Obtaining Social Security Disability for COPD
Disability
Joel Thrift

Obtaining Social Security Disability for COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) isn’t just one disease but a constellation of lung disorders that include chronic bronchitis and emphysema. No cure for COPD currently exists but oxygen supplementation, bronchodilators and oral steroids can help slow progression of the disease and provide some symptom relief. Early signs of COPD

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Newsletter: July 2020

The Importance of Sharing a Laugh Humor is one of the most important things we carry in life, and nobody understood that better than my father-in-law, who recently passed away from … CONTINUE READING The Case That Was Frozen on Arrival This is the story of a woman who just

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Can My SSDI Backpay be Garnished for Child Support?
Disability
Joel Thrift

Can My SSDI Backpay be Garnished for Child Support?

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) provides a financial cushion to cover your living expenses if a medical condition or injury prevents you from working. Make no mistake about it, getting approved for disability benefits can take a long time. However, once you get approved, you may get backpay, also called

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Will my Stimulus Impact the SSDI Income Limit for 2020?
Disability
Joel Thrift

Will my Stimulus Impact the SSDI Income Limit for 2020?

The Social Security Administration relies on the U.S. average wage index to determine how much a person’s income can be and still qualify for SSDI. For 2020, the SSA has determined that disabled individuals on SSDI can make up $1260 per month and remain eligible to receive SSDI benefits. Blind

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What happens to SSDI benefits at death?
Disability
Joel Thrift

What happens to SSDI benefits at death?

A family member of an individual who passes away while receiving SSDI benefits should always contact the Social Security Administration as soon as possible. Unless the SSA is informed of an SSDI beneficiary’s death, checks or direct deposits will continue occurring until the SSA’s system is flagged about the person’s

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Is it a good idea to appeal your SSDI denial online or with an Attorney?
Disability
Joel Thrift

Is it a good idea to appeal your SSDI denial online or with an Attorney?

After waiting three to five months for the Social Security Administration (SSA) to decide on your disability application, it’s disheartening to read a letter stating that you were denied benefits. Fortunately, you can appeal SSA’s decision or submit a new application, and speed up the process by filing online. But, should you

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