How Does Your Age Affect Your Social Security Case?
Disability
Joel Thrift

How Does Your Age Affect Your Social Security Case?

Social Security practices age discrimination. The older you are, the easier it is to prove that you cannot do other work. Essentially, SSA has codified the old cliché that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. There are different rules for different age groups. The age groups are under

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What Does "Appeals Under Review" Status Mean for SSD Claims?
Disability
Joel Thrift

What Does “Appeals Under Review” Status Mean for SSD Claims?

The Social Security Disability (SSD) claims process can be a long one, especially if your initial application gets denied. Whether you’ve worked with a Social Security lawyer from the start or you’re interested in bringing one on board to help navigate the appeals process, it can be helpful to have

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How Many Times Can You Appeal a Social Security Disability Claim?
Disability
Joel Thrift

How Many Times Can You Appeal a Social Security Disability Claim?

Nothing is more frightening than getting a denial letter from the Social Security Administration when you are disabled and cannot work. Unfortunately, this happens to millions of people each day. If this has happened to you recently, don’t despair. You have the right to appeal this decision several times in

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Can You Transition From SSI benefits to SSDI benefits?
Disability
Joel Thrift

Can You Transition From SSI benefits to SSDI benefits?

The primary difference between Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is that SSDI is an earned benefit while SSI is intended for low-income individuals and people over 65. Qualifying for SSDI involves working and earning taxable wages to accumulate enough credits for receiving monthly benefits. Alternately, if you

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Keys for Finding Social Security Lawyers in Atlanta, Georgia
Disability
Joel Thrift

Keys for Finding Social Security Lawyers in Atlanta, Georgia

Navigating the waters of the Social Security Administration’s requirements can be a challenge that requires help to accomplish. If you plan to apply for SSDI or SSI, you’ll need professional and experienced legal help, so it’s important to find the right attorney. You need a lawyer you can trust and

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What's the difference between SSDI & Long-Term Disability (ERISA)?
Disability
Joel Thrift

What’s the difference between SSDI & Long-Term Disability (ERISA)?

ERISA (the Employee Retirement Income Security Act) is a federal law established in 1974 that sets minimum standards for pension, health, life and disability insurance plans offered by employers to employees. Applying only to nongovernmental (private sector) companies, ERISA guidelines further require employers to provide workers with a “grievance and appeals” procedure

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