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Social Security Disability

Disability for Back Injury: “Do I Have a Claim?”

April 27, 2020   |  
We hear it from many clients: “Can I file for disability for back injury?” Or, “Does my spinal injury qualify me for disability?” Our Board-Certified Specialist in Social Security Disability, Scott Scurfield, has the answers to your questions about disability for back injuries. One of the most common medical conditions...
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“Will I get a stimulus payment if I receive Social Security disability?”

April 1, 2020   |  
Most Social Security and Social Security disability recipients do not file tax returns. However, with the recent coronavirus-related economic rescue package, the IRS will be sending out stimulus payments based on individual tax returns. And many are wondering: “Will I get a stimulus payment if I receive Social Security disability?”...
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Social Security Offices Close During COVID-19 Outbreak. Now What?

March 19, 2020   |  
One of the federal government’s responses to the coronavirus pandemic has been to close all of its Social Security Administration (SSA) field offices to the public. Recent reports indicate that most SSA employees will be transitioning to remote or "telework" at this time. However, if you are seeking disability benefits,...
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Denied Social Security Disability… Now What?

February 25, 2020   |  
The majority of claims for Social Security Disability benefits are denied at the initial level and at all the subsequent appeals levels. If you find yourself in this situation, what are your options? You may be wondering: “I’ve been denied Social Security Disability. Now what?” “The reality is, most initial...
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How Much Does a Disability Lawyer Cost?

February 25, 2020   |  
Many people are confused and intimidated by the thought of hiring and paying a lawyer. This can be an especially overwhelming thought when you need a disability lawyer for your Social Security Disability claim. Many of our clients wonder: “How much does a disability attorney cost?” or “What is the...
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What Are the Chances of Winning a Social Security Disability Appeal?

February 18, 2020   |  
So, you’ve been seriously injured or developed a chronic disease or medical condition and you cannot work. Now you’ve filed an application for Social Security Disability and you’re wondering, what are the chances that I will win my case and be awarded Social Security Disability benefits? What are the chances...
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Social Security Phone Scams: SSA Issues Urgent Alert

January 3, 2020   |  
The Social Security Administration (SSA) has issued an urgent alert to citizens regarding an alarming increase in Social Security phone scams. According to Andrew Saul, SSA commissioner, Social Security phone scams “harm vulnerable Americans and erode public trust in Social Security.” Saul noted that “Our programs require the public to...
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Does the Judge Matter in Social Security Disability Cases?

December 16, 2019   |  
We’ll just get to the point: Yes, when applying for Social Security disability benefits, the judge matters. An administrative law judge (known as an “ALJ”) is empowered to rule on whether or not an individual qualifies for disability, in the event that individual is initially denied benefits and decides to...
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The Best Disability Lawyer… Doesn’t Exist

July 12, 2019   |  
Are you Googling for best disability lawyer or best social security disability lawyer? The short answer is, no, there is no "best" disability lawyer for a variety of reasons, but... there are Board-Certified Specialists in Social Security Disability that can help improve your chances of approval for benefits. Here’s the...
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What Is a Social Security Disability Doctor? Qualifying for SSDI

July 1, 2019   |  
If you’re applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), there are two basic types of medical evidence SSA uses to help decide whether a person is “disabled.” The two types of medical evidence considered in Social Security Disability Insurance cases are: Treating Source Evidence Non-Treating Source Evidence Treating Source Evidence...
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