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Common Mistakes when Applying for Social Security Disability

Applying for social security disability can be confusing, complex, time consuming, and frustrating.  It is also intimidating due to the fact that approximately 70% of all applications are denied. So what are the common mistakes made when applying for social security disability benefits?  Incomplete Work History.  Work history and whether an applicant can perform past […]

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Social Security recipients will receive a 2.8% increase in 2019

Social Security recipients will be receiving a 2.8% cost of living adjustment in 2019. It is the largest increase in seven years. In terms of dollars, the average Social Security benefit should rise by $39 a month to $1,461 per month in 2019. For a retired couple, the average social security benefit will rise by […]

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Mooney Law: Your Pennsylvania Disability Law Practice

Mooney Law represents clients throughout Pennsylvania and is a full Pennsylvania Disability Law practice. What do we mean by that? At Mooney Law, we represent disabled clients in the following areas: Pennsylvania Workers Compensation: We represent injured workers throughout Pennsylvania. We have a full workers compensation litigation practice, from litigating denied injuries, to defending against […]

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Are Workers Comp or Social Security Disability Benefits Taxable?

Mooney Attorney Mark Buterbaugh answers some common questions he’s asked regarding Workers Compensation and Social Security Disability during tax season. He goes on to explain some theoretical scenarios to help you further understand.

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Social Security Application and using a Chiropractor

Can I rely on my Chiropractor for my social security disability claim?

Mooney & Associates Attorney Mark Buterbaugh explains the nuances of using a chiropractor for the social security disability application process, how this process recently changed and how it may affect you during your own application process.

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Mooney Explains Disability Benefits and their differences

Explaining ‘Disability’ and the differences between private insurance and social security disability

Disability benefits are often confusing. This article by Attorney Mark Butterbaugh explains the differences between social security disability and long term and short term disability. Read on to learn more about the nuances that make up the three types.

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Attorney Mark Buterbaugh elected President of Shippensburg School Board

Mooney in the Community: Attorney Buterbaugh elected President of School Board

Mooney in the Community: Mooney & Associates takes pride in the communities we serve and many of our attorneys and staff give back to our communities.  Attorney Mark A. Buterbaugh was re-elected last evening as President of the Shippensburg School Board.

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What is a Vocational Expert’s Role in my Social Security Disability Hearing?

When you attend a Social Security Disability hearing, you’ll meet with a Social Security Judge, a court reporter, and a vocational expert. Learn more about vocational experts and the role they may play in your disability hearing.

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Harrisburg Social Security Disability Approval and Hearing Wait Times

There is a nation-wide backlog for Social Security Disability hearings, keeping many people from receiving benefits. Learn more about the average hearing wait time in Pennsylvania for Social Security Disability hearings and the benefits of having strong representation.

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