Wait Time for Social Security Disability Benefits

When you apply for disability benefits, you must choose a date that you became disabled. This date is called an alleged onset date. The date is not simply the first time you felt you couldn’t work, or the first time you received a certain diagnosis, though sometimes these can correspond with your alleged onset date. […]

Self Employment Income: The Return to Work Test

While the first two tests are the ones that are used most when determining whether or not someone is entitled to receive benefits, there is also a third test that is used to apply to people who are thinking about starting a business or returning to work more than 24 years after they first started […]

Self Employment Income: The Comparability Test of Fair Compensation

If someone is able to pass the first test, the Social Security department will then apply the second test. This will be used to see whether or not someone is being compensated at a reasonable level for the work that is being performed. Of course, this is a subjective matter. Therefore, the department will compare […]

Self Employment Income: The First Test is Significant Income

The first of the three tests that the Social Security department will use is going to check and see if someone is either giving significant services or is earning a large income. This test has two separate arms that an individual will need to pass in order to move on to the next test. First, […]

Am I Eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance?

Do You Have Questions about the Social Security Disability Insurance Application Process? There are many questions that people have about social security disability insurance. One of the hardest parts is figuring out how the application process works. Navigating the system properly is a key part of having an application approved. To learn more about the […]

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Applying for Disability Benefits While Self Employed

There are many people who require disability benefits to make ends meet. Unfortunately, the qualification process for disability benefits under Social Security can be a confusing process which is made even more challenging depending on the types of earnings that an individual has. The Social Security department looks at the earnings from an employer differently […]

Questions About Changes to Medicaid

We have had many clients ask about how proposed cuts to Medicaid will affect people with disabilities. The most recent version of the Senate Republican bill will have a large impact on low- and moderate-income Americans. “The centerpiece of the Senate bill is a series of major reductions in federal aid for poor Americans who […]

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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 […]

Social Security Applicants Struggle for Disability Benefits

Social Security benefits can often be difficult to receive. This article by Elizabeth Earl of the Peninsula Clarion, provides a case study of an Alaskan fisherman and the process that many people go through when attempting to access benefits. Elizabeth includes the waiting game, the potential oversight, the medicine and the law that is common […]

GARNISHMENTS

We can withhold Social Security benefits to enforce your legal obligation to pay child support, alimony or restitution. State laws determine a valid garnishment order. By law, we garnish current and continuing monthly benefits. We do not make retroactive adjustments. You cannot appeal to Social Security for implementing garnishment orders. If you disagree with the […]