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Category Archives: Social Security

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Supplemental Security Income: Benefits for Disabled Children

By Celeste Law Firm |

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) under the Social Security Administration is a resource for low income senior citizens aged 65 or older, as well as the blind or disabled. Additionally, children under the age of 18 can qualify for SSI benefits if they have certain physical or mental disabilities and the income of their family… Read More »

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Credibility of Treating Doctors Versus Social Security Administration Consultative Examinations

By Celeste Law Firm |

In order to receive Social Security Disability benefits (SSD) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), you must show that your condition will last more than 12 months and that the disability keeps you from performing Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA). One of the measurements for SGA is monthly income. If you are regularly earning more than… Read More »

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Social Security and Sedentary Duty

By Celeste Law Firm |

When the Social Security Administration makes disability determinations, it uses a system that scales the work people do from sedentary to very heavy. The full scale is as follows: sedentary, light, medium, heavy, and very heavy. Sedentary work, as it happens, accounts for the majority of jobs in the U.S; indeed, 80 percent of… Read More »

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Offsets of Workers’ Compensation

By Celeste Law Firm |

If you have been injured and permanently disabled on the job, you undoubtedly have a lot of questions. If I am receiving workers’ compensation, will I still be eligible for Social Security Disability? Will my VA benefits be cut if I receive Permanent Total Disability or Social Security Disability benefits? An experienced attorney can… Read More »

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Social Security Supplemental Income: Factors in Determining Monthly Benefits and Deductions

By Celeste Law Firm |

Social Security’s Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a available the blind, disabled, and population who cannot work or are underemployed but do not have the requisite quarters of employment that predates the date of onset of disability. Many of these individuals have no income at all, and SSI provides them the means for the… Read More »

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