We're ecstatic to announce that Mitchell H. Dugan of Dugan & Associates has been named Social Security Disability Lawyer of the Year in the Lawyer Monthly 2018 Legal Awards - which recognizes the achievements of law firms, lawyers, counsel and those connected to the legal world who have a proven track record in delivering results for their clients.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) provides disability benefits - Social Security Disability insurance, or SSDI - to individuals who are unable to work due to a medical condition. But how do you know if you qualify? The requirements are not entirely straight-forward, but we can help you figure it out.
There is a Social Security Disability Benefits Fraud Warning out as of March 29, 2016 from the Office of Inspector General. Social Security Inspector General Patrick P. O'Carroll wants people to be on the lookout and warned. A new rash of scam phone calls from criminals is out. These criminals are trying to get information from you, like your social security numbers and bank account information. They are calling to probe or "Phish" for information about you. They are calling people who may have applied for social security disability benefits and/or SSD and/or SSI. The callers are hoping that people may think by answering their questions it is helping further their claim for benefits when in fact these innocent victims are unwittingly giving their personal information to the bad guys.
Social Security Disability pays money for people who can't work due to various factors. If you or a loved one has a condition or injury that is affecting yours or their ability to work you may have a lot of questions about disability benefits. There are two types of programs for Social Security Disability - SSDI or SSI. What is the difference between SSDI-Social Security Disability Insurance and SSI-Supplemental Security Income.
As we've previously covered on this blog, there are ways to obtain disability benefits for minor children. Namely, Supplemental Security Income is one option available to children and teenagers who meet the criteria established by federal officials.
For many Americans, Social Security disability benefits are a saving grace. If a person has a serious medical condition, it can be challenging to support oneself. Social Security disability benefits can help those with illnesses, injuries, and mental health conditions. For those who rely on the Social Security Administration for receiving these benefits, coming changes could be difficult.
When you develop an illness or disability that interferes with your ability to maintain gainful employment, an attorney who will fight for what you deserve can be of great assistance and protect your rights. The Social Security Disability system can be confusing and intimidating, with a unique set of rules and a language of its own. An attorney who understands the law and the process can help you evaluate your options and make the right decisions.