How Long Does it Take for a Lawyer to Get Your Disability?

By Ken Marks | March 9, 2019 |

The process of getting approved for Social Security disability benefits can take anywhere from a month to several years, depending on the circumstances of your situation.  Attorneys have little control in speeding up the process, though an attorney can provide many benefits that may result in a faster approval of benefits. First-Round Approvals The fastest…

Should I Hire an Attorney for My SSDI Hearing?

By Ken Marks | February 25, 2019 |

A disabling medical condition often leaves you unable to work, causing financial strain in addition to substantial medical bills. As a result, many seriously disabled American workers apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (“SSDI”) benefits without the help of an experienced SSDI attorney. The standard for obtaining SSDI benefits, however, is stringent. You must be…

Can I Work Part-Time and Receive SSDI Benefits?

By Ken Marks | February 7, 2019 |

Despite the stringent “total disability” standards applicable to Social Security Disability Insurance (“SSDI”) claimants, some beneficiaries can work part-time while receiving SSDI benefits. Many beneficiaries don’t know about the Social Security Administration’s (“SSA”) work allowances because the majority of SSDI beneficiaries can no longer work in their usual occupations. Serious medical conditions, such as loss…

When Do You Need an SSDI Attorney?

By Ken Marks | December 22, 2018 |

According to the Social Security Administration (“SSA”), in 2018, over $10 billion will be distributed among 11 million disabled workers and their dependents. This is in addition to the over $70 billion distributed to the nearly 50 million Americans receiving social security retirement benefits each year. It’s reported that over 90% of working-age Americans are…

Can You Get Social Security Disability Benefits for a Work Injury?

By Ken Marks | December 15, 2018 |

It’s common knowledge that workers’ compensation insurance covers a multitude of work-related conditions. However, you’re often limited to claiming workers’ compensation benefits to cover your medical expenses and lost wages. This prevents you from claiming private short or long-term disability benefits or suing your employer for negligence after a disabling on-the-job injury. Because of these…

Disability Benefits after a Severe Sports Injury

By Ken Marks | November 22, 2018 |

Sports are extremely popular in the United States, both for watching and playing. Many people play many types of sports, both professionally and recreationally. No matter what sport you play, there is always the risk that you can suffer an injury. In particular, sports such as hockey, football, and soccer bring about the risk of…

FAQs about SSDI

By Ken Marks | November 15, 2018 |

Many people with disabling injuries and medical conditions have many questions about their eligibility for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. These benefits can be essential for disabled individuals to support themselves, but the qualification process can be frustratingly complex and non-transparent. The following are some frequently asked questions that our law firm regularly hears…

Appealing a Denial of SSDI Benefits

By Ken Marks | October 22, 2018 |

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 |

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.