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    What Is the Compassionate Allowance (CAL)

    By Kenton Koszdin on September 11, 2018
    In Disability Insurance

    The compassionate allowance, or CAL, may be able to get you the disability benefits you need much quicker. Not all conditions are approved for this allowance, but if yours is, you may want to speak to a disability lawyer sooner to help you with the application process. The application process can be easier depending on… Read More

    You would expect to be asked for medical records and job history when applying for Social Security benefits, and they do request that information. However, there is other information requested that may not seem vital to your case but can help it process much quicker. Most of the information is requested as a way of… Read More

    When you decide it’s time to apply for Social Security benefits after becoming disabled, it is important to know what you can do to prepare. This makes the process much easier on you, but it also helps to process your application much quicker. The SSA will require many vital pieces of information from you, and… Read More

    Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is vital to the American workforce for significant reasons. First and foremost, the program provides necessary financial support for disabled workers and their families. Almost half of the SSDI program’s recipients depend on SSDI for the majority of their income. Twenty percent receive almost all their income from the SSDI… Read More

    Social Security’s decision as to whether an individual is disabled is reached by first determining if an applicant can engage in “Substantial Gainful Activity” (SGA). The Social Security Administration (SSA) adjusts the amount of monthly earnings considered as “Substantial Gainful Activity” annually. Anyone who is unable to engage in substantial gainful activity is eligible to receive… Read More

    If you or someone you know has a genitourinary disorder resulting from certain conditions including, but not limited to, a kidney transplant, dialysis, or even anorexia, you may have a disability that meets the criteria established by the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) Listing of Impairments (the “Listings”). The Listing of Impairments lists impairments considered severe… Read More

    If you or someone you know has a genitourinary disorder resulting from a kidney transplant or chronic kidney disease, you may have a disability that meets the criteria established by the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) Listing of Impairments (the “Listings”). The Listing of Impairments lists impairments considered severe enough to prevent an individual from performing… Read More

    The Social Security Administration (SSA) typically calculates disability benefits using “average indexed monthly earnings (AIME),” defined as the sum of up to 35 years of a worker’s indexed earnings. A formula is applied to the AIME to compute the primary insurance amount (PIA), which determines the benefit amount paid to an individual applicant. Social Security… Read More

    Quick Disability Determination (QDD) is a process by which the Social Security Administration (SSA) expeditiously attempts to process claims for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), Supplemental Security Income (SSI). For those applicants that qualify, the Kenton Koszdin Law Office has the expertise and experience to provide the necessary representation and assistance throughout the entire Quick Disability… Read More

    President Eisenhower signed a bill amending the Social Security Act in 1956 into law on August 1, 1956. This bill provided monthly benefits to eligible disabled working individuals. The Social Security Act has been amended by Congress several times in the last sixty-plus years enacting legislation that has attempted to evolve with and meet the… Read More

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