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Social Security Disability

What Will Social Security Do When It Finds an Overpayment?

A Social Security overpayment occurs when changes to a recipient’s circumstances, such as employment or access to new resources, are not provided to the SSA in time to adjust monthly benefits.

Can a Child Get SSI Disability for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome?

Children with fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) or those with a condition that falls on the fetal alcohol spectrum are typically able to get Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. There are several listings that the Social Security Administration (SSA) when considering children and adults who struggle with fetal alcohol syndrome. If a child meets any of these criteria, it should be possible to get benefits.

Why SAFE House Is Getting a Helping Hand from Decker Law Office

SAFE House is a haven for people suffering from domestic violence. They provide support and guidance to those going through a difficult time, which is why Decker Law Office wanted to get involved. They’re making a charity donation to the organization so they can continue their efforts for the benefit of the whole community. Find out more about this adult house, and why they deserve the attention.

How to File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit after a Fatal Car Accident?

Can you file a wrongful death lawsuit if a loved one has been the victim of a negligent driver? Probably so. When someone is killed in a car accident and the at-fault driver was driving at a high speed, intoxicated or intentionally driving recklessly, you may indeed have a wrongful death case.

How to Apply for Disability Benefits with High Blood Pressure

Social Security disability benefits may be approved for high blood pressure when a person’s BP is over 140/90 and is a secondary symptom of kidney disease, obesity, cardiovascular disorders or other serious medical issue. To meet criteria for SSD eligibility guidelines for high blood pressure, you must prove your condition prevents you from being “gainfully employed” and that high blood pressure significantly interferes with at least one physiological system.

What Disability Benefits Qualify as Earned Income for EITC?

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a tax credit for people filing head of household, married filing jointly, single or as a qualifying widower who have adjusted gross incomes not exceeding specific yearly income limits as established by the IRS.

Advice & Tips for Worker’s Compensation Disputes

Just about every American has to work in order to survive. Since labor is such a central part of our lives, every person deserves a safe and productive working environment. Fortunately, there are laws in place designed to protect the rights of the worker that will help ensure you get the coverage you deserve should you ever sustain an injury on the job. Here are some workers compensation tips for any disputes.

Factors that Determine how much Social Disability a Person Receives?

Every year, millions of American workers find themselves suffering from a disabling health condition that prevents them from maintaining a regular work schedule and prevents them from earning enough income.

What mental disorders qualify for Social Security disability?

Mental disorders qualifying someone to receive Social Security disability benefits not only include serious mental illnesses like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and general psychosis but also severe depression, anxiety, phobias and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Why Is The Alleged Onset Date So Important?

When applying for SSD, the application will include a question asking when the disability began. This “alleged onset date” or “disability onset date” is important because it helps determine whether the application will be approved and may influence how much disability back pay an applicant is entitled to receive.

What If My Disabling Condition Isn’t In the Blue Book?

Disabling conditions as defined by the Social Security Administration are physical or psychological conditions severe enough to prevent a person from working and earning “gainful income” for at least one year.

Are Social Security Disability Benefits Available for Diabetes?

There is no listing for diabetes in the Social Security Administration’s Blue Book, which is SSA’s manual for what a claimant has to show in order for an administrative law judge to award disability benefits. People who are disabled by diabetes have to qualify for disability benefits under another listing.

SSA Hearing Backlog Tops 1 Million While Obamacare Ad Budget Slashed, Though Insurance Still Available

The open enrollment period itself is being cut in half. Last year, the window to sign up for 2017 insurance was from Nov. 1, 2016 through Jan. 31, 2017. This year, the enrollment period is only six weeks, from Nov. 1 until Dec. 15.

What should you do if your disability application is denied?

Many deserving people who file an application for social security disability benefits are initially denied. There are two types of denials. The first is a “technical denial”. When someone is technically denied it is usually because they have not worked long enough to qualify for benefits or they are presently working.

Federal Social Security Disability Appeals

Most Social Security disability claims submitted to the SSA in New Mexico are initially denied due to missing documentation, incorrect documentation, overworked or uninformed staff at the state agency level, or lack of evidence validating a disability. When a disability claim is denied, applicants can file a reconsideration appeal, but the majority of those reconsideration appeals in New Mexico are denied.

Injuries Caused By Bicycle, Train, And Motorcycle Accidents

While not as well documented as accidents involving motor vehicles, a large number of accidents in New Mexico involving bicycles, trains, and motorcycle accidents occur each year and have the potential to lead to serious injuries and substantial property damage.

  • Benjamin Decker is the founder of the Decker Law Office. Decker Law Office provides superior representation to federal social security disability, social security disability, civil litigation, personal injury, and wills throughout New Mexico. Benjamin decker dedicates itself to helping injured or disabled at every step from initial application till court hearing, to receive the compensation they deserve.

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