CDL Social Security Disability Law Blog

Here’s How People Can Lose Social Security Benefits

Posted by Derek Cervoni on May 10, 2023 10:34:22 AM

Social Security is associated with retirees, but it also covers disabled people through Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and those with limited resources through Supplemental Security Income (SSI). 

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Topics: Social Security

Relief for SSI Disability Recipients: New Proposal to End Food Penalties Brings Hope To Thousands

Posted by Derek Cervoni on Mar 10, 2023 5:32:46 AM

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has recently proposed changes to the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program that would affect the benefits received by millions of disabled individuals in the United States. Currently, those receiving SSI are susceptible to having their monthly payments docked–as much as by one-third–if they have their food provided by an outside source, such as family members or neighbors.  

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Topics: SSI

How A New Government Act Can Help People With Disabilities Save For The Future–Without Risking Their Benefits

Posted by Derek Cervoni on Feb 24, 2023 2:09:00 AM

Since 2014, the ABLE (Achieving a Better Life Experience) Act has allowed people with disabilities to save for future expenses without jeopardizing their eligibility for vital government benefits like Medicaid or Social Security. However, it only applied to those who became disabled before turning 26 years old. 

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Topics: Disabilities

Beyond Retirement and Disability: 4 Little-Known Social Security Services

Posted by Derek Cervoni on Feb 8, 2023 2:03:51 AM

Social security is much more than just retirement benefits. In addition to providing monthly payouts and health care coverage to eligible recipients, social security also offers other services that are not widely known and often overlooked. We’ve gathered a few of the most helpful ones, and we’re sure you’re going to want to remember these for the future!

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Topics: Social Security

Can Family Members Receive SSDI Benefits?

Posted by Derek Cervoni on Dec 15, 2022 12:26:47 PM

If you have a medical condition that qualifies you to receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), it’s important to note that certain family members may also be able to receive monthly payments. This can go a long way toward alleviating the financial burdens or stresses faced by loved ones.  

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Topics: SSDI benefits

Will Social Security Benefits Increase in 2023?

Posted by Derek Cervoni on Nov 9, 2022 9:14:00 AM

As the cost of living goes up, we all start to worry about how we will afford necessities, much less luxuries. When you live on a fixed income, the struggle is even greater. For the millions of Americans whose income is based on Social Security benefits, the rising cost of living may cause worry that they won’t be able to survive on what comes in each month.

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Long Covid and Social Security Disability Insurance

Posted by Derek Cervoni on Oct 24, 2022 4:18:23 AM

In 2020, the world as we knew it came to a sudden standstill as a global pandemic rocked us all. Quarantine and social distancing rules became our new normal as we all learned to handle the virus that came to be known as COVID-19. 

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Topics: SSDI, Disabilities

New Proposal Aims to Streamline CHIP and Medicaid Process

Posted by Derek Cervoni on Oct 3, 2022 12:53:11 PM

Recently the Biden administration proposed a set of new regulations focused on the renewal and application processes for Medicaid, as well as other government programs. The main purpose of the new regulations is to make it easier for older adults, disabled people, and low-income children to enroll in these important programs. 

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Topics: Disabilities

Bill of Rights to Help People with Disabilities Enjoy an Easy and Comfortable Experience When Traveling by Air

Posted by Derek Cervoni on Jul 26, 2022 1:55:00 PM

July 26, 2022 - The U.S. Department of Transportation under the Biden administration is pleased to announce a brand new “Bill of Rights” designed to help people with disabilities enjoy an easy and comfortable experience when traveling by air.  

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Topics: Disabilities

Proud to Serve Disabled Americans During Disability Pride Month and Every Month

Posted by Derek Cervoni on Jul 5, 2022 9:14:12 AM

July is Disability Pride Month, a time to celebrate the accomplishments, contributions, and inclusion of people with disabilities. Here are two dates to remember this month: 

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Topics: SSDI