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How SSD Benefits Claims Are Evaluated

May 3, 2019 by Robert L. Heller
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When you apply for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, you will go through a number of steps in the evaluation process. First, the Social Security Administration will receive your claim. Then, the SSA will send the claim to the state...

Can You Get Disability Benefits for Anxiety?

April 26, 2019 by Robert L. Heller
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Individuals who suffer from anxiety or panic-related disorders may apply for disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA). Related disorders include: Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) Panic disorder Social anxiety Several specific phobias. All of these disorders...

How to Apply for Social Security Disability Benefits in Ohio

March 14, 2019 by Robert L. Heller
Disabled man filling up social security disability claim form.

If you are no longer able to work due to a disability, you should be entitled to Social Security Disability benefits. The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program is designed to provide financial assistance to individuals who cannot work so...

Pursuing Disability Benefits for Chronic Pain in Ohio

February 5, 2019 by Robert L. Heller
Woman suffering from chronic pain in her neck.

According to a 2016 report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 20 percent of Americans live with chronic pain. Nearly 20 million of those individuals suffer from high-impact pain. In other words, they suffer from...

Do You Know the Difference Between SSD, RSDI, and SSI in Ohio?

January 7, 2019 by Robert L. Heller
Woman filling up social security disability claim form.

Social Security is a complex federal system, which many people view as a mystery. At Heller, Maas, Moro & Magill Co., L.P.A., we help individuals who are suffering from disabilities to understand and make sense of the laws and programs...

Why Social Security Disability and Survivor Benefits Matter

November 5, 2018 by Robert L. Heller
Social security disability claim concept.

News reports about prospective changes in Social Security almost exclusively focus on adjustments to retirement benefits and their impact on aging workers. But Social Security disability and survivors’ benefits programs are also multi-billion-dollar, tax-supported programs that make monthly payments to...

Why Experience Matters?

February 14, 2018 by Robert L. Heller
Experienced Ohio disability attorneys tested through time

You may notice that law firms place a strong emphasis on their years of experience when talking to potential clients. Have you ever wondered why experience matters when hiring an attorney? Real experience is one of the most powerful tools...

Disabled Individuals Can Save Money on Property Taxes

December 6, 2017 by Steven D. Maas
Our SSD attorneys discuss if you can get a reduction in property taxes if disabled.

Did you know that in Ohio people who are disabled can obtain a reduction in their property taxes? Indeed, elderly and disabled Ohio residents may be able to reduce their property taxes through the homestead exemption. Essentially, the homestead exemption...

21 Things that Can Give your Disability Claim “Priority Processing” Status

January 10, 2017 by Robert L. Heller
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We’re gonna be straight with you: Social Security has a really hard time making decisions. Well, it’s not so much the decision itself; it’s the volume of appeals that are part of the due process of filing a Social Security...

What a Hassle! Budget Cuts are Affecting SSA Offices; More Work, Less Staff.

October 1, 2016 by Robert L. Heller

Besides the monies accumulated from Social Security through payroll taxes, Social Security has an operating budget that is part of the Congressional Budget. Since 2010, Social Security’s operating monies have been reduced by 10% even though aging baby boomers reaching...

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