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    In some cases, the Social Security Administration (SSA) may commence the payment of benefits sooner than usual. These payments are often made while a decision regarding benefit eligibility is pending. The SSA will make a one-time expedited payment of benefits when an applicant has a financial emergency. The SSA may make one emergency advance payment… Read More

    In certain circumstances, the Social Security Administration (SSA) may start paying applicants benefits before a final decision is made on their claim. The SSA may make an immediate payment to applicants who face a financial emergency. The immediate payment may not be more than $999.00. These payments may be made to both recipients of Supplemental… Read More

    In certain circumstances, the Social Security Administration (SSA) may commence the payment of benefits more quickly than usual. It is important to note that these payments may be made while a decision regarding benefit eligibility is pending. Payments may be expedited when an applicant is deemed to be presumptively blind or have a presumptive disability,… Read More

    A recent blog briefly discussed the Blue Book, which contains the criteria used by the Social Security Administration (SSA) in determining a claimant’s disability. The Blue Book determines if an applicant for disability benefits meets the statutory standard of disability. It also contains listings of impairments and the medical criteria necessary to establish them. The listings are divided… Read More

    About Social Security’s Blue Book

    By Kenton Koszdin on June 8, 2018
    In Disability Insurance

    The criteria used by the Social Security Administration (SSA) in determining a claimant’s disability is contained in a publication known as the “Blue Book.” This text officially titled Disability Evaluation Under Social Security, establishes if an applicant for disability benefits meets the statutory standard of disability. The Blue Book includes a list of impairments with detailed requirements for establishing… Read More

    Why should you consult with a disability attorney like Kenton Koszdin? Here is the second part of an article on some of the reasons applicants for disability benefits should consult with an experienced disability attorney: *An experienced disability attorney will review the viability of a disability case. Moving forward with an application for disability benefits… Read More

    It’s difficult enough recovering from a disability. Applicants still have the responsibility of supporting themselves and their family during recovery. The Kenton Koszdin Law Office exists to help individuals who are in this enormously stressful situation. The Kenton Koszdin Law Office provides experienced representation in all types of disability cases, including Social Security Disability and… Read More

    As I review a case file after the first client interview, I analyze two issues: what facts favor the approval of benefits and which provide grounds for the denial of benefits. The reasons or grounds for any denial of benefits is often within the control of the applicant and therefore capable of being avoided to… Read More

    An experienced disability attorney may offer assistance in identifying any information which is crucial to the approval of benefits. Many times the grounds for the approval of benefits are within the control of applicants. They have a strong case establishing their eligibility for disability benefits but because of a lack of compliance with required procedures,… Read More

    Receiving Medicare And SSI

    By Kenton Koszdin on May 30, 2018
    In Disability Insurance

    The application process that determines eligibility for Supplemental Security Disability Income (SSDI) isn’t simple and straightforward. Every application is different and therefore unique. Every applicant has different circumstances that affect or may be affected by an award of disability benefits. A benefit award may affect the status and eligibility of the receipt of other important… Read More

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