Author Archives: Jay Butchko
Will My SSDI Benefit Amount Go Up If My Disability Worsens?
If you are already receiving payments through the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program and your injury or disabling illness worsens, should you anticipate that the benefit amount you are receiving will increase? And do you need to report the worsening of the condition to the Social Security Administration (SSA)? This is a common… Read More »
Should I Plan For SSDI Benefits To Be Taxed?
Many people who have become disabled and are applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits want to know more about whether they can expect to keep the full amount of the payments they receive, or whether other types of benefits could reduce those payments or whether those payments will be taxed. It is… Read More »
Student Loans And Bankruptcy: What To Know About The New Process
Did you know that the process for having student loans discharged in bankruptcy has changed? This is extremely important information for any debtors in Florida who are struggling with student loans and are considering the possibility of bankruptcy. As you might already know, student loans have been difficult to discharge in bankruptcy in the… Read More »
What Is The General Disability Application Process?
When you have been diagnosed with a disabling disease or have experienced a disabling injury, you are likely beginning to think about seeking disability benefits. Depending upon your situation, you are likely considering applying for benefits through the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program or through the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program. In some… Read More »
Will My Age Affect My SSDI Application?
If you were recently injured, or if you were recently diagnosed with a medical condition that has left you disabled, you should be learning more about the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program and your eligibility for benefits. You should know that SSDI benefits are administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA), and there… Read More »
What Is Reconsideration?
When you believe that you meet the requirements for receiving Social Security Disability Insurance benefits, or SSDI benefits, and then you receive a notice that you have been denied, you will likely come across information about “reconsideration,” or making a “request for reconsideration.” While the goal when applying for SSDI benefits is to have… Read More »
What To Know About Bankruptcy And Foreclosure
If you are considering the possibility of personal bankruptcy in Florida, or if your home is at risk of foreclosure, some initial research into either topic might lead you to realize that bankruptcy and foreclosure are frequently discussed in conjunction with one another. You might be wondering: is there a direct relationship between bankruptcy… Read More »
When Do I Need To Appeal An SSDI Claim In Court?
When you apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits and are denied, you should immediately begin thinking about an appeal and taking steps to appeal the Social Security Administration’s (SSA’s) decision. Certainly, the best initial course of action when seeking SSDI benefits is to begin working with a national disability benefits attorney as… Read More »
Bipolar Disorder And SSDI Benefits: 5 Things To Know
Many people who receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) payments are eligible due to a disabling mental condition or disorder. While a common assumption is that a disability involves a physically disabling condition, it is critical for anyone receiving or seeking benefits to know that the Social Security Administration (SSA) definition of a disability… Read More »
Children And Social Security Disability
If you have a disabled child, can your child be eligible to receive disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA)? The answer to that question will depend upon a number of different factors, including your child’s age, your family’s income and assets, and whether or not you or your child’s other parent currently… Read More »