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  • 18 Aug 2017
  • James Mitchell
Paying Taxes on Your Social Security Benefits

Social Security benefits are meant to be a safety net as you retire. For many people, their monthly benefits amount is not just a nice supplement, but an absolute necessity. And yet, some beneficiaries actually see their monthly amount lessen due to taxes. These taxes were put into place to — ironically — help social […]

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  • 11 Aug 2017
  • James Mitchell
Social Security and the Death Benefit

If a spouse or parent dies, it is a difficult time for everyone. In addition to the grief, there are also financial implications that you may not want to think about. It is possible to receive some financial assistance during this time from the Social Security Administration. This is known as the Social Security one-time […]

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  • 29 Jun 2017
  • James Mitchell
How Do I File A Child Social Security Disability Claim?

Facing the reality of the medical issues borne by our children wears on parents. And, the impact of disabling conditions on their lives and ours prove difficult, if not impossible, some days. Filing a child Social Security disability claim relieves some of the stress.   The Social Security Administration (SSA) sympathizes with the emotional and […]

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  • 28 Jun 2017
  • James Mitchell
Improving the Success of Your Social Security Disability Claim

When filing a Social Security disability claim, the need for financial help is often immediate or at least imminent. While the option to appeal is within your right, the time to do so delays benefit payments. And, this proves difficult in an already challenging time. Fortunately, a few key tips improve your chances of receiving […]

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  • 22 Jun 2017
  • James Mitchell
Social Security Disability Programs

If you can no longer work because you have suffered a severe injury or have a serious illness, you can receive financial assistance through a variety of programs that are offered through the Social Security Administration (SSA). Below is a brief overview of the programs you may be eligible for. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Supplemental […]

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  • 16 Jun 2017
  • James Mitchell
The Benefits of Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer

When you have been in a car accident, many thoughts can immediately start running through your head. If the accident has caused your any type of injury and was not your fault, you may need the assistance of a personal injury lawyer. Although that may seem like an extreme step, it is often the best […]

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  • 25 May 2017
  • James Mitchell
Are You at Risk for Your Disability Payments to Stop?

According to the Social Security Administration (SSA), two things can cause your disability payments to stop.   The first thing that can cause your disability payments to stop is if you are working at a level that the SSA deems “substantial.” Stay aware of the current guidelines that determine substantial income from being employed. For […]

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  • 24 May 2017
  • James Mitchell
How to Calculate Damages with Permanent Injuries

Costs associated with personal injury claims are clearly defined. For example, you acquire specific costs for medical treatment, lost wages, and out-of-pocket expenses if you suffer a broken arm or leg in an automobile accident.   Determining pain and suffering compensation with permanent injuries is a more serious and complicated scenario. It is always challenging […]

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  • 19 May 2017
  • James Mitchell
A Brief Overview of Disability Determination Services

Although applications are first given to a representative of the Social Security Administration (SSA),that is not where the ultimate decision is made regarding a disability claim. They pass it on to Disability Determination Services (DDS) for the next step of the process. DDS is a state agency that decides the fate of all initial disability […]

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  • 17 May 2017
  • James Mitchell
Avoid These Mistakes When Applying for Disability Insurance

The process of filing for disability is incredibly involved and complicated. The first mistake you want to avoid is taking on the task without help. The requirements of what is needed to qualify are something most people just don’t know. Just as you need help when filing complex tax returns, professional help is available and […]

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