How is Social Security handling the COVID-19 outbreak?

by Casaundra Johnson | May 31, 2020 | Eligibility

Like nearly every other government agency across the country, the Social Security Administration has made several changes to its daily operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For example, Social Security offices have been closed to the...read more >>

Medicare Eligibility for Disabled Adults

by Casaundra Johnson | Jan 16, 2020 | Social Security and Disability Compensation

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).  ...read more >>

Social Security Benefit Increases for 2020

by Casaundra Johnson | Oct 16, 2019 | Social Security and Disability Compensation

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 living....read more >>

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

by Casaundra Johnson | Sep 10, 2019 | Social Security and Disability Compensation

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 factors....read more >>

The New Claims Process for VA Appeals

by Casaundra Johnson | Aug 06, 2019 | Social Security and Disability Compensation

Congress passed the Appeals Modernization Act (AMA) in 2017, in an effort to modernize the claim and appeals process, improve notification of VA decisions, speed up the processing of claims, and decrease the number of backlogged appeals. A pilot program for the new claims process was implemented after Congress passed the AMA and allowed veterans to opt into the new claims process before it went into effect on February 19, 2019....read more >>

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

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

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. ...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 >>