Social Security Disability: It’s a Marathon, Not A Sprint!

This article is written by Crysti Farra, Esq., a guest author for the Russo Law Group P.C. blog.  Social Security, as a program, began in 1935; however, it took more than 20 years before Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) was added under the Eisenhower administration. Even still, those in the population who were younger than 55,… Read More »

Do I Qualify for Supplemental Security Income?

Social Security is a retirement benefit for individuals who are working and contributing to the social security system. However, it also has a benefit for disabled workers and disabled individuals. Supplemental Security Disability Social Security Disability (SSD) is a plan that functions under the Social Security umbrella. If you’ve contributed to the Social Security system,… Read More »

Organizational Apps That Help You Move & More!

Our practice produces many important documents for elderly clients. Clients may forget where these documents are located within their home, lose track of the documents’ location over the course of a move, or may pass on without sharing the actual documents (or their location) with their children, executor, or guardian. There are a few smartphone… Read More »

Caring for a Child with Special Needs? You May Be Eligible for Early Social Security Benefits

Caring for a child with special needs requires many resources, one of which may be Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). When a parent of a child with special needs retires and begins receiving Social Security retirement benefits, the child may qualify for SSDI. A lesser known provision in the Social Security regulation allows the spouse… Read More »

Are You Ready for Tax Season? Tips for 2016

We’re heading into the 2016 tax season. By the beginning or middle of February, you should have received all your tax statements, which might include: A W-2 from an employer; A 1099 statement from a bank or brokerage account; An SSA-1099 from the Social Security Administration; A 1099-R from a retirement investment; and A schedule… Read More »

New York ABLE legislation awaits Governor’s approval

The New York State Assembly and Senate recently passed Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) legislation that will allow families the opportunity to set up tax-free 529A savings accounts for disability-related expenses. The legislation is currently awaiting Governor Andrew Cuomo’s approval. The bill follows upon enactment by the federal government of the Stephen Beck, Jr.,… Read More »

Are Veterans Eligible for Social Security Disability Benefits?

The brave men and women in our military not only deserve our gratitude for their service, but also all the care we can provide. This means providing them with the appropriate benefits should they become disabled during service. When many people think of benefits owed to our veterans they think of medical treatment, but this… Read More »