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Sheltered Workshop/Work Center, how can it help my SSA case?

A Sheltered Workshop or Work Center is defined by the US Department of Labor as Centers that have historically provided rehabilitation services, day treatment, training, and/or employment opportunities to people with disabilities. In most situations, the person is paid below minimum wage, may have job assistance, such as a job…

What you can do to help your disability case

The most important thing you can do to help your case is to continue to seek medical care, even if this is from a free or reduced fee clinic. Without medical evidence of your disability, your case becomes harder to prove. If you do not have free or reduced care…

Types of Social Security Disability Benefits

A quick look at the different types of benefits you may be eligible for DIB: Disability Insured Benefits – these are the benefits you earn by paying FICA taxes. Generally, if you have worked and paid FICA taxes 5 out of the last 10 years, you have earned your quarters…

I just got notice of a favorable decision from SSA, do my children also recieve benefits?

Yes, if your children are under the age of 18 (up to 19 if still attending high school), they are eligible for benefits.  Your stepchildren, who live with you full time, may also be eligible for benefits from your account.  In order to recieve benefits for your children a separate…

Good news for disabled Ohioans

A settlement has been reached in a class action suit brought by ABLE dealing with the backlog of cases awaiting Medicaid decisions in Ohio. The  settlement requires  any application pending for more than 90 days to be automatically enrolled in Medicaid.  With the first round completed, applicants will start having benefits…

Applying for Benefits, when will I get my benefits and how much will it be?

One of the most common questions asked by client’s applying for Social Security benefits is how long the process will take.  They have heard stories of it taking years for a claim to be resolved.  They have also been told that your always denied initially.  Both of these “rumors” have…

Social Secuirty Disability Benefits and Long Term Disability Insurance

Applying for LTD and SSA disability benefits can be confusing on what is required, how they work together, and what choices to make.  A discussion with an attorney experienced in the interplay between the two can be extremely beneficial and help you to maximize your chances at successfully achieving your…