Social Security Disability

Always Report Changes to Your Social Security Disability Status

by Staff | December 16th, 2015

When a person is awarded Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, the amount they receive is based on several factors including income, work history, marital status, and even the number of dependents the claimant cares for. That’s why after you’re approved for SSD benefits, it’s crucial to immediately report any changes in your life to the…

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Working While Getting SSD Benefits Made Easy

by Staff | November 25th, 2015

One of the qualifications for receiving Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits is that your condition must last longer than a year. Just because you’ve been sick or injured through a full calendar doesn’t mean you can never return to work. Many SSD recipients fear that if they return to work, they will lose their benefits.…

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The Evolution of the Social Security Disability Program

by Staff | November 4th, 2015

The U.S. Social Security Disability program was established in 1956 as a way to provide citizens who suffered from a disabling mental or physical condition for longer than one year with a sustainable income. Since that time, some aspects of the program have changed, while others have stayed the same. The Social Security Administration (SSA)…

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How to Appeal a Denied Social Security Disability Claim

by Staff | October 26th, 2015

If your claim for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits was denied, you’re not alone. As many as 70 percent of all initial claims for SSD benefits are rejected by the Social Security Administration (SSA). A denial doesn’t mean you can’t file for a reconsideration, and the legal staff at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin is…

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A Closer Look at the 2016 Social Security COLA

by Staff | October 19th, 2015

Social Security Disability benefits are a crucial part of millions of American’s incomes. Each year, benefits amounts are examined to ensure they are in line with the cost of living using what is known as a cost of living adjustment (COLA). The Social Security Disability lawyers at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin recently looked into…

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Can a Medical Condition Automatically Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits?

by Staff | October 12th, 2015

Millions of Americans suffer from medical conditions that leave them unable to work. Many qualify for Social Security Disability benefits, but the application process can be take time—some wait years for decisions to be reached on their claims. This leaves many wondering if there are any illnesses or medical conditions that receive automatic approval for…

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Few Low-Income Children With Mental Disorders Get Supplemental Security Income

by Staff | October 5th, 2015

There’s good and bad news when it comes to low-income children with mental disorders in the U.S. getting the benefits they need. The bad news is many of these children don’t receive benefits like Supplemental Security Income (SSI). The good news is the number of children with mental disorders applying for these benefits seems to…

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New Contingency Plan Protects Social Security Disability Operations

by Staff | September 28th, 2015

The Social Security Administration is responsible for handling all processes of the Social Security Disability (SSD) program. These operations are handled by thousands of government employees on a daily basis, but what happens when a government shutdown occurs and how could SSD applicants and recipients be affected? Our Social Security Disability lawyers at Fleschner, Stark,…

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Resources Available to Those With Childhood Cancer

by Staff | September 26th, 2015

September has been declared “Childhood Cancer Awareness Month” in an effort to raise awareness about the struggles thousands of American youths face on a daily basis as they battle some form of this deadly disease. That’s why our Social Security Disability lawyers at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin are working to educate our communities about…

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Bill Proposes Immediate Social Security Disability Payments for the Terminally Ill

by Staff | September 17th, 2015

It’s no secret that getting approved for Social Security Disability benefits can be a long, drawn-out process. The Social Security Administration has conceded that it takes the agency more than a year to process some claims. Even once a claim is approved, the recipient has to wait five months before receiving their first payment. So,…

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