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When I apply for Social Security Disability/SSI, who is responsible for getting medical records to prove that I’m disabled?

October 13, 2016 Law

The general rule is that you are ultimately responsible for getting medical records and filling out forms to support your Social Security Disability/SSI application. This is a very harsh rule and can result in unjust situations where Social Security makes incorrect decisions.   FORMS After filing a Social Security Disability/SSI […]

What is the difference between Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB) and Specified Low Income Medicare Beneficiary (SLMB)?

September 12, 2016 Law

Both Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB) and Specified Low Income Medicare Beneficiary (SLMB) are programs that help needy Seniors or Disabled people with expenses related to Medicare.  Medicare Part B premiums are generally paid by Medicare recipients out of their monthly Social Security checks.  However, QMB and SLMB will pay those […]

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