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Social Security Disability and Retirement

Can you collect both social security retirement and disability? Americans receiving social security disability often wonder how their social security disability benefits will impact their social security retirement benefits (and vise versa).  To answer this important question, it may be helpful to think of how the social security disability benefits program started and what problems …

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Medical Conditions that Qualify for Social Security Disability

Americans no longer able to work due to a mental or physical disability often wonder: “does my condition qualify for social security disability benefits?”  Social security disability insurance is a federal government benefit earned by working and paying FICA taxes – just like social security retirement.  Many who ask what conditions qualify for disability are …

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Who is the Best Social Security Disability Lawyer in Dallas?

It’s just human nature. When we select a doctor for an operation, we want “the best”.  And when we need a social security disability lawyer in order to get social security disability benefits, we want “the best”. Several years ago a lady called me about social security disability representation. I routinely ask callers how they got my …

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The Social Security Disability “Listings”​: So Important, Yet So Misunderstood

Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits are widely misunderstood. It’s understandable: few of us contemplate the possibility that we will become disabled and unable to work in the future. Our failure to understand what social security disability benefits are and are not,  and what it takes to secure them, is only exacerbated by the complexity, obtuse terminology and …

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Are Social Security Disability Benefits Taxable?

Albert Einstein once said that “[t]he hardest thing in the world to understand is the Income Tax.”  Most Americans would probably agree.  Most social security disability recipients have been modest wage employees without complex income tax issues so they face an unfamiliar income tax issue in how the Internal Revenue Service will treat their social …

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Social Security Disability Benefits for Mental Ilness: 7 Keys to Winning

Mental illness is the leading cause of disability worldwide.  25% of social security disability insurance have mental illnesses – such as  severe depression, bipolar, anxiety, PTSD and intellectual impairment – as their primary diagnosis.   Mental illness is the leading cause of social security disability awards for those between the ages of 15 and 44. Nevertheless, …

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Why is there a Vocational Expert in My Disability Hearing

“Why is there a Vocational Expert in My Disability Hearing?”

Administrative Law Judge hearings now routinely include a Vocational Expert (VE).   The “Notice of Hearing” letter  sent to disability claimants includes a copy of the letter to the VE requesting their presence to testify.  Social security  disability claimants are often, and understandably, confused about this “vocational expert”.   Many are unsettled by the prospect of someone …

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Is it better to get a lawyer for disability - Denman Law

Is it better to get a lawyer for disability?

If you are struggling to work due to a medical condition, you may be pondering filing for social security disability. Before filing for disability, or even after starting the filing process or after being initially rejected, many people ask themselves the question, “is it better to have a lawyer for disability?” What are my chances …

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Can I get disability and how is disability determined

Can I get disability and how is disability determined?

Prior to applying for disability, two big questions you are likely asking yourself include: Can I get disability? How is disability determined? In this post, we’ll delve into those questions. Can I get disability? Social security only pays for total disability, not partial or short-term disability.  The Social Security Administration (SSA) considers you disabled only …

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Do You Have a Winning Social Security Disability Case - 7 Key Features of Claims the Government Approves

7 Key Features of a Winning Social Security Disability Case

Social security disability insurance is a big and bureaucratic government program, and it is far from perfect.  Cases that “ought” to be approved get turned down, and, unfortunately, many claimants that do not deserve benefits receive approval.  But there are key hallmarks of winning disability cases that you should keep in mind.  Your last job …

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Can you get approved for disability while still working

Can you get approved for disability while still working?

Many disabled applicants wonder “can you file for disability while still working?” Can I apply for disability while working? If you are working full time, generally no.  You can apply for disability while working, however, the amount you earn is under a certain amount.   The Social Security Administration (SSA) may look both at the number …

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Social Security Disability Consultative Exam

Social Security Disability Consultative Exams: Is it a Good Sign?

When applying for social security disability insurance benefits (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), your social security administration disability claims examiner may order you to undergo a mandatory consultative exam (CE). What is a consultative exam? From the Social Security Administration (SSA): “If the evidence provided by the claimant’s own medical sources is inadequate to …

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Jonathan Ginsberg - Atlanta Disability Attorney

My Interview with Atlanta Social Security Disability Lawyer Jonathan Ginsberg

Jonathan Ginsberg is a colleague and fellow-social security disability lawyer based in Atlanta Georgia who has a national reputation as a social security disability expert.  I had the good fortune to catch-up with Jonathan this month, and his valuable advice and opinions are important for all social security disability claimants, whether in Atlanta, Dallas, or …

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On Both Facebook and Social Security Disability Be Very Careful

On Both Facebook and Social Security Disability: Be Very Careful!

Social Media and Social Security Disability Benefits Social media is now an all-present phenomenon.  But it is a relatively new to most of our lives, particularly those over 50 years of age. Our Facebook pages often fail to present a true picture of our lives.  Social science researches have called this phenomenon – when ones …

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