Have Divorce Rates Increased During the Covid Pandemic?

This year has been the most tumultuous single year in decades for most of the population. Between layoffs, furloughs, work hour reductions and being stuck at home, it has been a troublesome time. The 'being stuck at home' part has had many people wondering if divorce rates have increased as a result. Does being stuck … Continue reading Have Divorce Rates Increased During the Covid Pandemic?

What are the Most Common Causes for Disability Insurance Claims?

There can be many reasons a person would need to claim disability. In this article we want to go over the most common reasons people claim disability. This information is gathered from national information resources and not reflective of our own case load. Back Pain - The back is especially vulnerable to injury. Whether it … Continue reading What are the Most Common Causes for Disability Insurance Claims?

Covid-19 and Long Term Disabilities

We have all been saturated with Covid news this year. Every day seems like another story associated with the virus. Most prominently we hear about the rapid onset of symptoms and how quickly it can land some people in the hospital. But, as we get more familiar with this novel disease, we are starting to … Continue reading Covid-19 and Long Term Disabilities

Disability for Children with Learning Disorder or Developmental Delay

Children diagnosed with an "intellectual disorder" may be eligible for SSI to help pay for special education needs and/or medical treatments. Social Security income is designed to help any family with low income pay their bills. Having a child with special needs can be very labor intensive and create extra costs. SSI may be able … Continue reading Disability for Children with Learning Disorder or Developmental Delay

Some Good Tips If You Decide You Are Moving Forward With Divorce

If you and/or your spouse have decided that getting a divorce is the best option, but have not made any moves in that direction, this article is for you. We have put together a list of helpful tips on how to move forward with the divorce process. Court - Remember, you don't need to actually … Continue reading Some Good Tips If You Decide You Are Moving Forward With Divorce

Proposed Disability Changes Could Affect Disability Payments for Many

According to the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, the new proposed changes to federal disability assistance would likely result in millions of more case reviews and in the process would cut off many disabled recipients. The federal government is accepting public comments on this matter until the end of the month. Some speculate these changes could affect … Continue reading Proposed Disability Changes Could Affect Disability Payments for Many

What if my Spouse Stops Making Alimony Payments?

During divorce proceedings alimony may be awarded to the spouse that is leaving the marriage with significantly less earnings, ability to earn or any financial disadvantage to where alimony support is required. The overall goal of alimony is to balance the financial situation and to provide financial stability. Alimony is established by an order of … Continue reading What if my Spouse Stops Making Alimony Payments?

History of Social Security Disability Benefits

85 years ago, the Social Security Act was created. The goal of this Act was to financially assist senior citizens in their retirement years by creating a general fund. This brought up the question of who else needed benefits. People disabled from an injury were clearly the most in need of this type of program. … Continue reading History of Social Security Disability Benefits

Agoraphobia, Panic and Other Anxiety Disorders

The definition of an anxiety disorder is: a group of mental disorders¬†characterized by significant feelings of¬†anxiety and fear. Among these disorders are: generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and various phobia-related disorders. These disorders can significantly decrease the quality of a person's life and even prevent them from being able to work. One of the more … Continue reading Agoraphobia, Panic and Other Anxiety Disorders

What to Do if Your Disability Application is Denied

Applying for SSDI can be a very confusing process. All of the information requirements must be met, or your chances of getting denied increase. Some things the board will want to know is if the applicant: has recently been employed and has been paying FICA is still working is gainfully employed ($1220+) If you have … Continue reading What to Do if Your Disability Application is Denied