Important Considerations of the 75-Day Waiver

It can be hard to file for Social Security Disability benefits. During this process, individuals will be asked to fill out mountains of paperwork, gather official documents, submit their claim only to be faced with a prolonged waiting period. In some cases, individuals might become frustrated and look for ways to expedite their claim. This […]

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 […]

Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) increases for 2019

THE NUMBERS ARE IN Payments for Social Security Disability, Supplemental Security Income and Social Security Retirement will increase by 2.8 percent for 2019.  The increase is due to an automatic cost of living adjustment mandated by law and is based on inflation. The increase will take effect for January 2019 payments for the 62 million […]

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, […]

How credibility is determined when evaluating a claim for disability benefits

When the Social Security Administration evaluates if an individual is unable to work and entitled to benefits because of a medical or psychological condition, they look at many factors to determine what impact the conditions have on a person’s work capacity. These factors include medical records, statements made by physicians about a person’s work capacity […]

How Social Security determines if your impairment is disabling

There are very few conditions that are considered disabling with just a diagnosis. The majority of impairments are evaluated by determining if they cause functional impairment which meets specific rules or which would be significant enough to preclude an individual from engaging in full time employment.   Functional Impairments A functional impairment is a physical […]