This week’s episode of Disability Tips covers what to do if you are fired by your disability lawyer.
There are a number of Social Security disability lawyers and law firms out there that are happy to take a case. However, when it comes to get ready for a hearing, they decide that the chances of winning are too low (and too much of a risk to their win / loss record). So, they drop the case (and the client).
However, you cannot afford that same luxury. You would not be applying for disability if you had other options. You still have to go on and try to prove your case. This week’s episode covers:
- How to request your file.
- What to do if your lawyer refuses or delays releasing your file.
- What to do if your lawyer wants to charge for the file.
- What you should also get from your lawyer.
Continue reading Fired by your Social Security disability lawyer?
Today’s Disability Tips reviews the mistakes and pitfalls that can occur when you handle your own Social Security disability case.
Oh-ho-ho! There are some doozies here! Continue reading Mistakes and pitfalls in Social Security disability cases
Congratulations! You have won your Social Security disability case and have been approved for SSI!
You have read my article about when you should get paid.
But, weeks have gone by and you still have not heard anything from your local Social Security office about your benefits.
Is anyone working on my case?
Is there anyone there?
Don’t you wish there was something you could do to speed up Social Security? Well, there is!
Continue reading SPEEDING UP Social Security disability benefit processing after a win
Here is the short answer: if you are hospitalized in a medical treatment facility for 30 days, your SSI benefits may be cut to $30 per month.
Now, here is the long answer: Continue reading My SSI benefits stopped because I was in a hospital! Why?
If you are like most people, you probably have never had to think about what you would do if you became disabled. What would you do if you suddenly could not work? How would you pay your rent or mortgage? How would you afford to see your doctor? Continue reading What disability benefits does Social Security provide?
This is a particularly tough question. I previously wrote about how earning more than the Substantial Gainful Activity amount may cause your benefits to be stopped in Social Security Disability Insurance cases.
WARNING: I do not pretend to be a understand SSI benefits calculations. I strongly encourage anyone reading this to check this information with Social Security. Also, any Social Security technicians are more than welcome correct any errors I may make here.
To figure out how much you can earn, I need to introduce the 20-65-1/2 rule. This rule helps us determine the “countable earned income.” Continue reading How much can I earn and keep my SSI?
A quickie article answering a common question: can you garnish Social Security disability benefits for child support?
Title 2 Disability Insurance (aka SSDI or DIB) benefits can be garnished for child support.
However, Title 16 Supplemental Security Income (aka SSI) benefits cannot be garnished.
This is general information only and not legal advice. Contact a lawyer for advice on your specific circumstances.
I was recently asked which pays more in benefits? Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI)?
If you are wondering about the difference between SSDI and SSI, read this post.
As for which pays more, the answer is… Continue reading Which pays more? Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income?