Distinguishing between SSI & SSDI

  The Social Security Administration offers several types of benefits to disabled individuals including Supplemental Security Income -SSI, which is funded by general fund taxes, and Social Security Disability Insurance -SSDI, which is funded by payroll taxes. Both of these programs are similar in that they provide benefits to individuals with disabilities and are managed by the … Continued

Navigating SSA Form 3368

Form SSA 3368, which is also known as the Adult Disability Report Reform, is one of the most vital forms of filing for disability benefits. The Disability Determination Service (DDS) uses the form to review a person’s disability claim and ultimately make a decision about whether that individual is eligible for benefits. Whether the form … Continued

Social Security Disability Benefits for Children

Are there really benefits for children available through Social Security? Social Security. Most Americans associate those two words with the elderly or with disabled adults.  What few think of are benefits for children.  Yet, the unfortunate reality is that millions of children have disabilities and millions more have parents with life altering disabilities.  The good … Continued

Social Security Scammers Continue To Plead Guilty

What’s in store for Social Security scammers? A while back, our disability blog mentioned a massive Social Security disability scammers case. The scheme was led and carried out primarily by members of the FDNY and NYPD.  It is estimated that the scheme began in 1988 and, during its more than 25 years, defrauded the Social Security Administration … Continued

Social Security Disability For Epilepsy

How do I get Social Security Benefits for Epilepsy? Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that causes unprovoked seizures.  A diagnosis, according to the Mayo Clinic, requires at least two unprovoked seizures.  Approximately 180,000 new cases of epilepsy are diagnosed each year, and it is estimated that 1 in 100 individuals will suffer from an unprovoked … Continued

Disability Benefits for Same-Sex Couples

Can same-sex couples claim benefits for their spouses? At the Rocky Mountain Disability Law Group, we focus our practice on disability claims.  This means we have had the opportunity to work on a vast number of disability cases and address a wide variety of unique issues.  One question that comes up frequently in these cases … Continued

Social Security Disability Benefits for Mental Illness

Can I get Social Security benefits for a mental illness? It is more difficult to get Social Security disability (SSD) benefits for mental illness than it is for any physical ailments. This unfortunate reality is due to the nature of mental illness. Although apparent to the sufferer, a mental illness can be difficult for a … Continued

Same-Sex Couples Sue for VA Benefits

Can Same Sex Couples Get VA Benefits Under certain circumstances, spouses and children of disabled or deceased veterans are entitled to benefits.  Recently, an issue has arisen over what constitutes a “spouse” for benefits purposes.  More specifically, can a same-sex spouse claim benefits?  What about a same-sex domestic partner?  What impact does the state in … Continued

Veterans Benefits for Non-Service Connected Disabilities

Veterans Day and Service Connected Disabilities Did you know that the proper spelling of Veterans Day does not include an apostrophe?  The apostrophe is left off because it is a day that honors veterans, not one that belongs to them.  The Department of Veterans Affairs explains this common spelling error and number of other FAQs … Continued

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