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Understanding FICA Taxes and How They Affect You

One of the dominating parts of our working life is paying taxes, and part of those taxes are governed by the Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA). FICA is a federal payroll tax that applies to both employees and employers that funds benefits for retirees, disabilities and the children of people that have passed away. FICA also funds the Medicare health…

How to Apply for Disability in New York

If you live in the state of New York and are unable to work due to a severe illness or injury, you may be eligible for disability benefits. If you believe you fall into this category, follow the guidelines below to begin the application process. Determine Your Eligibility To be eligible for disability benefits, you must have a medical condition…

Slow Going With Your SSD Claim? Get Help From a Congressperson To Expedite Your Disability Claim!

When you are rendered partially or fully disabled by a serious illness or injury, your life can go through some dramatic and alarming changes. Going to work every day is no longer an option. Earning a living is not something you can do anymore, and you need to make sure that you get the treatment and medical care that you…

What Can Increase a Disability Check?

If you’ve been comparing notes with friends, and you’ve found out their disability check is higher than yours, maybe that realization has left you scratching your head as to why. Here are some tips on how the Social Security Administration (SSA) calculates your check and what you can do to maximize your benefit. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSD) is based…

If I Qualify for SSD Disability, Will I Be Able To Get Food Stamps?

Navigating different types of government benefits is tough, and sometimes, it can be hard to tell whether you qualify for one type of program or another — many ask for different criteria, and some are administered by states while others by the federal government. One common point of confusion is between Social Security disability benefits and food stamps, which are…

What do Medical Conditions qualify for SSI and SSD Benefits?

Social Security Insurance (SSI) benefits can be quite helpful for anyone who can no longer work because of a serious illness or injury. However, to qualify for these benefits, you must meet certain medical requirements that have been established by the Social Security Administration (SSA). The following information provides a brief overview of the medical requirements for SSI. The Duration…

Overview of Filing a Social Security Insurance Appeal

While a denial of benefits is discouraging, this letter does not mean the end of hope. Filing a Social Security insurance appeal gives you another shot at an approval. And, backpay guidelines ensure you receive the money you are due. Social Security insurance appeal lawyers provide advocacy and a voice for you. This support is a welcome relief in a…