Federal agencies raid American Senior Communities’ Indianapolis offices, CEO’s home

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015 at 9:15 am    

In September of this year, the FBI along with several other federal agencies raided the Indianapolis office of American Senior Communities, as well as the CEO’s home in Carmel. Agents from the FBI, the IRS, and the U.S. Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General refused to answer questions about the purpose of the raid, and authorities were seen leaving both locations with boxes, bags, and even computers. You can read more about these raids by clicking here:

If you or someone you love has suffered any form of mistreatment in a nursing home, whether it took the form of physical abuse, neglect, or financial mistreatment, you deserve the opportunity to hold the responsible parties accountable. Let the Indiana nursing home abuse lawyers of the Hankey Law Office help you. Call us today at (317) 634-8565 to learn more about your legal rights and options.

SSDI information for people who have criminal convictions

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015 at 2:18 pm    

If you are receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits, it is important for you to realize that the Social Security office will likely be notified if you have committed or are charged with a crime.

While SSDI benefits may not be given to people who have been restricted by a court after committing a crime, the disability benefits for their eligible family members are still paid. It is also important to note that disabled people may not receive their benefits even if found “not guilty” due to a mental health condition or due to incompetence.

The Social Security office will also be notified if you have violated the conditions of your parole or probation after a crime, at which time SSDI benefits will also not be released.

At the Hankey Law Office in Indiana, our attorneys work with individuals who need to apply for, appeal, or dispute Social Security benefits claims. We can work with you to help build a strong case in your favor and present it to the appropriate people. To learn more about how we may be able to help you, call us today at (800) 520-3633.

Fatal crash survivor in Marion County continues to recover

Monday, November 9th, 2015 at 11:28 am    

The 11-year-old boy who suffered serious injuries after being involved in a fatal car accident in Beech Grove last June is now gradually re-learning how to walk. Reports said doctors at Riley Hospital for Children were unsure if John Rogers would survive his injuries when the vehicle he was riding in was struck by a man attempting to flee from police after a robbery in Beech Grove. The collision, which occurred in Fountain Square, involved three vehicles and resulted in the death of John’s grandmother, Donna Niblock, and the injury of his aunt.

Five months after the incident, John’s father Daniel told reporters that his son was discharged from the hospital in October and continues to improve. John is able to walk again with the help of a walker.

The driver who caused the accident, 22-year-old Matthew Edmunds, is facing severe charges and preparing to appear in court next month.

When families are left to deal with the aftermath of serious accidents, our attorneys at the Hankey Law Office will work to ensure that the responsible parties are held accountable for their actions. To discuss your case today, call our Indiana offices at (800) 520-3633.

Three types of Social Security cards

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015 at 1:52 pm    

It is important to note that the United States issues three different kinds of Social Security cards, depending on the card bearer’s status as a citizen or as an applicant or recipient of disability insurance benefits (SSDI).

  • There is a Social Security card only issued to American citizens and to those people who have been permanently residing in the U.S. Bearers of such card are entitled to retirement and disability benefits on the condition that they have earned enough Social Security credits.
  • There is a Social Security card issued to those people who have been authorized to temporarily work in the United States.
  • There is a Social Security card issued to people from other countries that grants its holders access to some social services or other benefits; however, this card does not permit employment for its holders within the United States.

If you are interested in learning more about Social Security benefits programs or are interested in filing a SSDI application or appealing a decision, the Indiana attorneys at the Hankey Law Office may be able to offer you valuable assistance. Find out how we may be of service to you by calling (800) 520-3633 today.

Understanding “Compassionate Allowances”

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015 at 3:19 pm    

People who file for their Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) claims may possibly get their much needed benefits quickly if they are eligible for Compassionate Allowances (CAL) program.

The Social Security Administration implemented the CAL to give immediate assistance to SSDI applicants who are suffering from a serious or terminal medical condition. Disabled persons applying for SSDI only need to show their medical records supporting their serious illnesses or diseases. The SSA has initially identified 88 serious medical conditions that they believe to be eligible under the CAL program. The claims of eligible applicants will be processed by the SSA in as fast as three weeks.

Unfortunately, filing for your SSDI benefits can be difficult, mostly if you are unaware of the complicated process. However, if you are a disabled person in Indiana, the lawyers at the Hankey Law Office may assist you in the filing process. Call our office today at (800) 520-3633 to find out how we may possibly help you get your much needed financial assistance for disability.

The importance of keeping treatment records when claiming SSDI

Friday, October 2nd, 2015 at 12:37 pm    

Disabled individuals who have decided to file for their Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits should keep in mind the importance of having a good record of all the medical treatment they have had before they file for SSDI.

SSDI examiners may sometimes have an impression that disabled applicants’ condition may not be considered as a serious disability if they have an inconsistent medical treatment record. Examiners may measure the seriousness of an individual’s disability through the medical treatment they have had before filing for their benefits. Disabled individuals who are undergoing medical treatment should keep all their medical records, including appointments with physicians, so they can use these records as a strong reference to support their disability claim.

The Indiana lawyers at the Hankey Law Office assist individuals who wish to claim SSDI. Our skilled lawyers may legally assist you in the filing or appealing of your disability benefits so that you can focus on your medical treatments. Call our office today at (800) 520-3633 to find out how we may work on your behalf.

SSDI benefits disabled people may receive before filing application

Monday, September 28th, 2015 at 1:54 pm    

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits may possibly be entitled to disabled individuals even several months before they actually file their SSDI application.

The Social Security program may consider releasing SSDI benefits to people 12 months before filing their application, given that they prove their disability in the past months before filing. Disabled applicants should meet all the requirements needed by the Social Security. Disabled people who believe that they are eligible for SSDI can file their application online with their home computers to avoid the many hassles of going to Social Security offices. SSDI applicants who are currently outside the United States may coordinate with the nearest U.S. Embassy, consulate, or the U.S. Social Security.

Proving ones disability is never easy, mostly if you are filing for your SSDI benefits for the first time. However, if you are filing or appealing for your disability benefits in Indiana, the legal team at Hankey Law Office may assist you. Find out how we may work on your behalf today by calling (800) 520-3633.

Work details needed in filing for SSDI benefits

Monday, September 14th, 2015 at 10:11 am    

People who are unable to continue working after developing a disabling health condition should be aware that they need to provide the following employment details when filing for their Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits:

  • Accumulated income from the past and present year of filing
  • Employer’s name and address in the last two years
  • List of jobs in the last 15 years including the dates before the disability
  • Information if the applicant has filed for any benefits outside SSDI
  • Statement from the Social Security Administration
  • People who have worked for the U.S. Military before 1968 should provide the dates of their tenure of enlistment

It is important that SSDI applicants have all the following working details available when filing Social Security Disability Insurance in order to possibly avoid any problem in the process.

When you are filing for your SSDI benefits, it is important that you work with a lawyer – especially if you are suffering from a disabling disease. Find out how the lawyers at the Hankey Law Office in Indiana may assist you in the filing process today by calling (800) 520-3633.

What usually happens after applying for SSDI online?

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 at 1:03 pm    

Disabled individuals who apply for their Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits using the official Social Security website should expect the following after submitting their application:

  • The SSA will send an electronic mail (email) or snail mail to confirm that they already received your application.
  • The SSA will review the application form that you fill out.
  • The SSA may contact the applicants if they are required to submit supplemental information or papers.
  • Applicants will also get notification from the SSA if your dependents are also eligible to get your benefits.
  • After the SSA process the application, they usually send a letter through snail mail regarding their decision.

Though filing for SSDI benefits online is convenient, the procedure can be confusing to applicants. However, if you are applying or appealing for your benefits in Indiana, the lawyers at the Hankey Law Office may work on your behalf. Call our office today at (800) 520-3633 to find out how we may assist you in the filing process.

Annual report raises concern about Social Security Disability fund

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015 at 3:16 pm    

An annual report on the financial status of the Social Security Disability fund and the Medicare system was recently released, renewing concerns over the quickly depleting disability fund, according to the New York Times on July 22.

The disability fund is expected to be depleted by the end of next year, which will result in a 19% cut to benefits unless something is done to fortify the fund. The benefit reduction would affect 11 million beneficiaries. Although the Obama administration wanted funds to be transferred from the retirement account, which has been done in the past, the Republican congress wants to make long-lasting changes to the program.

Although politics may shift, the real need for disability benefits will not change. If you are disabled and unable to work in Indiana, the attorneys at the Hankey Law Office may help you throughout every step of the complicated application or appeals process. Call us today at (800) 520-3633 to learn more about your options.

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