Posted on Thursday, May 31st, 2012 at 3:26 pm
A report released last month by a Social Security trustee has revealed that the cash in the Social Security Disability trust fund is predicted to run out by 2016.
This prediction would affect approximately 11 million people who are dependent on disability benefits in order to stay above the poverty level. That number encompasses the Americans with disabilities as well as their spouses and children that they are supporting with the benefit checks.
The expectation that the cash will run out by 2016 is made up of several factors, including the poor economy, and the fact that the age associated with a high risk of injury is 50, the same age as the baby boomer generation.
It is important to understand if you are eligible for these benefits. Please contact the disability representation lawyers of Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C. by calling 215-238-1130 if you or someone you know has questions regarding the disability application process.
Posted on Monday, May 14th, 2012 at 10:05 pm
Awareness of Lou Gehrig’s disease is a major focus of the month of May. The technical term for this disorder is amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly abbreviated ALS.
This condition is typically fatal, as it is a neurodegenerative disorder that attacks the cells in the spinal cord and the brain. This debilitating disease is part of the Social Security Administration’s “Compassionate Allowances” program. This program was instated in order to speed up the disability process for individuals with severe disabilities.
People suffering from Lou Gehrig’s disease meet the criteria for this program, and they have the option to earn disability benefit checks at a faster rate. Each year in the United States, 5,600 people are diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease, and approximately 30,000 people are currently facing the progressive disease.
If you believe your medical condition is part of the Compassionate Allowances program, please contact the disability representation lawyers of Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C., by calling 215-238-1130 today.
Posted on Tuesday, June 28th, 2011 at 6:40 pm
9 U.S. Representatives and members of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Social Security wrote Social Security inspector general Patrick O’Carroll requesting an investigation into the way judges are determining if a person qualifies to receive social security disability insurance.
Specifically, the bipartisan letter recommends that O’Carroll initiate efforts in reviewing judges’ workloads and adherence to the SSA’s policies and the SSA’s management and review processes.
The letter read, “Over the years, the Social Security Administration has made great strides in tackling the hearings backlog, but it is essential that this progress adhere to the Agency’s policies and procedures while also demonstrating good stewardship of precious taxpayer dollars.”
To discuss the initial SSDI filing with an experienced and compassionate social security attorney, contact the Philadelphia initial SSDI filing assistance lawyers of Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C. at 215-238-1130 today.
Posted on Tuesday, June 14th, 2011 at 4:03 pm
Physical and mental disabilities can make it tough to get or keep a job and this means that you may have to file for Social Security disability benefits. This process can be extremely complicated and a person may need help to prove that they need these benefits.
Experienced representation can help you sift through the complicated rules and regulations in order to have your needs heard.
Many conditions may cause you to need disability benefits including arthritis, bipolar disorder, epilepsy, Asberger’s Syndrome, Multiple Sclerosis, heart conditions, carpal tunnel syndrome, Crohn’s disease, Chronic pain and more.
If you have been diagnosed with a disability and need help to secure benefits, contact the Philadelphia disability representation lawyers of Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C., by calling 610-667-7511 today.