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A breast cancer diagnosis and the importance of SSDI benefits

November 8, 2021 Each October, an international health campaign, known as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, is celebrated to raise awareness of breast cancer and raise funds for prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and, ultimately, a cure. The campaign, originally founded in … Read More

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Navigating the turbulent times of Social Security

September 30, 2021 Throughout its history, the Social Security Administration (SSA) has faced many challenges. Despite an increase in the number of disruptions over the past several years – including a robust backlog of inventory, several furloughs due to … Read More

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Protect yourself & your family’s future during Men’s Health Month!

June 10, 2021 June is Men’s Health Month, and The Advocator Group (now conducting business as Brown & Brown Absence Services Group) is proud to use this opportunity to help raise awareness and begin important conversations about men’s health … Read More

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Social Security fraud: protect yourself from scammers

May 25, 2021 Thousands of individuals collect Social Security benefits each year. While these financial benefits are extremely valuable to the recipients and their families, applying for benefits can unfortunately leave applicants susceptible to scammers seeking to steal personal … Read More

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COVID-19 & SSDI application wait times

May 25, 2021 As Social Security advocates, our team values keeping claimants informed about things that could impact their Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) application. From approximately November of 2020 through February of 2021, we observed a trend that … Read More

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What questions are asked at a disability hearing?

May 27, 2020 Preparing for a Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) hearing can be daunting. At The Advocator Group we work behind the scenes and with our clients to ensure they are … Read More

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How to prepare for your Social Security Disability telephone hearing

May 27, 2020 Until further notice, the Social Security Administration (SSA) is currently holding all Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) hearings by telephone due to COVID-19. Whether it take places in person or over … Read More

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Compassionate Allowance list grows, with four conditions added in 2019

September 30, 2019 In 2008, the Social Security Administration (SSA) created and launched the Compassionate Allowance (CAL) program. This program allows SSA to flag Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) claims in which a claimant’s … Read More

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The Americans with Disabilities Act & the definition of disability today

August 13, 2019 With the month of August comes the 29th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which was signed into law by President George H.W. Bush on July 26, 1990.  This is a civil rights law that … Read More

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Choosing the representative that is right for you

April 19, 2018 Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) benefits provide vital assistance to thousands of disabled workers and their families each year, but the process of applying for SSDI benefits and obtaining them can feel daunting. Unfortunately, … Read More