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Online Social Security Hearings: What You Need to Know

Back in March 2020, the Social Security Administration (SSA) announced the temporary closing of its hearing offices because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Because of these office closings, the SSA started offering online video hearings to accommodate the change in circumstances. While online hearings proceed the same way as in-person hearings did, there is definitely some…

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The Expansion of the Social Security Administration’s Compassionate Allowance Program

Social Security disability benefits are available to qualifying individuals who are suffering from severe medical impairments. These benefits can be a critical resource for those struggling financially due to medical conditions preventing individuals from retaining gainful employment. While these benefits can provide much-needed support to disabled individuals across the country, they can be quite difficult…

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Social Security and Long-Covid

One of the scarier aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic is the long-term impact the virus can have on a person’s body. Anyone who has been infected with the virus can suffer these after-effects, even if they had minimal to no symptoms from the virus itself. While most people who contract COVID-19 end up developing mild…

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Families Could Be Denied Disability Death Benefits for their Unvaccinated Loved One

More workers every day are faced with consequences when refusing to get an eligible COVID-19 vaccine. There are financial repercussions that can include higher health insurance premiums as well as job loss. A more recent development in the potential financial fallout for unvaccinated workers and their families includes denial of death benefits that families would…

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Social Security Disability Starter Kit

When you are in need of accessing Social Security Disability benefits, you may feel that the pressure is on! The financial pressure you can feel may be intense and the stress of going up against the disability benefits application process can leave you reeling. A good starting point may be to review the Social Security…

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Why Was My Disability Application Denied?

While you may dread a denial of your initial disability benefits application, it is a reality to say that this is what most people can expect. The vast majority of initial benefit claims are denied and reconsiderations, which is the initial step of the appeals process, are denied at an even greater rate, although many…

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SSA’s Representative Repayment Program

Are you or a loved one having a difficult time managing money and receiving Social Security payments? If this is the case, Social Security may find you or your loved one to be a candidate for the Representative Payment Program. We will talk more about this program and who it is for here. What Is…

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