(Reprinted from Hoffman, Larin & Agnetti PA) Scams never go away. 2020 added Covid Scams but the theft of Social Security information is always with us. In 2019 there were more than 450,000 complaints about fraudulent attempts to obtain personal information and steal Social Security benefits. Representing Social Security Disability clients for many years, we are all too familiar with the […]
Seven Mistakes To Avoid When Seeking Social Security Disability Benefits
DID YOU KNOW……….? 65% of all SSDI applicants will have their initial claim denied. 3-13% win on reconsideration (based on location) 46% will win at the hearing level. 46% sounds like pretty good odds, but the wait time from filing the initial application to getting in front of a judge can take up to 3 […]
SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY AND CORONAVIRUS
5 TIPS TO HELP NAVIGATE THROUGH THE SSDI/SSI SYSTEM If you are somewhere in the Social Security Disability universe during these challenging times, whether you are considering filing, have filed and are waiting for a decision or scheduled for a hearing, we want to share what we are telling our clients: TIP #1: APPLY NOW: […]
Survey Statistics: Is a Social Security Disability Lawyer Worth It?
To Hire Or Not To Hire… A survey conducted by NOLO showed that people who applied for SSDI or SSI were almost twice as likely to get benefits when they hired a disability lawyer. If you’re thinking of applying for benefits from either of the federal programs for people with disabilities—Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) […]
I WON MY SSDI CASE BUT I HAVE TO WAIT HOW LONG TO GET MY BENEFITS?
If you have been approved to receive Social Security disability insurance benefits (also known as SSDI, SSD, and Title II disability benefits) there is a five-month waiting period before Social Security owes you any disability benefits. This means that the Social Security Administration (SSA) will withhold five months of benefits before starting monthly payments. […]
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