Required Credits To Receive Social Security Disability Benefits

In order to be eligible to receive Social Security Disability benefits, an individual must have obtained the required minimum amount of credits.  If you do not have the required minimum credits, then no benefits can be paid. Social Security credits are earned by working and paying Social Security taxes.  An individual can earn up to […]

Social Security Disability – New Rules on Program Uniformity That May Impact Your Case

Effective January 17, 2017 the Social Security Administration issued a Final Rule bringing several important and significant changes to the way disability claims are decided at the hearing and Appeals Council levels.  While the rule became effective on January 17, 2017, the rule itself directs that compliance is not required until May 1, 2017.   We […]

The Interplay Between Workers’ Compensation Benefits and Social Security Disability Benefits

It’s possible for an individual to receive Social Security disability benefits and Workers’ Compensation benefits at the same time. Disability benefit payments from private pensions or insurance benefits do not affect Social Security benefits. However, when an injured worker receives workers compensation benefits in addition to Social Security disability benefits, it may reduce the Social […]

Social Security Benefits For Children

A family can run into emotional and financial difficulties if a primary income earner becomes disabled or unexpectedly passes away. These extremely unfortunate circumstances can have a negative impact on your child or children. Many children are eligible to receive benefits to help provide for the necessities of life.  Millions of children receive benefits from […]