Retirement and Social Security Disability

Whether you can receive retirement and SSDI benefits depends on what you mean by “retirement”. For SSDI purposes, retirement means benefits paid through the SSA. Yet Social Security retirement benefits are not always the only benefit people receive when they retire. Pensions or 401(k) plans through an employer also pay benefits at retirement. While many people generically refer to each of these as “retirement” benefits, for purposes of receiving both SSDI and retirement benefits, they are very different.

By |2021-01-19T14:38:18-06:00January 19th, 2021|Blog, SSD|1 Comment

Social Security Disability and a Cerebral Spinal Fluid (CSF) Leak

Here are the 4 most common ways to win an SSD and SSI case due to a Cerebral Spinal Fluid (CSF) leak. If you or a loved one is suffering from a CSF leak and has questions about navigating the Social Security process we can help.

By |2020-12-02T13:54:31-06:00December 2nd, 2020|Blog, SSD, SSI, Various diseases and conditions|Comments Off on Social Security Disability and a Cerebral Spinal Fluid (CSF) Leak

Why Search Your Judges Name before Your Hearing

We recently added to our website a very helpful section entitled Judge Search. The main reason to search your judge is to see what percentage of the time your judge issues favorable decisions. The current national average for favorable decisions is 44%.

By |2020-11-20T14:53:26-06:00November 20th, 2020|Application process, Blog, SSD|Comments Off on Why Search Your Judges Name before Your Hearing

Can Certain Disability Payments and Workers’ Compensation Affect Your Social Security Benefits?

While individuals can receive multiple benefits based on their disability status, certain payments can affect the amount of their monthly social security disability benefit. These other benefits may cause your monthly benefit amount to be reduced or eliminated. Here’s how receipt of certain disability payments and workers’ compensation payments can affect your SSD or SSI benefits. 

By |2020-11-10T17:59:20-06:00November 10th, 2020|Blog, SSD, SSI|Comments Off on Can Certain Disability Payments and Workers’ Compensation Affect Your Social Security Benefits?

Common Questions to Ask When Meeting with a Disability Attorney

You don’t need an attorney to apply for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. But hiring an experienced disability lawyer increases the likelihood that your application will be approved. To help, we’ve prepared this disability FAQ of questions to ask to ensure you hire the disability attorney who is right for you.

By |2020-10-21T16:43:39-05:00October 21st, 2020|Blog, SSD|Comments Off on Common Questions to Ask When Meeting with a Disability Attorney

Disability Benefits During COVID: Is COVID-19 Considered a Disability?

Those diagnosed with COVID-19, particularly those who were unable to work, frequently ask whether the diagnosis makes them eligible for social security disability (SSD) benefits. See the answer.

By |2020-10-08T11:53:37-05:00October 8th, 2020|Blog, Eligibility, SSD, Various diseases and conditions|Comments Off on Disability Benefits During COVID: Is COVID-19 Considered a Disability?