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Social Security – Ex-Spouse Benefits and You

Posted Date: May 15, 2015 | Categories: Social Security Disability

No doubt about it — thinking of an ex-spouse can be emotional. And, if your finances have changed for the worse since the breakup, even more emotions can surface. We have news that may relieve some of your stress…

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A Social Security Disability Primer

Posted Date: April 22, 2015 | Categories: Social Security Disability

The Social Security Act provides financial benefits to qualified individuals who have suffered a physical or mental disability. “Disability” is defined as the “inability to engage in any substantially gainful activity by reason of any medically determinable physical or mental impairment … which has lasted or can be expected to last for a continuous period […]

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How Does Social Security Differ from Workers’ Compensation? Can I Apply for Both?

Posted Date: March 20, 2015 | Categories: Social Security Disability

Social Security Disability Insurance is different from Workers’ Compensation – due to this, you can apply for both.  Unfortunately, there is a limit on the total combined amount you can receive, which is 80% of what is considered your “pre-injury” income.  So if you were making ten dollars an hour, you could only receive up […]

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Financial Eligibility for SSI Benefits

Posted Date: February 5, 2015 | Categories: Social Security Disability

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a disability benefits programed offered through the Social Security Administration that allows for those who qualify to apply and receive paid benefits.  This differs from traditional Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) in that it is paid from a different pool and requires applicants to meet different standards of need.  The […]

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I Was Denied Social Security Disability. What Are My Options?

Posted Date: December 6, 2014 | Categories: Social Security Disability

If you or a loved one has become unable to wok due to physical injury or mental disability, you are well within your rights to apply for Social Security disability through the Social Security Administration (SSA).  If your application is denied, you have  options.  You can drop your claim and attempt to find work or […]

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Akron Social Security Disability Hearings and Judges

Posted Date: November 10, 2014 | Categories: Social Security Disability

Akron Oh, Ohio ODAR OfficeThere are 9 different administrative law judges who conduct Social Security Disability (SSD) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) hearings in Akron, Ohio. Currently, the Akron Social Security Disability hearing Office has  an average wait time of 16 months for hearings to be scheduled (13.5 months all Ohio).  The average case processing […]

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Can You Get Social Security Disability and VA Disability Benefits at the Same Time?

Posted Date: October 21, 2014 | Categories: Social Security Disability

The short answer is yes, you can get Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and VA disability at the same time.  Each program has specific guidelines and not everyone qualifies for both, so it is important to do your research when submitting your claim.  The order in which you apply for your disability insurance is important […]

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5 Mistakes to Avoid When Applying for Social Security Disability

Posted Date: October 7, 2014 | Categories: Social Security Disability

  If you are an Ohio worker who has not been able to return to work because of a physical or mental disability, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability.  Finding the right Social Security disability attorney is important, but so is avoiding these 5 common mistakes when applying for Social Security disability   […]

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How to Start an Appeal for Social Security Disability

Posted Date: September 16, 2014 | Categories: Social Security Disability

The Social Security Administration (“SSA”) will send you a letter if they deny your request for benefits. The next step is to appeal. There are four main levels of appeal: Reconsideration Hearing by and Administrative Law Judge Review by the Appeals Council Federal Court Review Once you have been denied for benefits, it may be […]

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What’s the Difference Between a Disability Lawyer and a Non-Attorney Advocate?

Posted Date: April 1, 2014 | Categories: Social Security Disability

Want help filing a Social Security disability claim or fighting for the benefits you deserve at a hearing? If you want to hire a representative, you can choose between an Ohio disability lawyer and a non-attorney advocate. Disability attorneys and non-attorney advocates aren’t usually paid upfront – they only receive a payment if they win […]

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