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How Attorneys Identify Winning Back Pain Social security Disability Cases

Come check out a new blog post I co-wrote with fellow SSA Disability Attorney Jonathan Ginsberg on how attorneys evaluate disability back claims. Jonathan is a long time attorney in the Atlanta area, who’s firm handles Social Security Disability cases, as well as workers comp, bankruptcy, and auto accident cases….

Social Security and Child Support

Question:  Can my Social Security Benefits be garnished for child support? Answer: Maybe, it depends on whether you are getting Disability Insured Benefits, Retirement Benefits, or SSI.  SSI cannot be garnished for child support, but the other’s can.  Support orders are one of the few things that can be garnished…

SSA Announces 2018 COLA increases

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Almost half of Americans forgo medical care due to cost

According to a CNN article 43% of working Americans forgo health care treatment due to costs.  This includes not seeing a doctor, not filling a prescription, or not following recommended care. It is well known that prevention and early intervention can help stem or slow down the severity of medical…

Getting_the_Facts_Straight_on_Disability

Getting_the_Facts_Straight_on_Disability04-02-13FINAL.pdf.   Great document highlighting the actual FACTS about SSA Disability and not the partial spun fact being presented in many articles.  Also check out this article   http://www.huffingtonpost.com/donna-meltzer/social-security-disability-programs_b_3014961.html   which repeats much of the same information I’ve blogged about when these sensational news stories hit the wires    

Social Security Disability in the News

You can’t turn on the TV, Radio or open any magazine or newspaper, not to mention internet sites, blogs etc, without finding a new article on Social Security Disability.  The information being provided ranges from factually incorrect and very negative to more positive stories that get their facts right.  It…

Asthma and COPD disability cases

  As we head into the cold and flu season, those with asthma and COPD often experience exacerbation of their condition.  If your applying for disability, there are several ways your case could be approved. By far the easiest is for your condition to meet or equal a listing.  The…

Social Security Disability, Step 2

    The first medical step to overcome in proving your Social Security disability case is to show that your medical condition is severe AND that it will either end in your death or last at least 12 months.  This duration requirement is important because in many cases the condition…

Social Security Disability Hearing – Don’t have an attorney

Here is what you need to prepare for. 1)Social Security will send you notice in the mail of your hearing date and time.  Thus you need to make sure that any address changes are promptly communicated to Social Security. 2) If that date and time is not good for you,…

Social Security Disability and Citizenship

There are lots of statements out there about Social Security benefits (both retirement and disability) being obtained by both illegal and legal aliens.   In order to get these benefits a person must have a valid social security number and meet the following eligibility requirement Sec. 1614. [42 U.S.C. 1382c](a)(1) For purposes of this title, the…