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Social Security Disability Insurance vs. Supplemental Security Income

By Ken Marks | July 9, 2021 | Comments Off on Social Security Disability Insurance vs. Supplemental Security Income

Many people refer simply to “Social Security” benefits that they receive, though in reality, there are key differences between Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security disability insurance (SSDI). Put simply, SSI provides benefits for basic financial assistance to seniors and adults with disabilities who have minimal financial resources of their own. SSDI provides benefits…

Being Able To Qualify For Disability If You Have A Rare Disease

By Ken Marks | June 10, 2021 | Comments Off on Being Able To Qualify For Disability If You Have A Rare Disease

If you suffer from an extremely rare disabling condition that’s recently forced you out of work, then you might be wondering whether or not disability benefit providers have any rules on the books for them. Fortunately, the answer is that, for the most part, they do. Even if they don’t, certain insurance providers (as well…

Why You Should Not Delay in Filing an Appeal if Denied Disability Benefits

By Ken Marks | May 13, 2021 | Comments Off on Why You Should Not Delay in Filing an Appeal if Denied Disability Benefits

Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits can be denied for a whole host of reasons, the main reason typically being that the SSA hopes that you don’t appeal. If the SSA has denied your application for benefits, it is important that you have knowledgeable legal counsel on your side assisting you with your appeal. In most…

How Social Security Judges Your Physical or Mental Capacity (RFC) for Work

By Ken Marks | April 14, 2021 | Comments Off on How Social Security Judges Your Physical or Mental Capacity (RFC) for Work

In order for you to be eligible to receive Social Security disability benefits, you must suffer from an injury or illness which prevents you from working in any capacity. In other words, you must not be able to take part in a substantial gainful activity because of your injury/illness. Proving that you are unable to…

How Disability Recipients Can Prevent and Manage Overpayments

By Ken Marks | March 21, 2021 | Comments Off on How Disability Recipients Can Prevent and Manage Overpayments

If you currently receive Social Security disability benefits, it is especially important that you tell the Social Security Administration about any earnings that you receive from a job once you begin to work. In some instances, Social Security disability recipients receive overpayments. A disability recipient receives an overpayment whenever he or she gets a bigger…

Applying for Disability with a Qualifying Condition for Compassionate Allowance

By Ken Marks | February 17, 2021 | Comments Off on Applying for Disability with a Qualifying Condition for Compassionate Allowance

Every year, many individuals suffer disabilities that prevent them from working in any capacity. When a person can’t work due to a long-term injury or illness, social security disability benefits might be available. However, the amount of time it often takes to receive these disability benefits can be lengthy. This is especially true if the…

The Ins and Outs of How Social Security Attorney Fees Work

By Ken Marks | January 13, 2021 | Comments Off on The Ins and Outs of How Social Security Attorney Fees Work

Serious long-term illnesses and disabilities can prevent individuals from working and receiving a regular paycheck. When that happens, bills can mount up quickly, and other significant complications can arise for individuals who are suffering from a long-term disability. In some instances, individuals who suffer from a long-term illness or injury may be eligible to receive…

Kenneth G. Marks Law Firm Moves Offices to Accommodate Clients

By Ken Marks | January 2, 2021 | Comments Off on Kenneth G. Marks Law Firm Moves Offices to Accommodate Clients

San Juan Capistrano, CA – Kenneth G. Marks Law Firm is proud to have moved to a new office located at 30950 Rancho Viejo Road, Suite 120, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675. The new office is within the same business center as its old office. Located in the building next door, the new office is…

How to Apply For Social Security Disability Benefits Online

By Ken Marks | December 9, 2020 | Comments Off on How to Apply For Social Security Disability Benefits Online

During the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020, many people are trying to stay home as much as possible, and many government offices – such as Social Security Administration (SSA) offices – are closed to the public aside from emergency situations. The good news for individuals who need to apply for Social Security disability benefits is that…

Can Your Living Arrangements Affect the Amount of Your Disability Benefit?

By Ken Marks | November 12, 2020 | Comments Off on Can Your Living Arrangements Affect the Amount of Your Disability Benefit?

When it comes to disability benefits, there are basically two types:  SSDI and SSI. The acronym SSDI stands for social security disability insurance, while SSI stands for supplemental security income. Your current living arrangements will not have an impact on SSDI payments. However, they can affect the amount of your SSI payment. For more information…

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