After You’ve Been Approved

Do you get SSDI back pay for your child’s benefits when you get approved for Social Security disability?

by Patrick Spencer March 10, 2015
SSDI back pay and your children's benefits.

Yes, child’s benefits cover the same back-pay time-period as your SSDI benefits. For example, if you got 8 months of back-pay, your child would also get 8 months of back pay. Many people are not even aware that child’s benefits can be paid to the minor children of a disabled adult who gets Social Security benefits. These […]

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If you’ve lost your 1099 from SSA, you can get a quick replacement

by Patrick Spencer March 2, 2015
SSA-1099

Social Security sends out 1099s (SSA-1099) in January to everyone who gets Social Security benefits.   It shows the total amount of benefits paid in the previous year and is used for tax purposes. If you lose your 1099 or never got one, you can quickly and easily get a replacement SSA-1099. Go to your “my […]

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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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