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What is Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA)?

January 31, 2022 Blog

To state the obvious, when you apply for Social Security disability benefits, you need to prove that you are disabled. Unfortunately, the SSA often denies applications for benefits on the basis that the applicant failed to prove that they were actually disabled. This can be especially challenging for people who […]

Special Needs Trusts and SSI Eligibility

March 31, 2021 Blog

Work With an Experienced Tampa Disability Attorney If you’re interested in applying for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, or if you already receive SSI benefits but are concerned about continuing eligibility, then it’s important to understand how to use different tools to maintain your eligibility.  Proper planning can help you […]

Dependents and SSDI Benefits — the Basics

November 29, 2019 Blog

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 […]

Can I Receive SSDI Benefits for Obesity?

October 31, 2019 Blog

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 […]

5 Major Types of SS Benefits

May 26, 2015 Blog

The Social Security Administration classifies 5 major types of benefits you can receive based on your level of disability. Factors that contribute to which type of benefit you’ll be eligible for depend on your current income level, your marital status and exactly when your disability started. You should work closely […]