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Social Security Disability Blog

Disability Decision Data and Percentage Chance of Winning in SSA Disability Claims  (August 2, 2021)

This chart shows the chances of success at the five major disability levels: initial, reconsideration, ALJ hearing, Appeals Council, and Federal Court. This represents general chances of winning, and is not divided into regions or law firm representation. More...

How Much Can You Work When on Disability  (August 2, 2021)

As many people know, you can work for pay when on Social Security disability. However, this work activity, no matter how limited, is highly scrutinized as evidence that you can work full-time. More...

The MMA Law Firm: Our Staff and Our Attorneys Are Our Biggest Assets  (August 2, 2021)

We at Margolius, Margolius and Associates are proud of our attorneys and staff. Our highly experienced attorneys are Rigel Ariza, Michelle DeBaltzo, Emily Gilbert, Markus Lyytinen, Michelle McFarland, Paul Newendorp, Jennifer Hanselman Regas, and, of course, Marcia and Andrew Margolius. More...

Average Wait Times for Social Security Hearings  (August 2, 2021)

A large problem with Social Security disability claims is the delay in getting SSA to decide cases. More...

Are Social Security Benefits Taxable?  (August 2, 2021)

Per tax experts at AARP, Social Security disability benefits may be taxable, "depending on two things: the type of disability benefit you get and your overall income." It depends, to some extent, on whether you receive SSI or SSD More...

News Relevant to Your Legal Issues  (August 2, 2021)

A semblance of normalcy is returning to litigation and legal issues throughout the country. Once dormant, litigation is slowly returning to a more normal status. More...

Long Term Disability Insurance Company Pushes for "Independent" Medical Exam  (July 30, 2021)

When individuals receive notice that their disability claim is suddenly being reviewed, and/or are being requested to attend an independent medical exam, confusion and fear sometimes occurs. More...

A message to Our Valuable Clients  (July 30, 2021)

Our law firm has been relying on telephone and internet during the pandemic as a vital means of communication between client and attorney. More...

Biden Fires Social Security Boss, a Trump Appointee, who Refused to Resign  (July 30, 2021)

President Joe Biden on July 9, 2021 fired the head of the Social Security Administration after the official, who was appointed by former President Donald Trump, refused to resign. More...

Litigation and Social Media  (July 30, 2021)

Many of our litigation clients get confronted with inquiries about social media in the litigation process. More...

A Focus on Our Wonderful Staff  (May 1, 2020)

It is hard to pick who to spotlight as we are surrounded by dedicated, hard working people. More...

Social Security Disability - Busting the Myths  (May 1, 2020)

If you have applied for disability, you’ll probably hear a lot from your family and friends about Social Security’s two programs for disabled Americans - Social Security Disability Insurance benefits (“SSDI”) and Supplemental Security Income benefits (“SSI”). But much of what you hear may not be correct - about how easy it is or other myths concerning disability is misleading. Since the best way to dispel the myths is with facts, we’ll discuss some of the common myths: More...

Easy Way to Register to Vote and Absentee Ballot Voting  (May 1, 2020)

Easy Way to Register to Vote and Absentee Ballot Voting Ohio makes it easy to register to vote and to also request to vote by mail (absentee ballot). Here are the easy steps to take. More...

Ohio House and Senate Fast-tracking Legislation on Employment Discrimination Changes and Lawsuit Immunity for Essential Worker  (May 1, 2020)

Work is needed to craft a more balanced bill, designed to meet its overall purposes but still protect consumers. More...

Social Security Administration during the Covid Crisis  (May 1, 2020)

Social Security is proceeding with its disability claims by telephone rather than in person. While hardly perfect, we have found this transition to be beneficial to our clientele. More...

Employment Law Issues in the Wake of the Covid Crisis  (May 1, 2020)

The big and difficult issue involves employees returning to a workplace but only with safe work conditions. More...

News in the Pandemic Era  (May 1, 2020)

Update May 2020 : Disability hearings continue to move forward albeit differently and at an unusual pace. Social Security hearings are being held by telephone and are usually limited to mornings. The Judges are managing these hearings well and have actually been relatively quick in getting out decisions. More...

Social Service Organizations Providing Assistance, Receiving Emergency Funding  (April 1, 2020)

Beyond the heroic actions of doctors, nurses, hospital workers,grocery store employees, many charitable organizations are recognizing this is the time to step up their game. More...

Food Pantries, Social Service Organizations Respond to Pandemic  (April 1, 2020)

As this virus hits our world, some segments of our society get hit harder. The unemployed and disabled are at the forefront. More...

Distribution of Economic Impact Checks and Program's Effect on Social Security Checks  (April 1, 2020)

You are likely entitled to a check from U.S. government. No action needed by most people at this time - IR-2020-61, March 30, 2020 More...

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