Tag Archives: Social Security

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 […]

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 […]

WHAT DOES DISABILITY MEAN FOR SOCIAL SECURITY

The Social Security Administration uses its own definition of disability in order to decide whether someone can receive Disability Insurance, or SSI benefits based on disability. The definition of disability under Social Security is different from those used in other programs. Social Security does not pay benefits for partial disability or for short-term disability. Social […]

How Long Will It Take To Schedule my Social Security Hearing?

Waiting for your Social Security Disability Hearing isn’t easy. Many claimants have no source of income while they are waiting. It is hard to understand why it takes so long. The basic problem is that a lot of bad decisions about disability are made on the initial application, and there are therefore a lot of […]