Posts Tagged ‘towson social security lawyer’
Five things you can do to help speed up your Social Security Disability claim
As an attorney who handles Social Security Disability cases, I know how slow the Social Security Administration is in ruling on Disability claims. Now, a recent article in the Baltimore Sun dated June 3, 2014, “Area SSA disability backlog is growing” by John Fritze, says that the delay for a hearing in front of a Baltimore…Read More
Is my age an Important Factor in Determining if I am Awarded Social Security Disability?
I am often asked if the age of a Social Security Disability applicant is important in the evaluation of his/her claim by the Social Security Administration. The answer is “Yes, this is an important factor.” The reason is that the older you are, the better your chances of being approved for disability.Read More
Does the level of my education play a role in determining whether I can get social security disability?
Social Security considers your education when deciding whether you are disabled. The higher your education, the more difficult it can be to receive disability benefits. Social Security believes that someone with a bachelor degree or graduate school training can work a wide variety of jobs. In other words, a college education makes you more marketable…Read More
Medical Insurance for Social Security Disability
What Type of Medical Insurance Coverage Do I Receive with Social Security Disability & SSI Benefits? You are entitled to Medicare insurance coverage 29 months from the date you are found disabled. The date that the 29 months begins to run is not the date of your Award, the date of your hearing or the…Read More
WHAT IS A “TRIAL WORK PERIOD” IN SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS’ CASES?
When you have been awarded Social Security disability insurance benefits, you are entitled to a 9 month “trial work period.” These months do not have to be consecutive months. You are entitled to a trial work period every 5 years. If you earn less than $750 gross in a month, it will not be considered part…Read More
CAN I WORK IF I AM AWARDED DISABILITY BENEFITS?
You can work while receiving Social Security disability benefits but you cannot earn more than $1,000/mo. gross. If you earn more, your benefits will stop unless you are within your trial work period (explained later). If you are receiving SSI benefits, every dollar you earn will affect your monthly benefit. It is important to report your monthly…Read More
IF I AM RECEIVING SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILTY BENEFITS, DO I HAVE TO APPLY FOR RETIREMENT BENEFITS WHEN I REACH AGE 66?
If you are receiving Social Security disability insurance benefits, you do not want to apply for early retirement benefits at the age of 62 because your monthly benefits will be lower. If you wait until you reach your full retirement age, which is now 66 years of age, you can get your full retirement benefits…Read More
WHAT IS AN “UNSUCCESSFUL WORK ATTEMPT” IN A SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY CLAIM?
Can I work while my social security disability application is pending? If you have not worked for one year and your Application is still pending at any level, you can try to work. There are cases where people return to work and find that they cannot continue to work because of their impairment(s). If you…Read More
WHAT HAPPENS IF, AFTER I APPLY FOR SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILTY (BUT BEFORE I AM AWARDED BENEFITS) I CAN RETURN TO FULL TIME WORK?
You can return to work if you have been unable to work for a year and your claim is pending. You must notify Social Security that you are amending your claim to a “closed period”. In other words, you should tell Social Security that you were disabled from the date you stopped working until the…Read More
How Long Do I Have to Be Unable to Work to Receive Disability Benefits?
How Long Do I Have to Be Unable to Work to Receive Disability Benefits? This is a commonly asked question that I receive as a Social Security Disability Lawyer. Consider it a One Year Rule. Technically, you have to be off work at least six months for a condition that lasts for at least…Read More