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URGENT: In Order to Get EI Payment from Government - Immediate Action Required for Social Security Recipients with Dependents Who Did Not File Tax Returns in 2018 or 2019

This message is for those who would like to receive their Economic Impact Payment and who are already receiving disability benefits. The government is requiring you to take action to receive your EI payment during COVID-19. It is also for those who are currently receiving retirement and survivors benefits, who have dependent children. Act… Read More »

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SSA IS EXTENDING DEADLINES DURING COVID-19

SSA LETTER EXTENDING DEADLINES DURING COVID-19 If you received a letter from the SSA about extending deadlines during COVID-19, you may have some concerns. Do not worry. During this pandemic, the SSA is extending deadlines for requests for information, evidence, or call-in letters whenever possible. The SSA will not take an adverse action because… Read More »

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ARE DISABILITY RECIPIENTS ELIGIBLE FOR COVID-19 RECOVERY REBATE CHECKS?

If you are receiving disability benefits, you may wonder if you are eligible for a Covid-19 Recovery Rebate check.  You are eligible if your 2019 adjusted gross income (or 2018 AGI if they haven’t filed a 2019 return) is no more than $75,000 if they filed singly, $112,500 if they filed as head of… Read More »

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SSA ELIMINATES INABILITY TO SPEAK ENGLISH FROM DISABILITY PROCESS

The Trump administration is considering a new rule that bars a claimant’s inability to speak English as a factor in the disability review process. This is one of several cuts to the disability program that President Trump is pursuing as part of his assault on disability benefits. Or, what Trump considers to be the… Read More »

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ARE YOU WORKING? IF SO, ARE YOU ELIGIBLE FOR DISABILITY BENEFITS?

If you are working, according to SSA’s definition of work, you are not eligible for disability benefits. However, work has a very specific definition under SSA’s rules. Work is defined by the SSA as “substantial gainful activity.”(SGA). A person who is earning more than a certain monthly amount (net of impairment- related workexpenses) is ordinarily considered… Read More »

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Procopio, et. al. v. Secretary of Veterans Affairs – Navy Veterans Lose Expedited Review for Agent Orange Exposure During Vietnam War

NAVY VETERANS SEEK EXPEDITED REVIEW OF AGENT ORANGE CLAIMS The Court of Appeals Federal Circuit, held in Procopio, et al. v. Secretary of Veterans Affairs (Court of Appeals Federal Circuit 12/08/2019) https://roguevalleylegal.com/summaries/12052019vb.pdf that the Secretary of Veterans Affairs has the authority to stay disability compensation claims until January 1, 2020. This is a disappointing holding for… Read More »

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TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY AND DISABILITY BENEFITS – LISTING 12.02

The symptoms of a severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) can prevent you from working and qualify you for disability benefits. A TBI can occur from a head injury while playing sports or it can happen in a car accident. Most people can recover from a TBI with sleep, resting during the day, avoiding electronics… Read More »

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HOW TO BUILD MEDICAL RECORD EVIDENCE FOR YOUR DISABILITY CASE

Building the medical record evidence in you disability case is the single most important thing you can do to help yourself win benefits. At Cannon Disability Law, we can help you build your case. Unfortunately, many people who apply for disability benefits do not understand this simple fact. Instead, they think they can explain… Read More »

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DISABILITY BENEFITS FOR BACK IMPAIRMENTS IN UTAH AND NEVADA

YOU CAN GET DISABILITY BENEFITS FOR BACK IMPAIRMENTS If you suffer from back pain and it makes unable to work, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits. The Social Security Administration (SSA) offers the Social Security Disability Insurance or SSI benefits.  If your have worked and paid taxes, the SSA will find… Read More »

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SENATORS PROPOSE TO RAISE THE SSI ASSET LIMITATIONS

IT IS TIME TO RAISE THE SSI ASSET LIMITATIONS For years, the SSI asset limitations have kept people with disabilities in poverty. SSI or Supplemental Security Income is a benefit for those who have a disability that keeps them from working. However, in order to receive it you must have a disability and meet… Read More »

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