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M&N Represents Clients in Virtual Hearings with the SSA to Help Clients Obtain Disability Benefits

The Social Security Administration’s 1,230 offices have been closed to the public for almost two years due to the pandemic. While people can still access the Social Security Administration through their website or by contacting a local office by phone, the closing of their physical offices created challenges for the 43 million benefit recipients who …

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Navigating Social Security as Offices Remain Closed

The following information is provided by the Social Security Administration (SSA): Due to the continued threat of COVID-19, the Social Security Administration offices will not meet the proposed January 3, 2022, reentry date. It is currently unknown when the Social Security Administration offices will be open to the public. In the meantime, Social Security applications …

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Long COVID is Now a Disability Under the ADA, Section 504, and Section 1557

For those who have been diagnosed with COVID-19, most are finding that their symptoms are resolving after a few weeks. However, for a select group who have tested positive for COVID-19, significant symptoms have lingered and not resolved. This condition is known as “long Covid.” The American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation estimates that …

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The SSA Announces an 8.7% Cost-of-Living increase in 2023, Highest Increase in 40 Years

Earlier this morning, the Social Security Administration (SSA) announced a Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) for 2023. Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients will see an 8.7% increase in their benefits. Prior to 2022, COLA increases had been around 1-1.3%. Last year saw a major increase of 5.4%, but this year’s adjustment is the highest …

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Does COVID-19 financial assistance affect my Supplemental Security Income (SSI) eligibility or payment?

The following information is provided by the Social Security Administration: We determined that, under our rules, COVID-related financial assistance would not affect eligibility for SSI or the monthly SSI payment amount. Specifically, we do not count the financial assistance listed below against your eligibility or payment amount. We are reviewing SSI claims and other SSI records going …

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What Are the 10 Most Common Social Security Disabilities in Rhode Island?

Residents of Rhode Island who are unable to work due to a physical injury or mental health condition may be eligible to receive monthly Social Security disability (SSD) benefits. However, since the majority of Social Security disability applicants are initially denied, those applying may wonder if their injury or illness qualifies them for benefits. One …

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What Percentage of Disability Appeals Are Approved In Rhode Island?

You may take weeks gathering all the proper paperwork then submitting all the required medical records and doctor’s notes. From there, you may spend even longer anxiously waiting to hear back from the Social Security Administration (SSA) Office. Will your application be approved or denied? Unfortunately for disabled individuals, the denials outnumber the approvals. Each …

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Is It Better to Have a Lawyer For Disability Claims Than Not?

If you are coping with a debilitating illness, disability, or injury, it can be a daily struggle. A serious impairment can happen unexpectedly as the result of an unfortunate accident. If this is true for you, it may have come as a shock, leaving you needing to rearrange your life and adjust to your new …

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Social Security Benefits Will Increase 1.3 Percent in 2021 Based on Cost-of-Living Adjustment

The following message is from the Social Security Administration on 10/13/2020: Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for approximately 70 million Americans will increase 1.3 percent in 2021, the Social Security Administration announced today. The 1.3 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will begin with benefits payable to more than 64 million Social Security beneficiaries …

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M&N Carries Social Security Case All the Way to the Federal Courts

According to the Disability Benefits Center, less than one percent of Social Security applicants pursue their case in the Federal District Court, but nothing stands in the way of Marasco & Nesselbush’s determination. Our Social Security disability team led by Attorney Noah Zimmerman tried our client’s case all the way to the Federal District Court …

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