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Brian S Wayson

Brian Wayson’s Legal Guides

15 total


  • Overpayment Situation Options for When SSA Says 'Give Us Back Our Money!'

    Overpayment Situation OptionsThere are a few things you can do to try and resolve your overpayment situation with Social Security, including trying to find an attorney to assist you. Please be aware, that even if Social Security paid you too much money due to their own errors, yo...

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  • Working while Applying for Social Security Disability - Claimant Beware!

    Working while applying for Social Security DisabilityAccording to the United States Supreme Court, a return to work before the end of the continuous period of not less than 12 months" required by the Social Security Act and before the claim is decided, precludes a finding that a ...

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  • Working While Receiving Social Security Disability Benefits - Tread Very Carefully!

    You can continue to receive your Social Security Disability (SSD) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) disability benefits while attempting to return to work. Please note, after a few small deductions, any income you receive will reduce your SSI benefits, if any, dollar for doll...

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  • Appealing or Changing Your Appointed Social Security Representative Payee

    Appealing or Changing Your Appointed Social Security Representative Payee WHAT IF I DISAGREE WITH SSAS DECISION TO APPOINT A REPRESENTATIVE PAYEE FOR ME? If you did not ask for a Representative Payee but Social Security has decided you need one anyway, you have a right to appeal ...

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  • Federal Government Garnishment of Social Security Benefits

    Federal Government Garnishment of Social Security BenefitsEffective May 1, 2011, a new Federal regulation requires that banks which receive a garnishment order for an account into which Social Security, VA, Railroad Retirement, or Federal pensions have been deposited, must look ...

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  • How an Attorney Improves Your Chances of Winning Your Social Security Disability Hearing

    You do not need an attorney or representative to win your case BUT having an attorney does increase your odds of being awarded. An attorney has the proper knowledge and expertise to assist you with your case. An attorney also has a vast number of resources to deal with the specif...

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  • What is a Social Security Representative Payee?

    What is a Social Security Representative Payee?If you are unable to manage your Social Security or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits (or if the Social Security Administration (SSA) thinks you can't) you will need someone to serve as your representative payee (often call...

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  • Social Security's 5-Step Sequential Analysis for Disability Determinations

    Social Security's 5-Step Sequential Analysis for Disability DeterminationsSocial Security reviews cases using thefive-step sequential evaluation processto decide is a person is disabled. Here are the 5 questions that make up the sequential evaluation process: Does your impairmen...

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  • What Are Your Chances When You Apply for Social Security Disability

    What Are Your Chances When You Apply for Social Security Disability Some recent nationwide statistics from the Social Security Administration show that:a) Initial Applications are denied approximately 65% of the time and these take 3-4 months on average, and less than 20% of the ...

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  • Unemployment and Social Security Disability Benefits Simultaneously

    Unemployment and Social Security Disability Benefits SimultaneouslyYes, it may be possible for an individual to receive unemployment and Social Security benefits for the same month. A second memo was issued on August 9, 2010 on how Social Security should treat applications for in...

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