Medicare Eligibility for Disabled Adults

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Jan 16, 2020 | Social Security Benefits

Generally, Medicare coverage is available to disabled adults who are under the age of 65 and have received Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits for 24 months. The 24-month waiting period for Medicare coverage begins the first month the disabled individual was entitled to a disability payment. There is an exception to the 24-month waiting period for disabled adults who have End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) or Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease). more >>

Social Security Benefit Increases for 2020

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Oct 16, 2019 | Social Security Benefits

The Social Security Administration recently announced that the Social Security and Supplemental Security Income benefits will increase again in 2020 due to the annual cost-of-living adjustment (COLA). Social Security and SSI beneficiaries can expect a 1.6 percent increase in benefits in 2020 due to inflation and the rising cost of more >>

Will my spouse and children receive benefits if the Social Security Administration finds me disabled?

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Sep 10, 2019 | Social Security Benefits

If the Social Security Administration determines that you are disabled and eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits, your spouse and children may be eligible for benefits as well.  Benefits paid to a disabled person’s family members are called auxiliary benefits, and eligibility for these benefits depends on several more >>

Can I Receive Social Security Disability and Veteran’s Disability Benefits at The Same Time?

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Jul 10, 2019 | Social Security Benefits

It is possible to receive disability benefits from both the Social Security Administration (Social Security) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). However, receiving disability benefits under one program does not necessarily mean it will make it easier to get benefits under the other more >>

What Is the Importance of Medical Treatment in Your Social Security Disability Claim?

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Jun 09, 2019 | Social Security Disability Insurance

While most people know that their medical records are important for their Social Security disability claim, many people do not understand that medical evidence is often considered the most important type of evidence in their case. more >>

What are vocational experts and what role do they have at hearings? | The Bainbridge Firm, LLC

by Casaundra Johnson | Apr 08, 2019 | Social Security and Disability Compensation

A vocational expert is an impartial expert witness with training, experience, and knowledge of the current labor market, the jobs available in the national economy, and skills needed to perform specific jobs. Vocational experts are 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 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 more >>

He Ran!!

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Jun 09, 2017 | Social Security in the News

Remember my first blog regarding the Case of Eric Conn? If not, click the link to read it now! So Eric Conn pleaded guilty to all those charges, government witnesses warned he was a flight more >>

Social Security Fraud Scheme – Administrative Law Judge pleads guilty!

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | May 17, 2017 | Social Security in the News

Remember not long ago I posted this story on Attorney Eric Conn… Well this is one of his co-conspirators former ALJ David Black Daugherty. David Daugherty has pleaded guilty to two counts of receiving illegal gratuities, more >>