Lisa M. Ritacco
Social Security Disability Lawyer
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How to Stretch Your Budget While on Social Security

Social Security Disability benefits are given to individuals who cannot perform significant, full time work. This means that a person’s normal cost of living is now coupled with often escalating medical costs – such as doctor’s visits and prescriptions – to make for a tight budget. However, there are ways to spend smart and we’ll […]

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Top 5 Most Outrageous Social Security Fraud Cases

In 2013, over 2.6 million Social Security disability claims were filed. With a good percentage of them being ultimately approved, the chance for fraud is far higher than most would like. In fact, “fraud is so rampant, and disability cases have so proliferated in recent years, that the Social Security’s Disability Trust Fund may run out of […]

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Why Was I Denied Social Security Disability for Back Pain?

Social Security Disability benefits are given to individuals who experience an illness or injury that prevents them from working for at least 12 months. However, the disabling level of many health conditions can be difficult to prove, and one of the most difficult is back pain. When back pain impairs your ability to work, you […]

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Why Was My Disability Claim Denied?

In 2013, over 2.6 million disability claims were filed with 65.4 percent of them being denied at the initial level — 87.3 percent of claims were denied at the reconsideration level. This reveals the stark truth that most disability claims will be denied. However, with the help of an experienced attorney, your chances of approval […]

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5 Things Veterans Should Know When Filing for SSDI

Are you a disabled U.S. Veteran? You may be eligible for disability benefits through the Social Security Administration in addition to disability benefits you may already receive through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Seeking Social Security Disability benefits for veterans is a complex web that makes even the military personally procured move and EFMP […]

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How to File for Social Security Disability Benefits in Pennsylvania

Social Security Disability benefits are given to individuals who are too ill to perform their normal work. No matter what state you live in, you’ll need to send your completed application and signed forms — including all pertinent information — to your local Social Security Administration office. You can also submit your application online at […]

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Why Was I Denied Disability When I Can’t Work?

If you have applied for Social Security Disability benefits but have been denied, you’re not alone. In fact, you’re in the majority. Social Security Disability Statistics For the year 2013 alone, there were over 2.6 million applications for Social Security Disability benefits. It was one of the largest years for Social Security Disability benefit applications […]

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Can I Receive Benefits for Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy in Football?

Those who play football in high school, college or on a professional team can be subjected to many types of injuries — from sprains to broken bones to concussions. However, there is new evidence surrounding a condition that results when people, football players in particular, receive multiple concussions. It’s called chronic traumatic encephalopathy, also referred […]

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Why Would I Stop Receiving Social Security Disability Benefits?

As a whole, most people who are given Social Security Disability benefits can continue to receive them for years or even for a lifetime. However, there are several scenarios in which benefits may be stopped. What Is Social Security Disability?  Eligibility for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits is based on an individual having paid enough […]

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Who Can Help Me Find Work to Supplement My Benefits?

There is a common misconception that once you apply for or begin receiving Social Security Disability Insurance benefits, you’re no longer allowed to work. However, the reality is you can still work — you’re even encouraged to work if you are able. This doesn’t mean it’s always easy to find a job if you have […]

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