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Can I Get Disability For Lupus?

What is lupus? Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) is an enduring autoimmune disease that can affect multiple parts of the body, from joints, to organs, to even the skin. The condition can result in constant severe fatigue, among other symptoms accompanying debilitating pain, which can cause the ailing individual to be unable to work or carry […]

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Can I Get Disability For Rheumatoid Arthritis?

What is rheumatoid arthritis? Rheumatoid Arthritis is an autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks the joints. This causes inflammation that can damage joints and organs. The Social Security Administration (SSA) categorizes rheumatoid arthritis as an immune system disorder for evaluation of suitability for disability benefits. The SSA describes inflammatory arthritis as […]

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The Fair Credit Reporting Act and Your Rights

The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) is a law, passed in 1970, that regulates the collection and use of information about consumers, including credit information. The FCRA imposes restrictions on the behavior of Consumer Reporting Agencies, also known as Credit Reporting Agencies. In addition, the FCRA gives consumers a broad range of rights, including the right […]

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What are SSI and SSDI and How Are They Different?

Social Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) are often confused for one another. This confusion is understandable given the similar initials of the programs. However, there are significant differences between the two programs, including how one qualifies to become a recipient and how the benefits are calculated. Social Security Income (SSI) What […]

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The Fair Debt Collections Practices Act & Your Rights

The Fair Debt Collections Practices Act (FDCPA) is a federal law that protects consumers from abusive practices by third-party debt collectors and collections agencies. The FDCPA requires that debt collectors refrain from certain behaviors, such as calling consumers who are represented by an attorney, calling at inconvenient times, and disclosing debts to those who are not […]

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A News Update from Kenneth Hiller on Social Security Disability Claims

Our offices have worked with thousands of clients throughout New York and we wanted to highlight a recent report that discussed trends in social security disability cases. We want individuals to be informed when beginning a claim, and our record of results demonstrates that we know how to navigate these sometimes stressful processes. Let us […]

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Cost of living adjustment projected to be low, again

While the Social Security Administration has not yet determined the cost of living adjustment (COLA) for beneficiaries in 2014, this has not stopped some from guessing what it will be. According to a recent analysis by The Associated Press, the upcoming cost of living adjustment is set to be rather small, roughly 1.5 percent, following […]

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