Can I Retire Early And Still Collect Disability Benefits?

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN RETIREMENT AND DISABILITY BENEFITS? Many people who can no longer work due to disability, experience confusion about whether to retire early or to apply for disability benefits. What option you chose can have serious consequences for your income over time. While it is correct that the SSA administers both benefits, qualifying […]

HOW TO APPEAL A DENIAL OF DISABILITY FROM THE SSA

Are you wondering how to appeal a denial from the SSA? Is this what happened? You applied for benefits and you received your first denial of your disability application in the mail. Now, you are wondering how to appeal. The first thing to realize is that you should not give up your case. You have […]

DISABILITY BENEFITS: SSI OR SSD?

SHOULD YOU APPLY FOR SSD OR SSI DISABILITY BENEFITS? Social Security Disability benefits are monthly payments that support individuals who cannot work a full-time job and have a disability. There are two different SSA programs that pay disability benefits. Those programs are  Social Security Disability (SSD) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). ​Although both programs use […]

Biggest Mistake People Make At Their Disability Hearing

DON’T MAKE THE BIGGEST MISTAKE AT YOUR HEARING What is the biggest mistake people make when they have a disability hearing before an Administrative Law Judge? BELIEVE IT OR NOT, THEY DON’T SHOW UP! You may be shocked to find out that many people, despite ample notice, don’t make it to their hearing. This is […]

NOSSCR States Budget Will Not Solve Backlog

NOSSCR released this article today, indicating that even with the level of funding Obama has requested in his budget, the wait time for a hearing is going to increase for those who have applied for disability benefits. For more information – read NOSSCR’s article below. President Obama released his Fiscal Year 2017 budget proposal on Tuesday, […]