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Social Security offices will stay open later

by Patrick Spencer January 28, 2015
Is Social Security open or closed?

Social Security offices nationwide will stay open later, starting March 16, 2015. They will be open for an additional hour on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. On those days they will be open from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. But these offices will continue to close to the public at noon every Wednesday. They close early […]

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Social Security Disability Fraud Alert

by Patrick Spencer November 20, 2014
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The Inspector General for the Social Security Administration, issued a warning about a text phishing scheme. Several people have received suspicious text messages, requesting them to call a telephone number for information about their Social Security disability benefit claims. According to these reports, individuals posing as Government officials have sent texts to several Social Security disability […]

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Ask A Lawyer: Medicare and Social Security Disability

by Patrick Spencer June 27, 2012
Ask a lawyer about Medicare and disability

Q: Is there a way that Medicare should be picking up medical bills from the time an application is sent for review to the time one can be approved for Medicare? A: Once you are approved for Social Security disability benefits, you do become eligible for Medicare. But you, like most people, will have to […]

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Ask a Lawyer: Can I receive SSDI for my new disabilities without interfering with my current payments?

by Patrick Spencer June 16, 2011

Q: Can I receive SSDI for my new disabilities without interfering with my current payments? I am currently receiving SSDI for Bipolar disorder, and have been for about 6 years now. My question is: about three years ago I was diagnosed with bone spurs and osteoarthritis in my spine, and just recently diagnosed with diverticulitis. I was wondering […]

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No More Paper Checks for Disability Recipients

by Patrick Spencer September 9, 2010
Paper check from Social Security

Currently, Social Security recipients can receive their benefits either by direct deposit or paper check. But there is a change coming in the near future that you should be aware of. If you apply for Social Security disability benefits on or after March 1, 2011 you will be required to sign up for direct deposit […]

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