Social Security

A Guide to Social Security Survivors Benefits

What are Survivors Benefits: A Brief History Economic insecurity was a social issue our nation addressed over 80 years ago with the enactment of the Social Security Act in 1935. What most people don’t realize is that the Act also provides survivors benefits: spouses, children, and dependent parents of a deceased worker can receive survivors …

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Attorney Adriane Grace Published in Texas State Bar Journal

Attorney Adriane S. Grace’s article, “What the Estate Planning Attorney Needs to Know About Social Security Fee Authorization and the New Executive Orders“, was published in the latest issue of The REPTL Reporter (Volume 58, Issue 2 May 2020). The REPTL Reporter (REPTL) is the official journal of the Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law …

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Attorney Adriane Grace Featured Speaker at the 2020 North Texas Probate Bench Bar Conference

The North Texas Probate Bench Bar is a yearly conference held in March during which time members from the probate bench and bar (judges and attorneys) from North Texas come together to hear updates on important legal topics in Estate Planning, Probate, and Guardianship. This year, Attorney Adriane S. Grace was selected by the planning …

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Avoiding Social Security Scams

If you have called Social Security recently, you probably heard a recorded message notifying you about ongoing social security scams. Unfortunately, scammers frequently target our most vulnerable members of society: the elderly and disabled. Thus, it is important to understand how these scams work and know what steps you should take if you, or a …

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Social Security Benefits 101

In the United States, Social Security is frequently talked about in the news, but poorly understood. As a result, most people think Social Security is a “government handout”, or some form of welfare for the poor. What people fail to understand is that Social Security is primarily an insurance program for workers. And just like …

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When and How to Hire a Social Security Attorney

Dealing with a government agency can be a time-consuming task, and Social Security is no exception. I frequently get calls from people who are considering applying for Social Security benefits but aren’t sure how to begin. Generally, I advise these callers to go ahead and start the application process on their own because applying for …

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