Cincinnati Social Security Disability Attorneys
Attorneys Mike Mooney and Steve Olden Speak at the Social Security Disability Law Seminar at the Cincinnati Bar Association
Mike Mooney and Steve Olden each were speakers at the annual all-day Social Security Disability Law seminar held on May 3, 2013 at the Cincinnati Bar Association. Mr. Mooney was on an “Ask The Experts” panel and also presented a separate session on ethics for attorneys practicing disability law. Mr. Olden presented a session on handling claims for disabled children. Over 100 people attended this day-long seminar. Mr. Mooney and Mr. Olden have been speakers at this annual event many times in previous years.
Knowledge That Can Make the System Work For You
A lawyer's knowledge can be critical in your effort to obtain the Social Security disability benefits you paid for while you worked. You will find decades of relevant experience at the Michael J. Mooney and Stephen H. Olden Law Offices in Cincinnati. We help people in Ohio, northern Kentucky and southeast Indiana deal with a vital government system that many find is complex and intimidating.
Guidance and Legal Action for Those Who Cannot Work
If your Social Security disability benefits claim has been denied — or you need basic guidance to apply — contact us for a free consultation. You do not have to worry about up-front expenses: Our fee is 25% of your retroactive benefits. If we do not get you benefits, we charge no fee.
Two Experienced Lawyers with One Focused Mission
We are two solo attorneys who share information and resources but handle cases independently. We each have well over 30 years of experience as lawyers, with significant energies devoted to Social Security disability claims (SSDI), reconsideration and appeals. As a result, we know the laws, regulations and processes extremely well.
Attorney Mike Mooney Offers Advice for Veteran’s Disability Benefits on Channel 19 Program “Moore Law”
Attorney Mooney was a guest again on Channel 19's Moore Law program on Veterans Day, November 12, 2012. He explained the workings of the Department of Veterans Affairs disability benefits system for wounded veterans and their families. You can view the TV show here as attorney Mooney answered several questions called in by viewers about the VA system. (see link above)
We deal with both major federal programs intended to support people who cannot work due to disability:
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and
Supplemental Security Income (SSI). The people we represent cover the spectrum of those with a
physical or mental disability, including:
- Adults, often
over age 50, with a significant employment history prior to being injured or developing a disabling disease or condition
- Younger adults with some work history, but now with a disabling physical or mental impairment
- Disabled adults with little or no income and few assets
Children with disabilities
Widows, widowers and children of wage earners who meet certain criteria
Local, Personal Representation Emphasizing Care, Honesty and Results
We emphasize straight talk, efficiency and personal attention in
our work for Social Security disability applicants. We work locally in the Cincinnati metro and surrounding area, not nationally - and you can count on direct,
responsive attention from a concerned attorney through every phase of your case. We are supported by two legal assistants who are just as responsive and friendly and who have combined experience of over 24 years helping us with disability claims.
GOOD NEWS! DISABILITY RECIPIENTS WILL GET AN INCREASE FOR 2013
by Stephen H. Olden
The Social Security Administration has raised the monthly payment amount for disability recipients in 2013 by 1.7%. This means Social Security disability recipients will receive an additional 1.7% of what they had been receiving in 2012. SSI disability recipients will see their monthly benefits raised from $698 to $710 per month for individuals and from $1,048 to $1,066 per month for couples (assuming no deductions). The 1.7% increase also applies to retirement benefits as well.
Other changes for 2013 include:
- Allowable earnings (substantial gainful activity or SGA) for disability claimants have increased to $1,040 per month; for blind disabled workers it is $1,740 per month.
- Earnings needed to earn one Social Security credit (quarter of coverage) are now $1,160 earned in the quarter.
- The maximum taxable earnings amount for workers increases slightly to $113,700 and the SSI resources limit remains the same: $2,000 for an individual and $3,000 for a couple.
This is a very welcome increase for the disabled workers in this country.
We’re happy about these changes!
Read our article published in the Cincinnati Bar Association's Monthly Magazine titled:
(click above to see article on Cincinnati Bar Association's website, go to page 8)
Published by Stephen H. Olden