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How long do social security disability benefits last?

How Long Do Social Security Disability Benefits Last?

Great! You have now been awarded social security disability benefits. But how long can you receive these benefits? No award of benefits can truly be considered “permanent”. All disability insurance benefits (except Supplemental Security Income) end at your full retirement age and simply convert to your retirement benefit, which is equivalent to your disability benefit…
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Social security survivor benefits

Social Security Survivor Benefits for Widows, Children, & Parents

The Social Security Act provides benefits for some survivors of a deceased insured worker. To be insured a person must have 40 quarters (10 years) of earnings credits if age 31 or above (there are different requirements under age 31). Survivors’ benefits may be payable to surviving widow or widower, child, mother or father, or…
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What is erisa

What Is ERISA? How it Works, and How it Affects Long-Term Disability Claims

Whether you have an individual policy or an ERISA disability plan, you need competent legal guidance when you start your claim, not when you find yourself going to court. At that point, it’s often too little, too late. An attorney can be essential in gathering the evidence necessary to prove your claim. You will need…
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2023 va disability increase

How Much Will VA Disability Rates Be In 2023?

Due to nationwide inflation, VA compensation rates will dramatically increase in 2023. The final VA disability COLA will be determined by the average of the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) for the 3rd quarter (July, August, and September 2022). According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), “The…
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Denied social security disability claims

Why Do Social Security Disability Claims Get Denied?

Trying to navigate your way through the disability claims process can be frustrating. The following information is offered to help you decide whether you have a claim to make and to assist you if your claim has been denied. You will find it very helpful to have legal assistance to help you navigate your way…
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