Category: Social Security Disability

Can You Work Part-Time on Social Security Disability? February 21, 2022

People receiving Social Security disability benefits can work part-time and still receive their monthly payments. The Social Security Administration’s Ticket to Work program and work incentives can help people work while receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security read more

How Does a Lump Sum Settlement Affect Social Security Disability? January 21, 2022

A large personal injury settlement generally does not affect Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits but can directly affect Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. It can cause a reduction or loss of the SSI benefits. A lump sum workers’ compensation read more

What Disability Benefits Can I Receive? December 22, 2021

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are the largest federal benefits programs through which people with disabilities can receive financial assistance. The Social Security Administration (SSA) administers both programs. A disability benefits attorney can help individuals read more

Do I Need to Hire an Attorney for Disability Claims? December 15, 2021

A claimant is not required to hire an attorney for disability claims. Nevertheless, he or she can choose to hire an attorney to maximize his or her chances of being successful with a disability claim. Studies have shown that a read more

How To Find the Best Disability Lawyers Near Me December 8, 2021

People can find the best disability lawyers near them through a variety of sources. Word of mouth from family, friends, or people who have had experiences with disability lawyers may interest someone searching for representation. They may also find information read more

Are SSI Marriage Penalties Unfair? November 25, 2021

Disability benefits attorneys and other advocates consider Supplemental Security Income (SSI) marriage penalties unfair and oppressive because they dissuade beneficiaries from cohabiting and marrying. Marriage penalties refer to the Social Security Administration’s rules that trigger a loss or reduction of read more

Biden Administration Eliminates Student Loan Debt for Americans with Severe Disabilities November 18, 2021

The Biden administration recently announced it would automatically eliminate federal student loan debt for people with severe disabilities. That will effectively eliminate more than $5.8 billion of student loan debt payments for over 300,000 Americans with total and permanent disabilities. read more

SSDI Benefits to Increase in 2022 November 11, 2021

The Social Security Administration (SSA) recently announced a 5.9% increase in disability benefits for 2022. The increase is due to the cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) that the agency applies to disability benefits every year. This adjustment represents the biggest jump in read more

Social Security Added 12 New Conditions to the Compassionate Allowances Program October 7, 2021

The Social Security Administration (SSA) recently added these 12 conditions to the Compassionate Allowances (CAL) program: Choroid Plexus Carcinoma, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy in Adults, Congenital Zika Syndrome, Pericardial Mesothelioma, Desmoplastic Mesothelioma, SYNGAP1-related NSID, CIC-rearranged Sarcoma, Charlevoix Saguenay Spastic Ataxia, Taybi-Linder read more