Category Archives: Social Security Disability

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Social Security Disability During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

Social Security Disability During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

How to handle social security disability and the social security administration during the outbreak. On March 17, 2020, when governmental policies adjusted to the realities of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, all Social Security offices were closed to the public. Some Social Security staff shifted to working from home. Our Social Security Disability law offices have […]

What is the cost to hire a lawyer to help with social security disability?

Cost to hire a lawyer

What is the cost to hire a Social Security Disability Lawyer? An individual trying to get social security disability may want to consider hiring an attorney to help navigate through the complex and sometimes confusing process of receiving social security disability.  The social security administration has developed rules and regulations that control how much an […]

How much can a person receive in Social Security Disability Benefits?

How much can a person receive in Social Security Disability Benefits?

How much can a person receive in Social Security Disability Benefits? Social Security Disability benefits come from two different programs. One, Supplemental Security Income (or SSI), is based on financial need. As a result, if a person is found to be medically disabled according to Social Security’s rules, the Social Security Administration (or SSA) reviews […]

How does my work experience affect my social security disability claim?

How does my work experience affect my social security disability claim?

The social security administration uses a five-step process to decide on whether someone is disabled or not. Step one refers to substantial gainful activity. Step two looks at your severe impairments. With step three, the social security administration looks at a set of listings to see if they apply to your impairments. Step four covers […]

What do I do if I got denied for social security disability?

What do I do if I got denied for social security disability?

“What do I do if I got denied for social security disability?” In Social Security Disability (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) cases we often hear the question, “What do I do if I got denied?”  We, here at Hoglund, Chwialkowski & Mrozik may be able to help you make the best decision for your […]