Posted on Friday, November 2nd, 2012 at 9:52 pm
A recent study reveals that people suffering from disabilities are more likely to be unemployed than those that are not disabled in the United States. According to the report, the rate of unemployment among disabled individuals was at 13.7 percent in the third quarter of the 2012 fiscal year.
This percentage is up from a rate of 12.9 percent that was recorded in the second quarter of 2012. Despite the increase in unemployment among this group of individuals, the number of people applying for SSDI benefits has actually seen a slight decrease.
In the third quarter of 2012, 726,026 people with disabilities filed the necessary paperwork to be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits. The previous quarter saw 731,817 individuals seek these same benefits.
If you have been injured and are no longer able to return to work, please contact the SSDI lawyers of Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C. by calling 215-238-1130 today.
Posted on Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012 at 1:55 pm
Disability claims filed by hopeful recipients of Social Security Disability Insurance are continuing to back up in the system. As a result of the numerous applications that have yet to be decided upon, officials seem to be moving through the current cases at an alarmingly high rate.
The problem with the rapid rate at which officials are approving or denying SSDI claims is the lack of consideration they are administering to each case in their responsibility. The Republican staff of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations revealed that these cases are getting approved without adequate medical records attached to the case files.
Evidence surrounding this issue points to the fact that these officials are more interested in reducing the number of claims that are in backlog, and are therefore moving through cases at a higher rate without all the proper records and paperwork.
If you are considering filing for Social Security Disability Insurance, it is important to understand all the aspects of the filing process. Please contact the Social Security Disability lawyers of Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C. by calling 215-238-1130 today.
Posted on Friday, September 7th, 2012 at 8:34 pm
A 63-year-old disabled man in Philadelphia was held against his will inside a basement by a man who was cashing his Social Security disability checks.
The man, who is both deaf and mute, was physically beaten and underfed while being held captive in a locked basement. His captor, a 56-year-old man, kidnapped him off the street and stole his wallet and ID. The disabled man’s family said that his Social Security disability checks were being cashed monthly.
The disability benefit checks came out to roughly $600 a month. The man responsible for the kidnapping is being charged with assault, kidnapping, possession of stolen property, and forgery. His bail was set at $1 million.
If you are disabled and have questions regarding Social Security disability benefits, please contact the SSDI lawyers of Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C. by calling 215-238-1130.
Posted on Friday, August 3rd, 2012 at 1:34 pm
When an individual becomes disabled either temporarily or permanently, he or she may be able to receive disability benefits in order to replace lost income. However, some people feel that their Social Security disability benefits are not enough to support themselves and their families while they are out of the workforce.
There are instances where people can still receive SSDI benefits after they return to work. This can be a complicated process, though, and it is important to consult with a Social Security disability lawyer in order to determine what is allowed and not allowed in this situation.
In some cases, there are special rules that enable an individual to go on a trial basis in regards to working again. These individuals are allotted a nine-month period where they are able to earn income as well as their disability benefits. Depending on the amount of their monthly income, their benefits could continue alongside their income for up to three calendar years.
If you have questions regarding working while receiving Social Security benefits, please contact the SSDI lawyers of Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C., by calling 215-238-1130 today.
Posted on Thursday, July 26th, 2012 at 1:39 pm
A recent study done by the Bureau of Labor Statistics has shown that only one-third of workers in the private industry are covered by long-term disability insurance.
Earlier studies performed by the government show that the average 20-year-old worker has nearly a 30 percent chance of becoming disabled before reaching retirement age. Despite this, many people still do not purchase long-term disability insurance if they do not receive enough coverage or if they are self-employed.
There are three different ways that you can receive disability coverage. First, you can receive long-term disability benefits through Social Security Disability Insurance. This is followed by the disability coverage that comes from your employer and is taken from a portion of the salary your earn. Finally, there is private insurance coverage which covers self-employed workers as well as some high-earning professionals.
If you or a loved one has been injured and needs disability benefits because you are now unable to work, contact the Philadelphia Social Security Disability Insurance lawyers of Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C., by calling 213-238-1130 today.
Posted on Friday, July 20th, 2012 at 1:46 pm
The Congressional Budget Office, or CBO, recently made a statement estimating that Social Security Disability Insurance benefits will increase nearly 71 percent in the next 10 years.
According to the CBO, the fund that supplies the disability benefits paid out $119 billion for nearly 8.3 million workers in 2011 alone. This amount is expected to jump to $204 billion over the next ten years because the number of disabled workers and their dependents receiving benefits is projected to increase to 12.3 million by the year 2022.
The budget committee also stated that the number of people applying for benefits has increased more quickly in the past few months than the amount of jobs that have been created. Officials stated that it is now more important than ever for officials to make sure that all disability claims are legitimate.
If you or a loved one has been permanently injured or is facing a long-term disability, you need experienced legal representation to help you secure the benefits that you need. Contact the the Philadelphia Social Security Disability Insurance lawyers of Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C., by calling 215-238-1130 today.
Posted on Wednesday, July 11th, 2012 at 9:29 pm
The month of July has been deemed National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. This month is focused on addressing the issues associated with mental illnesses, and raising awareness of different options for people with these disabilities.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 25 percent of adults in the United States are suffering from some form of a mental illness. Out of that percentage, only one third of those individuals actively seek treatment for their condition. The other two thirds are either uninformed or unable to receive help for their mental illness.
People who fall under the minority category, either ethnically or racially, are even less inclined to get help for their mental illness. This can be due to cultural beliefs or just a lack of information on the topic.
Social Security Disability Insurance is available for individuals with certain mental illnesses. These disability benefits can help people financially with their medical bills, and living expenses while they are coping with their illness. If you or someone you know has developed a mental illness, please contact the SSDI lawyers of Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C. by calling 215-238-1130 today.
Posted on Friday, July 6th, 2012 at 3:03 pm
According to a recent report by the Social Security Administration, the number of people who received federal disability payments in June surpassed the population of New York City.
The Census reports that the population of New York City is 8,244,910 people. In the month of June, there were 8,733,461 people earning federal disability payments. That number is up from 8,705,185 people that were on the disability list in May.
This increasing number indicates that there are fewer and fewer Americans earning an actual paycheck in the United States. On average there is 1 disabled worker for every 16.3 individuals employed in America.
If you have questions about the Social Security Disability Insurance process, please contact the Social Security Disability lawyers of Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C. by calling 215-238-1130 today.
Posted on Thursday, June 28th, 2012 at 1:55 pm
Social Security trustees made an announcement in April regarding the reduction of benefit cuts by the year 2033. This 25 percent cut would only be introduced into the mainstream if Congress does not change the course of Social Security before that time.
In that same report, statistics regarding Social Security Disability Insurance were revealed. This data showed that disability benefit recipients will see a large decline in their benefits much sooner than the overall program. In four years time, the disability benefits that are distributed to these individuals will decrease by approximately 21 percent.
The large reason that these disability benefits will be cut at a much faster rate than the other benefits is due to the number of claims that have recently been filed. In just the past three years alone, there have been approximately one million disability claims filed with the SSA. The unemployment rate is also directly correlated to the influx of disability claims in the nation.
It is important to understand the disability report process. If you have questions regarding your Social Security Disability Insurance claim, please contact the Social Security Disability Insurance lawyers of Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C. by calling 215-238-1130 today.
Posted on Friday, June 22nd, 2012 at 5:16 pm
Initial disability claims are often denied by the Social Security Administration for several different reasons. Those individuals who had their first claim denied have the chance to appeal that decision.
The appeal process for Social Security Disability Insurance is comprised of four levels. A person can choose to continue this process, in the hopes that a court at a higher level will deliver a positive outcome. Once a potential applicant receives the denial letter from the SSA, they have 60 days to file their appeal paperwork.
There are numerous factors that need to be considered when determining whether to appeal a disability insurance decision. It is important to understand the inner workings of the process before proceeding with the appeal.
If you have questions regarding the disability appeal process, please contact the Social Security Disability appeal lawyers of Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C. by calling 215-238-1130 today.