McIntyre, Donohue, Accardi, Salmonson & Riordan, LLP Successfully Appeals Case for Injured Correction Officer

By |2017-07-07T15:56:57+00:00April 6th, 2016|Media, Social Security|

McIntyre, Donohue, Accardi, Salmonson & Riordan, LLP (MDASR) has announced that the firm successfully won an appeal on behalf of a Nassau County correction officer who was initially denied disability retirement benefits, despite being injured on the job, which forced him to retire. On March 14, 2011, Ronald DeMaio assisted in breaking up a fight [...]

Urban Institute Releases Report Detailing Social Security Disability Demographics

By |2016-06-23T22:11:34+00:00March 9th, 2016|Social Security|

The Urban Institute recently issued a report detailing demographic trends affecting the social security disability (SSDI) program. The report details the growth of the social security disability program over the past 45 years. In 1970, there were 1.5 million DI recipients and, in 2013, there were nearly 9 million disabled workers. The report cited the [...]

Social Security Disability Insurance Becomes Subject of Reform

By |2017-08-30T18:28:35+00:00February 4th, 2016|Social Security|

Small changes to Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) are expected, but are just not going to be enough, according to U.S. Senators James Lankford (R-Oklahoma) and Joe Manchin (D-West Virginia). In a letter they wrote last week, the alterations in the budget agreement constructed last year will only be like “band-aids” for the program’s fiscal [...]

Three New Bills Aimed at Improving SSDI Program

By |2017-08-30T19:26:14+00:00August 13th, 2015|Social Security|

Two senators have recently introduced legislation that is aimed at improving the quality of the Social Security Disability Insurance Program. As it is expected that the reserve fund will be depleted by next year, the purpose of these bills is to ensure that funds are being used legitimately. A 20% cut is currently scheduled for [...]

Proposed Legislation Would Allow Uniformed Workers 75% of Their Salary for Retiring on Disability

By |2017-08-30T19:40:35+00:00June 9th, 2015|Social Security|

If passed, de Blasio’s amended disability pension legislation could be a triumph for disabled workers. The changes made to the original bill would allow three-quarter pensions for uniformed workers hired after 2009 retiring on disability, as well as workers who suffered severe injuries on the job. The original proposed plan gave uniformed workers only 50% [...]

Recent Survey Indicates Large Percentage of Fibromyalgia Patients Not Receiving Disability Benefits

By |2017-08-30T20:10:31+00:00May 1st, 2015|Social Security|

Anyone with fibromyalgia knows how debilitating the condition is, and how difficult it is to perform job functions that you may have been able to previously. While the condition affects 5 million adults, only 25 percent are receiving disability benefits. A recent survey conducted by has found that out of the 316 participants, 60% [...]

Executive Seeks Fund Reallocation to Address Social Security Disability

By |2017-08-30T20:18:28+00:00March 6th, 2015|Social Security|

The United States Social Security Disability Insurance program, which provides benefits to over 11 million Americans, could be cut by nearly 20 percent. According to reports from the Social Security Administration Board of Trustees released in July 2014, the Social Security trust fund, which finances the federal program, is projected to be depleted by the [...]

ABLE Creates Long Term Planning Solution for Disabled Americans

By |2017-08-30T20:22:11+00:00February 13th, 2015|Social Security|

In order to qualify for federal programs like Medicaid or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), a person can’t have more than $2,000 in cash savings or other assets. As a result, many disabled Americans are discouraged from working or setting aside money for long term expenses, since they don’t want to put their benefits at risk. A [...]

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