Category Archives: Social Security

Same Sex Marriage in Pennsylvania

Same sex marriages have been legally recognized in Pennsylvania since May 20, 2014, as a result of a decision of a U.S. District Court Judge. On June 26, 2015, the United States Supreme Court ruled in Obergefell v. Hodges established a constitutional right to marriage for same-sex couples. These decisions have had a broad impact […]

Do I Qualify for Supplemental Security Income Benefits

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a benefit paid by the Social Security Administration. The person must be either over the age of 65, Blind, or Disabled. In addition, the person must meet certain financial conditions, looking at their income, and assets. Most types of income will, depending on the amount, either reduce or eliminate someone’s […]

What To Do If You’ve Been Denied Social Security Disability

You’ve been through the application process, filled out all of their forms, and waited for a decision – which denied your disability claim. Now what? Find an Experienced Social Security Attorney I might be a little biased, since I am an experienced Social Security Attorney, but there are some very good reasons why someone going […]

WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU RECEIVE BOTH SOCIAL SECURITY AND WORKER’S COMPENSATION BENEFITS IN PENNSYLVANIA

If you are eligible for both social security and workers’ compensation benefits, there are situations where an offset occurs – meaning that one of the benefits is reduced. What actually will happen depends on a number of variables, including the amount of benefits, and the type of Social Security benefits you are receiving (disability or […]

CAN I RECEIVE SOCIAL SECURITY ON MY SPOUSE’S ACCOUNT AFTER A DIVORCE?

Persons who are divorced may still be able to draw social security benefits on your former spouse’s account. Social Security Retirement Benefits The requirements for these benefits include: A marriage that lasted 10 years or longer; You have not re-married. If your spouse is deceased, you may still be entitled to benefits if you are […]

CAN I WORK AND STILL RECEIVE SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY BENEFITS?

How Social Security Defines Disability The Social Security Administration defines disability in terms of a person’s ability to work. To be disabled, a person must be unable to perform substantial work, based on a condition that lasts, or is expected to last, for at least 12 months (or result in death). One key concept in […]

Do I need a lawyer for my social security case?

Although it is possible to file on your own, you should be aware that many social security disability claims are denied initially. It is often necessary to file appeals, gather medical evidence, and attend hearings. A disability lawyer can often make an impact on getting a successful result in your social security appeal. What a […]