Chat with us, powered by LiveChat

Uncategorized

ABLE Accounts

  • By: The Law Center for Social Security Rights
  • SSI

The ABLE Act allows individuals who were deemed disabled before the age of 26 to save money in specific accounts and not jeopardize SSI or Medicaid services. Before The ABLE Act was passed, an individual collecting SSI could not save more than $2,000 or else they would lose all their benefits ABLE accounts allow families […]

Substance Abuse and Social Security Disability

  • By: The Law Center for Social Security Rights
  • SSDI

The fact that an individual suffers from substance abuse may have an adverse impact on a claim for Social Security disability.  Social Security calls this DAA which is short for “drug addiction and alcoholism”. The essential question is whether the individual is disabled by other medical impairments which are independent of continued alcoholism or drug […]

Social Security Administration adjudicators can see social media accounts of people who have applied for or receive disability benefits. It is not known how much these accounts are looked at as part of determining whether one qualifies for disability benefits. We just simply do not know. However, it is likely that it is used at […]

What Are Social Security Work Credits?

  • By: The Law Center for Social Security Rights
  • Uncategorized
  • 0 Comments

What are Social Security Work Credits? To determine who is eligible for various Social Security Disability Income (SSDI), the Social Security Administration (SSA) uses a system of credits that establish whether you can file for SSDI. Typically, the number of credits required in order to be eligible for benefits is 40. The maximum number of credits that can be […]

What You Should Know About a Social Security Video Hearing

  • By: The Law Center for Social Security Rights
  • Uncategorized
  • 0 Comments

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has been one of the government agencies that have embraced technology. From online disability applications to video disability hearings, SSA has been successful in implementing a number of technology advances in order to assist claimants. With this in mind, SSA has video disability hearings where a hearing is conducted via […]

Why is There a Vocational Expert at A Social Security Disability Hearing?

  • By: The Law Center for Social Security Rights
  • Uncategorized
  • 0 Comments

When attending a Social Security disability hearing, testimony from a vocational expert is typically taken at the end of the hearing. The Social Security Administration (SSA) hires vocational experts as independent contractors to testify about the classification of work you have performed in the past and to answer hypothetical questions from an Administrative Law Judge […]

What is a Social Security representative payee?

  • By: The Law Center for Social Security Rights
  • Uncategorized
  • 0 Comments

When one is granted disability under the Social Security disability program, they might be in such condition that they will not be deemed able to manage the benefits on their own. If that is determined to be the case, then an appointment of a representative payee will be made. Prior to a representative payee being […]

How to Open an ABLE Account for a Disabled Child in Michigan

  • By: The Law Center for Social Security Rights
  • Uncategorized
  • 0 Comments

The ABLE Act amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow eligible individuals with disabilities and their families to establish a tax-exempt savings account that allows disbursements of income tax-free funds for “qualified disability expenses”. People of any age who developed a qualifying disability before age 26 can open an ABLE account and contribute up to […]

WHAT IS MONTHLY WAGE REPORTING OBLIGATION WHEN GETTING SSI BENEFITS?

  • By: The Law Center for Social Security Rights
  • Uncategorized
  • 0 Comments

People who have been approved for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) disability already know that the benefits are based on financial need. The resources a person has available will dictate what they receive in SSI benefits. To ensure that recipients are getting what they are supposed to get, it is necessary to take part in monthly […]

Things to Consider When attending a Social Security Consultative Exam

  • By: The Law Center for Social Security Rights
  • Uncategorized
  • 0 Comments

The CE (consultative exam) is medical exam (either physical or mental) with a Social Security doctor. It is common that a CE is scheduled and it does not mean anything negative or positive in your case. These exams most often happen a few months after you first apply for disability. The opinions and records from […]