Archive | February, 2012

What if I am Partially Disabled?

Social Security pays only for total disability – conditions that render you unable to work and have lasted, or are expected to last for at least a year or end in death. No benefits are payable for partial disability or short-term disability, including benefits while on maternity leave. Many question the sense of such a […]

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l Security Benefits Taxable?

Many people relying on SSDI will not owe taxes. Up to half of Social Security disability benefits are taxable each year. The amount is determined by adding half of the taxpayer disability benefits to all other income sources. The problem comes with a lump sum back benefit check. A problem can occur if all of […]

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OSHA Fraud Claim Upheld on Exam by Unqualified Social Security Doctor

The Social Security Administration often hires doctors to examine disability claimants, review their medical records and even come and testify against these wage earners who paid into this system. Lawyers often see reports from Social Security contract doctors that are unsigned, made by a physician of the wrong specialty area of medicine; and incomplete. In […]

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Child Support Garnishes Social Security benefits

From Business Insider: If you owe back child support — even back child support from decades ago — your Social Security check may be garnished under new U.S. Treasury rules. The new rules, which were actually written to protect Social Security recipients from garnishment of other debts, has a loophole that allows child support orders […]

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Recession Impacts Disability Applications

USA Today reports: Certain things can cause someone to become disabled — a chronic illness, for example, or an accident. One thing that should not cause people to be categorized as disabled is a recession. That appears to be happening with Social Security Disability Insurance, the 1950s-era expansion of the program best known for paying […]

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