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Privacy considerations in bankruptcy cases

August 31, 2018

Many people facing the prospect of filing a personal bankruptcy are concerned about the loss of privacy that could occur when their financial affairs become a matter of public record. This is a reasonable concern.…

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Can student loans be discharged in bankruptcy?

June 29, 2018

The spotlight on student loan defaults has grown brighter the past five years, yet the ever-growing student loan crisis crippling the financial futures of many students in college and beyond has yet to be solved…

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What is a bankruptcy discharge?

June 1, 2018

When a person files for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, their intention is to have as many of their debts discharged as possible. But what exactly does it mean to have debts discharged? When a debt is discharged…

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Do I have to file a joint bankruptcy with my spouse?

January 30, 2018

It is no secret married couples do a lot of things together, such as raise children and pay taxes. Something else they can do as a unit, but do not have to, is file a…

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My only income is Social Security. Should I still consider bankruptcy?

We often meet with people with debt problems whose only income is Social Security benefits.  In some cases, they are “judgment proof”.  That is, there is no way for their creditors to collect.  Other than…

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Can I file for Social Security Disability even if I’m still working?

This is a question we hear virtually every day.  Many people believe they could qualify for disability, but are afraid to leave their job and take a chance on pursuing a claim.  Here’s the reality.…

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I’ve been denied Social Security Disability benefits before. Can I file a new claim?

  Even if you have been previously denied disability benefits, you can file a new claim.  To receive Social Security Disability benefits, though, you must not only prove disability, you must meet the earnings requirement.

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What a Social Security Disability Denial Means

If you’ve recently received a notice of denial for your Social Security Disability claim, then you’re not alone; in fact, it’s estimated that initial claims have a denial rate of around 65 percent. So, what…

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Time Frame for Social Security Benefits

In an ideal world, people with disabilities would receive immediate support, but the modern world is far from ideal. If you are applying for Social Security disability (SSD) benefits, the following steps may take you…

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Caring for Children: Social Security Benefits in Georgia

Social Security helps those in need, but determining who is in need can be difficult, especially when the person in question is a child. Disabilities make it difficult for children to study or work, but…

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What is the Ticket to Work Program?

When you are a person living on social security disability, it’s hard to see if you can work again without risking losing your benefits. With the Ticket to Work program, you sign up voluntarily. If…

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Social Security Disability Rules Specific to Georgia

If you are applying for social security in Athens, Georgia, you start by calling your local social security office and setting up a disability. Approximately 70 percent of the people that apply for disability benefits…

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Veterans: Check on Social Security Disability Benefits

There’s no doubt that we, as Americans, owe a lasting debt of gratitude to our military veterans. As we celebrate Veterans Day, we are reminded that some of those who donned the uniform suffered irreparable…

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Social Security Fraud

All About Social Security Fraud

Social Security fraud is a serious crime because it not only harms the Social Security system but it costs American tax payers more money. Also, if you are guilty of fraud, then you may be…

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