A recent Forbes article highlighted the “curious and confusing” nature of the law regarding the taxation of Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. The words “curious and confusing” weren’t unnecessary commentary by the author; rather, they came directly from a recent decision by the United States Tax Court involving the taxation of SSD benefits.
Can social media hurt your disability claim? Yes, your disability claim can be seriously impacted by your social media presence. Recent statistics show that approximately 57% of all adults in the United States are Facebook users. Reasons cited for using the platform range from a desire to keep up with friends to getting feedback on posted content. Facebook and social media, as the name suggests, are generally thought of as “social” environments. Social media provides an escape from the stress of life and obligations; for others it may present legal woes. But, can this hurt your
The Social Security benefits attorneys at the Rocky Mountain Disability Law Group came across an interesting article this week. The Washington Times reported that “House Republicans signaled this week they will pressure the Social Security Administration to crack down on administrative law judges who appear to “rubber stamp” Social Security benefits for applicants who had been denied at a lower tier.”
Which Social Security benefit is appropriate for your situation? You’ve heard of Social Security. You’ve heard of Disability. You’ve heard of Social Security Disability. You’ve heard of Supplemental Security Income. Your head is spinning. Are they different words for the same concept? Are they all different? Do you apply? Is the system doomed?