14 Categories in the Social Security’s Listing of Impairments and Why They Matter

14 Categories in the Social Security’s Listing of Impairments and Why They Matter

The Social Security Administration (“Social Security”) uses some unique tools to determine whether you are eligible for some benefits. For example, you must have a disabling medical condition to qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). But how does Social Security make this important decision? One of the most important tools they use is the…

Are You Ready for Your Closeup Social Security Now Offers Online Video Hearings

Are You Ready for Your Closeup? Social Security Now Offers Online Video Hearings

It’s no secret that the coronavirus public health emergency has changed the way we do things. Even the Social Security Administration (“Social Security”) has not been immune. Before COVID-19, people had the option of handling services by going to their local Social Security office. Telephone and online serves were, and still are, options. However, online…

What Is the Social Security Representative Payee Program

What Is the Social Security Representative Payee Program

At age 8, Hunter started receiving Social Security Supplemental Income (SSI) benefits from the Social Security Administration (“Social Security”). Of course, he was too young to manage his benefits. Unfortunately, his mother was not capable of managing them either. They needed help. Jillian also needed help. At age 55, she was no longer able to…

Understanding Your Social Security Benefit Verification Letter

Understanding Your Social Security Benefit Verification Letter

Government benefits can be confusing. Applying is hard, but sometimes it’s even challenging to understand what benefits have been awarded to you. The Social Security Administration (“Social Security”) provides a Social Security Benefit Verification letter to people who receive Social Security, disability (Social Security Disability Insurance or SSDI), Medicare, or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits.…

can i get a stimulus check and SSI at the same time

Can I Get a Stimulus Check and SSI at the Same Time?

Since earlier this year, we have faced a lot of upheaval due to the coronavirus public health emergency. The situation has become especially worrisome for people receiving needs-based government benefits. You may welcome the economic stimulus checks offered by the federal government, but worry that you will lose your benefits. In this article, we will…

ask a social security attorney will my application for ssdi be approved

Ask a Social Security Attorney: Will My Application for SSDI Be Approved?

You’re probably already worried – about your health and your financial situation. Being unable to work because of a disabling condition has to be one of the most stressful situations you could encounter. Then, applying for disability benefits like Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) can be a nightmarish maze of instructions, regulations, and requirements. While…