How to Videos

Introduction to Disability -
This is a video describing the Social Security Disability process.

5 Steps to Disability -
This video details the Social Security Disability five step evaluation process.

Compassionate Allowance List

CAL - CAL is a list of conditions SSA feels are serious and need benefits quickly and are obvious disabilities.

  • Patau Syndrome
  • Breast Cancer
  • Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia
  • Pleural Mesothelioma
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer


Common Disability Questions

Top Most Asked Disability Questions -

  • Do I have to pay income tax on my Social Security Benefits?
  • I currently receive Social Security disability benefits. My disabilities have worsened and I have other health problems. Can my monthly benefit amount be increased?
  • What is the earliest age that I can receive Social Security Disability benefits?
  • Is there a time limit on Social Security disability benefits?



latest news

Cost of Living Adjustment 2017

The latest COLA is 0.3 percent for Social Security benefits and SSI payments. Social Security benefits will increase by 0.3 percent beginning with the December 2016 benefits, which are payable in January 2017.

Federal SSI payment levels will also increase by 0.3 percent effective for payments made for January 2017. Because the normal SSI payment date is the first of the month and January 1 is a holiday, the SSI payments for January are always made at the end of the previous December.

Compassionate Allowance List

The Social Security Administration has added to the list of Compassionate Allowances.

Click HERE for the full list of Compassionate Allowances Conditions

Most Popular Baby Names

The most popular baby names in the United States for 2016 are Noah and Emma.

"Each year, Social Security produces the most popular baby names list based on all Social Security card applications for children born the previous year," said Jo Anne Barnhart, Commissioner of Social Security.

A list of the 1,000 most popular baby names by year, and lists categorized by state, can be found on their website.

For more information - or for help naming your baby-to-be - read their news release.

Top 10 Baby Names for 2016

Social Security Disability Application

Are you ready to move forward with your Social Security Disability Application? Fill out the information below to receive a free evaluation of your claim. If we decide to take your claim, there is no cost to you until we win your claim. It's just that simple.

Free Social Security Disability Evaluation

The Shaw Group is a dedicated group of multi-lingual staff and specially trained Social Security Disability Attorneys helping clients with Social Security claims (SSDI, SSI), denials and appeals, in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington DC, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Puerto Rico, and Canada. Don't miss out on the financial assistance you may need to take care of your family. Help is only a click or a toll-free phone call away (800-755-1979). There is no FEE until you receive your benefits. Don't miss the opportunity to get the full amount of compensation you deserve!

"We at The Shaw Group have the knowledge, experience, expertise and winning spirit it takes to help each client we represent to navigate through the Social Security maze on the easiest course possible. We consistently win cases because we believe in what we are doing and we will take whatever legal steps are necessary in order to help our clients receive the benefits they need and deserve. And we strive to treat others the way we want to be treated."
James R. Shaw, M.A.
Founder, President and CEO
The Shaw Group