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As part of your disability claim, you may receive a large amount of correspondence, requesting further information or documentation. These requests can become overwhelming as you attempt to understand what exactly is being asked of you. At Kenton Koszdin Law Office, we understand that getting it right the first time is of great importance to… Read More

When you apply for disability benefits there are forms you will need to fill out as part of the process. There is also a considerable amount of information describing the details and supporting documentation that you will need to supply in support of your application. A disability attorney can help you sort through the forms…. Read More

The Definition Of Disability

By Kenton Koszdin on September 4, 2018
In Disability Insurance

In 1954, the Congress established the first operating disability program under the Social Security Act. The 1954 amendments established a disability “freeze” for disabled workers—i.e., excluding a disabled worker’s periods of disability when calculating retirement benefits. The 1954 law defined disability as: Blindness, or The inability to engage in any substantial gainful activity by reason… 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 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 more that applicants for disability benefits know about how the Social Security Administration (SSA) considers and evaluates their type of disability, the more prepared they will be for the road ahead as the SSA considers benefit eligibility. As the claims process for disability benefits may not only be long and arduous, but complicated and… 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

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