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Attorney for my Hearing?

Once you have received a denial or filed for an appeal/request for hearing, you should decide whether or not you want to be represented by an attorney. Social Security cases allow you to proceed pro-se, meaning you are representing yourself, … Continue reading

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What Happens If I Get Approved for Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income?

What Happens If I Get Approved? The letter with you, your spouse, or your child’s name has come on it and you open it up to find out that you have been approved for Social Security Benefits. Congratulations! The hardest … Continue reading

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What Happens Next?

What Happens Next? You have now handed in your application for SSDI/SSI benefits. All of the I’s are dotted and T’s are crossed. It is now essentially just a waiting game. If you applied for SSD, the Social Security system … Continue reading

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How Do I Apply for SSD/SSI?

How Do I Apply for SSD/SSI? If you think you may qualify for SSI/SSDI benefits, the next step is to send in an application to the Social Security Administration. While the Social Security Administration is a federal entity, the offices … Continue reading

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Am I Eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI)?

Am I Eligible For SSI? I would say that the first (most important) question I receive from prospective clients during consultations is “Am I Eligible For SSI?” Unfortunately, without having the initial consultation, I am only able to give the … Continue reading

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Paper Social Security Statements – THEY”RE BACK!

After a hiatus – the Social Security Administration is resuming periodic mailings of paper Social Security Statement to workers age 18 or older.  Most workers will receive a mailing every 5 years, but everyone can create a secure my Social … Continue reading

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The Law Office of Elizabeth A. Smith can help determine if you are eligible for benefits

At the Law Office of Elizabeth A. Smith, we can assist disabled individuals with obtaining all the social security disability benefits to which they are entitled. To help you with determining if you are disabled under the Social Security Act, … Continue reading

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Q: What can Social Security do to help me plan for retirement?

Social Security provides great financial planning tools that can help you make informed decisions. Visit www.socialsecurity.gov and open a “My Social Security” account to access your on line Social Security statement. The statement lists your earnings and Social Security taxes … Continue reading

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Social Security Administration announces 52 new medical conditions to the Compassionate Allowance List

The Social Security Administration (SSA) announced recently that effective August 13, 2012, there will be added to the list of 113 conditions on the Compassionate Allowance List another 52 medical conditions.  Compassionate Allowances are a quick way of identifying diseases … Continue reading

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