936.  Sadly, Mr. Sweeney died in 1974 of a heart attack at the […]

Social Security Limits In Person Contact But Remains Operational During COVID 19 Crisis

Currently all Social Security offices are only offering phone services. This includes hearing offices, remote hearing sites and field offices. All hearing offices are closed to the public including claimant representatives or attorneys. However, employees are working remotely and continue to process claims for benefits. The Office of Hearings Operations is continuing critical work which […]


Important Updates to Child Relationship for Disability Benefits

If you are on Social Security Disability (Title II) and are thinking about claiming dependents, there were some recent updates published to these guidelines. It is important for everyone claiming children and dependents to know about these updates so they can protect their benefits. The reason why the Social Security Administration updated these rules is […]


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 […]


Beware Of Social Security Scam Calls

Please be aware!  It seems that you can’t go a day without receiving some kind of scam call anymore. However, some of these calls aren’t trying to sell you something, rather they are trying to take advantage of Social Security beneficiaries.  There has been an increase of individuals who fraudulently claim to be from the […]


Celebrating 20 Years Of National Ticket to Work Disability Program

Returning to work after a debilitating disability or illness is a complicated matter.  Many face unique challenges such as explaining the gap on their resume, later work years and requests for special accomodations of the new employer.  December 2019 marked the 20 year anniversary of Social Security’s Ticket to Work (TTW) program. The Ticket to […]