Understanding how your workers’ compensation benefits may affect your Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits.

by Casaundra Johnson | Oct 09, 2020 | Social Security and Disability Compensation

Many injured workers have questions about how their workers’ compensation claim will affect their Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. While workers’ compensation benefits will usually reduce Social Security benefits to some degree, the actual impact...read more >>

Workers Compensation and Disability Statute of Limitations

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | May 26, 2020 | Social Security and Disability Compensation

Workers and military personnel can obtain great benefits to ease their healing process, cover their expenses, and retain the dignity they deserve. Unfortunately shame, concern for lost wages, fear of your employer, or even just waiting...read more >>

VA Disability Cost-of-Living Adjustment for 2020 & Updated Benefit Rate Tables

by Casaundra Johnson | Dec 09, 2019 | Social Security and Disability Compensation

Under federal law, cost-of-living adjustments (COLA) for VA compensation and pension rates are the same percentage as for Social Security Disability benefits.  This means that just like Social Security beneficiaries, disabled veterans will see a 1.6% increase in their monthly benefits for 2020 due to the rising costs of living.  The 1.6% increase went into effect on December 1, 2019; however, veterans will not actually see a change in the amount of their disability benefits until January 2020.  The following Rate Tables show the increased benefit rate for 2020....read more >>

What is the difference between SSDI and SSI?

by Casaundra Johnson | Mar 12, 2019 | Social Security Benefits

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are the disability programs managed by the Social Security Administration (SSA). While there are many differences between SSDI and SSI, three of the biggest differences are...read more >>

Social Security Benefits: Tips, Tricks, and What to Look out for

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Jun 06, 2018 | Social Security Benefits

In 2017, Two Million people in the United States applied for disability benefits, but only 762,141 were approved. This means that 4 in 10 applicants who claimed they were too disabled to work, met the Social...read more >>

The Plague on Social Security Disability Claims

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Mar 16, 2017 | Social Security in the News

Getting approved for Social Security Disability claims are no walk in the park. You would think it would be much easier but the process can be very long and repetitive. Waiting for a response is the...read more >>

The Social Security Benefits Application Process

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Mar 02, 2017 | Social Security Disability Insurance

To apply for Social Security Disability (SSD) or SSI benefits based on disability, a person must first make a claim (fill out an application). This is done by contacting the Social Security office, either by phone...read more >>

World Series winner: Trying to get SSD benefits has been tougher

by Andrew Bainbridge | Mar 20, 2015 | Eligibility

Whether you’re a baseball fan or not — and whether or not you love the Yankees — Brian Doyle’s story stands out. When the 1978 World Series began, Doyle was a reserve second baseman. When the...read more >>

Why did the WSJ use years-old data to attack Social Security disability?

by Kara Dolan-West | Mar 17, 2015 | Social Security in the News

At first glance, an op-ed in Monday’s Wall Street Journal makes a devastating case against Social Security’s disability system. On closer inspection, the case isn’t so clear. “A system designed to serve society’s vulnerable has morphed...read more >>

Social Security strategy to boost couples’ benefits

by Kara Dolan-West | Feb 12, 2015 | Social Security Benefits

WASHINGTON — With one out of every four 65-year-olds living past age 90 and one in 10 living beyond 95, having enough money to live on during a retirement that could last 30 years or more...read more >>