Category → Social Security Disability

How does Social Security determine disability eligibility?

People apply for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits for a multitude of reasons, all centered around the fundamental need for monetary support during times of physical or mental incapacity. Disability can profoundly disrupt one’s ability to earn a living, threatening financial stability and independence. Without assistance, individuals grappling with disabilities might face insurmountable challenges in […]

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5 expert tips when filing for Social Security Disability

Are you considering filing for Social Security Disability benefits but feeling overwhelmed by the process? Navigating the complexities of the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) application can be challenging, but with the right guidance, you can significantly improve your chances of success. In this blog post, our Social Security Disability attorneys share five expert tips […]

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Social Security Disability payments increasing in 2024

If you or a loved one receive Social Security Disability benefits, you can expect an increase in monthly payments in 2024. To keep pace with inflation, the Social Security Administration (SSA) announced a 3.2% increase in payments starting January 2024. In this article, our Social Security Disability attorneys explain how the SSA determines the percent […]

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Work history and Social Security Disability eligibility: Here’s what you need to know

Securing Social Security Disability benefits involves a comprehensive evaluation of various factors, and one crucial aspect is an individual’s work history. Understanding how your work history affects your eligibility is essential for a successful disability claim. In this blog, we’ll delve into the significant role that work history plays in determining eligibility for Social Security […]

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Denied Veterans Disability? Here’s What to Do Next.

You’re a veteran. You served our country. And during your service, you were injured. Our government is responsible for ensuring you receive the financial support you need to compensate for your injury or disability. However, if you apply for Veterans Disability Benefits and are denied, you should not accept that decision. At Hoskins, Turco, Lloyd […]

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What changes are coming to Social Security Benefits in 2024?

In 2024, more than 71 million Americans will see a 3.2% increase in their Social Security Benefits and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments. On average, Social Security retirement benefits will increase by more than $50 per month starting in January. Last week, on October 12, 2023, the Social Security Administration (SSA) published its “Fact Sheet” […]

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Understanding eligibility requirements for SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance)

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a crucial government program designed to provide financial support to individuals who are unable to work due to a disability. This safety net offers a lifeline to those who may have paid into the Social Security system through payroll taxes but find themselves unable to work due to a […]

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Three reasons you were denied Social Security Disability

If you were denied Social Security Disability in Port St. Lucie, Fort Pierce, or Vero Beach, here’s why and what to do next. Applying for Social Security Disability benefits can be a lifeline for individuals facing physical or mental impairments that prevent them from working. However, it’s not uncommon for claims to be denied. In […]

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SSDI vs. SSI: What’s the difference between Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income?

There are two types of disability benefits provided by the Social Security Administration: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). The two programs are different and knowing which one you qualify for is important for ensuring you get the financial support you need. In this article, we cover SSDI vs. SSI to […]

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5 ways to recognize Social Security scams

Hundreds of people on the Treasure Coast are falling victim to Social Security scams Think you could spot a Social Security scam? Don’t be so sure. Throughout the Treasure Coast, people are falling for fake phone calls, texts and emails that appear to come from the Social Security Administration (SSA). Since the COVID-19 outbreak in […]

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