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New York Taxability of Social Security Benefits

Published on August 8th, 2017

Most person currently receiving social security benefits are already aware that they are responsible for paying some federal income tax on their received benefits every year if their annual combined income is above $25,000. No one is required to pay tax on more than 85% of their total received social security benefits for the year, […]


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10 Myths and Facts About Social Security Disability Insurance

Published on September 26th, 2017

If you’re applying for Social Security Disability (SSDI) there’s a lot of information out there; some of it is correct and will help you, but some of it is simply wrong. To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of 10 common myths and what you should know about them. 1) Myth: There’s no point […]


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Qualifying for Social Security Disability due to Low IQ

Published on January 2nd, 2018

The Social Security Administration (SSA) recognizes that a medically documented case of mental impairment, such as low IQ, can be a disability qualifying for benefits. While many people with a low IQ disability can sometimes work full time positions and maintain gainful employment, there are still those that have difficulty holding a job due to […]


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How Does Social Security Disability Evaluate Cancer Cases?

Published on April 11th, 2018

Although a diagnosis of cancer often forces people to take a leave of absence from work, only a few people will actually qualify for Social Security disability benefits. Unfortunately, the Social Security Administration requires individuals with cancer to prove their disease will prevent them from maintaining employment for 12 months or more. The SSA has […]


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How To Respond To Questions In An SSDI Hearing?

Published on October 23rd, 2019

When it comes to navigating SSDI hearings, the disability claimant has to be ready for anything. Sometimes they’ll be expected to answer questions, while other times the hearing may proceed without the claimant needing to say anything at all. Here are a few things to keep in mind if you are expected to speak. How […]


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Overview of Filing a Social Security Insurance Appeal

Published on July 10th, 2017

While a denial of benefits is discouraging, this letter does not mean the end of hope. Filing a Social Security insurance appeal gives you another shot at an approval. And, backpay guidelines ensure you receive the money you are due. Social Security insurance appeal lawyers provide advocacy and a voice for you. This support is […]


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New York State Disability Law

Published on August 4th, 2017

New York is one of a small number of states that requires employers to offer disability benefits to workers who have an injury or illness that is not related to the job. Employers can get coverage for these benefits through any disability benefits insurance carrier that is authorized by the New York State Workers’ Compensation […]


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Me gusto come el abogado Berger me ayudo el dia del audencia con el juez. Sus secratarias fueron muy amables y me ayudaron mucho con mi caso. Yo recomendo mucho a el abogado Daniel Berger."

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Mr. Berger was great in the hearing and how he handled my case. I am really thankful for all the hard work. Mr. Berger and his staff did and for winning my case."

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"I had a very challenging case; another attorney took my case and to my surprise sent me a letter dropping my case. I was very down and did not think I had a chance, until I met Mr. Berger and his staff.

Their professionalism and hospitality was very warm and inviting. They took my case on as a challenge and gave me a hope. I am very thankful for his professionalism and for winning my case. I will never forget him and will recommend him to my friends and family."

– Lilliam Rivera-Reyes