Category Archives: Hoglund Law

How Can I Have My Social Worker Help When Applying For Disability Benefits?

How Can I Have My Social Worker Help When Applying For Disability Benefits?

What can a Social Worker do to help with Social Security Disability? A social worker, or a case worker, is someone that helps disadvantaged people with their problems and help them connect to services in their community to help improve their life. Social workers can also provide counseling to individuals, couples, and families. For example, […]

2020 Brings Bankruptcy Filing for Popular Retailers

Retail Bankruptcy

Retailers face financial uncertainty as many file for bankruptcy. State economies are beginning to re-open, including the return of in-store shopping. The re-opening of stores is a hopeful landmark, but it isn’t an immediate fix to decreased revenue. Some retailers who were on a financial downturn before the pandemic have found themselves facing bankruptcy decisions […]

States Feel Financial Strain too, but can they Claim Bankruptcy?

States Feel Financial Strain too, but can they Claim Bankruptcy?

State governments are feeling the pressures of economic struggles too. Financial stress has closely followed the spread of coronavirus. Closed businesses and rising unemployment numbers are evidence of the strain caused by COVID-19. States are also experiencing similar burdens, with budgets being stretched and expected income at a halt. Unlike businesses and individuals though, states […]

What Mortgage and Rent Relief is Available During COVID-19?

What Mortgage and Rent Relief is Available During COVID-19?

What protections to my home are available during this financial hardship? Many Americans are still under a Stay At Home order, with some worried about financially protecting the home they are in. Fortunately, you may be able to find relief options through the CARES Act, your loan servicer, or a state program. CARES Act Protections […]

Social Security Claims during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Social Security Administration

What to expect with Social Security Claims and the COVID-19 Pandemic Economic Impact Payments Extended to SSI Recipients On March 30, 2020, Social Security Commissioner Andrew Saul issued a press release announcing that those receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) will receive $1,200 Economic Impact Payments for themselves and $500 for each child under 17. Those […]

Debt Collectors and Your Stimulus Check: What to Know

Debt Collectors and Your Stimulus Check: What to Know

The Economic Income Payments, more commonly known as stimulus checks, are steadily being received by the millions of Americans who qualify. These payments are calculated and issued by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). These payments provide emergency financial assistance to the many […]

How Social Security Appeals Have Changed During the Pandemic

How Social Security Appeals Have Changed During the Pandemic

Changes have been made to the Social Security appeals process to protect beneficiaries and staff from the coronavirus. How Social Security Appeals Have Changed During the Pandemic Many Social Security applicants are denied upon their first application and choose to appeal this decision. There are four levels of appeal for those that disagree with the […]

Minnesota Small Business Bankruptcy

Minnesota Small Business Bankruptcy

Business Bankruptcies are on the rise in Minnesota Small businesses have begun to seek financial relief as the pandemic continues. From the federal to state level, programs have been enacted to provide assistance. These programs aim to help small businesses struggling to pay operational expenses due to COVID-19. Several of the programs are offering this […]

Minnesota Coronavirus (COVID-19): Unemployment & The Restaurant Industry

Minnesota Coronavirus (COVID-19): Unemployment & The Restaurant Industry

The affects of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) on Minnesota Unemployment & The Restaurant Industry Governor Walz has extended Minnesota’s Stay at Home Order through May 4th, also extending the closure of dine-in spaces and other entertainment venues. Restaurants, their employees, and the hospitality industry are facing unemployment and revenue loss. From systematic changes in filing for […]