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Social Security Beneficiaries: You May Get Your Biggest Raise in Six Years

August 4, 2017

After a puny raise in the Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) this year of only .3%, and no increase at all in 2016, the expected increase for 2018 is good news for those who rely on Social Security benefits. The trustees who oversee the Social Security’s finances are projecting a 2.2% increase for 2018, which

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Four Ways the President’s Budget Will Hurt the Disabled

July 18, 2017

Even though it is summertime, an icy wind is blowing in from Washington, D.C., for disabled Americans, as the federal budget season kicks off. President Trump’s proposed 2018 budget is titled, “The New Foundation for American Greatness”, but it may not be so great if you are one of the more than 56 million people

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Social Security Disability Benefits for Those Who are Self-Employed – How It Works

June 19, 2017

If you are self-employed — that is, you own your own business or you do freelance work – you may be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits, if — due to an injury or illness — you are no longer able to work. To qualify for Social Security benefits – like those for

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Disabled and Working? Don’t Get Into a Legal Jam.

May 16, 2017

Commentary by Tom Nash Recently, Nash attorney Dan Rosen and I took a call from a federal criminal defense attorney. He told us about his client, a woman who had received as much as $1,000 a month in Social Security disability benefits every month since 2009, and as a result, she also was eligible for

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