The first thing I ask a potential client is: are you being treated for your medical condition? I am always surprised by the number of people who say “no.” Many of them have valid reasons — no insurance, can’t afford to get medical care. However, medical records in Social Security disability claims are what help […]
Ringing in the New Year: 2020 Changes in Social Security Benefits
Every new year brings changes in Social Security benefits, and 2020 is no different. There are changes in the amount of benefits being paid as well as the requirements to qualify for benefits. These changes can have a big impact on people who are already receiving Social Security benefits, as well as those who expect […]
What Social Security Disability Beneficiaries Should Know About Taxes
It’s a common misconception among Social Security Disability beneficiaries that the income you receive isn’t subject to taxation. Even though your income is from the federal government, it still may be considered taxable income. Here is what Houston residents should know about Social Security disability and taxes. Withholding Allowed When you work a regular W-2 […]
Social Security Disability Benefits and Alzheimer’s
November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, a time to help spread the word about a disease that affects an estimated 5.8 million Americans. Is Alzheimer’s a Normal Part of Aging? The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) notes that this disease is NOT a normal part of the aging process. It is a progressive, degenerative brain […]
Do Individuals with Autism Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits?
According to CDC estimates, 1 out of every 59 children born today will be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. April is National Autism Awareness Month, a time dedicated to educating the public about the many issues that families affected by autism face and the increasing need for services and support. While many articles about autism […]
What to Do If Your Continuing Disability Review Results in Losing Benefits
For those who receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), the Social Security Administration (SSA) does a periodic review known as a Continuing Disability Review (CDR) to ensure its recipients still meet the qualifications. The SSA mainly looks to see if your condition has medically improved, and if so, your SSDI review may render you at […]
Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month and Disability Benefits for MS
Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) has declared March to be Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month, and we’d like to take this time to discuss the process a person who is unable to work because of MS must go through in order to be approved for Social Security disability benefits. Disabilities Resulting from Multiple Sclerosis Multiple […]
Do I Qualify for Lupus Social Security Disability Benefits?
Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease that can cause a variety of symptoms, from fatigue to abnormal blood clotting and ulcers. These symptoms range in severity, and the progression of the disease depends on the person. According to the Lupus Foundation of America, approximately 5 million people worldwide have the disease, and more than 16,000 […]
American Heart Month Raises Awareness of Heart Disease and Cardiovascular Impairments
You may notice a lot of people wearing red this month — that’s because it’s February and the American Heart Foundation has designated February as American Heart Month. They’re wearing red to remind people that heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death in the United States and to educate them on the important […]
Are You Aware That You Can Collect SSDI benefits for Glaucoma and Other Visual Disorders?
January marks The National Eye Institute’s annual Glaucoma Awareness Month. Glaucoma is a leading cause of vision loss and blindness in the United States. It’s estimated that over 3 million people suffer from glaucoma — and many are unaware they have it. What is Glaucoma? Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions in which intraocular […]
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