Category Archives: Hoglund Law

What to Do If Unable to Keep Working Due to Your Health

Unable to Work

If you find yourself out of a job and unable to keep working due to your health, you may want to consider applying for Social Security disability. Losing your job can have devastating effects on finances, but there are resources available if you qualify. The Social Security Administration (”SSA”) oversees two disability programs that may […]

Applying for Disability Due to Primary Headache Disorder

Headaches and Social Security Disability

Headaches and Social Security Disability People often wonder if they can receive Social Security Disability benefits solely for having headaches without any underlying medical condition being the cause of them. The answer is yes, and the Social Security Administration (SSA) released updated standards in evaluating whether somebody should receive benefits under Social Security Ruling 19-4p. […]

What Not to Say at Your Social Security Hearing

What Not to Say

Clients often ask me “is there anything I shouldn’t say at my hearing?” As an attorney this always makes me nervous as we are obligated to be forthright and honest about all aspects of a claim. The judge, having already read your medical records, work history and earnings records, probably already knows more than you […]

2022 Cost of Living Adjustments Social Security

Cost of Living 2022

Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) will have a 5.9% cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for 2022. The increase in benefits will begin in January 2022. This is a significant increase from prior years. In fact, it is the largest increase since 1982.[1]  Social Security increases COLA so benefits are not deteriorated by the impacts of […]

Debt Collectors Are Now Able to Contact You Through Social Media

Debt Collectors Social Media

On Tuesday, November 30, 2021, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau approved a new set of rules that alters how debt collectors contact you. Debt collectors are now allowed to contact you on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or any other form of social media. They are also able to “friend” or “follow” you on any social media […]

Medical Opinions in Social Security Disability Claims

Medical Opinions in Social Security Disability Claims

Medical Opinions in Social Security Disability Claims— “The Game of Experts” Summary Statistics bear out that Social Security Administrative Law Judges continue to err by relying on opinions of backroom doctors under contract rather than on opinions of independent providers who provide actual medical care. Social Security Disability attorneys at hearings must know how the […]

Disability Benefits and My Child

Disabled Child

Things to Keep in Mind When Applying for Your Child’s Supplemental Security Income Benefits If you are struggling to provide basic living expenses for your child with disabilities Supplemental Security Income may be the answer to your problems. Follow these 5 tips from our expert team to help you decide if this solution is right […]