Category Archives: Social Security Benefits

Social Security Benefits to Increase in 2019

Each year we announce the annual cost-of-living adjustment (COLA). Usually there is an increase in the Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefit amount people receive each month, starting the following January. By law, federal benefits increase when the... Learn More

Social Security Disability Insurance: Entitlement or Benefit?

  When The Social Security Act of 1935 established the Social Security Administration (SSA), its purpose was the provision of public assistance for the aged, blind and dependent children. The program contained no provisions for people suffering from disabilities that... Learn More

Understanding Withholding from My Paycheck

Taxes & More: Where Does The Money Taken Out of You Paycheck Go? We all remember that first paycheck. We carefully calculated our hourly rate or the two week portion of our annual salary to estimate the total amount we... Learn More

Social Security Disability Eligibility and Medicare

When a worker becomes too disabled to hold a job that supports his family, he also often loses any employee-provided health coverage. COBRA and private plans may be too expensive for a disabled worker when he is already struggling to... Learn More

Certain Social Security Claims are Faster

Disability Claims That Avoid the SSA Backlog With the backlog of Social Security Disability Insurance claims reaching a wait time averaging two years and effecting 1 million Americans, the Social Security Administration has special programs to allow the most critical... Learn More

Why are There Deadlines When Filing, Appealing, or Re-applying a Disability Benefits Claim?

When it comes to Social Security Disability benefits, successfully documenting and providing the required evidence of an individual’s inability to find or maintain gainful employment due to health-related issues can be complicated and daunting. Because the Social Security Administration has... Learn More

Basic Questions for Disability Eligibility

Many calls we receive are those who are up for review wanting more information or needing assistance.The following is helpful for those just starting on their claim and also those who at the stage of appealing during their review. As... Learn More

Social Security: 5 Things to Know Before Applying

  Have you been considering applying for disability (again) or know someone who is eligible?  Please share these tips with them.  No matter where you are in your case, or even if you have been approved, knowing the following is important.... Learn More

Disability Benefits: SSI vs. SSDI

When you apply for your social security disability benefits, one important thing you should know is that there are two types you may be eligible for-- Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplement Security Income.  An important part of the process is knowing what... Learn More

7 Reasons Your Social Security Disability Benefits May Stop (and how to avoid them)

In most cases, claimants will receive their disability award for many wonderful years. Once they've finally received their disability, the last thing anyone wants to experience is having their benefits stop.  Yet, there are certain reasons why payments may cease and be taken... Learn More