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Contingent Fee Representation Helps Those Who Can’t Afford a Lawyer

May 06, 2014
by David Zoeller

Few people have the means to pay an attorney’s hourly rate for representation in a social security matter. This is especially the case with injured workers with limited (if any) income sources. However, you CAN hire an attorney to help fight your social security denial without any up-front payment and limited financial risk. Only Pay Legal Fees if You Win Your Social Security Disability Claim ... more->>

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I Can No Longer Work, Should I Apply for SSDI Benefits?

February 21, 2014
by David Zoeller

If you are injured and can no longer perform the duties of your current occupation, you face a number of difficult choices. One of the most important decisions you will need to make is whether or not to attempt to continue in the workforce, to apply for SSDI benefits, or in some instances, to take social security retirement or early retirement benefits. If You Apply for SSDI Benefits, Will You ... more->>

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I Don't Have Health Insurance And Have A Pending Social Security Claim, What Do I Do?

March 21, 2013
by Daniel Schoshinski

One great benefit of obtaining SSDI benefits is gaining medical insurance coverage through the Medicare program. However, one of the ironies of the SSDI application process is that you really need to have insurance to prove your SSDI claim and to gain insurance through Medicare. Of course, because most people gain insurance through work, and by definition you cannot be working and apply for SSDI,... more->>

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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT SSDI AND SOCIAL SECURITY EARLY RETIREMENT BENEFITS

December 05, 2012
by David Zoeller

Individuals who are 62 or are approaching 62 and who have a Social Security Disability Insurance claim pending must decide whether to take the reduced early Social Security retirement benefit or to continue on without income while their claim is pending. There are important considerations to be made.For those individuals who elect to take early retirement benefits, there are two possible outcomes... more->>

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CAN I RECEIVE SSDI AND STILL RECEIVE MONEY FROM MY INVESTMENTS?

October 05, 2012
by David Zoeller

Navigating how different forms of income will impact your eligibility for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) can be somewhat vexing. A Hawks Quindel, S.C. disability attorney can help you determine what types of income may hinder your ability to gain approval for Social Security Disability Benefits. Unlike the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program, the Social Security Disability ... more->>

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THE SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION KEEPS ADVOCATES GUESSING

June 22, 2012
by David Zoeller

The Social Security Administration (SSA) recently began withholding the identity of the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) assigned to hear an applicant’s appeal, apparently to discourage advocates from shopping for an ALJ who more regularly issues favorable determinations.The practical effect of the new policy is that attorneys representing applicants must guess as to how to prepare a case and hope ... more->>

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TO APPEAL OR NOT TO APPEAL AN UNFAVORABLE HEARING DECISION? SOCIAL SECURITY’S NEW GUIDELINES COMPLICATE THE ANSWER

June 11, 2012
by David Zoeller

It has been a practice of some social security disability representatives to file both a new application for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits and to file an appeal with the Appeals Counsel when SSD/SSI benefits are denied at a hearing. This practice allowed the claimant the potential of recovering benefits based on the original filing date... more->>

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