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Qualifying for Social Security Disability Benefits with a Cancer Diagnosis

Experienced SSDI Attorney in Tampa, FL Social security disability insurance (SSDI) benefits can be extremely helpful for those who are suffering from a serious illness or other injury, and who are rendered incapable of working as a result.  SSDI benefits may be available to those who have been diagnosed with cancer, but it’s important to […]

Most Initial SSDI Applications in Tampa Are Denied

The Realities of the SSDI Process When first-time Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) claimants submit an application for benefits with the Social Security Administration (SSA), they often assume that they will be granted benefits on the basis of this initial application.  In truth, however, the large majority of initial SSDI applications are denied by SSA […]

Securing Immediate SSI Payments

Experienced Tampa Social Security Lawyer If you’ve submitted an application for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, it’s also likely that you are in difficult financial circumstances — perhaps even a situation demanding immediate assistance. Fortunately, there are a number of different ways through which claimants can receive benefits early (in some cases before they are […]

Social Security Survivor Benefits

The death of a family member can be extraordinarily difficult to process — both from an emotional and a social perspective — but when it comes to working family members, that loss can devastate the financial resources on which the family may rely.  For example, a child who is fundamentally reliant on their parent(s) for […]

Spousal Social Security Benefits

Social Security benefits are not the exclusive purview of those persons on whom the benefits fundamentally rely.  Social Security benefits may fully depend on a retired worker’s lifetime earnings, or, alternatively, on an individual’s qualifying disability, but these are not the only persons entitled to receive Social Security benefits (retirement and disability benefits, respectively).  In […]

Dependents and SSDI Benefits — the Basics

Experienced Social Security Disability Lawyer in Tampa, FL If you are currently suffering from a disability and attempting to secure Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) benefits, then you may be a bit confused with respect to where your dependents “fit” into the whole process.  After all, it is reasonable to expect that a claimant supporting […]

Can I Receive SSDI Benefits for Obesity?

If you are suffering from morbid obesity, then you might find that your ability to work is severely limited.  Many prospective Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) claimants hope to obtain benefits due to the impairments wrought by their obesity, but find that the Social Security Administration (SSA) rejects their benefits claim.  This can lead to […]

What Counts as Earned Income for the Purpose of Social Security Disability Benefits?

Experienced Social Security Disability Lawyer in Tampa, FL If you are seeking Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits, then you might have questions about earned income and how that could impact your application, eligibility, and eventual receipt of such benefits. Let’s take a closer look. Earned Income Can Impact SSDI Benefits Your monthly earned income […]

Disability Recipients Must Notify the Social Security Administration of Significant Health Improvements

Those who receive Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits have a wide variety of responsibilities, including reporting requirements.  The Social Security Administration (SSA) is strict about evaluating the eligibility of all disability recipients to ensure that no ineligible recipients are drawing money away from the system. Disabilities are not always static.  Over time, with sufficient effort […]