Social Security Disability &
  Special Needs Planning News from
 Sheri R. Abrams, Attorney at Law,
 Partner at Needham Mitnick & Pollack, PLC  
In This Issue:
Social Security Resumes Mailing Social Security Statements
Soldiers & Veterans with Lou Gehrig's Disease Now Get Housing Subsidies
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On Friday October 17, 2014, Sheri Abrams will be participating in the conference "Together on the Pathway to Wellness: The Good Life - A Vision for Recovery."


This day-long conference will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.  at the Ernst Community Cultural Center, Northern Virginia Community College- Annandale Campus, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA 22003


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This conference is sponsored by the Wellness and Recovery Committee, the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board, the Northern Virginia Mental Health Foundation, Inc., Pathway Homes, Inc.. and PRS, Inc.



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Issue: # 74

 September 2014

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Welcome to our monthly newsletter. 


These monthly newsletters are designed to provide useful information on Disability Law & Issues with a special emphasis on Social Security Disability & Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits and Special Needs Trusts & Planning.


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Social Security Resumes Mailing Social Security Statements

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The Social Security Administration has just announced that they will resume the periodic mailing of Social Security Statements-once every five years for most workers- while encouraging everyone to create a secure "my Social Security" account to immediately access their Social Security Statement online, anytime.

The Social Security Statement is a valuable financial planning tool providing workers age 18 and older with important individualized information regarding their earnings, tax contributions, and estimates for future retirement, disability, and survivors benefits.

Beginning this month, workers turning ages 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, and 60 who are not receiving Social Security benefits and who are not registered for a "my Social Security" account will receive their Social Security Statement in the mail about 3 months before their birthday.

After age 60, a person will receive a Social Security Statement every year.

Social Security expects to send nearly 48 million Social Security Statements each year.

The Social Security Statement helps people plan for their financial future.  In addition to providing future benefit estimates, the Social Security Statement highlights a person's complete earnings history, allowing workers to verify the accuracy of their earnings. This is important because an individual's future benefit amount is determined by the amount of their earnings over their lifetime.

To date, more than 14 million people have established a personalized "my Social Security" account at


With a "my Social Security" account, a person  may access their Social Security Statement from anywhere, whenever they choose.

Individuals who currently receive Social Security benefits should also sign up for a "my Social Security" account to manage their benefit payments and, when the need arises, get an instant benefit verification letter, change their address and phone number, and start or change direct deposit of their benefit payment.


Soldiers & Veterans with Lou Gehrig's Disease Now Get Housing Subsidies

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Veterans and active-duty service members who suffer from Lou Gehrig's disease will now have immediate access to a government-funded housing program under new rules from the Department of Veterans Affairs.


The Veterans Administration just announced that soldiers & veterans who suffer from Lou Gehrig's disease, also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), will be eligible for its specially adapted housing program.


The housing program provides grants to soldiers and veterans with disabilities, now including ALS, so they can buy new homes or fix up homes they already own to accommodate their disabilities.


The soldiers and veterans can receive up to $67,555 in grant money to remodel their homes or find new places to live.


For more information, please click here.


Sheri Abrams' Book "Don't Gamble With Your Social Security Disability Benefits--What Every Virginia Resident Needs To Know To Win A Social Security Disability Case" Is Available

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"Don't Gamble With Your Social Security Disability Benefits--What Every Virginia Resident Needs To Know To Win A Social Security Disability Case" is now available for the Nook here,


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