The New Year often brings resolutions that many create, but do not achieve. Things like working out, eating better, and stopping smoking are great goals to have and can be accomplished as long as the commitment is there to execute that goal. We see ourselves and others falling into the same trap of creating high…

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There have been many failures of the current SSA under the direction of Commissioner Andrew Saul. The cessation of benefits to thousands of recipients because of the criminal actions of Eric Conn was an issue inherited by Commissioner Saul, but he has been slow to rectify it. SSA has now rolled out a new rule…

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The Health app for iPhone has many features such as tracking steps and monitoring abnormal heartbeats. There is also a Health Records option that allows users to download health records to their iPhone. This option allows users to add their medical facilities to the app and use their patient login information to gain access to…

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Supplemental Security Income (SSI) eligibility rules for children are different than the eligibility rules for adults. Concerning minors, the Social Security Administration (SSA) evaluates the disability of the child as well as their income and resources, which includes the income of any member of their household. The rules for determining SSI for minors take into…

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Eric C. Conn aka “Mr. Social Security” has been sentenced to 27 years in a federal prison, a sentence which he deserves. However, not all of his former clients have gotten what they deserve, which is reinstatement of their social security disability benefits. Starting in 2015 SSA has reduced and stopped paying benefits to former…

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The National Organization of Social Security Claimant’s Representatives (NOSSCR) is hosting its 40th Anniversary Conference in September 2019. Our attorneys at the Law Offices of Goss and Fentress are members of NOSSCR, and this organization continues to be a great resource for information, networking, and even referrals for the firm. The members of NOSSCR are…

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If you have been fighting for social security disability benefits and are finally awarded, you may find that you are entitled to a substantial back award. This back award will be given in one lump sum in addition to the monthly payments. We recently shared a post on Facebook from SS about how monthly payment…

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Rumor has it the current Social Security Benefit system is not one that will last forever, but we know that these benefits will not run out tomorrow. According to the latest Trustees report, the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) Trust Fund will not be in danger until 2052, at which point beneficiaries might be able…

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