Category Archives: Social Security Disability

Social Security Administration Asks for Feedback


This week, the Social Security Administration announced that it will be gathering feedback from customers and stakeholders alike with the use of surveys, focus groups, user tests, and interviews. According to an article published by Nextgov.com, “In a notice set to be posted in the Federal Register June 9, the agency details how it aims to comply…

IRS Extends Deadline for Benefits Recipients Stimulus Checks for Children


The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently announced a deadline extension to May 5 for individuals currently receiving Social Security or veterans benefits to inform the agency of any children eligible for a $500 stimulus payment this year. According to an article published by Military Times, the IRS is planning on “launching a more formal public education campaign…

Social Security Recipients Have Until April 22 to Claim a $500 Stimulus Payment for Children


Persons who are currently receiving Veterans Disability or Social Security Disability benefits have until April 22 to inform the Internal Revenue Service of any children eligible for a $500 stimulus payments in order to receive the payment this year. According to an article published by Bloomberg.com, “The Internal Revenue Service has repeatedly said that people who get…

Social Security Administration Offers Remote Services During the Coronavirus Pandemic


Although the Social Security Administration has closed all its local offices, there are various ways to access Social Security services remotely that include online application for disability benefits, an online account with access to personal benefits information, and phone consultations. It is important to note that although offices are closed, Social Security benefits continue to…

SSDI Beneficiaries to Receive Cash from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act


Signed into law March 28, 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act is promising cash payments to Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) beneficiaries. The legislation also includes more than $300 million to aid the Social Security Administration (SSA) during the global health crisis. According to an article published by Yahoo Finance, “The amount of…

New Social Security Changes May Cut Off Benefits For Disabled Recipients


If enacted, new changes to federal disability assistance may mean many more case reviews and therefore case denials for current disability benefits recipients. According to an article published by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, “The federal government is accepting public comments on the proposal until the end of January. Under the proposal, millions of more reviews would…

New Social Security Disability Benefits Rules


For people with disabilities, the Trump Administration is proposing new rules that could potentially terminate benefits for thousands of people. According to an article published by Tennesean.com, the process is known as a “continuing disability review” and will require frequent administrative checks of individuals receiving Social Security disability payments. The proposed changes have caused some distress for advocates…

Wolf & Brown attorney and partner, Michael Brown attends NOSSCR 40th Anniversary Conference


Every year, The National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR) hosts a conference for Social Security disability attorneys and representatives from around the country. This year, Wolf & Brown attorney and partner Michael J. Brown, Esq. had the opportunity to attend the 40th Anniversary Conference held in New Orleans. “While at the conference and speaking with…

Military Retirees and Social Security Recipients Receive 2020 Pay Increase


In 2020 military retirees currently receiving benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs, federal retirees, and social security recipients will see a 1.6% increase in their monthly payments. According to an article published by Military.com, “The annual Cost Of Living Allowance (COLA) is smaller than the 2.8% increase from last year but in line with the historical increases…

Veterans to see a boost in cost-of-living in benefits


Starting in December, military retirees and veterans will see a 1.6 percent raise in their cost-of-living benefits payouts. According to an article published by Military Times, “Officials from the Social Security Administration announced the COLA boost [last week] Thursday, based on inflation and consumer spending calculations over the last few months. The increase will go into effect for…