Archive | May, 2017

Applying for Benefits During an Injury Lawsuit

If a person is injured in an accident, or has a personal injury claim, there may be simultaneous eligibility for Social Security and SSI disability payments. The advantages of applying for Social Security can include additional income and medical benefits during the years that litigation will take to work to conclusion. Unlike personal injury or […]

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Reviews of Your Disability Benefits

Everyone receiving Social Security disability or SSI disability payments will have their medical conditions reviewed periodically. Your payments can continue unless there is strong proof that your condition has improved medically and that you are able to return to work. These “Continuing Disability Reviews” are scary, no two ways about it. But they are certainly […]

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“Qualified” Immigrants May Receive SSI

As the President and Congress consider our immigration policies it is timely to review the current availability of Social Security and SSI benefits for non-citizens. In general, beginning August 22, 1996, most aliens must be in one of the following “qualified alien” categories that allow eligibility and meet a condition that allows them to get […]

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Brain Injuries Disability Claims Rise

Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are becoming a more common diagnosis for claimants needing Social Security disability benefits, with advances in testing and imaging and more publicity from injured veterans and athletes. They are not always easy to prove. There is a new regulation that specifically evaluates these profound injuries. Earlier they were considered under neurological […]

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