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Healthcare Insurance Under Siege…Again

October 16, 2017

In late August, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that it intends to cut federal funds that help Americans sign up for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Los Angeles Times reported that the agency “is cutting the advertising budget for the upcoming open enrollment period for individual insurance

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No Automatic Free Ride: Disability Income and Taxes

October 10, 2017

One of the great misconceptions we at Nash Disability Law run into all the time is the notion that Social Security disability benefits are automatically exempt from taxes. While we all would like for the burden of taxes to be lifted from our shoulders, disability beneficiaries may not be off the hook when it comes

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Avoiding Social Security Hearing “Gotchas”

September 14, 2017

Pitfalls, traps, “gotchas”—no matter what name you want to call them, we have seen all too many disability cases destroyed not by an applicant giving the wrong answer to a question at a Social Security disability hearing, but by the applicant giving an incomplete answer. Let us explain what we mean. During your hearing, the

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Busting Myths About Mental Disorders and Social Security Disability

August 10, 2017

Myth #1: Disability recipients do not deserve their benefits. If the current administration in Washington gets the budget they have proposed, more than $72 billion will be cut from the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs over the next ten years, which will clearly hurt the nation’s most at-risk population—those

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