Tips for Claimants

How to Prove a Disability Case for Depression

One of the most frequently diagnosed mental health conditions, depression can often be successfully treated with holistic remedies, medications and/or counseling. Sometimes, though, depression can become a severe, chronic mental illness. At that point, it can be a significant factor in a Social Security disability application. Social Security is rarely interested in the cause of […]

Posted on: September 11, 2018 in Tips for Claimants | No Comments Continue Reading

Social Security Expands Compassionate Allowance List

Published Sept. 3, 2018 on Alamogordo Daily News BALTIMORE – The Social Security Administration announced five more Compassionate Allowance Conditions. These conditions are: fibrolamellar cancer, megacystis microcolon intestinal hypoperistalsis syndrome (MMIHS), megalencephaly capillary malformation syndrome (MCAP), superficial siderosis of the central nervous system and tetrasomy 18p. Compassionate Allowances is a program to identify medical conditions […]

Posted on: September 7, 2018 in Tips for Claimants | No Comments Continue Reading

Video: How to Speed Up a Disability Case

Stephanie Lake explains how to speed up your disability case.

Posted on: July 23, 2018 in Tips for Claimants | No Comments Continue Reading

NEW VIDEO – CAN I WORK WHILE WAITING FOR DISABILITY?

Attorney Joseph J. Duerst with the Law Offices of Stephanie Lake answers the questions that arise around working while waiting to be granted disability benefits. http://bit.ly/WorkLake TRANSCRIPTION: Hello, I’m attorney Joseph Duerst with the Law Offices of Stephanie Lake and we’re talking about whether you can work while waiting for disability.  First of all, we […]

Why You Should Set Up a MySSA Account Right Away!

Why You Should Set Up a MySSA Account Suze Orman on Why Creating an Account is Important Suze Orman explains how a my Social Security account can help you plan for your retirement and why you should create a mySocial Security account. CLICK:  https://www.ssa.gov/myaccount/

Posted on: June 30, 2017 in Tips for Claimants | No Comments Continue Reading

Teacher Questions About Filling Out Disability Forms for Disabled Children

TEACHERS PLAY A PIVOTAL ROLE IN CHILD’S DISABILITY CASES A teacher’s opinion regarding whether your child is disabled can be extremely helpful in obtaining child’s disability benefits (CDB).  Here are some common questions teachers raise regarding filling out these forms.  Please see our RESOURCES page for the Teacher Questionnaire. Q. WHY DO YOU NEED INFORMATION […]

Posted on: February 8, 2017 in Tips for Claimants | No Comments Continue Reading

The Standard for Proving Your Child is Disabled

Child’s Disability Cases are Very Complicated and the Legal Standard is Far Different from Adult Disability Cases To be found disabled, within the meaning of sections 1602 and 1614(a)(3)(C) of the Social Security Act (“Act”) the child must suffer from a medically determinable physical or mental impairment (or combination of impairments) that results in marked […]

Posted on: January 17, 2017 in Tips for Claimants, Uncategorized, | No Comments Continue Reading

Just the Facts on Social Security’s Disability Programs

Just the Facts on Social Security’s Disability Programs From Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Our nation’s Social Security system provides peace of mind for all Americans. Not only does it provide the foundation for a secure retirement — it also protects nearly all American workers and their families against the possibility of a life-changing disability […]

Obama to forgive the student debt of permanently disabled people on Social Security Disability

Obama to forgive the student debt of permanently disabled people By Danielle Douglas-Gabriel April 12, 2016 (istock) The Obama administration plans to forgive $7.7 billion in federal student loans held by nearly 400,000 permanently disabled Americans. By law, anyone with a severe disability is eligible to have the government discharge their federal student loans. The […]

Posted on: December 21, 2016 in Tips for Claimants | No Comments Continue Reading

How You Might Be Able to Save Money and Not Lose Your SSI

You Might Be Able to Save Money and Not Lose Your SSI In 2014, the Achieving a Better Life Experience Act was signed with overwhelming support from both houses of Congress. The Act allows up to $14,000 per year to be put into an ABLE account for disabled people who became disabled prior to age […]

Posted on: November 22, 2016 in Tips for Claimants | 1 Comment Continue Reading

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