New York State Workers’ Compensation

Social Security Disability

  • Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with DisabilitiesThis site offers access to a full range of services that may be needed by persons with disabilities through their lives.  Through its administration of vocational rehabilitation and independent living programs, it coordinates policy and services relating to: Transition Services for students with disabilities from school to adult services, Vocational Rehabilitation services for individuals with disabilities, ages 16 and up, Independent living services for people of all ages, Employer services for  hiring a qualified diverse workforce.
  • Disabled Sports USADisabled Sport USA’s mission is to provide national leadership and opportunities for individuals with disabilities to develop independence, confidence and fitness through participation in community sports, recreation and educational programs. As of August 2009 Disabled Sport USA had 100 local chapters serving permanently disabled individuals around the United States.
  • Alzheimer’s AssociationThe leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research.
  • Knee Pain InfoA comprehensive look at various causes of knee pain, basic knee anatomy and function, knee injuries and osteoarthritis.  Also  provides links to related websites that focus more directly on specific knee related issues and injuries.
  • National Resource Center for Safe Aging

    An organization dedicated to gathering and sharing the best information and resources on senior safety, including fall prevention, pedestrian and motor vehicle safety, and prevention of elder abuse.

  • National Center for Assisted LivingProvides information for both assisted living providers, residents and their families throughout the country.  Statewide groups are part of this national organization to make it easier in  serving the needs of the assisted living community.
  • Medicare Advantage Fact SheetThis updated fact sheet provides an overview of the Medicare Advantage program, describes program changes made by the new drug law in plan participation and beneficiary enrollment, presents data on benefits and premiums, and explains changes in Medicare payments to participating plans.
  • Does Medicare Cover Pregnancy?A woman on medicare because of a disability ask whether medicare will cover pregnancy and childbirth.
  • No Action Needed to Receive Social Security Stimulus CheckA reminder from American Consumer News that no action is required to receive your social security stimulus check and answers to frequently asked questions about the stimulus payment.
  • Some Social Security recipients’ $250 stimulus checks will have to be repaid at tax timeAbout 52 million Social Security recipients started receiving $250 economic recovery checks Thursday, including many who will have to repay the money at tax time next year — either through a smaller refund or a larger tax bill.
  • Will There Be More Stimulus Checks, Social Security Payments and Tax Credits in 2010, 2011 and beyond?All the tax credits/deductions and payments provided in the massive 2009 economic stimulus package will no doubt be hard to top in the years ahead. However the good news is that there will be more credits and deductions available to most Americans in 2010, 2011 and beyond.
  • Social Security Does Not Face a Near TermRecently several analysts, journalists, and legislators have sounded an alarm about the effect of the current recession on Social Security’s near-term prospects, which has fostered an impression that the program may face serious problems in the next few years.
  • Insurers Faulted as Overloading Social SecurityA look at how The Social Security system is inumdated with paperwork and spending millions of dollars a year screening dubious applications for disability benefits, according to recent lawsuits.
  • Social Security Hike Largest in 26 YearsMore than 34.9 million older Americans will get a 5.8 percent increase in their Social Security benefits in 2009 — the largest hike in 26 years. Rising inflation drove the 2009 cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) to greatly surpass 2008’s 2.3 percent raise. The 5.8 percent adjustment is the highest since 1982.
  • How Will My Long Term Disability Affect My Social Security Disability Case?Why it’s important if you are receiving or applying for long term disability, to make sure to advise your Social Security lawyer.
  • Do You Qualify for Social Securtiy Disability or SSI?Most people are aware that the Social Security Administration is a part of the federal government and that it pays older, retired people monthly checks. What you may not realize, however, is that the Social Security Administration also issues monthly checks to disabled children and disabled adults less than 62 years of age. This artlicle will help you understand whether or not you qualify for payments.
  • Social Security Disability Resource SiteA complete resource for those w/ social security disability questions from determining if you qualify for disability insurance to applying for social security benefits to a look at disease specific information.
  • How Will My Workers Compensation Affect My Social Security Disability Case?A look at how your worker’s compensation case may have a very significant impact upon your Social Security case.
  • Economic Stimulus Bill Benefits People with DisabilitiesPeople with disabilities scored a major victory in the economic stimulus package signed by President Barack Obama this past February. Businesses owned by people with disabilities are to be given consideration in stimulus contracts issued by the Secretary of the Treasury. The action is the result of efforts by U.S. Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), and Enable America, a non-profit organization based in Tampa that is dedicated to increasing employment opportunities for people with disabilities.
  • One-time $250 bonus coming from $787 billion national stimulus package.Social Security Disability Insurance recipients can look forward to receiving a one-time $250 bonus payment by early summer, according to Allsup, which represents tens of thousands of people in the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) process each year.
  • Disability ProgramsThe Social Security and Supplemental Security Income disability programs are the largest of several Federal programs that provide assistance to people with disabilities. While these two programs are different in many ways, both are administered by the Social Security Administration and only individuals who have a disability and meet medical criteria may qualify for benefits under either program.
  • Social Security AdministrationThe Social Security Administration has recently revamped its website to allow those in need of its services to obtain information quickly and easily. In particular, the information for those seeking information about Social Security Disability is extremely helpful and useful. Whether you are a claimant seeking benefits, an attorney assisting a claimant or even a medical practitioner.
  • National Organization of Social Security Claims RepresentativesSince 1979, the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR) has been committed to providing the highest quality representation and advocacy on behalf of persons who are seeking Social Security and Supplemental Security Income.

Supplemental Security Income

  • Senior Stimulus Payments to Start SoonThis month, retirees and other Social Security beneficiaries will get a stimulus check for $250 per person from the government, as part of the economic stimulus bill signed into law in February.
  • Seniors to Receive Stimulus MoneyBeginning this month, seniors and retirees will receive $250 from the federal government — their cut of the stimulus package passed by Congress in the first weeks of the Obama administration. Across America, roughly 55 million people are eligible for the payments. Seniors who are still working won’t be eligible for this one-time rebate. The money goes to those already on Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, railroad retirement or veterans disability.
  • Social Security AdministrationThe Social Security Administration administers the Supplemental Security Income program which is basically a two step disability program. Step one – you must have a disability (similar to a Social Security Disability) and you must have a need (a welfare or needs based test)

New York City and State Retirement Disability

  • NYC Department of CorrectionsThe NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS employees thousands of New Yorkers in the City’s Corrections System – those who work for NYC DOC can be covered by the NYC Employee Retirement System.
  • New York City Employee’s Retirement System (NYCERS)The New York City Employees’ Retirement System (NYCERS) was founded by the New York State Legislature in 1920 with 13,331 members. Today, NYCERS has grown into the largest municipal public employee retirement system in the United States with over 300,000 active members and retirees including civilian employees such as clerical workers, accountants and social workers, and uniformed employees such as New York City Correction Officers and Sanitation Workers.