April is National Social Security Month!

April is National Social Security Month!  The Social Security website has provided five steps to assist in your financial security. Step One: Allows you to get to know your Social Security and explains how Social Security is more than just retirement benefits. Step Two: Allows you to review and verify… Read More

The Health Benefits of Regular Exercise

What is a simple way to feel better, have more energy and perhaps live a longer life? Exercise. The many health benefits of regular exercise are hard to ignore. Read on to discover the ways regular physical activity can improve your health and life. Exercise can help you control your… Read More

Federal Insurance Contributions Act

I often hear my Social Security Disability (SSD) clients say “I never thought I would be one of those people that need money from the government” or “I’m not looking for a handout”.  When I hear this, I remind them that SSD is not a handout.  In fact, it is… Read More

Consultative Examinations (CE’s)

The majority of people that apply for Social Security Disability (“SSD”) or Supplemental Security Income (“SSI”) benefits will be scheduled to attend medical examinations known as Consultative Examinations or “CE” exams during the processing of their claim. The CE exam will be scheduled by the State Bureau of Disability Determination… Read More

SSD and SSI Financial Qualifications

Earlier this year, Social Security announced that there would be a 1.5% Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) for Social Security Disability (SSD) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. The COLA adjustment raised the income qualifications for these federal benefit programs. Although beneficiaries would have liked to see a higher percentage… Read More

Establishing Medical Treatment Records For Your Social Security Disability Case

If you are thinking about applying for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or you are waiting for a hearing before a Social Security judge, you should be receiving regular medical treatment for all of your disabling conditions. This means that you should be seeing your… Read More

Banks Law on Greenberg News – WNJC 1360 AM

The Banks Law Team makes an appearance on Greenberg News to talk Workers’ Compensation and Social Security Disability. Listen below. Learn more about Greenberg News. Read More

Disabled and without Health Insurance?

If you find that you are unable to work due to disabling conditions and are unable to pay for doctors’ visits or medications due to lack of health insurance, there are still some things you can do to get extremely low cost health insurance. If your income and assets are… Read More

How the SSA Determines Disability Claims

For all people applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSD) and Supplemental Security Insurance (SSI) benefits, the definition of disability is the same. The Social Security Administration defines disability as “the inability to engage in any substantial gainful activity by reason of a medically determinable physical or mental impairment which… Read More

Preparing Your Social Security Disability Application

A carefully prepared SSD/SSI application will increase your chances of being approved for disability benefits or supplemental security income. Even if you are not approved after the initial application, the information gathered will be beneficial to your appeal because you will already have the proper information needed to prepare for… Read More