Disability Benefits

Changes to the Federal Disability Program for 2019

Social Security paperwork May 20th, 2019

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has revealed significant changes to the Social Security Disability Administration (SSDI). For many recipients, this means an increase in monthly benefit payments—thanks to a Cost-Of-Living-Allowance (COLA) adjustment. The SAA has released a Fact Sheet which details revised earnings thresholds, COLA changes, and maximum benefits. The Changes for 2019 Policy revisions…

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Disability Claims Can Now Take Years to Resolve

denied SSDI application April 23rd, 2019

Rising demand in the United States for disability benefits has caused the average wait time to resolve a claim to rise to over two years. A detailed article on what is happening—and what many disability advocates hope can be done—is available here. As the Baby Boomer generation confronts the health issues and illnesses which come…

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SSA Examines Social Media for Fraudulent Claims

social media icons March 25th, 2019

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) and Social Security Administration (SSA) routinely examine social media accounts to determine if recipients are claiming Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits fraudulently. An article detailing their investigations appears here. With the SSA carefully monitoring the Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or other social media accounts of SSDI recipients, those…

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December 3rd: International Day of Persons with Disabilities

wheelchair December 3rd, 2018

First proclaimed by the United Nations (UN) in 1992, December 3rd is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. The observance promotes understanding of disability issues and raises support for the dignity, rights, and well-being of persons with disabilities. A fully detailed description of the UN resolution is available here. Closer to Home In the…

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Resources for National Veterans & Military Families Month

book-veteran benefits November 19th, 2018

As November is National Veterans and Military Families Month, Daggett Shuler Law thanks all our Veterans and their Families for their service to our nation. The sacrifices that you continue to make are deeply appreciated by everyone here at Daggett Shuler. In light of National Veterans and Military Families Month, let’s examine some of the…

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