Social Security Disability Trial Work Period

Disabled people who are not able to work can apply to receive benefits from the Social Security Administration. Sometimes the injury or disability is permanent and the condition worsens over time. This can leave the individual with the realization that they may never be able to work again. However, for others, conditions do improve and … Continue reading Social Security Disability Trial Work Period

What Can a Disability Attorney Do for Me?

If a person is in need of Social Security Disability benefits, they are probably in no condition to take on the rigorous process required to qualify. The simple fact is that many millions of people apply for benefits every year and the administration only has 60,000 employees to handle all of these claims. They look … Continue reading What Can a Disability Attorney Do for Me?

Does the Social Security Administration Conduct Surveillance?

We have all seen the videos over the years of the insurance investigator or private detective following a person who has filed a claim. The video is "gotcha" in nature and it shows the supposedly injured person lifting heavy objects over their head and moving around just fine. The SSA may, on occasion, employ investigators … Continue reading Does the Social Security Administration Conduct Surveillance?

What to Bring to Your First Meeting with a Social Security Attorney

As with any facet of life, being properly prepared for a moment greatly increases the efficiency of achieving the objective. This holds true for your first meeting with a social security attorney as well. In this article we will provide a checklist of items you should bring when meeting with your attorney for the first … Continue reading What to Bring to Your First Meeting with a Social Security Attorney

Can I qualify for Disability with Arthritis?

Arthritis is a degenerative disorder which affects many people. In fact, in the United States 23% of people suffer from arthritis. That's 54 millions people. Arthritis can affect the sufferer to various degrees. Most people take medicine for their arthritis and are able to cope. But for a minority of arthritis sufferers, it is overwhelming … Continue reading Can I qualify for Disability with Arthritis?

What Can You Do if You Have Been Denied Disability Twice?

Filing for disability can be a time consuming and arduous process. This fact can cause people to make errors when filing for disability. These errors can lead to an application being denied. Some people have applied multiple times and have been denied multiple times as well. So, what can a person who has applied and … Continue reading What Can You Do if You Have Been Denied Disability Twice?

Are Disability Benefits Different Depending on Which State You Live?

Brevard County Florida gets its share of people coming and going. We have a sizable "snow bird" population ie., people that live here during the winter months and live up north during the summer months. We also have people that rotate in and out of the area for many different reasons. In fact, a lot … Continue reading Are Disability Benefits Different Depending on Which State You Live?

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

Filing for Disability Without Strong Work History

Social Security retirement benefits are based on your work history and how much you've earned and contributed to the Social Security fund. The Social Security Administration (SSA) keeps records of these numbers. In a way, it is very much like an IRA in that you pay into it your entire working life then reap the … Continue reading Filing for Disability Without Strong Work History

Social Security Disability Law: The Basics

When an individual or company is referencing¬†‚ÄúSocial Security disability benefits", he/she or they are referring to one of two programs overseen by the Social Security Administration (SSA): 1) is the Social Security Disability Insurance Program (SSDI), and the other is 2) the Supplemental Security Income Program (SSI). (The law defines disability as the inability to … Continue reading Social Security Disability Law: The Basics