How Long Does A Disability Appeal Take?
One of the frustrating things about applying for disability benefits through the Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income programs is how long the process takes from when you first submit an application until the Social Security Administration finally notifies you of a decision. Equally as frustrating is knowing that by its own admission, the Social Security Administra...Read More
Will My Disability Benefits Change When I Turn 65?
This is a common question among people who receive Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits and who are approaching retirement age. They wonder whether their monthly benefit amount will be reduced when they turn 65, and if so, by how much. The answer across the board is, “No,” your benefits will not change when you reach your full retirement age. We’ll explain why below, but fir...Read More
What Is the Elimination Period of An Individual Disability Policy?
One thing in life is certain – we can expect the unexpected. Sometimes that’s a good thing, and sometimes, it can mean that difficult times might lie ahead. It’s for that reason that insurance is often purchased. Insurance can provide peace of mind and coverage for unforeseen circumstances – like finding yourself disabled, for example. Without question, illnesses or injurie...Read More
Why Did I Get Two Social Security Checks This Month?
The Social Security Administration (SSA) operates several different benefit payment programs, each with different eligibility requirements and monthly payment amounts. The reason you received two checks this month could be for one of several reasons, depending on which programs you receive benefits from, and how long you have been receiving those benefits. London Disability Law and Attorney Sco...Read More
When Your Spouse Dies Do You Get Their Social Security?
Losing a spouse can be one of life’s most painful and difficult experiences. There’s no question about it. Certainly, the loss of a spouse can often bring plenty of emotional distress – but in many cases, there can be financial stress as well. Every couple has a unique financial situation, but particularly for those who are disabled or of retirement age, Social Security benefits ...Read More