According to the Social Security Administration, there are over 8 million disabled workers in the United States. These workers often face challenges such as stereotyping, discrimination, and a lack of accomodations. Thankfully, there are a variety of legal protections and employment resources available that help people with disabilities overcome these challenges and advance their careers.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) runs a program that is known as the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). This program is available to those whose household income is 200% or less than the Federal Poverty Guidelines. This program is also available to you if someone in your household participates in certain government assistance programs.
In October, the Social Security Administration will announce the 2023 Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA). The COLA is the percentage by which monthly retirement and disability benefits will increase from current levels. Early indications suggest an increase between 8%-9%, with some observers suggesting that the number may even exceed 9%, […]
A disability hearing before an Administrative Law Judge represents a chance to communicate your conditions and functional limitations in a way that is personalized and clear. Proper planning for this court appearance is vital.
The cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will begin with benefits payable to in excess of 64 million Social Security beneficiaries in January 2022. Increased payments to nearly 8 million SSI beneficiaries will start on December 30, 2021.
In November of 2019, the SSA proposed 84 FR 63588. This rule was designed to add a category to the existing medical diary categories which are used to schedule Continuing Disability Reviews (CDRs). The rule would have also revised the criteria for assigning each of the medical diary categories to […]
An article discussing whether long lasting residual COVID symptoms qualify as a disabling condition under Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) rules.
From: https://www.ssa.gov/news/press/releases/2020/#10-2020-1 Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for approximately 70 million Americans will increase 1.3 percent in 2021, the Social Security Administration announced today. The 1.3 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will begin with benefits payable to more than 64 million Social Security beneficiaries in January 2021. Increased […]
As we quickly head through summer toward fall in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, many changes are taking place, but the needs of our country’s disabled have not changed. Attempts to flatten the curve have considerably altered work, educational, and pleasure activities, and in many cases not for the […]
Here are a selection of headlines from around the internet that readers may find useful. If you are curious about Social Security Disability, please contact the disability lawyers at The Law Firm of O’Brien & Feiler for diligent assistance. Will the pandemic trigger the long-predicted retirement wave? Pandemic Could Impact […]