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- How Federal Debts May Affect Your SSD Paycheck
by Herren Law
Now that you’ve gone through the Social Security disability process and started receiving your monthly benefits, you are free to use the money however you’d like. In most cases, the payments are deposited into your bank account, put onto a prepaid card, or sent to your home by check.
- Kickbacks and Fraud in Our Health Care System
The health care industry in the United States is plagued by fraud, abuse and waste. In fact, it costs us up to $60 billion every year. People often think of fraud as being identity theft or fraudulent billing practices, and while those things are certainly a big problem in our current system, fraud often occurs in the form of “kickbacks.”
- Which is Best for My Handicapped Child’s Education, a 504 Plan or an IEP?
Determining which plan is better for a child with special education needs depends on various factors. An IEP is an individualized education program designed to improve the school experience with services that meet the needs of children that require additional or alternate help.
- Compassionate Allowance Programs
Various claims for Supplemental Security Income and Social Security Disability are often met with resistance. Large amounts of time and energy are used to prove a claim when the money is desperately needed by someone that cannot work or work enough to support the household.
- How Can People Lose Their Social Security Disability Benefits
Social Security disability benefits provide claimants with much needed income while they are unable to work. However, in some cases, these benefits can be lost.
- How Workers’ Compensation Impacts Social Security Disability Benefits
Disability payments from private sources, such as private pension or insurance benefits, do not affect your Social Security disability (“SSD”) benefits.
- The SSA and Direct Deposit: Making Social Security Benefits Payment Easier
Times are getting tougher by the day. As it is, people with disabilities are finding it hard to survive on a daily basis. Because of their disabilities, they are forced to give up their jobs.
- Electronic Healthcare Records Linked to Speedier Processing of Social Security Disability Claims
The Wright State Research Institute has developed a new software system to implement electronic healthcare records in order to speed up the process of evaluating social security disability claims.
- Appealing a Denied Social Security Disability Insurance Application
Nearly two out of three Social Security Disability Insurance applications are denied the first time they are sent to the Social Security Administration for approval. Fortunately an applicant can request a review, reconsideration and appeal if his or her claim has been denied.
- Can Obesity Be Considered a Disability for Social Security Claims?
If properly documented by a physician, obesity can be the basis or contributing factor in a disability finding. For obesity to factor in, it must be determined that it represents a “severe impairment” either by itself or with other medical impairments. Obesity will be deemed a severe impairment if it significantly limits an individual’s ability to do basic work activities.