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Social Security Disability

Is There a Waiting Period for Disability Benefits in Colorado?

March 23, 2020 by Katie McClure

Couple waiting for approval of disability claims.

If you suffer from a disability, you may qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits (SSDI) benefits. Unfortunately, the Social Security Administration does not always provide these benefits right away. Instead, applicants can expect to go through two waiting periods: …

How is Evidence Considered in a Social Security Disability Case?

October 23, 2019 by Kristina Vasold

Injured man securing xray results of his injured leg as evidence for social security disability.

The Social Security Administration makes its decision based on medical evidence such as medical testing, lab findings and treatment records, so it is very important for someone who is applying or has a pending Social Security Disability benefits case to…

Social Security States I Do Not Have Enough Work Credits.

August 14, 2019 by Kristina Vasold

Lawyer working hard at his office.

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is the benefit that you pay into Social Security while you are working. You have to earn and pay Social Security taxes on a minimum amount of covered work to qualify for SSDI, and this…

Biestek v. Berryhill What’s The Decision?

April 12, 2019 by Kristina Vasold

Woman in wheelchair reading her social disability benefits claim.

On April 1, 2019, the Supreme Court made a decision on Biestek v. Berryhill a case that concerns Social Security Disability benefits. To be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits, a person has to meet the Social Security Administration’s definition…

Social Security Today

February 20, 2014 by The Sawaya Law Firm

An article in Aging Today, as published in the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR), December, 2013, Vol. 35, No. 12 serves as an excellent example of why protections for older American adults afforded by Medicare, Medicaid and…

Seeking Medicare Benefits

September 27, 2013 by The Sawaya Law Firm

As a part of the Affordable Care Act, the open enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace starts October 1, 2013. Medicare is not part of the Health Insurance Marketplace and enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace will not affect Medicare…

Serving Those Who Have Served Us

September 20, 2013 by The Sawaya Law Firm

Veterans have served us and we have the responsibility to serve them. The Sawaya Law Firm has extensive experience representing people seeking veteran disability benefits. Veterans must first file a claim by visiting The Department of Veterans Affairs at…

Should I Apply for Social Security Disability?

July 25, 2012 by The Sawaya Law Firm

A frequent question we get from the public is, ‘Should I apply for Disability?’ or ‘How do I know if I qualify for disability benefits from the Social Security Administration?’ This is a good question as many who believe that…

Were You Denied Social Security Disability Benefits?

May 9, 2012 by The Sawaya Law Firm

Most applications for Social Security disability benefits are denied. Social Security Claims are denied even if you have a good case. In fact, over 60 percent of claims are denied at the initial stage. This could be for a variety…

Appeal Levels for Social Security Disability Benefits

May 2, 2012 by The Sawaya Law Firm

Generally, there are four levels of appeal for Social Security Disability. They are: Reconsideration. Hearing by an administrative law judge. Review by the Appeals Council and Federal Court review. Reconsideration of Social Security Disability A reconsideration is a complete review…

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