Chicago Social Security Disability Blog

Chicago Social Security Disability Blog
Nash Disability Law keeps you connected to the latest news and information on Social Security Disability.

Don’t Let the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Torpedo Your Disability Benefits

March 18, 2019

Information from Nash Disability Law Attorney Dan Rosen If EITC sounds like one of those alphabet soup abbreviations created by the government, you’re not wrong. EITC stands for Earned Income Tax Credit and it is part of the U.S. tax code. In a moment we will tell you how it can affect you if you

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Ignore the Scare Tactics about Social Security

March 14, 2019

Perspective from Tom Nash One of the most pervasive myths in society today is that Social Security is doomed. According to a Gallup survey, more than half of Americans in 2015 didn’t think they would ever collect Social Security benefits. For individuals under 30 years old, that percentage jumped to 64 percent. At the same

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Will Congress Expand Social Security Benefits?

March 11, 2019

For the first time in almost a half a century, Congress is set to hold hearings on expanding Social Security benefits. The House of Representatives is also looking at improving Medicare, and some elected officials advocate expanding that program to cover all Americans. In January, Representative John Larson (D-CT) introduced a bill called the Social

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Question of the Month: “What does the vocational expert do at my disability hearing?”

March 4, 2019

The testimony of a vocational expert at your Social Security disability hearing may have an impact on whether or not you will be awarded disability benefits. A vocational expert (VE) is a paid expert witness hired by the Social Security Administration and will be present at almost every adult disability hearing. The Administrative Law Judge

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