Is the Social Security Disability Trust Fund in Crisis?

Is the Social Security Disability Trust Fund in Crisis?

As mentioned in earlier blog posts, Social Security disability is insurance funded by and paid to U.S. workers who are required to give up part of their paychecks to the fund.  For years, politicians and news analysts have stammered on and on about the Social Security disability trust crisis, and yet to date, no real solutions or changes have been offered.

Changing Unfavorable Social Security Decisions

Changing Unfavorable Social Security Decisions

What do you do if you've received an unfavorable Social Security decision?  We have talked in prior disability law blog posts about the high likelihood that an initial claim filed with the Social Security Administration (SSA) will be denied.  This is a very common occurrence and one that clients frequently come to us to help them resolve.

SSI: An Alternative for Those Unqualified for Social Security Disability

SSI: An Alternative for Those Unqualified for Social Security Disability

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a type of insurance that provides financial disability benefits to those who qualify; but what happens if you don’t qualify?  Maybe you were in a long-term relationship where your romantic partner paid the bills and have since separated and become disabled.  You may not have sufficient recent work history to be entitled to benefits in your own name; since you weren't married though, you cannot receive Social Security benefits based solely on the work history of your former romantic partner.