Your Medical Records and Social Security Disability

What appears in your medical records will be absolutely critical for Social Security Disability. Why? The statutes and regulations governing Social Security Disability (SSD) provides ultimate authority on the determination if you meet the definition of disabled to the Social Security Administration. In making that determination, there is a review of your medical records of the medical providers that you […]

Working ‘under the table’ can devastate you financially if you become disabled

SSD Benefits

Besides the fact that it is illegal to work ‘under the table’ because you are evading paying income taxes, it can also be devastating for a person who later in life becomes disabled and attempts to get Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits.  Before we even begin discussing your medical condition that you feel disables you from working, we must first […]

Social Security Disability is NOT an entitlement program

It really is a shame that Social Security Disability has such a stigma attached to it.  And there is.  There is that thought out there that people on Social Security Disability are getting nothing but ‘hand outs’ or ‘entitlements’ or ‘welfare’.  It’s our political world of uninformed opinions that grips our society today. Fact is, that workers have paid for […]

Social Security has slight increase in Substantial Gainful Activity in 2018

Each year, the Social Security Administration publishes the monetary amount that is considered for Disability and Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA) and 20148 will see a slight increase. First, what is SGA?  With reference to financial eligibility for Social Security Disability (SSDI) benefits, an applicant for benefits must be unable to perform SGA.   An applicant who earns more than a certain […]