Assistance for Dependent Children of Disabled Individuals

Assistance for Dependent Children of Disabled Individuals

Becoming disabled is particularly distressing for those individuals who had previously served as the sole breadwinner for their family. Such individuals often have a flurry of thoughts running through their minds, such as “How will I provide for myself?  My family?  My children?” Social Security disability can help.  For those who qualify, it can provide financial assistance for the disabled person and their family and dependents.

Common Reasons for SSDI Denial

Common Reasons for SSDI Denial

Each year, millions of individuals file for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and other types of disability benefits from the Social Security Administration. Unfortunately, statistics reveal that only 30 percent of these claims are accepted. There are many reasons why the Social Security Administration Administration (SSA) denies an individual’s claims, but some of the most common reasons for these denials include the following elements. For individuals who wish to appeal a decision by the SSA, it is often important to understand the basis for these denials as well as to retain

Do I need a Mental Consultative Examination for SSDI Benefits?

Do I need a Mental Consultative Examination for SSDI Benefits?

Some individuals who seek to obtain Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits are required by the Social Security Administration (SSA) to participate in a Mental Consultative Examination to provide the evidence necessary for the Administration’s decision about the individual’s potential disability. As a result, individuals frequently find it essential to obtain the assistance an experienced disability attorney to navigate these examinations, which can play a vital role in the disability process.

Social Security Disability Insurance Taxation

Social Security Disability Insurance Taxation

One of the most common questions that individuals have about Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits is what tax rules apply when a recipient receives SSDI income. In some situations, recipients of SSDI benefits are taxed on at least a portion of these benefits. SSDI recipients often find that a knowledgeable disability benefits' attorney may help with SSDI taxation and determine what amount must be paid in taxes.

Financial Eligibility and Social Security Disability Insurance

Financial Eligibility and Social Security Disability Insurance

There are two programs offered by the Social Security Administration: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). While there is no limit on the amount of assets that an individual can own in order to qualify for SSDI, there are still some important financial considerations that individuals should understand.

The Disability Durational Requirement for SSDI and SSI

The Disability Durational Requirement for SSDI and SSI

One of the most common reasons individuals are turned down for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security (SSI) is that the Social Security Administration determines that an individual does not meet the Durational Requirement. Individuals who are denied benefits for this reason often find it essential to retain the assistance of skilled legal counsel.

FICA Work Credits and Social Security

FICA Work Credits and Social Security

As individuals move through their work career, work credits (WCs) are earned each year during which an individual earns wages and pays Federal Insurance Contribution Act (FICA) taxes into the Social Security system. These credits are ultimately banked so that individuals will be able to receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits in the event that the individual becomes disabled or otherwise unable to earn a living.

The Social Security Compassionate Allowance List

The Social Security Compassionate Allowance List

An individual with a condition that is listed on the Compassionate Allowance List (CAL) will have their claim expedited. The Social Security Administration has established a goal of processing these claims within 20 days. In order to be recognized as having a condition on the CAL, an individual must allege their condition in their benefit's application. While having an illness on the CAL should result in individuals having their claim expedited, there are a number of factors that can protract this treatment including how quickly the Social Security Administration (SSA) gathers medical

Losing Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)

Losing Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)

Many individuals depend on the benefits from Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) Benefits. Unfortunately, in several types of situations, disability benefits can be terminated. It is important for individuals to understand the many situations that can result in the end of disability benefits. Many individuals in these situations find it essential and helpful to retain the assistance of a skilled attorney.

Terminal Illness (TERI) Cases

Terminal Illness (TERI) Cases

In cases where an individual with a terminal illness applies for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), the Social Security Administration (SSA) processes the applications faster than usual and with special attention to the individual’s end of life condition. These types of applications for terminally ill individuals are called TERI cases. To make sure that these types of cases are handled well, it is frequently important to retain the assistance of a skilled attorney.