The Recency Element of Past Relevant Work   Social Security will deny a disability claim if they find the claimant can do “Past Relevant Work” (PRW), either as it was actually performed or as that type of work is generally performed based on the appropriate Dictionary of Occupati
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Social Security approved me for disability benefits, now what?

Social Security Disability Insurance and Social Security Insurance are the two benefit programs that a disabled person can submit a claim for. While both benefit programs are for disabled individuals, they slightly differ in the requirements. Social Security Insurance(SSI) are for ind
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Duration of Chapter 13

Chapter 13 bankruptcies have a minimum commitment period of three years and a maximum of five years. This means that the repayment plan in a Chapter 13 will last somewhere between three and five years. A number of considerations determine this. The first consideration is whether a deb
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Client Communication

When attorneys meet clients for social security disability cases, they usually have a lot of questions.  First question usually is, how long does the social security disability process take? It is important for the social security disability attorney to explain each stage separately a
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Student Loans and Disability

Many people applying for Social Security disability have financial obligations that are put on hold during the determination process. One of these affecting more and more applicants are student loan payments. If you are approved for Social Security disability, you may be eligible to h
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The Importance of Choosing the Correct Onset Date

When applying for Social Security Benefits, you will need to fill out the initial application to get your claim started. On this initial application, you will put in the start date of your disability. This date is known as your Alleged Onset Date. It is a date that Social Security wil
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I Received a Complaint Saying My Creditors Are Suing Me, What Do I Do Now?

If you received a lawsuit document indicating the creditor is attempting to sue you, it can be a worrisome situation. When you receive the initial complaint, it indicates a law firm is representing the creditor to further pursue their claim against you. The first step in the process i
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My Credit Score After Filing Bankruptcy:

Your credit score will take a hit after filing a chapter 7 bankruptcy. If your score was low before you filed, the drop will not be as significant as if your score is high. The fact that you filed bankruptcy will show up on your credit score for about 10 years, but that alone is not g
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What If I Don’t Fit Exactly Into Disability’s Age Categories?

What if I Don’t Fit Exactly Into Disability’s Age Caegories? by Scott Bowers In order to receive Social Security disability benefits, the Social Security Administration (SSA) must find that you are unable to do a full time job due to your medical conditions. The general rule is that t
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