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Can I Receive Social Security Disability Benefits After an Injury?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

Social Security disability is a government program with specific eligibility requirements. In order to receive Social Security disability benefits, you must have a physical or mental impairment that prevents you from performing work. This disability must have been ongoing for at least one year or must be expected to lead to death. These eligibility… Read More »

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Early Retirement and Social Security Disability

By Stephen M. Barbas |

Let’s say you were gainfully employed for 30 years or so, and then retired at age 55. At age 57, you experience a debilitating accident, the effects of which have extended well over 12 months. Are you eligible for Social Security Disability? Many people find the Social Security rules and application processes cumbersome and… Read More »

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Social Security Income Benefits vs. Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits

By Stephen M. Barbas |

If you or a loved one suffers from a severe disability, there are federal programs available that have the potential to assist with the financial burden. Unfortunately, the majority of claims are denied upon the initial submittal. It is therefore essential to understand the application criteria for individual assistance programs before undertaking such an… Read More »

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Fast Tracking Your Social Security Disability Case

By Stephen M. Barbas |

When you require government assistance due to a disability, nothing can be more frustrating than the bureaucracy and subsequent wait that accompanies your application for Social Security disability (SSD) payments. Many applicants are disheartened to learn that the process to secure funds can take months, or even years. Only under very limited circumstances can… Read More »

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Social Security Benefits for a Mental Disability

By Stephen M. Barbas |

If you or a loved one suffers from a mental disability that severely limits functioning, you may be entitled to Social Security benefits. If medical documentation supports a diagnosis that limits the ability to function without care or to work and earn a living, filing a claim may be worthwhile. Conditions that may Qualify… Read More »

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Veterans’ Benefits: Do they Undermine Social Security Benefits?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

Are you a veteran concerned about the benefits to which you may be entitled? There are so many programs—Social Security disability benefits, Social Security Retirement benefits, VA disability compensation and VA benefits are all out there. But will getting one benefit cancel eligibility for another? A good Social Security attorney can answer these questions… Read More »

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Why You Need A Lawyer if You Want to File for Social Security Disability

By Stephen M. Barbas |

Has your life been impacted by a serious impairment that interferes with your ability to work? If so, you may be eligible for Social Security disability insurance. This safety net has been around for about 60 years, and provides some level of financial reassurance to vulnerable Americans. The number of Americans living with disabilities… Read More »

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Social Security Disability Claim Rejection Not Uncommon

By Stephen M. Barbas |

Are you unable to be gainfully employed due to a disability? Has the Social Security Administration denied your application for Disability Payment? Startlingly, only 26.8 percent of disability applications are approved in Florida, making the arduous application process seem even more dismal. If you find yourself amid the crowd of rejected applicants and feel… Read More »

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