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table and chairDifference Between a Disability Advocate and a Disability Lawyer

Most people begin looking for help obtaining disability benefits after their application has been denied. If you are one of these people you may come across websites using two terms that are easy to get confused, but mean two entirely different things. Confusion over the terms, advocate and lawyer, may actually be detrimental to your case!

The terms advocate and lawyer become extremely important when you choose to hire a professional advocate. There are literally dozens of companies and organizations that offer their services and use these terms.

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SSA-LogoSocial Security Disability Statistics for February 2016

Statistics provided by the Social Security Administration follow a couple months behind. Here is the latest information.

Number of people receiving Social Security disability benefits who are disabled, under age 65-     14,213,000 (includes children receiving SSI)

Receiving SSI only-        4,6234,000.

The average monthly benefit amount for a disabled worker was $1,022.34.  

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looking down the hallway inside of a jailIs Social Security Disability Fraud Bankrupting the System?

During 2015 we heard a lot about the Social Security disability fund going bankrupt. One of the mainstays of the “doom” crowd is their claim of rampant fraud wiping out the fund which leads to the question, “How rampant is SSDI fraud?” Let’s take an unbiased look at this question.

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lady laughingNational Humor Month

April is chock full of fun from the very first day, April Fool’s Day, to it’s very last day, National Honesty Day, which is a joke for many people, especially as we are in the middle of an election year. April first is also known as Fun at Work Day. April third is World Party Day. April 14th is International Moment of Laughter Day. April 29th is World Dance Day and if you have ever seen me dance you will know that is a joke. Anyway, you get the picture. April is intended to be a jovial month which begs the question, “How does brevity affect us?”

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