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Do you want to know how much you would receive in Social Security benefits if you were disabled, retired, or if your spouse died? Social Security has online calculators, as well as calculators you can download (Mac version too), to help you estimate what your Social Security benefits will be. If...
Getting a Residual Functional Capacity is the single most important step in a Social Security disability case. These RFCs go by a lot of different names: Medical Source Statement, Medical Opinion, Narrative. However, Residual Functional Capacity simply means what you can still do despite your...
The annual St. Baldrick’s day head shave to raise money for children’s cancer research was a total blast at Jack Quinn’s Irish Pub in downtown Colorado Springs. The upper floor was packed wall to wall with shavees, friends, families, supporters and well wishers. The event raised...
The responsibilities of a Social Security payee have come up a lot in the comments recently: I don’t live with my parents for 3 years but they get my disability check. They don’t give me any or pay any to the place I live. What if parent is receiving benefits for a child not living with...
If you need to call the Colorado Springs Social Security office by phone, it can be difficult to find the correct telephone number. Our office receives a number of calls a day because the numbers currently pulled up by Google have been disconnected! Social Security is transitioning to new phone...
I was recently asked if you can keep (or do you have to return) a Social Security check for the month someone dies. Here is the answer straight from Social Security: If A Beneficiary Dies Let us know if a person receiving Social Security benefits dies. Benefits are not payable for the month of...
A commenter recently wrote: BEWARE! Attorneys will stretch out the claim filing because the longer it takes, the more money they get. As I wrote in Can You Pick Your Lawyer Out of a Line-Up, lawyers should work for their money. So, if you are not getting value from your representative, maybe you...
If you feel that you were treated unfairly by the Social Security judge, you can file an “Unfair Treatment Complaint” and ask that Social Security review what happened. Someone who was not involved in your case will review your complaint and take action, if appropriate. While there is...
This is a great episode of The Moth podcast which showcases true stories, told live. Here is Aimee Mullins discussing overcoming her families fear that show her prosthetics would make her ostracized, to expectations that continued to haunt her even after success as an athlete and model. The Moth:...
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits are going up in 2012. After three years of no cost of living (COLA) benefit increases, benefits are finally getting nudged upwards from a maximum of $674 per month for individuals (and $1011 per month for couples) to $698 for individuals and $1048 for...