Can a Social Security decision can be reopened and revised based on new medical evidence?

  You may be wondering if a Social Security decision can be reopened and revised based on new medical evidence? This is a very good question and the attorneys at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin would be more than happy to provide the answer.  We have more than 150 years of combined experience handling Social Security Disability […]

If I am found disabled, how much Social Security back pay will I receive?

   How far back will Social Security pay benefits if I am found disabled? Back Pay refers to Social Security Disability benefits that you would have received had your disability claim been approved on the date you became disabled.  In the event your claim is approved, you will receive accrued benefits back to the date […]

What is a Social Security Grid or medical guideline?

    What are the Social Security Disability Grids or medical guidelines? The Social Security Administration recognizes that as you get older, it is more difficult to find a new job or learn a new skill.  Specifically, Social Security recognizes that employers are less likely to offer an entry level job to someone aged 50 […]

How to apply for your maximum Social Security benefit.

    What is the Social Security Disability application process and how do I get my maximum benefit? There are five stages through which you may have to go through in order to get your disability claim approved; however, it is possible to get approved at any stages which will result in you not having […]

What are the Social Security Administration exertion levels, such as sedentary work?

   The Social Security Administration classifies jobs into different exertion levels and sedentary work is the easiest.  You might have heard that somebody was denied because he was still able to do “light work.”  This article will help you have a better understanding as to what The Social Security Administration means when they use terms […]

What you should do if your Social Security disability payments are cut off.

  What should you do if your Social Security disability payments are cut off? If your Social Security Disability payments are cut off, you should appeal immediately. In fact, if you file an appeal within ten days of being notified that your benefits are being discontinued, you can request that your benefits continue while you […]

Are you wondering what list of impairments SSI will cover?

  What list of impairments will SSI cover? When evaluating your claim for Supplemental Security Income—or SSI—benefits, the Social Security Administration will consider if you have an impairment, in addition to considering your age, income, and other factors. For adults applying for SSI benefits, the Social Security Administration requires that you be at least eighteen […]

Social Security and Workers’ Compensation

Can I get Social Security and Workers’ Compensation at the same time? You can get workers’ compensation and Social Security Disability benefits at the same time, but there is an offset. This offset reduces your monthly Social Security Disability payment based on the amount of workers’ compensation benefits you’re being paid. In almost all cases, […]

Find out if your mental disability is considered disabling by Social Security.

Is your mental disability considered disabling by Social Security?   Symptoms of mental and neurological conditions are all considered potentially disabling by the Social Security Administration; however, it is the severity of those symptoms or conditions that determines if you qualify for benefits. If you have multiple conditions, the Social Security Administration is supposed to consider the combination […]

Find out if your child qualifies for SSI Income

    How to find out if your child or children qualify for Social Security Supplemental Income (“SSI”) This blog is for the parents, caregivers or representatives of children younger than age 18 that have disabilities which might make them eligible for Supplemental Security Income (“SSI”) payments.  If you are older than age 18 and are seeking SSI, […]