What Are Your Options if Your SSD Application is Denied?

by Staff | June 14th, 2021 | Social security disability 2

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has taken a percentage of every paycheck you’ve ever earned. For most people, that money is paid back to them when they stop working in their 60s via Social Security retirement benefits. But some people can’t work until retirement age because injuries or illnesses end their careers early. Those people…

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Can You Get SSD Benefits When You’re Already Getting Retirement Benefits?

by Staff | April 12th, 2021 | Social security disability 2

Social Security benefits are an important safety net for millions of Americans who are either retired, considering retirement, or suffering from an illness or injury that makes them unable to work. Most people need one or the other when it comes to these benefits, but sometimes, people may be in situations where they are eligible…

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What to Expect: Social Security Disability Claims

by Staff | June 19th, 2019 | Social security disability 2

If you become disabled and unable to work, your ability to provide for yourself and your family can feel at risk. But if you’ve been paying into the Social Security system, you may be eligible to receive benefits before retirement age. Under certain circumstances, your spouse and child may also be eligible for Social Security…

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Avoid These Common SSD Mistakes

by Staff | May 15th, 2019 | Social security disability 2

A portion of every paycheck you earn goes back to the Social Security Administration (SSA). While most people get that money back when they retire, you may qualify for early benefits if you have an injury or illness that prevents you from working. Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits serve as a safety net to those…

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Social Security Grid Rules for the Hearing Win

by Anthony Tanoos II | January 9th, 2018 | Uncategorized

Today was a great example of how I was able to apply the Social Security Administration’s Medical-Vocational Grid Rules to my client’s disability claim.  I knew my client should win. If the Social Security Administration determines that an ”older individual” cannot perform his or her past work on a full-time basis, then the judge shouldn’t…

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Always Report Changes to Your Social Security Disability Status

by Staff | December 16th, 2015 | Social security disability 2

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 | Social security disability 2

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 | Social security disability 2

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 | Social security disability 2

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 2

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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