Posts Tagged ‘ssi’

Social Security Disability Benefits to Increase in 2015

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014

The Social Security Administration announced that Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits will increase 1.7 percent for 2015. This 1.7 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will start on December 31, 2014 for SSI beneficiaries and in January 2015 for SSDI beneficiaries.

James W. Nuebel
Florida Social Security Disability Attorney

How much back pay can you receive for Social Security disability?

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

If you are found disabled by the Social Security Administration for individuals and for disabled widow’s and widower’s the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits can not begin until five months after the claimant was determined to be disabled and disability can not be paid more than one year prior to the date the claim was filed.

There is not a five month waiting period for the benefits to begin for disabled adult child SSDI claimants but benefits can not be paid more than six months prior to the date the claim was filed.

For Supplemental Security Income (SSI) claimants the benefits can not be paid before the start of the month following the date the claim was filed.

James W. Nuebel
Florida Social Security Attorney

Social Security Disability Benefits

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

This article will provide some basic information regarding Social Security disability benefits. Claimants may receive benefits under Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and/or Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

If approved for SSDI benefits the amount an individual receives depends on how much the claimant has worked and earned in the past; for disabled widow’s and widower’s benefits the amount depends on how much the late spouse worked and earned in the past; for disabled adult child benefits the amount depends on how much the parent worked and earned in the past.

The benefits are fairly modest as the average SSDI benefit for a claimant is about $1,148 per month and for a family about $1,943 per month in 2014.

If approved for SSI benefits the maximum benefit is $721 per month in 2014 less any other income or if living with someone who does not charge rent. The average SSI benefit is about $509 per month for an individual.

James W. Nuebel
Florida Social Security Attorney

Consultative Examinations in Social Security Disabilty Claims

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

When you apply for Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) disability benefits, sometimes the Social Security Administration (SSA) may decide you need to have a consultative examination (CE) or tests with a medical doctor before they can determine if you qualify for disability benefits.

The Disability Determination Services (DDS) in your state reviews your disability claim, will schedule and pay for the medical examination or tests and will review this documentation along with all of your other information in your application in making a decision.

The doctor who sees you will only do an examination, will send a report to the DDS and will not treat you or prescribe medications for you.

The claimant will receive a letter from the SSA informing them whether they are disabled. If the claimant does not agree with the decision the letter will advise the claimant on how to appeal the decision. If the claim is denied and you do not already have an attorney representing you then you should hire an attorney to file any necessary appeals on your behalf.

James W. Nuebel
Orlando Social Security Attorney

Nuebel Law Firm Goals

Saturday, May 4th, 2013

My goal as an attorney at the Nuebel Law Firm is to represent SSDI and SSI disability claimants to the best of my ability, to successfully guide them through the Social Security Administration system and to prosecute and advocate on their behalf to protect their income rights.

By James W. Nuebel
Orlando Social Security Disability Attorney

Why Hire A Lawyer for Your Social Security Disability Claim?

Saturday, May 4th, 2013

When speaking with potential Social Security disability clients on why and when should they hire an attorney I advise them that they can handle everything on their own but the Social Security Administration’s own statistics prove that claimants who are represented by an attorney win SSDI and SSI disability benefits more often than claimants who represent themselves. I advise claimants to file the intial application (the Social Security Administration will assist you with this) and then hire an attorney or you can wait to see if you are denied before hiring an attorney. When denied you have 60 days to file an appeal and at this point you should definitely hire an attorney. Do not try to go it all alone- hire an experienced Social Security disability attorney.

By James W. Nuebel
Orlando Social Security Disability Attorney