Your Social Security Statement is an important tool in applying for Social Security disability benefit. The statement provides a year by year listing of your earnings and an estimate of your retirement and disability benefits.
Social Security used to mail the statement annually, about three months before your birthday.
As of 2011, Social Security no longer mails out the Social Security Statement, except to workers 60 or over who are not yet receiving benefits. However, there is still a way to get your statement! Continue reading Request your Social Security Statement online!
If you need to call the Colorado Springs Social Security office by phone, it can be difficult to find the correct telephone number. Our office receives a number of calls a day because the numbers currently pulled up by Google have been disconnected! Social Security is transitioning to new phone system and the search engines have not caught up yet.
Well don’t worry, here are the numbers to call for the Colorado Springs Social Security office: Continue reading Social Security’s phone number in Colorado Springs
Social Security has a great overview site for new Social Security disability representatives (both lawyers and non-lawyers) going over best practices before the Social Security Administration.
Here are some good tips: Continue reading Best Practices for Social Security Disability Representatives
I previously wrote about how to replace a lost or stolen Social Security card. However, I am often asked who to report a lost or stolen Social Security card to.
Fortunately Social Security has a page on this very topic: Continue reading How to report a lost or stolen Social Security card?
People often ask, “Do I have to pay taxes on Social Security benefits?”
SSI benefits are not federally taxable.
Things get a bit more complicated with SSDI benefits. Here is the answer directly from Social Security: Continue reading Are Social Security disability benefits taxable?
This is just pure gold. I wish I could take credit for finding this, but Gordon Gates deserves major kudos for discovering this service.
…there is a number (not a person) to call to inquire about a Social Security disability claim. Call the automated file locator number: 1-410-965-8882. The number is available only during business hours. You will be asked for the first 5 digits of your client’s Social Security number.
The automated file locator will give you the telephone number of the office handling that claim. When you call that phone number, you get to talk with a person who can actually help you.
So, if you need to find out where your file is? Call (410) 965-8882.
via Social Security Disability Lawyer | Maine Social Security Attorney | New Hampshire: Social Security Automated File Locator.
Before you put yourself through the drudgery of going down to your local Social Security office, check the Social Security website to see if you can take care of your problem without going in.
There are a lot of things you can take care of online. Continue reading Save yourself a trip to Social Security – Use SSA Online!
How likely is your judge to approve your Social Security disability case? Better that 50%? Isn’t this information you want to know before you walk into your hearing? Now this information is a click away! Continue reading Social Security Judges’ denial percentages
Do you want to know how much you would receive in Social Security benefits if you were disabled, retired, or if your spouse died?
Social Security has online calculators, as well as calculators you can download (Mac versions too), to help you estimate what your Social Security benefits will be. Continue reading Social Security Benefit Calculators
If you wonder if you are eligible for Social Security benefits, Social Security has an interactive website to help you answer this question.
Visit Social Security’s BEST (Benefit Eligibility Screening Tool).
BEST checks if you are eligible for the following benefits: Continue reading Benefit Eligibility Screening Tool checks if you can get Social Security