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About Tony Adderley

Los Angeles attorney Tony Adderley has more than two decades of experience representing clients in personal injury and worker’s compensation cases as well as those seeking Social Security disability benefits or appealing the denial of those benefits. Since 1993, Mr. Adderley has headed up a legal team that represents clients across southern California.

Can You Qualify For SSDI If You’re Already on VA Disability?

The Boston Globe recently told us that 45 percent of Afghanistan and Iraq war veterans – almost half of 1.6 million veterans – are receiving or seeking disability benefits for service-related disabilities or injuries. In total, about 3.8 million of the 19 million military veterans in the U.S. today struggle with some type of service-related [...]

By | July 23rd, 2017|Social Security|0 Comments

With New Rule and Rising Backlog, SSDI/SSI Benefit Applicants Will Need Help

"It is not easy to get disability benefits, and it's a very complicated and difficult process." That's the assessment of Lisa Ekman, who is the Director of Government Affairs for the National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives. If you are unable to work and you need to receive Social Security disability benefits in Southern [...]

By | June 20th, 2017|Social Security|0 Comments

Can SSDI/SSI Be Garnished For Student Loans?

Almost everyone knows that the Social Security Administration (SSA) is a federal agency that issues monthly payments to older, retired workers. What some people may not know is that the SSA also issues monthly benefit checks to disabled persons under 62 years of age – who meet the SSA's definition of disability – through the [...]

By | May 18th, 2017|Social Security|0 Comments

Do I Have To Report Changes To SSI/SSDI?

When someone has paid enough into the Social Security trust fund, that person is eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits if he or she becomes disabled and cannot work. A disabled person who has not paid enough into the Social Security trust fund may still be eligible to receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) [...]

By | April 29th, 2017|Social Security|0 Comments

What Is Substantial Gainful Activity And How Does It Affect SSDI?

Since its inception in 1935, Social Security has helped millions of the disabled and elderly avoid the worst kinds of financial hardship. Today, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) pays monthly benefits to thousands of workers who have become disabled before retirement age and cannot work. Those who apply for SSDI benefits must have worked and [...]

By | March 26th, 2017|Social Security|0 Comments

Why Is There A Five-Month Waiting Period For Social Security Disability?

Show/Hide Video TranscriptSocial Security Administration will not pay you the first five months of an approved claim for Social Security disability benefits. The reason for this is simply to reduce the amount of retroactive benefit payments. So, the date when an applicant actually entitled the disability payments is at least five months after the date [...]

By | February 22nd, 2017|Social Security|0 Comments

What Is The “Date Last Insured” (DLI) For Disability Benefits In California?

Show/Hide Video Transcript In most cases, a disabled person will have a date last insured for Social Security disability if they have worked five of the last ten years immediately before they became disabled. So, an applicant’s DLI depends on when that person stopped working a job that pays into Social Security taxes, the FICA [...]

By | January 26th, 2017|Social Security|0 Comments

Does Age Affect My Social Security Disability Claim?

Most of us know that the Social Security Administration pays older, retired workers monthly checks. However, the Social Security Administration (SSA) also provides two benefit programs for those with medical, psychological, or psychiatric disabilities: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). If you are disabled, and if you need to receive benefits, [...]

By | December 22nd, 2016|Social Security|0 Comments

What Are Compassionate Allowances?

Show/Hide Video TranscriptIf you have a disability and your disability is on the compassionate allowance list, you will be eligible for expedited payment of benefits from the Social Security Administration. Compassionate allowance conditions are those listed medical problems that Social Security has targeted as the most severely disabling conditions so that claimants can get their [...]

By | November 22nd, 2016|Social Security|0 Comments

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