San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) January 29, 2014
Heard & Smith, a national disability law firm that concentrates on the disabled and the injured, is highlighting several proposed changes being considered for the Social Security Administration (SSA) that, if accepted and implemented, would negatively impact millions of Social Security Disability (SSD) benefit applicants and their families.
As reported by the Wall Street Journal on December 26, 2013, the changes, which have not yet come into effect and are still being debated and explored, include the following:
“While it’s good to see that the SSA is interested in improving how it evaluates and awards SSD benefits, there are some major concerns that have to be ironed out before any changes are implemented – not after,” Joshua C. Eyestone, an experienced SSD lawyer in Heard & Smith’s Social Security Disability practice group who has worked with thousands of SSD applicants and their families. “We have to make sure that the decision-making process is not just fair in practice, but transparent. It’s also important to remember that legitimate SSD applicants – which, contrary to some misguided reports, are the vast majority of them -- aren’t asking for favors or handouts. They’ve directly and indirectly paid into the disability program, and now they need it to help them when they need it most. We need to help these American workers and their families, not stigmatize them and make a bad situation even worse.”
Individuals who wish to learn more about SSD benefits can visit the Social Security Disability section of Heard & Smith’s website at http://www.heardandsmith.com/ssdi_ssi.html, which contains helpful articles, a glossary of SSD terms, SSD FAQs, links to additional SSD resources and more. Access to the section is free, and no sign-up is required.
For more information, contact Joshua C. Eyestone at jeyestone(at)heardandsmith(dot)com or 210-820-3737.
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