Category Archives: Disability Law

Could Your Use of Social Media Impact Your Social Security Disability Benefits? -

You’re probably used to the idea of social media platforms tracking your online habits, but if you think it’s just a ploy to compel you to spend money in online shopping portals, think again. The day could be coming when the federal government uses Facebook to monitor your eligibility for disability benefits. As well-respected Social […]

What to Do When You’re Involved in A Car Accident -

Even if it’s happened to you before, being involved in a car accident can be a jarring experience that triggers the fight-or-flight response and makes it difficult to think clearly. What to do in the aftermath of a crash isn’t exactly ingrained in the brain, and if you or your passengers have suffered an injury, […]

The Most Common Car Accident Injuries and Their Lingering Effects -

It’s that time of year when we all really start to long for spring. Some days, you step outside, and you can almost smell it in the air. However, we know winter still has a few curveballs to throw at the Philadelphia area, and whenever Mother Nature pelts roads throughout the region with snow and […]

Important Guidelines for Selling Your Home While Receiving SSI Benefits -

Here at Silver & Silver, your Social Security Lawyers that serve clients in Montgomery County, PA, and the surrounding areas, we handle cases and consult clients about every imaginable aspect of Social Security law. In this article, we’d like to share a recent consultation that didn’t go the client’s way to shed light on the […]

Ableism and Disability Rights: What You Need to Know -

The word “disabled” encompasses a broad spectrum of medical conditions—both physical and mental. As disability and SSI lawyers in Philadelphia, we have clients with a spectrum of disabling medical conditions. These can range from hearing loss and vision impairments to paralysis, Parkinson’s, chronic pain, and so many more.

Supplemental Security Income Benefits to Increase in 2019 -

The Social Security program is one of the most widely used federal support programs in the United States, paying benefits to more than 60 million Americans each year. These benefits provide critical funds to pay for living expenses for retired and disabled Americans.

Jane Doe (not her real name, D.M.) v. Berryhill, Case No. 17-cv-4776 (Oct. 1, 2018) -

In a recent case victory in Federal Court, attorney Joe Silver of Silver & Silver helped to overturn a Social Security Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) decision to deny Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits to his client, winning her an award of benefits dating back more than four years.  Thanks to the efforts of Joe and […]

Why the Likely Re-Establishment of the Reconsideration Stage Could Hurt Disabled Pennsylvanians -

The aim of the disability insurance process is to identify applicants with qualifying debilitating medical conditions and supply them with the disability insurance benefits they need to survive. While this sounds simple and straightforward, in practicality, it is not. For many disabled individuals, the determination process comes with lengthy delays and results in a substantial […]