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What to Know About Student Loan Forgiveness and Social Security Disability

April 17, 2017

By Ashleigh Quinn-Gallagher, Esquire   Did you know that if you have been awarded Social Security disability benefits, you may be eligible to have your federal loans discharged?  It is called a Total and Permanent Disability Discharge (or a “TPD” discharge).  If you qualify for a TPD... Read on »

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Four Things to Know About Social Security Disability and Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

March 8, 2017

By Thomas J. Giordano, Jr.   Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic autoimmune disease caused by disruptions between the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Like most neurological illnesses, no one knows what causes MS, and it impacts everyone differently. While MS... Read on »

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What you need to know about heart disease and Social Security disability

February 24, 2017

By Anthony D'Angelo, Esq. If you are one of the millions of Americans who suffer from heart problems, your everyday work and activities may be impaired. Knowing more about heart problems and how to manage symptoms is important to your health and can help improve your quality of life. If you have a... Read on »

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Why Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) Needs to be on Every Union Members' Mind When Thinking About Retirement

January 10, 2017

The word “retirement” conjures up images of more time for family, friends and relaxation – it rarely brings to mind thoughts of Social Security disability insurance (SSDI). But anyone considering retirement, and especially union members who have performed physical jobs which have taken a toll... Read on »

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You’re Approved for Social Security Disability Benefits… Now What?

December 2, 2016

by Andrea J. Burns, Esq.   If you’ve been approved for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, congratulations! It is a huge relief to complete the application process and be approved. However, with your approval, it becomes important to plan for the changes that will occur in your life,... Read on »

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7 Things to Know If You Suffer From Chronic Pain

October 25, 2016

Are you living with chronic pain that is affecting your ability to work and enjoy life? There is a lot of misunderstanding and stigma around pain and what causes it, but you don’t have to suffer in silence. Knowing the facts can help to provide relief and allow family and friends to better... Read on »

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Social Security Disability & Additional Income

May 4, 2016

By Brynn Lapszynski   Many Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) recipients wonder if there are other types of income that could supplement their SSDI benefits. While you may be eligible for additional income sources, you should also be aware of the potential impact they may have on your SSDI... Read on »

3 Ways to Strengthen Your Social Security Disability (SSD) Case

March 1, 2016

Applying and appealing for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits is a complicated process. Though you’ve paid into the system, the Social Security Administration does not make it easy for workers to collect their benefits. There are a few things applicants can do to make their case... Read on »

5 Things Every Veteran Should Know About Social Security Disability

October 5, 2015

1. You can collect VA benefits and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) at the same time. There is no offset in your VA benefits if you are approved for SSDI. SSDI could add up to an additional $2600 per month to your income.   2. Vets receive an expedited processing of their SSDI claims.... Read on »

7 Questions You May Have When a Disability Prevents You from Working

March 10, 2015

One of our expert Social Security disability attorneys, Kristin Mancuso, answered some of the most common questions people have when they cannot work any longer due to a disability.   Q: I don’t know what to do anymore. My medical condition is making it so difficult for me to do my job. I... Read on »

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