Houston residents with serious illnesses or disabilities often face critical financial difficulties. Cancer patients, for example, often are unable to work while undergoing treatment, creating a financial hardship.
The Social Security Administration recognizes these dire circumstances and offers a program known as compassionate allowances for these individuals to quickly get approved for disability benefits.
When a person applying for Social Security Disability […]
The SSA administers the largest retirement program in the United States. This program has collected FICA taxes since the 1930s and began paying retirement funds in 1940. It was not until the 50s that the program was expanded to include disability payments for qualifying participants who were no longer able to work. A Houston Social Security attorney often works with […]
If you are an employee at a private or publically traded company, chances are your long term disability insurance and other employee benefits are regulated under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, or ERISA. Passed by Congress in 1974, ERISA’s main purpose is to regulate and protect the employee benefits plans of workers employed at private or publicly traded companies. […]
Social Security lawyers know that there are a broad range of conditions that can lead to a disability diagnosis. Some of these conditions are preventable through healthy lifestyle choices, while others are entirely contingent upon a person’s genetics.
The Social Security Administration notes that the probability a person might become disabled before reaching retirement age is an astounding 1 in […]
Multiple sclerosis, or MS, is a progressive degenerative disease that affects the central nervous system, brain and spinal cord. While many people diagnosed with MS lead long, normal lives, sometime the debilitating symptoms associated with MS – numbness, impairment of speech and of muscular coordination, blurred vision, and severe fatigue – make it impossible for a person to continue performing […]
While many disabled Americans meet the requirements to qualify for Social Security disability payments, getting approved for the benefits they are entitled to can prove to be difficult. Having an experienced Houston Social Security attorney handling your Social Security disability claim can mean the difference between approval and rejection of your claim.
You don’t need an attorney to help you through […]
National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) is observed every October in the U.S. This is a time to raise awareness about the important issues facing Americans with disabilities while also celebrating their many contributions to the nation’s workforce.
This year, the theme for NDEAM is #InclusionWorks.
“By fostering a culture that embraces individual differences, including disabilities, businesses profit by having a wider […]
Social media has become a part of daily life for many Americans. Posts about our families, our friends, our jobs and our daily activities are so common as to be second nature. In most cases, these are completely harmless ways to share your life with those you love.
However, it’s important to remember that, even though these posts are aimed at […]
Age-related macular degeneration is the leading cause of central vision loss in Americans over the age of 50. February is AMD/Low Vision Awareness Month, a time to share information about this disease and help understand its impact on the lives of those who suffer from it.
While many with macular degeneration can function normally, those who are severely affected by the […]
Social Security disability recipients could face an automatic 19 percent reduction in benefits unless Congress acts quickly to replenish the system’s trust fund, according to the trustees that oversee both Social Security and Medicaid.
The trustees said the fund that provides these benefits is expected to run out of money by late 2016. When that happens, it will be up to […]