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Social Security Disability

Social Security Disability Hearings and COVID-19

Effective March 17, 2020, the Social Security Administration took steps to protect employees and citizens during the COVID-19 outbreak.  With reference to Social Security Disability adjudication, all hearing offices are closed during the pandemic.  The Office of Hearing Operations (OHO) will continue to conduct social security disability appeal hearings, but those hearings will be conducted […]

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Can Headaches be Disabling for Social Security Disability?

Can headaches really be disabling for purposes of Social Security Disability?  The answer is — yes!   On August 26, 2019 the Social Security Agency issued SSR 19 -4P.  This new regulation deals with evaluating cases involving primary headache disorder. Specifically, the new  regulation explains that primary headache disorders are  a collection of chronic headache […]

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Social Security Disability

Had a Stroke? A Good Social Security Disability Lawyer May Expedite Your SSD Award

Strokes are the third leading cause of death in Pennsylvania.  And those that survive strokes are often disabled, unable to work or enjoy their lives in the same capacity as before.  That’s why the state of Pennsylvania passed legislation in 2017 to improve access to appropriate medical care for stroke victims.    However, the Social […]

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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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