Tips for Claimants

On Disability and on Facebook? Uncle Sam Wants to Watch What You Post

On Disability and on Facebook? Uncle Sam Wants to Watch What You Post In its budget request to Congress last year, Social Security said it would study whether to expand the use of social media networks in disability determinations, partly to help identify fraud.CreditMark Abramson for The New York Times In its budget request to […]

Posted on: March 12, 2019 in Tips for Claimants | No Comments Continue Reading

Social Security Benefits: Don’t Forget The Kids

Tom R. Hager Contributor for Forbes.com. Posted on May 7, 2018.  Who thinks of children when talking about Social Security? It may not be a common word association, but perhaps it should be. The Social Security Administration (SSA) reported that, in 2017, it distributed $2.6 billion dollars each month to benefit 4.2 million children because one […]

Posted on: October 10, 2018 in Tips for Claimants | No Comments Continue Reading

Social Security: Beat procrastination by changing your direct deposit early

By Nicole Tiggemann , Social Security spokesperson. Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC on fltimes.com With our busy lives, it is easy to fall into that cycle of constantly postponing some tasks because of other things we need to address right now. This may be true for you when it comes to changing your payment method […]

Posted on: September 24, 2018 in Tips for Claimants | No Comments Continue Reading

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

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