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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Pilot Program May Offer Hope for Aging Parents of Disabled Children


What will happen to my disabled child when I get too old to care for them?

It is never easy to learn that your child has been diagnosed with a disability, especially one that is significant and lifelong and may prevent the child from ever living independently. Sometimes the diagnosis comes at birth, sometimes at a later point. After the shock wears off, many parents do the research and at some point begin applying for Social Security disability benefits and other assistance from the federal government.

Supplemental Security Income (“SSI”) is one of two federal government benefit programs available to those who meet the government’s definition of being physically or mentally “disabled”.

Unlike Social Security disability insurance benefits (“SSDI”), SSI does not require the applicant to have previously worked and paid into the Social Security system through their income taxes prior to becoming disabled.
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Monday, December 10, 2018

The Social Security Disability Benefits Appeals Process


How many levels of disability benefits appeals are available to applicants?

As Arizona Social Security disability attorneys know, persistence can pay off—especially in the world of Social Security benefits appeals. 

Qualifying for Social Security disability benefits is a complex, often difficult, and time-consuming process.


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Friday, November 9, 2018

LTD Recipients May Be Shortchanging Themselves

Q: Should I file for SSDI if I have LTD benefits?

If you’re already receiving long-term disability (“LTD”) benefits, you may feel fortunate, but you may not be taking full advantage of your situation. And that can cost you. That’s why seeking advice from a skilled disability benefits attorney is wise as soon as you become disabled.

Most long-term disability insurance policies require claimants to file for Social Security disability benefits as well in order to collect under their LTD policy. But even if it isn’t required by your plan, there are several reasons why applying for Social Security disability benefits (“SSDI”) could be advantageous to those with LTD insurance benefits.

Social Security disability benefits are periodically adjusted based on inflation so SSDI recipients can expect to receive periodic cost-of-living adjustments in their benefits checks. But long-term disability benefits are generally not adjusted for inflation, so LTD recipients will receive the same monthly amount 10 years from now as they are receiving today—so it will not go as far in the future as it may today.


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Saturday, November 3, 2018

Navigating Housing on Disability Benefits

Q: Do disability benefits recipients have a right to accessible housing?

Applying for disability benefits can be a long and complex process, complicated further by the extremely high incidence of initial denials of applications and the subsequent extended waiting for an appeal that denial.

With 2/3 of initial applications being denied and a backlog of up to two years for an appeal hearing, hiring a skilled Arizona Social Security disability benefits attorney may increase the likelihood of that either an initial application or an appeal will be successful. It doesn’t cost anything out-of-pocket to do so.

When a gainfully-employed individual becomes disabled mentally or physically as a result of an illness, accident, or injury and is suddenly unable to continue to work, their and their whole family’s life can be turned upside down. In addition to the possible pain associated with the disabling condition, there’s the financial stress of losing an income – – and the long wait before benefits kick in. During this time, it’s not uncommon that applicants will blow through their savings and possibly lose or need to sell their homes and find affordable apartment housing.


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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Pitfalls of Accessing Long Term Disability Insurance


Can a disability attorney help me access LTD benefits?

If you’re fortunate enough to have long-term disability benefits (“LTD”), either through your employer or a private insurance policy, you might assume accessing those benefits in your time of need would be as simple is filing a few papers—sort of like a health insurance claim. Unfortunately, many people applying for LTD benefits submit incomplete applications, miss important deadlines, or fail to file specific requirements and find their claims denied.

Hiring a Long-term disability benefits attorney can make the difference between having an initial application approved or denied, or having success on appealing the denial of LTD benefits.
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Saturday, October 13, 2018

Disability Benefits and the Compassionate Allowances Program


Is there a way to expedite my disability benefits application?

Arizona Social Security disability benefits attorneys know all too well the obstacles and delays that disabled people face when trying to access federal government disability benefits like Social Security Disability (“SSDI”) benefits or Supplemental Security Income (“SSI”) benefits, both of which are administered by the Social Security Administration.

Applying for SSDI benefits is a complicated process as evidenced by the fact that nearly 2/3 of initial applications are denied. Add that grim statistic to the fact that most applicants who appeal a SSDI denial have to wait as long as two years for an appeal hearing, and it becomes obvious that many suffering people could die before getting approved for SSDI benefits.
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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Swanny (Goes Up The) River in Disability Fraud Case

Q: Can I go to prison for lying about being disabled?

Because applying for Social Security disability benefits is a complicated process and up to two-thirds of initial applications are denied, many people choose to hire a skilled disability benefits attorney to handle the process. Doing so may not only improve the chances of an initial application or a subsequent appeal being successful, but it can also help keep the applicant out of serious legal trouble.


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Friday, September 14, 2018

Couples Consider Divorce to Obtain Benefits for Disabled Child

Q: Should I divorce to get disability benefits for my child?

Qualifying for disability benefits in Arizona is a very confusing process.

That's why many people choose to hire a skilled Social Security disability benefits attorney to help them navigate the process.


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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

When Social Security Disability Benefits are Mistakenly Paid

Q: Do I have to repay disability benefits Social Security paid in error?

Applying for disability benefits is more complex than the public is led to believe.  Unfortunately, this leads many people to apply without legal counsel and is likely the reason that two-thirds of all initial disability benefit applications are denied.


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Thursday, August 9, 2018

Good News for the Social Security Disability Benefits Program

Q: What positive changes are impacting the SSDI program?

No one knows when a disability that will impact your ability to work may strike and for the majority of Americans who don't likely have long-term disability insurance benefits, the fear of being disabled and financially-vulnerable is real.


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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Employment Roadblocks for the Disabled


Q: What is disability discrimination?

As disability attorneys in Arizona, our practice is exclusively devoted to helping the disabled get the benefits they deserve.

The first step is qualifying for disability benefits from one or both disability benefits programs administered by the federal government.
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