March 2012 In the News

On Tuesday, March 27, 2012 Howard Ankin spoke to a class of local school kids about what it is like to be a lawyer. On Wednesday, March 21, 2012, Howard Ankin attended a networking event for local business leaders. Howard Ankin met with the head of a 7-clinic Physical Therapy group on March 17, 2012, […]

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Impact of Child Support Payments on Social Security Disability Benefits

A new federal policy could result in thousands of poor and disabled men losing their social security disability benefits next year.  The new government policy will allow states to seize the full amount of federal benefits received by individuals who owe back child support.  Previously states were only permitted to collect 65 percent of benefits […]

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Social Security Reform Hearing

The Committee on Ways and Means recently held its second hearing as part of its effort to strengthen the Social Security disability program.  The first hearing in the program – titled “Securing the Future of the Social Security Disability Insurance Program” – focused on the creation of this cash benefit program for those who could […]

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SSA Work Classifications

When the Social Security Administration (SSA) considers an application for social security benefits, such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), the SSA will consider the applicants residual functional capacity in conjunction with his or her age, education, and work experience, are considered to determine whether the individual can engage in […]

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