social security disability for substance abuse
June 25, 2020

Social Security Disability for Substance Abuse

The use of substances such as drugs and alcohol can cause an array of health conditions, many of which cannot be reversed by abstaining from substances. For chronic substance abusers, it’s likely that at some point there will be medical problems caused by prolonged use. While an individual cannot receive Social Security disability for substance… Read more »

Is It Better to Apply for Disability Online or In Person?
June 01, 2020

Is It Better to Apply for Disability Online or In Person?

In the age of the Internet, nearly everything can be done online – shopping, watching movies, ordering groceries, and even applying for Social Security disability. But is this the best way to do it? There are several differences you should be aware of between applying online and applying the old-fashioned way, in person. Continue reading… Read more »

social security disability and divorce
April 15, 2020

A Pocket Guide: Social Security Disability and Divorce

If you receive Social Security disability benefits and are divorced or in the process of divorce, the lines between what you do and don’t owe to your ex-spouse can be complicated and confusing. In reality, there are several factors that go into play when determining benefits for an ex-spouse, which is why Woodruff & Mathis… Read more »

social security appeal status
March 05, 2020

Understanding Levels of Appeals in a Disability Case

For one reason or another, it’s not uncommon to have your claim for disability benefits denied by the Social Security Administration (SSA). Understanding your Social Security appeal status doesn’t have to be challenging, as long as you know the appropriate steps to take and educate yourself about the various levels of disability appeals. Learn more… Read more »

are social security benefits taxable
February 20, 2020

Are Social Security Benefits Taxable?

Tax season is officially upon us! Filing taxes can be challenging enough as-is without factoring in your Social Security disability benefits income. If you have additional income putting you in a specific financial bracket that’s higher than the IRS threshold, you may find that any benefits over that limit are taxable. Overwhelming, right? So…are Social… Read more »