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Disability Benefits: Do I Need to File My Taxes?

By Ken Marks | January 24, 2017 | Comments Off on Disability Benefits: Do I Need to File My Taxes?

Dealing with the various taxing regulations can be challenging under any circumstance but even more so when receiving disability benefits. Even the best answer to the question of “Do I need to file my taxes?” is a resounding “maybe!” For those who are getting disability benefits, the question becomes even more convoluted as regulations in…

Disability Claims in America: Mapping the Growth

By Ken Marks | December 21, 2016 | Comments Off on Disability Claims in America: Mapping the Growth

The Social Security Disability Insurance Trust Fund was developed for people who are injured or sick, and who can no longer earn an amount in excess of $1,130 per month. During 1990 less than 2.5 percent of Americans above the age to work were collecting from this pool. During 2015, that number rose to 5.2…

Top 10 Locations To Retire & Only Your Social Security Benefits

By Ken Marks | December 8, 2016 | Comments Off on Top 10 Locations To Retire & Only Your Social Security Benefits

A third of retirees count on their Social Security check as their primary source of income, which isn’t a substantial amount. In fact, the average Social Security check was $1,241 in January 2016. Of course, ever year this number adjusts to accommodate inflation, but it’s still not a robust sum of money. Living costs are…

10 Social Security Disability Insurance Myths Debunked

By Ken Marks | November 28, 2016 | Comments Off on 10 Social Security Disability Insurance Myths Debunked

Social security disability insurance (SSDI) is a readily available program that offers ongoing financial help for those suffering from long-term disabilities. Unfortunately, not nearly as many people take advantage of the assistance this program can provide due to belief in a number of common SSDI myths, including these ten:

How to Qualify For Social Security Disability In California

By Ken Marks | November 4, 2016 | Comments Off on How to Qualify For Social Security Disability In California

Unlike the majority of states, California has a short-term paid disability program. It works by taking an amount of your paycheck every week and if you get hurt your employee contributions will pay a portion of your usual wages.

2017 Brings A 0.3% Increase For Social Security Benefits

By Ken Marks | October 20, 2016 | Comments Off on 2017 Brings A 0.3% Increase For Social Security Benefits

With days left to the National Elections, the topic of Social Security has entered further into the national consciousness. This was further enhanced by the recent announcement of a 0.3 percent increase for those receiving Social Security Benefits. This planned increase does not take place until 2017, but estimates of its impact on recipients are already…

Where Should You Get Your Retirement Income?

By Ken Marks | October 14, 2016 | Comments Off on Where Should You Get Your Retirement Income?

One of the simplest investment truths is to not put all your eggs in one basket. Diversity is the key to having a financially successful retirement. There’s always a certain degree of risk you are taking when investing, so make sure you invest your retirement funds in multiple areas. Here are the optimal investment options…

ADHD & Your Disability Benefits

By Ken Marks | September 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

Social Security depends on medications and schooling records greatly when it comes to ADHD disability cases. Social Security disability circumstances submitted on the basis of ADHD can be incredibly challenging to win, but it is not impossible. Parents who are persuaded their children are disabled as a result of ADHD should keep a number of…

Is Obesity Covered By Disability?

By Ken Marks | September 20, 2016 | Comments Off on Is Obesity Covered By Disability?

It’s no surprise that the U.S. has been dealing with an obesity epidemic. With obese comes various serious health issues, but should obesity be cause for a disability claim? As of now 35% of the U.S. population have a BMI of at least 30 and are therefore in the obesity category.

Why Employees Need To Be Prepared For Phishing Schemes

By Ken Marks | August 23, 2016 | Comments Off on Why Employees Need To Be Prepared For Phishing Schemes

You may have the belief that employers have a responsibility to protect their employee’s information from phishing. But do employees need to take ownership in preventing attacks as well? Before that question is answered let’s clarify what a phishing attack is.