All You Need To Know About Social Security Disability Insurance

By Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo | January 29, 2018 | Social Security Disability

Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income   The United States government provides certain benefits for those suffering from disabilities who are unable to work or unable to perform substantial gainful activity or SGA. The benefits are provided under the Social Security Disability Insurance, or SSDI, program and Supplemental Security Income, or SSI, program. To qualify for these programs, a person needs to be deemed “disabled” under the Social Security Act, or SSA, guidelines. This article provides a basic outline of who is considered disabled under the rules. If you are considering an application for these programs, speak with… Read More ››

What Are Your Chances of Receiving Social Security Disability Benefits?

By Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo | January 26, 2018 | Social Security Disability

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What Are Your Chances of Receiving Social Security Disability Benefits?   Perhaps you are suffering from a severe injury that compromises your ability to earn a living. Or perhaps you are suffering from an illness that is severe so that you cannot work or have limited capacity to work. Maybe you have some other disability, either physical or psychological, that inhibits your ability to earn cash. You may be eligible to receive Social Security Disability Insurance, or SSDI benefits.   It is not easy to obtain SSDI benefits. Statistically, three out of every 10 SSDI applicants are rejected during the… Read More ››

Working While Receiving Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits

By Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo | January 24, 2018 | Social Security Disability

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Working While Receiving Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits   Perhaps you were the victim of a workplace accident, and your ability to work has been limited. Perhaps you have undergone a bitter divorce or other serious life event that has left you unable to work to your full potential due to your need for psychological care. Perhaps you were born with a disability that limits how much and to what extent you can find work. Perhaps you have a child that suffers from a serious disability that limits how much you can work. In any of the above scenarios, are… Read More ››

What Veterans Should Know About Social Security Disability Benefits

By Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo | January 22, 2018 | Social Security Disability

Veteran Social Security Disability Benefits
What Veterans Should Know About Social Security Disability Benefits   You are a disabled American. You are also an American hero who served your country in the armed forces. You may be a war veteran; you may be disabled as a result of protecting your country. Perhaps you were hurt during combat in Iraq or Afghanistan. Maybe the carnage of war caused you to suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Maybe you have rejoined civilian life, yet find it difficult to re-adjust.   As a disabled veteran, you may apply for benefits from the Veterans Administration or VA. After a… Read More ››

Can Filing for Social Security Disability Benefits Lower My Pension?

By Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo | January 19, 2018 | Social Security Disability

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Can Filing for Social Security Disability Benefits Lower My Pension?   You are a disabled American. Perhaps you have a work history but, due to an injury, are no longer able to work.   Your disability is a result of an accident that you suffered, either while at work or not related to work. As a result of your disability, you are eligible for certain government benefits. In 1935, Congress created the Social Security Administration, or SSA, as part of the President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s call for Social Security. Through later amendments, notably President Richard M. Nixon’s call for adding… Read More ››

Social Security Disability Insurance Programs for Disabled Americans

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

Disability Benefits
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 | January 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 | January 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 | January 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 ››

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