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Understanding the Social Security Disability Compassionate Allowances Program

Being unable to work because of an illness, injury, or disability can put you in a precarious financial situation. At Nappa, Monterosso & Poznansky, LLP, our Social Security Disability lawyers are dedicated to helping clients in the greater NYC area receive the benefits they need. Here, we explain the Social Security Disability Compassionate Allowances program …

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Understanding Work Credits for Social Security Disability

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a vital safety net that provides financial support to people who can’t work due to a disability. To qualify for SSDI benefits, applicants must meet certain eligibility criteria, and one of the key components is the accumulation of Social Security work credits. Understanding how many work credits you need …

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Social Security Disability Rules After Age 50

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is available to people with an illness or injury that impedes their ability to work. If you’re older and considering applying for this program, it’s important to know how Social Security Disability rules after age 50 differ from requirements for younger applicants. The Social Security disability attorneys at Nappa, Monterosso …

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Can You Collect SSDI and Workers’ Compensation at the Same Time?

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and New York workers’ compensation benefits can be collected at the same time. However, even if you qualify for both it’s important to understand that the benefits you receive from each program can be affected by the other. That’s why it’s vital to seek the counsel of an experienced SSDI …

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Can You Work While Receiving Social Security Disability?

If you’re considering getting a job while receiving Social Security Disability benefits, it’s important to understand the rules for working while on SSDI. Although the Social Security Administration (SSA) recognizes the importance of empowering people to reenter the workforce when possible, there are income limits and other conditions that can affect your SSDI benefits. Our …

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SSI vs. SSDI: What’s the Difference?

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are both federal programs that provide financial assistance to people with disabilities. While the aims of these programs are similar, they differ in their eligibility criteria, such as employment history requirements and other factors. At Nappa, Monterosso & Poznansky, LLP, our SSDI attorneys help injured …

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What Medical Conditions Qualify for Social Security Disability?

Suffering from a disability that interferes with your ability to work can be discouraging and stressful. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) may be an option to provide financial assistance, but there are strict criteria that must be met to qualify. If you’re considering applying for benefits or your claim has been denied, the Social Security …

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Are Mental Health Conditions Covered By SSDI?

Millions of people in the United States are affected by mental illness every day. Many suffer in silence, and their outward appearance doesn’t show how they feel inside, especially at work. At Nappa, Monterosso, & Poznansky, LLP, our team understands that the stigma surrounding mental health issues can prevent people from getting help. Our Social …

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How To Qualify for Retroactive SSDI Benefits

Applying for Social Security Disability benefits can be a lengthy, stressful process, especially when you receive an SSDI denial. Although it can take some time, some claimants may be eligible for retroactive SSDI payments. Understanding how these payments work and how to qualify for them is essential. Nappa, Monterosso & Poznansky, LLP, serves clients across …

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Social Security Disability Appeals: What to Do When Your Claim Is Denied

Being unable to work because of an illness or disability can be stressful and take a toll on your financial, physical, and mental health. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits can help ease the burden, but what happens if your SSDI claim is denied? There are steps you can take to appeal an SSDI denial. …

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