Can I Receive Disability Benefits Outside the United States?

Posted September 7, 2018 by Premier Disability Services

If you are a United States citizen, you can travel or live in most foreign countries without affecting your eligibility for Social Security benefits. However, if you reside in Cuba Read More

Wage Reporting Accuracy

Posted August 31, 2018 by Premier Disability Services

For over 80 years, the Social Security Administration (SSA) has been committed to maintaining the accuracy of earnings records used to determine benefit amounts. The SSA relies on employers and Read More

New Conditions Added to the Compassionate Allowance List

Posted August 24, 2018 by Premier Disability Services

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has a compassionate allowance program.  This program is designed to provide an expedited case processing for individuals who file for Social Security Disability benefits and Read More

Attorney Advisor Program Made Permanent

Posted August 17, 2018 by Premier Disability Services

On August 15, 2018, the Social Security Administration (SSA) published a notice in the Federal Register that it is making the attorney advisor program permanent. As the notice says “The Read More

Strengthening Protections for Social Security Beneficiaries

Posted August 10, 2018 by Premier Disability Services

On April 13, 2018, The Strengthening the Protections for Social Security Beneficiaries Act of 2018 (H.R. 4547) was signed into law. A few key points from the new law: Section Read More

What is Substantial Gainful Activity?

Posted August 3, 2018 by Premier Disability Services

Step 1 of the Social Security Administration’s 5-Step Sequential Evaluation Process asks whether you (the claimant) are engaging in “substantial gainful activity,” or SGA. If the answer is yes, then Read More

World Hepatitis Day is July 28th

Posted July 27, 2018 by Premier Disability Services

Approximately 300 million people worldwide are living with viral hepatitis unaware. Without finding the undiagnosed and linking them to care, millions will continue to suffer, and lives will be lost. Read More

Disability Determination Services and Social Security Disability Claims

Posted July 20, 2018 by Premier Disability Services

There is an agency in every state that employs disability claims examiners who decide the disability claims for Social Security and Medicaid cases for all applicants of that state. In Read More

Disability for Crohn’s Disease and Other Digestive Disorders

Posted July 13, 2018 by Premier Disability Services

Among the most devastating cases that come to us are those involving Crohn’s disease, colitis, or inflammatory bowel syndrome. About a million Americans are affected with these and other digestive Read More

Greater Scrutiny for Representative Payees

Posted July 6, 2018 by Premier Disability Services

Representative Payees, individuals tasked with handling Social Security payments for people with disabilities, will be subject to greater scrutiny under a new law. President Trump signed the measure known as the Read More