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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

New Guidelines Nudge Doctors to Give Patients Access to Medical Records

The New York Times Published an Article in January 2016 About Patients’ Access to Their Medical Records. Here are some important things to know: In theory, patients have long had a right to obtain copies of their records, but federal officials say they receive large numbers of complaints from consumers frustrated in trying to exercise […]

Posted on: November 18, 2016 in Tips for Claimants | No Comments Continue Reading

Do YOU Qualify For Compassionate Allowance to Get Disability Benefits Sooner?

Sometimes Social Security can grant your case sooner if you qualify for a Compassionate Allowance: The Compassionate Allowances (CAL) initiative is a way to expedite the processing of SSDI and SSI disability claims for applicants whose medical conditions are so severe that their conditions obviously meet Social Security’s definition of disability. It is not a […]

How to Speed Up a Disability Case

Q: What are some ways to speed up my disability case? That is an excellent question. I would say that is the biggest goal that most of my clients have. The biggest point I have to make with most people is the following: is your goal simply to speed up your case, or is your […]

Posted on: August 14, 2013 in Tips for Claimants | No Comments Continue Reading

Fibromyalgia Case Tips & Experience

Question: What is your experience with fibromyalgia disability cases? I have a lot of experience with fibromyalgia cases in the twenty-three years I have been handling Social Security Disability Law. Fibromyalgia, in these past years, has come along as a very common cause of disability because of the nature of the symptoms that this disorder […]

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