Category: Civil law

Alcoholism and Disability: Falsehoods vs. Facts

One of the things we frequently hear from clients frustrated by the Social Security Disability system is that alcoholics are so easily awarded benefits based solely on their drinking problem. In fact, this has not been true for years. The criteria related to alcoholism changed in 1996, after Congress required SSA to remove alcoholism (along with drug […]
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They’re baaack — Social Security paper statements

In today’s online world, a recent announcement by the Social Security Administration that it would resume mailing paper earnings statements came as somewhat of a surprise. For those who don’t remember, these documents used to arrive in your mailbox annually, spelling out how much your monthly estimated Social Security benefits would be at retirement or […]
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