When the Social Security Administration (SSA) approves applicants for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits, it imposes a five-month waiting period between the onset of the applicant’s disability and when they can begin…

How will COVID-19 relief stimulus payments affect your government benefits? Weeks Law Firm provides a simple guide. The federal government is issuing stimulus payments this week, to help with the…

How do cities stack up for people with disabilities seeking the best place to live? Which provide the most accessible sidewalks, transportation, entertainment, and parks? Which score high for low-cost…

At the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Social Security Administration (SSA) closed all 1,200 of its field offices to in-person appointments, as well as suspended numerous other services.  One distressing result is…

In its first three weeks in office, President Biden’s administration reversed a range of high-profile Trump Administration regulations that affected disability rights – rules covering Medicaid, disability benefits and reviews,…

Social Security disability recipients will see an increase in benefit levels for 2021, although the rise will be the smallest in years due to the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. On…

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued final regulations covering tax-free savings accounts that allow people with disabilities and their families to save and pay for disability-related expenses without jeopardizing eligibility…

The way the government calculates inflation affects eligibility for numerous programs — ranging from Medicaid to Supplemental Security Income (SSI) to food stamps — that are relied on by people…

Dental care rarely gets attention as a disability rights issue, but numerous people with disabilities suffer from inadequate and inaccessible dental care. According to a 2012 study of more than 4,700 patients…

A proposal tucked into the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) 2020 budget, released March 18, is raising fears that people applying for government disability benefits will soon have their posts on Facebook, Twitter and…

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