Archive | April, 2016

May is Stroke Awareness Month

May is Stroke Awareness Month. The National Stroke Association offers lots of information on recognizing, treating and preventing strokes: • Stroke occurs when blood flow to the brain is interrupted. Without oxygen-rich blood, brain cells die. • 87% of strokes are classified as ischemic. An ischemic stroke occurs when a clot or a mass blocks […]

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How are Attorney Fees Calulated for Disability?

Wondering about how fees are calculated in disability cases? Here is a simple explanation! The fees are set by law at 25% of any back benefit won. The back benefit is the amount of any back pay that the claimant is awarded. The fee includes nothing from ongoing benefits forward in time. And it is […]

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What’s the Difference: SSI and Social Security Disability?

The Social Security Administration (SSA) offers two types of disability benefits: SSI, which stands for Supplemental Security Income, and SSDI, which is Social Security Disability Insurance. While both of these programs are designed for disabled individuals, their eligibility requirements and benefits differ significantly. Here’s a rundown of these two programs, and what you should do […]

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