What About the Caregivers?

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Living with a disability can be a daily struggle. But disability is also challenging for the family members who care for someone with a disability, whether a child or an adult. It is important for caregivers to recognize the critical role they play in their loved one’s life. And for the caregivers and everyone around them to understand that because … Read More

What Happens to the Disability Check if the Recipient Dies?

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There is a question about Social Security Disability Insurance benefits (“SSDI” or “disability benefits”) that sometimes comes up which we would like to address in today’s post. And that is, what happens to the SSDI check if the recipient dies? Can you cash it or do you have to return it? The answer is, (as it so often is), it … Read More

3 Things You Can Do If You are on Disability and You Owe Child Support.

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It’s difficult to pay your bills when you are relying on your monthly Social Security Disability Insurance (“SSDI” or “disability benefits”) payments. If you also have court-ordered child support payments to make, financial stress can overtake you pretty quickly. If you are facing this situation, here are 3 suggestions that might help you. Get A Court-Ordered Modification of Your Child … Read More

Does Social Security Conduct Surveillance of Disability Applicants?

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Private insurance companies hire people to follow disability claimants around to gas stations, amusement parks, the grocery store, and even into the doctor’s office to see if they can catch them on camera doing things they say they can’t do. If you are applying for or receiving Social Security Disability Insurance benefits (“SSDI” or “disability benefits”) you might wonder whether … Read More

Can You Qualify for SSDI Benefits?

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Before you spend the time and energy required to fill out an application for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits (“SSDI” or “disability benefits”) you might want to do yourself a huge favor and figure out first whether you can qualify for SSDI. The best way to do that is to talk to an experienced disability attorney during a FREE consultation. … Read More

Does it Matter Which ALJ Hears Your Disability Case?

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If your Social Security Disability Insurance (“SSDI” or “disability benefits”) claim has been denied, you may want to hire counsel and proceed to hearing before an Administrative Law Judge (“ALJ”). If that happens and you take your case to hearing, does it matter to your case which ALJ you get? It may. Social Security Rules and Regulations. As you probably … Read More

Administrative Hearing Demystified.

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Ever wonder what really happens at an administrative law hearing? The Disability Hearing. Because most people have never been through the legal process before, going to an administrative hearing after being denied Social Security Disability Insurance benefits (“SSDI” or “disability benefits”) can be a frightening prospect. But it doesn’t need to be. The administrative hearing is the legal proceeding where … Read More