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How Will the 2015 Changes to Social Security Affect You in 2016?

For many, Social Security plays a big part of their retirement planning, so much, that they may require the advice of an attorney for Social Security. This year there are significant changes to the program because of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 and current economic factors. Elimination of Unintended Loopholes Until now, some married […]

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Will Social Security Face Cuts in 2016?

Although Americans have been hearing of the potential crisis surrounding Social Security benefits for years, changes that could be detrimental to the survival of the program could be closer than many think. According to the Social Security Administration, the program, formally known as OASDI, is in serious trouble. If changes are not made soon, the […]

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Why Social Security Disability Judges’ Names Shouldn’t Be a Secret

If an application for Social Security disability benefits is denied, the applicant can request that the application be reviewed by an administrative law judge (ALJ). In some cases, the ALJ may respond to a written argument submitted by an attorney for social security disability without conducting a hearing. In other situations, the ALJ may request […]

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How an Attorney Can Help With Your Social Security Disability Claim

The process of applying for social security disability benefits – whether Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) – can be complex and confusing.  All too often a deserving claim will be rejected due to lack of supporting information or other application shortcoming.  A skilled social security attorney can make a significant […]

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How to Avoid Common Mistakes When Social Security Disability Claim Is Denied

Approximately two-thirds of Social Security disability claims are denied, according to some estimates, leaving many to question their options and next steps.  The Chicago social security law firm of Ankin Law Offices, LLC can provide you with the legal advice and counsel necessary to navigate the Social Security disability claims and appeal process. Five Mistakes […]