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What Is the Difference Between SSDI and SSI?

Category Archives: Social Security Appeals

What Is the Difference Between SSDI and SSI?

The program names look the same, but there is a great deal of difference between Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Our attorneys work hard to ensure clients receive the benefits for which they are eligible. Partly because both programs are administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA), many people confuse… Read More »

Social Security Disability Benefits and Thresholds Increase for 2013

Rising prices can easily erode the ability of Social Security Disability benefit recipients to pay for their basic needs. The good news is that the Social Security Administration keeps a close eye on the Consumer Price Index, and they have made upward adjustments to make life a bit easier for many disabled Americans. From the… Read More »

Compassionate Allowances Can Provide the Severely Disabled a Fast Track to Federal Benefits

Only a relatively small number of people manage to get initial Social Security Disability (SSD) claims accepted without going through one or more steps of the appeals process. With each appeals step, claimants can wait for months while their claims go through the review process at the Social Security Administration (SSA). These delays can cause… Read More »

Facebook Postings are Admissible Evidence in New Jersey

Decades ago suspicious employers doubting disability claims would send out private investigators to surreptitiously photograph a claimant mowing the lawn or practicing golf strokes. Today it’s just a matter of asking for access to social media sites like: Facebook Twitter eBay Tumblr Instagram At least according to a magistrate in federal district court in Newark,… Read More »

Wounded Warriors Can Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits, Too

Injured veterans are eligible for expedited Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. Any veteran wounded after October 1, 2001, no matter the cause or place of the injury is eligible for these services.   Even veterans in active duty status and receiving military pay might still be eligible for SSD. The determining factor, of course, is… Read More »

Social Security Disability Claimants Double in Twenty Years

In the last two decades the number of Americans receiving Social Security Disability benefits (SSD) has more than doubled from 5.2 million to 11.7 million by the close of 2011. Analysts explain the rise two ways: the aging Baby Boomer population is now more prone to illness and accidents, and the fact that more women… Read More »

The Benefits of Hiring A Social Security Appeals Lawyer

As a working adult, you have the right to claim Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits if you have been injured and are unable to continue working. Almost all working adults who are not self-employed have paid into Social Security programs and have the right to receive benefits in times of need. Unfortunately, the application process… Read More »

How Long Does It Take for a Social Security Appeal to Be Processed?

The Social Security Administration (SSA) appeals process can take a considerable amount of time, especially in cases that go beyond a hearing to the SSA Appeals Council. The exact amount of time depends on several factors, but the appeal can be hastened through the system by following a few simple guidelines. Time frame for appeal… Read More »

What You Need to Know: How to File a Social Security Appeal

The U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) provides disability benefits to those who have sustained injuries that prevents them from being gainfully employed. IF, upon filing for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits and you receive a denial of benefits, you should contact a New Jersey SSD lawyer to appeal the decision. The SSA appeals process has… Read More »

What You Need to Know: Social Security Appeals

Individuals who are unable to work because of a disability — including those born with such disabilities — are often eligible to collect Social Security benefits. However, individuals who became disabled as adults must file a claim in order to collect Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, and may be eligible to collect Supplemental Security Income… Read More »