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Appealing a Denial of SSDI Benefits

By Ken Marks | October 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

You have a disabling injury that keeps you from earning enough to support yourself, and you filed a claim for Social Security disability benefits to help you pay your bills. Even though you know you have a disability that prevents you from working, the Social Security Administration (SSA) denies your claim. This is a common…

4 Reasons You May Be Denied Benefits – and How a Lawyer Can Help

By Ken Marks | September 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Many people have disabling medical conditions that keep them from working and rely on Social Security benefits to cover their expenses and pay their bills. However, only an average of 34 percent of disability benefit claims are approved each year, so many people receive denials of their claims for a variety of reasons. The following…

10 Things You Should Know Before You Apply for Social Security Disability

By Ken Marks | August 22, 2018 | Comments Off on 10 Things You Should Know Before You Apply for Social Security Disability

  It’s true, social security disability insurance (SSDI) can be confusing. You might not be sure if you qualify or what the process even entails. Before you start the process, check out the top 10 things you need to know before you apply.

If Your Child Is Disabled, Social Security Benefits Will Help

By Ken Marks | February 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

It’s taxing enough being a full-time working parent with young kids, but imagine having to raise a disabled child.  Thankfully, there are a slew of government programs that relieve the financial strains when it comes to raising a child with special needs. Social Security provides two types of disability coverage: Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and…

The Importance of Social Security Disability

By Ken Marks | February 1, 2018 | Comments Off on The Importance of Social Security Disability

While you probably know the importance of preparing for retirement, have you ever considered what would happen if you become disabled before you reach retirement age? Studies say that 25% of people in their 20s will become disabled before retirement. While many people believe that Social Security Disability Insurance is the answer, unfortunately this coverage…

Disabled at 50? Don't give up…

By Ken Marks | October 23, 2017 | Comments Off on Disabled at 50? Don't give up…

For many Americans, the threat of encountering a serious illness or injury that prevents them from working is a distant concern. However, as we age, the possibility of suffering a disabling condition becomes much greater and those distant concerns all to often become immediate troubles. In fact, About 30 percent of Americans ages 35-65 will…

Why Disability Claims Take So Long to Get Approved

By Ken Marks | September 20, 2017 | Comments Off on Why Disability Claims Take So Long to Get Approved

For anyone currently in the process of applying for Social Security benefits, a common question is “why is the decision taking so long?” While some attribute the lengthy process to bureaucratic sluggishness, that isn’t always the case. In order to properly evaluate each case, sometimes the SSA takes a lot of time to make their…

What You Need to Know Before Your SSDI Interview

By Ken Marks | June 19, 2017 | Comments Off on What You Need to Know Before Your SSDI Interview

When you first apply for Social Security disability benefits, you may be nervous to find that a big part of the process is a formal interview. In order to fully prepare yourself, it is important to know what kind of questions to expect from your SSDI interviewers. Here, we’ll make sure you’re prepared for your…

Disability Benefits for Mental Illnesses

By Ken Marks | May 23, 2017 | Comments Off on Disability Benefits for Mental Illnesses

Commonly, social security disability benefits are associated to those suffering from a debilitating injury. But did you know that if you suffer from a mental illness, you might be eligible for disability benefits as well? The Social Security Administration evaluates mental disorders according to a number of predetermined categories. If you exhibit symptoms of one…

How To Protect Employees From Heat-Related Injuries

By Ken Marks | April 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Summertime heat waves can often result in serious heat illness injuries. Outdoor workers are especially susceptible to the heat and the injuries it can cause. The California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has launched a campaign to educate workers and employers about the risks of heat illness and how to stay safe in hot…