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How COVID-19 has Impacted Social Security Disability (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Claims

A brief summary of how COVID-19 has impacted Social Security Disability (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) claims

CAN LOCAL GOVERNMENT BAN HOMEOWNER FROM DISPLAYING POLITICAL BANNERS WITH CURSE WORDS

A Roselle Park, New Jersey Municipal Court Judge, Gary Bundy, recently ruled that Patricia Dilascio, a homeowner, violated a local ordinance by displaying various banners in her backyard stating, “Fuck Biden,” “Socialism Sucks Biden Blows,” “Fuck Biden, Not My President” Another banner read, “Fuck Biden” with a picture of Donald Trump raising both of his middle fingers. Bundy ordered the homeowner to remove the signs with “profanities” within a week or face a $250-a-day fine. Did Bundy’s order violate the homeowner’s First Amendment right of Free Speech? Most likely

Getting Social Security Benefits for Your Child With a Disability

Social Security, a federally run assistance program, provides benefits to individuals who have become disabled. According to the Social Security Administration, a disability is a medical condition or an impairment that limits a person’s abilities to perform everyday activities. When a condition is severe, it may hinder the individual’s abilities to work and function. It can be difficult for a person to live and be financially independent in that case. However, there are benefits available for children who become disabled or are born with certain disabilities.

SOCIAL SECURITY – DON’T BE A VICTIM OF A SCAM

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 scams our clients have dealt with. Here are some tips to avoid being a victim:

What is ERISA and how does it impact my case?

Brief history of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act

Should I pursue an appeal or file a lawsuit?

After you have been denied benefits, you must first appeal before you can file a lawsuit.

How does Social Security Disability affect my LTD benefits?

Social Security benefits typically offset LTD benefits, causing a change in your benefit amount.

What should I do after I receive my long-term disability denial letter?

After you have been denied, take appropriate steps in order to be successful with your appeal

Should I Hire a Long-Term Disability Attorney?

All cases are different and you may not need an attorney to assist you; however, you should at least consult with an attorney to understand your rights.

What A Disability Benefit Recipient Should know about “Medical improvement likely”?

If you want to apply for Disability Benefits and are confused about your eligibility to receive these benefits, there are certain things you must know. Give this blog a read to know more.

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