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3 Ways to Maximize Your Social Security Benefits

By Kenton Koszdin on August 19, 2020
In Blogs

1. Stay at work for at least 35+ years: Depending on who you ask, you may hear several different answers to the question of how long you should work before requesting access to your Social Security benefits. While the absolute minimum amount of time needed on the workforce before claiming benefits is 10 years, it’s… Read More

There are over 1 million people in the State of California today who receive Social Security Disability Benefits as a result of an injury or disability that prevents them from being able to work. These benefits are a saving grace for many people who would otherwise have lost their ability to maintain a source of… Read More

If you may be applying for SSDI, start gathering the necessary information as soon as possible after your injury or illness occurs.
Here are the 7 most important things you will need when applying for SSDI benefits

Social security benefits for disability can be hard to get. Statistics show that between 60% to 70% of claims are denied the first time. Here are the top five most commonly approved.

As of April 27, 2020, the SSA will not view the inability to speak English as an element when they assess whether a person should receive SSDI.

Arthritis and Social Security Disability

By Kenton Koszdin Law Office on January 29, 2020
In Social Security Disability

With the significant pain and joint swelling that can come with any type of arthritis, this disease can limit your ability to work and perform everyday activities.

If a person is partially disabled, are they eligible to collect Social Security Disability (SSDI) benefits?  No. You must be totally disabled in order to receive SSDI payments. The Social Security Administration (SSA) defines those who earn more than a certain monthly amount to be engaged in what it calls “substantially gainful activity.” For 2020, those monthly… Read More

Benefit programs like Workers’ Compensation and Social Security Disability may seem to offer the same benefit because they provide payments for those who are disabled. But these public programs have different benefits as well as different eligibility criteria.

Social Security Disability Benefits payments can be affected by income from other sources. Here are some guidelines to help you.

Applying for Social Security benefits can be a time consuming process. Military service members may be eligible for expedited processing.

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