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    Disabled Adult Child (DAC) benefits are a type of Title II Social Security Disability benefit available to disabled individuals who are the adult children of Social Security beneficiaries who are unable to work due to their disabilities.

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    Setting the (Medical) Record Straight

    Setting the (Medical) Record Straight An applicant for Social Security Disability Benefits is chained to his medical records like a sailor is to his ship. And, as a sailor must work to keep all aspects of a vessel “ship shape,” an applicant for Social Security Disability Benefits is due to take steps to make his…

  • Questions About Your Social Security Case

    Who Are you Talking To About Your Social Security Case?

    Knowing who you are talking to, and what that person’s role in processing your application for Social Security Disability Benefits is, can be critical to a successful application. In this post, I will go over how the Social Security Administration initially collects the information that will be used to decide your eligibility for benefits prior…

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    Social Security Benefits to Increase in 2017

    On October 18, 2016, the Social Security Administration issued a Press Release advising that there will be a 0.3 percent cost-of-living-adjustment (COLA) increase for people currently receiving Social Security Benefits and Supplemental Security Income for 2017. The COLA was enacted by Congress in 1972 in order to set in place legislation to protect social security…

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    SSDI Turns 60 Years Old

    On August 1, 2016, the major federal program known as Social Security Disability Insurance (“SSDI”) turned 60 years old. The program was enacted by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1956. Since its enactment, this federal program has provided monetary assistance to millions of disabled workers and dependents. According to a recent statistic published by the…

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    Social Security Disability Benefits: Do You Have to Pay Taxes?

    Here at the Soloway Law Firm we are not tax attorneys, as such we do not give legal advice on what you should do with your taxes and the IRS. However, throughout my years representing social security claimants a common question that I get asked is “Do I have to pay taxes on Social Security…

  • What You Need to Know About Social Security Disability

    What You Need to Know About Social Security Disability

    In the United States, we have a system to protect people who due to illness or injury become unable to work. We call this system “Social Security”, and benefits can be paid out so long as the condition will last at least one year or result in death. Benefits come from our tax system, whereby…