Age at which you receive Social Security benefits affects monthly amount

If you are interested in earning a larger Social Security retirement check each month, then it is recommended to put off obtaining a check until you surpass the official retirement age.

The official retirement age is 62-years-old. You are considered to be at your full retirement age when you are between 65-years-old and 67-years-old, depending on your birthday. If you decide to collect your retirement benefits as soon as you turn 62, you will be collecting a smaller amount each month.

By choosing to wait until you reach your full retirement age, you will be earning a significantly larger amount on a monthly basis. The Social Security Administration said that not waiting until full retirement age can reduce the amount of your retirement benefits by a total of 30 percent.

Please contact the Indiana long-term disability lawyers of the Hankey Law Office by calling (800) 520-3633 if you or someone you love needs help filing for long-term disability benefits.


Indianapolis gearing up for Super Bowl weekend

The Indiana long-term disability lawyers of the Hankey Law Office have learned that security for Super Bowl weekend in Indianapolis has been strengthened in order to accommodate for the expected crowds.

Super Bowl XLVI is set to take place this Sunday, February 4, 2012. People who have purchased a ticket to the game can expect to be waiting in several security lines before gaining admission into the stadium. Officials are urging individuals who plan on being in Indianapolis this weekend to plan accordingly in order to incorporate security wait times into their schedules.

The slogan for the weekend of the football game is, “If you see something, say something,” and is geared towards fans. The city wants everyone to have a great time enjoying all of the festivities, but they want to make sure everyone stays safe. To learn more about Super Bowl XLVI events and security measures, please visit the Indy Channel website today.


Married couple receive prison sentence for disability fraud conviction

A married couple living in Washington will both serve prison time for their parts in a Social Security Disability fraud scheme that lasted for several years.

The man began defrauding the state of Washington for disability benefits when he turned 18-years-old. He used a fraudulent Social Security number and name, claiming that he had been hurt while working and was unable to return to the workforce.

When the man met and married his wife, she began helping him with the continuation of the fraud. On different occasions she would pose as a concerned neighbor in order to be a witness to his injuries and at other times she would pretend that she was her husband’s sister when agents would visit their house. They both plead guilty to the fraud charges.

If you need assistance filing for long-term disability benefits, please contact the Indiana long-term disability lawyers of the Hankey Law Office by calling (800) 520-3633 today.


Unemployed workers turn to disability benefits

The unemployed individuals in the United States have begun to lean on the option of Social Security disability benefits.

Employment is currently limited in this poor economy and those who are still searching for a job are looking into receiving disability benefits in order to sustain their lifestyle. There are currently 10.2 million Americans enrolled in the Social Security Disability Insurance program.

The people trying to earn these benefits are not injured to a point where they could not work, it is merely the fact that they are unable to find a job. This trend could be hazardous to the program and soon the money could run out for the people with long-term disabilities who depend on these benefits.

If you need assistance filing for long-term disability benefits, please contact the Indiana long-term disability lawyers of the Hankey Law Office by calling (800) 520-3633 today.


Indiana apartment complex will house disabled residents

A $6 million apartment complex in Western Indiana will open next fall and be available to disabled and homeless individuals in the area.

The construction of the complex will begin in January 2012 thanks to the non-profit organization, Mental Health America of Vigo County Inc. The apartments will be financially dependent upon federal and state funds. The 30,000 complex is set to be named YOUnity Village.

Residents of the apartments will move in without having to pay rent in the beginning. The lease that will be signed by each individual will have a claim stating they are willing to pay 30 percent of the monthly rent with the non-profit organization taking care of the 70 percent that is left.

Suffering from a long-term disability can be financially straining. If you need assistance filing for long-term disability benefits, please contact the Indiana long-term disability lawyers of the Hankey Law Office by calling (800) 520-3633 today.


Indianapolis International Airport receives video wall

A video wall has been installed inside the Indianapolis International Airport. People inside the airport will be able to experience a 60-second view of the wall, which is comprised of 15 LED televisions.

The electronics manufacturer, Sharp, as well as the Clear Channel Airport agency supplied the $300,000 screen which will feature sports clips as well as advertisements and art films.

The video wall will be displayed between the ground level of the airport and the third-floor Civic Plaza. The videos and advertisements are customized to fit the one-minute ride between the two floors.

The Indiana long-term disability lawyers of the Hankey Law Office hope that everyone traveling for the holidays stays safe. For more information on local Indianapolis news, please visit The Indy Star today.


Lawsuit arises after loss of long-term disability benefits

A Dartmouth woman has filed a lawsuit against her insurance company after her long-term disability payments were abruptly stopped.

The woman had a double-knee replacement surgery and was unable to continue at her job at Costco. She took a break from her cashier position in 2008 because of her knee replacement surgery, arthritis in her left hand and a future hip replacement surgery that was scheduled.

The long-term disability benefits provided to the woman were terminated as of October 13, 2011. She is seeking an amount upwards of $100,000.

If you need assistance filing for long-term disability benefits, please contact the Indiana long-term disability lawyers of the Hankey Law Office by calling 317-634-8565 today.


Hanson to headline a holiday concert in Indianapolis

Thanks to the Indianapolis radio station, WZPL-FM, 99.5, people in Indianapolis will have the chance to attend three separate holiday concerts this season. The radio station has decided to increase the number of concerts offered in their Jingle Jam concert series to three this year.

The first concert which takes place on Thursday, December 1, will have Hanson, the band made popular by the hit song, “MMMBop,” performing as well as Hot Chelle Rae. The second concert will occur on Saturday, December 3, and will feature the popular artists, Matt Nathanson and Christina Perri, who just recorded a song for the Twilight movie.

If you can’t make the concerts this weekend, you may be able to attend the third concert on Wednesday, December 7 where you can see The Fray and Simple Plan play in the last concert of the holiday series. All of these concerts will take place at the Egyptian Room in the Old National Centre.

The Indiana long-term disability lawyers of the Hankey Law Office hope that residents of Indianapolis enjoy this holiday season.

For more news on Indianapolis events, please visit Indy Star today.


Month of November sheds light on long-term care

November is long-term care awareness month. Long-term care has become increasingly expensive and it is important to start planning for this coverage.

According to a survey, on average it costs upwards of $70,000 per year to live in a nursing home. Other services that are pretty pricey include residing in an assisted living facility or requiring an on-call nurse. These expenses can add up and it is imperative to have the finances to cover these means.

Long-term care services are usually not covered by long-term disability insurance, yet disability benefits can allow for an individual to live better with additional payments to cover other medical costs.

Long-term disability is awarded to individuals who are unable to work due to a serious disability. If you need assistance filing for long-term disability benefits, please contact the Indiana long-term disability lawyers of the Hankey Law Office by calling (800) 520-3633 today.


Long-term disability lawsuit filed by Veterans

Canadian veterans are still fighting for compensation in a long-term disability lawsuit that has been in the courts for the past four years.

The lawsuit was filed against the federal government in regards to long-term disability payments. The veterans who filed the claim were injured during their time serving and believe that the government is trying to revoke their disability benefits claiming they were considered income at the time.

The government retrieval of money is costing some of these veterans upwards of $3,500 per month. The amount of money that should be returned to the veterans could be as much as $500 million.

If you need assistance filing for long-term disability benefits, please contact the Indiana long-term disability lawyers of the Hankey Law Office by calling (800) 520-3633 today.


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