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Is There A “Lookback” Period For Transfers Under SSI Rules?

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

The Social Security Administration (SSA) manages two programs that pay benefits to individuals who suffer from a disabling medical condition that prevents them from working, and one is needs-based. Under rules governing the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program, individuals qualify if their income and assets fall below a minimum threshold established by SSA. In… Read More »

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National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month: FAQs For Parents Applying For SSI

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

Every March is National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month (NDDA), a time to raise awareness about ways to engage people with developmental disabilities in their communities. The event also draws attention to the barriers that these individuals still face, which have the adverse effect of creating separation. The sense of disconnect has an especially unfortunate… Read More »

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Maryland Woman Indicted For Social Security Fraud Charges

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

Social Security disability benefits are one of the most important ways individuals with disabling medical conditions can support themselves financially, but the process is prone to abuse. A Maryland woman will find out just how serious disability fraud charges can be, after being indicted by the US Department of Justice (DOJ) on March 3,… Read More »

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How Could I Lose SSDI/SSI Disability Benefits After Being Approved?

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

You breathe a sigh of relief when the Social Security Administration (SSA) approves your application for disability benefits and you are now receiving payments. The amounts you receive through the two primary federal disability programs go a long way to support your needs when you cannot work because of a medical condition. However, approval… Read More »

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Trial Work Period For SSDI Recipients: Answers To Your FAQs

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program aims to provide essential financial support to individuals who cannot work because of a disabling medical condition, but not all recipients will receive benefits indefinitely. If you have achieved a certain level of recovery, you might want to return to the workforce, but doing so can be… Read More »

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4 Steps To Success In Getting SSI Disability Benefits

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

While the vast majority of individuals seeking disability benefits will qualify because of their work history, many applicants will pursue a claim under the needs-based program overseen by the Social Security Administration (SSA): Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Like almost any dealings with the government, you probably realize that there is a lengthy application process…. Read More »

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How Will COLA 2022 Impact My Social Security Disability Benefits?

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

The Social Security Administration (SSA) annual announcement about the Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) rarely gets much media attention but this year’s spike is making headlines. The COLA for 2022 represents a 5.9 percent increase over 2021, and it will impact recipients of Social Security Disability (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. COLA is based… Read More »

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Misconceptions About SSDI: Setting Things Straight

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

The Social Security Administration (SSA) first began a program of monthly disability insurance benefits in 1956 and, decades later, it seems that massive confusion abounds regarding the details of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). In short, the program pays out funds and provides other benefits to qualifying individuals who are unable to work. If… Read More »

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Herniated And Bulging Discs: Tips For Social Security Disability Applicants

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

If you suffer from a herniated or bulging disc, the agonizing pain, tingling, and mobility challenges can be debilitating. For many sufferers, the discomfort makes it difficult to perform job-related tasks, regardless of whether your employment involves physical labor or sitting at a desk. Under the circumstances, you may be wondering whether you qualify… Read More »

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Consultative Exam For SSDI: What To Expect

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

Whether you are applying for disability for the first time or have been receiving benefits for some time, there is a chance that you will be called upon by the Social Security Administration (SSA) for a consultative exam. Though the specifics may vary, there are typically two reasons behind this scenario: Your claim is… Read More »

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