Category Archives: News

National Slam the Scam Day

2024’s National “Slam the Scam” Day is Thursday, March 7. This yearly event was created by the Social Security Administration in 2020 to raise awareness for false government scams. It is one part of the larger National Consumer Protection Week created by the Federal Trade Commission which takes place March 3-9. What is a Social […]

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 […]

6 Reasons to Hire a Social Security Disability Attorney

Steps In Hiring a Social Security Disability Attorney

6 Reasons to Hire a Social Security Disability Attorney Why You Will Be Glad You Did A Do-It-Yourself project can be a source of adventure and feelings of accomplishment. It can be very enjoyable to try something new and different with a sense of purpose. Even for the savviest of us, however, this kind of […]

Updated Listing for Disorders of the Spine

Updated Listings

The Social Security Administration recently updated the way they evaluate most back and neck impairments. The most common listing, 1.04, is now 1.15 and has additional requirements. I have included the new listing below. You may want to read ahead to reference, but many will also find it to be cumbersome or even intimidating. The […]

What Can I Keep When I File Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

What property can I keep when I file for a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy? How are my house, car, cell phone, and money handled in Chapter 13? Chapter 13 bankruptcy allows you to protect most of your assets, including your home and car. This bankruptcy filing lets you pursue financial relief while protecting your way of […]

Minnesota Bankruptcy Procedures During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Minnesota Bankruptcy Procedures United States Bankruptcy Court

How have bankruptcy procedures changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic? To protect all parties involved, Minnesota bankruptcy procedures have changed to respect social distancing and safer at home guidelines. These changes include deadline extensions, office closures, payment methods, and document requests, among others. The United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Minnesota has enacted the following […]

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 […]

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 […]

Biden Endorses Warren Bankruptcy Policy

Biden Endorses Warren Bankruptcy

Joe Biden Endorses Warren Bankruptcy Policy As the number of days to the 2020 election dwindle down and primary results roll in, presidential candidates are refining their policies and campaigns. At a virtual townhall in Illinois in mid-March, former Vice President Joe Biden announced his endorsement of Elizabeth Warren’s bankruptcy policy. When the bankruptcy law […]