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SSI/SSDI Reconsiderations and Appeals in the Coronavirus Era

SSI/SSDI Reconsiderations and Appeals in the Coronavirus Era

COVID-19 has altered our lives in more ways that we can count. The Social Security Administration’s appeal and reconsideration process, which is usually a part of the benefits process, has changed as well. But for the most part, these changes are structural. Beneath...

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SSA Easy To Get Online – Not In Line

SSA Easy To Get Online – Not In Line

From the moment FDR signed the Social Security Act in 1935 until Christmas 2020, if you wanted your benefits letter, you most likely had to go to an office and wait in line. After your number was called and you got up to the window, you could end up being told that...

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Disabled Veteran & SSA Benefits? YES

Disabled Veteran & SSA Benefits? YES

I’m a Disabled Veteran. Can I Get Both Social Security and Veterans’ Administration Benefits? Absolutely, yes. The Social Security Administration and VA might be part of the same federal government. But they are different agencies with different rules. In fact, in...

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SSD/SSI Disability Updating Is Easier Now

SSD/SSI Disability Updating Is Easier Now

At Heermans Disability Law Firm, we help clients with the application and appeal process for SSDI and SSI benefits. Having a lawyer for social security disability appeal hearings can be a deciding factor in whether your claim is approved or not and can be your best...

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2020 Honors for Social Security Commissioner

2020 Honors for Social Security Commissioner

2020 has been a year of breaking news—articles flood your news feed every day and in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic and nonstop political changes, some smaller stories (and even some pieces of good news) can go unnoticed. But that doesn’t mean they aren’t...

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IRS Issues Updated ABLE Account Guidelines

IRS Issues Updated ABLE Account Guidelines

A recent rules change makes it easier for disabled individuals younger than 26 to open and maintain a tax-deferred Achieving a Better Life Experience account. Congress authorized these accounts in 2014. The Service proposed enabling regulations in 2015, and revised...

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Yes, Mental Disabilities Qualify for SSD Benefits

Yes, Mental Disabilities Qualify for SSD Benefits

The month of May was Mental Health Month. Since 1949, Mental Health America and their affiliates across the country have led the observance of May is Mental Health Month by reaching millions of people through the media, local events and screenings. Increased awareness...

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Top Ten Ways to Volunteer in Your Community

Top Ten Ways to Volunteer in Your Community

The financial effects of a disability are often devastating. In many situations, the emotional effects of disability are even worse. Many people who are unable to work feel like they are burdening their family. Additionally, for many people, their job is their...

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