Las Vegas Social Security Disability Blog

Welt Law Can Help You Receive Disability Benefits

When you are disabled due to accident, injury or disease, your personal resources should be spent helping you heal and helping your family come to terms with your disabilities. However, the government agencies and insurance companies that control your Social Security Disability claims are often frustrating, draining your already depleted resources. There are forms to be filled out and filed, there is information to be gathered from your employer, and medical records to request from your treating physicians and hospitals. And there are laws and regulations that must be followed, and those are ever-changing. Because accuracy and deadlines are important, it is imperative that if you think you will be out of work due to illness, injury or disability for at least 12 months, and you wish to file for Social Security Disability, you should have Welt Law fill out your initial application form as soon as possible. If there are mistakes on your form,…
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Social Security Is Not a Handout

In 1956 the 102 Congressional Record 15 reads: “Social Security is not a handout; it is not charity, it is not relief.  It is an earned right based upon the contributions and earnings of the individual.  As an earned right, the individual is eligible to receive his benefits in dignity and self-respect.” We all pay into FICA Taxes for Social Security so that disability benefits will be there if and when we need them. The Social Security Administration is not in the business of giving hand-outs. Instead, it does its best to ensure that the system is used only for what it was designed:  An earned right that an individual is eligible to receive in dignity and self-respect.  But you have to meet the guidelines and those are often complicated and ever-changing. If you have been or will be out of work for more than 12 months, or if you have…
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Why Was Their Disability Claim Approved and Mine Wasn’t?

Disability representatives try to help many clients with claims that often take a long time to process. This process can be disheartening, and it can get frustrating when someone else who doesn’t seem disabled gets approval. As people who help others with disability claims, we hear these frustrations a lot, but these instances aren’t always as they seem. Why Invisible Disabilities Can Frustrate Other Disability Claimants Disability claimants who are stuck in the approval process often approach their representatives with stories about their neighbors In these stories, claimants argue that their neighbors were approved for benefits, despite having nothing wrong with them. Though this may be what the situation looks like from the outside, nothing could be further from the truth. The Social Security Administration (SSA) has a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to fraud. As a matter of fact, the administration is so thorough about preventing fraud that the…
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