Is it possible to receive temporary disability benefits from Social Security

Social Security does not provide short-term disability benefits, but there is an exception to this rule in a few select states. It is a requirement for this program that you are unable to receive an income for at least 12 months because of a mental or physical injury that is considered a disability in Social [...]

By | 2017-12-13T11:45:22+00:00 December 13th, 2017|Social Security|0 Comments

What mistakes can you avoid when filing for Social Security Disability?

Applying for Social Security Disability — SSD — benefits isn’t always easy and stress-free. Sometimes the application process can take anywhere from six months to a year. There are numerous papers you need to fill out and also medical documents that need to be shared with Social Security. It is said that two-thirds of those [...]

By | 2017-12-12T10:56:57+00:00 December 12th, 2017|Social Security|0 Comments

Deadlines and Wait Times for Disability Hearings

For anyone who’s even the least bit acquainted with the Social Security disability benefits system, you know that the process often moves glacially slowly — and it’s no wonder, as the Social Security Administration receives over 2 million disability claims per year, and has to process them all before moving forward (not to mention appeals [...]

By | 2017-11-17T11:05:18+00:00 November 17th, 2017|Social Security|0 Comments

Five Strategies Lawyers Use at Disability Hearings

When a client has been denied disability, there is a lengthy appeals process before the matter is firmly settled. If the matter is not resolved earlier, at some point the case will go before a disability hearing. At this point, the medical documentation is necessary, but it’s not the only thing that’s going to decide [...]

By | 2017-11-01T09:50:53+00:00 November 1st, 2017|Social Security|0 Comments

What You Should Know About Residual Functional Capacity

If you’re applying for Social Security Disability benefits, the road to actually getting payouts is difficult — the Social Security Administration denies most of the applications it receives, and even the appeals process doesn’t produce many more acceptances. However, one step you can take to improve your chances of being approved is to have your [...]

By | 2017-10-31T09:47:11+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Social Security|0 Comments

How Will Boomers Affect Social Security?

The largest generation in American history is steadily reaching retirement age. Yep, the baby boomers born between 1946 and 1964 are now retiring, with many taking early retirement (even though they receive 25 percent less benefit by doing so). Many of the nearly 80 million also have retirement on the near horizon. It’s called the [...]

By | 2017-10-30T05:55:06+00:00 October 30th, 2017|Social Security|0 Comments

Social Security Earnings & Retirement Benefits – What’s The Difference?

It’s important to know the difference between social security earnings and retirement benefits. While they are both important parts of your financial estate, they are two different means of income. Find out how they’re similar and what makes them different. Get your questions answered here at Kathleen Day Law. And if there’s anything else you [...]

By | 2017-10-27T06:13:13+00:00 October 27th, 2017|Social Security|0 Comments

Social Security for Widowed Spouses in Retirement

If you are the widowed spouse of a person who worked under the Social Security system and has enough work credits to qualify, it’s important for you to understand what benefits you are eligible to receive and when. The good news is that widowed spouses are entitled to full Social Security benefits if they [...]

By | 2017-10-27T04:49:42+00:00 October 27th, 2017|Social Security|0 Comments