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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 […]

Disability-Claims

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 […]

Do Not Ignore an SSDI Claim Review: It Matters

When someone successfully applies for Social Security Disability benefits or Supplemental Security Income (SSDI), he or she may think that this is the end of the process. After all, they are now receiving benefits, which was the point of the original application; however, there is another part to this process called continuing benefits reviews. It […]

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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 […]

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Young Workers Have a 1 in 3 Chance of Death or Disability Before Retirement

  The Social Security Administration recently released interesting statistics on an individual’s chances of becoming disabled and unable to work before reaching full retirement age.  These projections are based on an individual who is currently age 20 and who will have a full retirement age of 67. More than 1/3 of men will either become […]

H.R. 4280 Congressional Bill

H.R. 4280 was introduced in Congress this month. It is a bill designed to update the archaic income and asset limitations for recipients of Supplemental Security Income. These rules haven’t been properly updated since 1972. It would move the asset limitation from $2000 to $10,000 and eliminate deductions for in kind support. We think this […]

Social Security 2100 Bill: Seeking To Make Social Security More Solvent

Social Security 2100 is a bill before Congress which is scheduled for a hearing in July 2019.  Among other things, the bill proposes to make the Social Security Trust Fund more solvent as well as increase the income and lifestyle of retirees and disabled individuals.  The bill includes a benefit increase for current and new […]

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Can Migraines Be A Disability?

Migraine headaches can be the basis for a finding of entitlement to Disability Benefits.  In determining if your headaches are considered to be disabling the Social Security Administration will look at the severity and frequency of the headaches. It is important that medical records contain a very detailed description of the typical headache symptoms, duration […]