Social Security Disability Insurance Programs for Disabled Americans

By Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo | Jan 17, 2018 | Social Security Disability

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Benefit Programs for Disabled Americans You are disabled. Perhaps your disability was the result of an accident. Or perhaps you were born with a disability. Or perhaps you have a genetic condition that came upon you later in life that caused your disability. Perhaps your disability is entirely psychological. You may have served with the Armed Forces in Afghanistan or Iraq. When you arrived home, you noticed that you were not acting as you used to and that things were not quite right. You may have a case of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder that hinders your ability to live a… Read More ››

Is It Possible To Receive Both Retirement Benefits & Disability Benefits?

By Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo | Jan 15, 2018 | Social Security Disability

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Is It Possible To Receive Both Retirement Benefits & Disability Benefits?   Perhaps you are a disabled American and are unable to work. Or perhaps you have difficulty performing the job that you used to do.   Perhaps your disability goes back to when you were a kid. All of these factors may allow you to be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance, or SSDI, benefits and Supplemental Social Income, or SSI, benefits. You may have a substantial working history prior to the disability, wherein you paid into Social Security through the Federal Insurance Contributions Act, or FICA, tax. Now,… Read More ››

How Do I Know If I am Eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance?

By Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo | Jan 12, 2018 | Social Security Disability

Social Security Disability Insurance Eligibility
Eligibility for Social Security Disability Insurance   During a message to Congress on January 17, 1934, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt presented his idea that later became the Social Security Act or the Act. The purpose of the Act was, in President Roosevelt’s words, to provide for the “security of the men, women, and children of the Nation against certain hazards and vicissitudes of life.” Congress enacted the Act in 1935, during the Great Depression, to lighten the load of those already suffering from the difficult economic conditions. Initially, the Act provided various social programs, which included programs for railway workers,… Read More ››

How Do I Know If My Social Security Disability Benefits Are Taxable?

By Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo | Jan 10, 2018 | Social Security Disability

Social Security Disability Benefits Taxable
Are Social Security Disability Benefits Taxable? When you are unable to work due to temporary or permanent disabilities, social security disability benefits (SSDI) can help to make up for income you otherwise would have lost. As a form of insurance, these are federal benefits that are administered by the state and paid for by taxes you paid on your job. You are required to claim these earnings on your yearly tax returns and in some cases, they may be taxable.   In addition to owing taxes on any benefits you receive, there are also situations in which your SSDI benefits… Read More ››

Obtaining Social Security Disability Benefits for Autoimmune Diseases

By Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo | Jan 8, 2018 | Social Security Disability

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Obtaining Social Security Disability Benefits for Autoimmune Diseases   On the docket for exploration today, is the relationship between Social Security Disability benefits and autoimmune disease. There are several crucial concepts necessary to gain a firm understanding of this topic. The first crucial concept in this discussion involves an overview of Social Security Disability benefits.   What are Social Security Disability Benefits? The SSA manages several programs for disabled individuals, such as Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). SSDI benefits are available to disabled workers who are unable to perform any normal job duties. SSDI benefits… Read More ››

Social Security Disability Benefits for Depression or Bipolar Disorder

By Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo | Jan 8, 2018 | Social Security Disability

Social Security Disability Benefits for Depression or Bipolar Disorder Suffering from an emotional illness, such as depression or bipolar disorder, can have a dramatic effect on every area of your life. In addition to your medical treatments and the impact it can have on your relationships, these conditions can prevent you from working and being able to provide for yourself. In these situations, social security disability benefits (SSDI) can help improve your financial security by making up for some of your lost wages.   At Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo, our Philadelphia social security disability attorneys have extensive experience in helping… Read More ››

Can You File for Social Security Disability Benefits for Chronic Joint Pain

By Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo | Jan 3, 2018 | Social Security Disability

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Can You File for Social Security Disability Benefits for Chronic Joint Pain For many disabled individuals, Social Security Disability benefits help address the economic impact of an impaired or reduced ability to perform standard work duties. The U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) manages the award of such benefits, including Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). The topic for discussion today is the connection between Social Security Disability and chronic joint pain. Even if chronic joint pain does not prevent someone from performing all work duties, that person may still qualify for disability benefits. To fully grasp… Read More ››

How Do Cancer Patients Receive Social Security Disability Benefits

By Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo | Jan 2, 2018 | Social Security Disability

Social Security Disability Benefits
  Social Security Disability Benefits for Cancer Patients Most of us know several people who have successfully battled cancer, but getting this type of serious diagnosis from our own medical providers is still a shock. Your prognosis and treatment will largely depend on the type of cancer you have and how early it was detected. Unfortunately, at Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo we know that even less severe cases that are caught early can still have a dramatic effect on every area of your life.   As the result of your illness or the treatments you are receiving, you may be… Read More ››

Qualifying for Social Security Disability Benefits With a Rare Disease

By Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo | Dec 29, 2017 | Social Security Disability

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Qualifying for Social Security Disability Benefits With a Rare Disease Suffering any illness or chronic disease can take a considerable toll on both your physical and mental health, along with your finances. When your condition is one that is rare or difficult to diagnose, challenges can seem almost insurmountable at times. Social security disability benefits (SSDI) provide a lifeline in these situations, helping to ensure your needs are provided for by offsetting losses in income you suffer. Unfortunately, the less common your condition, the more likely you will have to fight for your rights. This is where our Social Security… Read More ››

How To Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits for Low Vision

By Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo | Dec 27, 2017 | Social Security Disability

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Qualifying for Social Security Disability Benefits for Low Vision Having low vision refers to a condition in which you suffer vision impairments that are permanent and not correctable by wearing glasses or contacts or by taking medications and having surgical procedures. Low vision can result from a medical condition or it may be attributed to the aging process. In either case, it can make it difficult to work or perform certain tasks at your job. In these situations, you may be entitled to social security disability benefits (SSDI).   SSDI provides wage replacement benefits if you are unable to work… Read More ››

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