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Does Funding for Social Security Disability Benefits Face an Uncertain Future?

If you or a loved one currently receives Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, you may be concerned about the future of the Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) fund. In a report, "Projected Future Course for SSA Disability Programs," the Social Security Administration (SSA) states that the fund is heading towards insolvency by 2027. Scheduled revenue from...

Tips to File for SSD Benefits

Do you have a disabling injury, terminal illness or medical condition that prevents you from working for at least the next 12 months? If so, you may be eligible to file a claim for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. Assuming you meet the eligibility requirements, you will need to provide accurate and complete information about...

Anniversary of the Social Security Act of 1935

On August 14, 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act and became the first United States president to advocate federal assistance for retirees and the unemployed. The act was drafted and signed in the midst of the New Deal, a series of programs enacted between 1933 and 1936 and in the years...

Attorney Bernie Layne Helping the Community - Covenant House

On June 24, 2013, my law partner, Bernie Layne, and I had the pleasure of presenting Covenant House with $11,500 in donations raised from trial lawyers around the State. Covenant House is a community-based organization, physically located in Charleston, West Virginia, with the following mission: Covenant House is dedicated to social justice through our efforts...

Fighting For SS Benefits | Classic David vs. Goliath Story

If you have recently filed a claim for Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income benefits, you probably already know that your opponent is bigger, stronger, and wealthier than you are. In fact, some have compared your opponent to the biblical character, Goliath. Good thing for you, we all know how the story ends and...

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