Disability Information

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Disability information is the featured topic of these blog entries.  In these articles, a reader may expect to see articles containing disability information, information about SSI, as well as related topics.

2020 Head Shot Thomas O'Brien

O’Brien Named to Super Lawyers List

The Law Firm of O’Brien & Feiler is pleased to announce that Thomas O’Brien has been named a 2020 Super Lawyer. Only 5% of Georgia attorneys are designated as Super Lawyers, and each honoree is noted to have attained a high degree of professional achievement, ethical standing, and peer recognition. […]

How To Apply For Social Security Disability Benefits

According to the Social Security Administration (SSA), 25% of 20-year-old workers will become disabled before reaching full retirement age. This statistic is alarming. Fortunately, the SSA offers Social Security Disability (SSD). These regular monthly payments are benefits for disabled people who qualify. Recipients of SSD have qualified by applying to […]

What Is Social Security Disability?

Across the country, millions of people are suffering from disabilities and disabling conditions. These impairments range from marginal to severe. Some people may be able to function independently, whereas other disabled individuals are totally dependent. Regardless of the disability, many people continue to suffer. Fortunately, there is assistance. The Social […]

Claiming Disability as a result of Back Pain

Claiming Disability as a result of Back Pain

Back pain may be caused by any number of issues, and claiming disability as a result of back pain can be a challenge.  Back pain may be created by degenerative disc disease, muscle and disc issues, congenital malformations, or even hip or knee issues that change how people carry themselves.  […]

Claiming Disability as a result of Fibromyalgia nerves

Claiming Disability as a result of Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is an illness that affects millions of people nationwide, and of those individuals, many thousands will experience challenges claiming disability as a result of fibromyalgia.  This diagnosis is neurologic in nature, and its symptoms include tenderness to the touch in the muscles, joints, and soft tissue as well as […]

Composite Jobs as Past Relevant Work

The Composite Jobs Rule can materially affect the Social Security Disability / SSI claim evaluation process.  The technique employed by the Social Security Administration (SSA) typically follows a five-step sequential evaluation process.  These five steps are discussed in detail over in the OBF Knowledge Base, but as a brief summary […]

early retirement and disability

Early Retirement & Disability Can Work Together

A well-timed Social Security Disability claim can increase retirement benefits in certain circumstances.  Successfully claiming disability will lessen the early retirement reduction for people who stop working due to health reasons. OBF Disability Attorney Thomas O’Brien shares this strategy in an article published on Medium.com.  Seeking Disability benefits prior to […]

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Passive Income Can Affect Disability Claims

In every disability case, a Claimant’s cash flow (Passive Income and Regular Income) are observed.  These earnings may be examined for evidence of Substantial Gainful Activity, or they may be examined for the purpose of reducing SSI benefits.  In all cases though, the nature of the earnings is important.  In […]