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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Disability Benefits

Published on October 9th, 2021 by Eric Slepian

Carpal tunnel Syndrome, or CTS, is a condition that leads to tingling, numbness, or weakness in the hands. It’s caused by pressure on what’s known as the median nerve, which goes through a passage in your hand known as the carpal tunnel. While symptom experience varies, it can be rather debilitating for some. Causes and […]

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What to Expect at Your Social Security Disability Hearing

Published on September 16th, 2021 by Eric Slepian

We understand that social security disability hearings can be nerve wracking. You want to be as prepared and informed as possible before stepping into the courtroom; that’s why Slepian Elexson, PLLC is here to help. While we will help give you the best possible chances of winning benefits and guide you through the process, it’s […]

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Why Did I Get Denied Social Security Disability Benefits?

Published on August 20th, 2021 by Eric Slepian

Getting approved for social security benefits can be a very tricky, confusing process- especially if you are submitting your application without professional guidance. Even if you’re confident about getting approved, you may still end up getting denied for reasons you didn’t anticipate. Following are some common reasons why your request was rejected. Too High of […]

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How SSDI Family Benefits Work

Published on July 12th, 2021 by Eric Slepian

When an individual in a family is disabled, it can affect the whole family. That’s why the Social Security Administration (SSA) sometimes gives benefits to the immediate family of the disabled individual. While the system can sometimes be particular, there are certain rules and regulations when it comes to who else in the family is […]

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SSDI Benefits After a Car Accident

Published on June 10th, 2021 by Eric Slepian

The aftermath of a car accident can be extremely scary as your life changes and you feel like you’re stepping into so much uncertainty. If you sustained a debilitating or life-changing injury, you may be left wondering how you’ll work and fulfill responsibilities as you did before. With social security benefits, you won’t have to […]

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How to Speed up the Process of Getting SSDI Benefits

Published on May 19th, 2021 by Eric Slepian

Applying to receive SSDI benefits can be a lengthy process. Those who depend on these benefits to support themselves or a family member want to do everything they can to receive the benefits sooner rather than later. While you don’t have control over the SSA, there certainly are steps you can take to speed up […]

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Can I Receive SSDI and SSI if I’m a Non-Citizen?

Published on April 3rd, 2021 by Eric Slepian

Navigating social security disability benefits can sometimes be tricky, and if you’re a non-citizen, there are even more hurdles you may have to overcome when registering. In short, yes- you can receive SSDI and SSI benefits if you’re a non-citizen of the United States. However, there are extra qualifications you must meet. Being a “Qualified […]

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What Happens to my Disability Benefits if I Move to a Different State?

Published on March 3rd, 2021 by Eric Slepian

With lots of different bases to cover, moving can be very stressful. If you receive SSI and/or SSDI from the government, it’s important to know how to go about your move and still receive all of the benefits. Do I Have to Re-apply? Luckily, when moving states, you do not have to re-apply for disability […]

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Part II: Should I Hire a Lawyer to File My Social Security Disability Claim?

Published on January 31st, 2021 by Eric Slepian

Help With Your Initial SSI or SSDI Application When you work with a knowledgeable Social Security disability lawyer in Phoenix, AZ from the very beginning, you are more likely to have your claim approved at the outset. Disability attorneys understand what a claims examiner looks for, and they (or one of their paralegals or assistants) […]

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Part I: Should I Hire a Lawyer to File My Social Security Disability Claim?

Published on January 20th, 2021 by Eric Slepian

What Will it Cost to Hire an Attorney to File for SSDI in Phoenix, AZ? Often, individuals who become disabled are in difficult financial situations largely due to their disability. That is why the first question many people ask when they are considering hiring an attorney to help file for SSDI in Phoenix, AZ is, […]

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