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Federal Student Loan Debt

Published 18th May, 2016 by Teresa Grasso
Often individuals with disabilities will have their benefits garnished for student loan debt. However, you may be eligible to have your student loan debt forgiven. The rules for discharging federal student loan debt pose a different standard than Social Security’s definition of disability. However, federal law states that the Department of Education will accept a claimant’s Notice of A…

Assistive Devises

Published 21st Mar, 2016 by Teresa Grasso
It is not uncommon to see someone with a disability using an assistive devise to aide them in standing and/or walking. Assistive devises come in all shapes and sizes. Claimants regularly come into Social Security Law Center with their canes, walkers, crutches, and wheelchairs. Do you use an assistive devise? If you do, the devise may assist you not only with standing and/or walking, it may also as…

Chances of Winning

Published 10th Mar, 2016 by Don Baker
A frequent question asked by anyone filing for disability benefits is what are my chances of winning. The answer is that it depends on your disabling condition, the quantity and quality of evidence supporting your claim, and other factors such as age. For instance, it is harder to get disability for a bad back than it is for kidney failure. Someone with a lot of medical evidence will generally win…

SSA Announces There Will Be No Cost-Of-Living Adjustment (COLA) for 2016

Published 22nd Oct, 2015 by Teresa Grasso
For the third time this decade, millions of Americans will not see an annual cost-of living increase in their Social Security benefits for the year 2016. The news by SSA confirms what was already widely expected by many. In 2015, consumer prices were down. In fact, low gasoline prices helped keep inflation in check this year. Due to the decrease in consumer prices, monthly Social Security and Supp…

Staying Treatment Compliant During And After Benefits are Awarded

Published 22nd Oct, 2015 by Teresa Grasso
Social Security requires an individual to follow prescribed treatment which would be expected to restore the claimant’s ability to return to work. This is true even once a claimant has been approved for benefits. Typically SSA will conduct a medical review two to seven years after a claimant has been awarded benefits. During a medical review SSA will obtain a claimant’s medical records…

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