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Obtaining Disability Benefits after a Brain Injury

By Ken Marks | April 22, 2020 | Comments Off on Obtaining Disability Benefits after a Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can happen in many ways, and each victim can experience different effects from this type of injury. People can sustain brain injuries due to head trauma in traffic crashes, assaults, falls, sports accidents, workplace accidents, and more. Brain injuries are also common among veterans who were exposed to bombs called IEDs…

Can COVID-19 Result in Lasting Disabilities?

By Ken Marks | April 2, 2020 | Comments Off on Can COVID-19 Result in Lasting Disabilities?

The novel coronavirus COVID-19 took the world by storm in only a few months, and hundreds of thousands of people have been diagnosed with the virus, with tens of thousands of people not surviving, and tens of thousands more in critical condition in the hospital. While the immediate goal, of course, is for patients to…

What Medical Conditions Qualify for Social Security Disability?

By Ken Marks | October 10, 2019 | Comments Off on What Medical Conditions Qualify for Social Security Disability?

While you may think a medical is serious and restricts your ability to work, your claim for Social Security disability benefits may still be denied. This is – in part – because the Social Security Administration (SSA) has a specific list of medical conditions that qualify as “disabilities” for the purposes of SSA determinations. These…

What Percentage of Disability Appeals are Approved?

By Ken Marks | September 19, 2019 | Comments Off on What Percentage of Disability Appeals are Approved?

Even if you know you have a serious disability that prevents you from working, your claim for Social Security Disability benefits may still be denied. There are many reasons for the disapproval of disability claims, such as insufficient information or supporting documents with your application, or that the Social Security Administration (SSA) believes your disability…

Do I Need a Lawyer for a Disability Claim?

By Ken Marks | August 20, 2019 | Comments Off on Do I Need a Lawyer for a Disability Claim?

The Social Security Administration (SSA) does not require applicants for disability benefits to have legal assistance. However, the claims process can be daunting, with possible setbacks and delays at every turn. Your claim may be further complicated by insufficient medical documentation, inaccurate back pay awards, and more. Having a disability attorney handling your claim can…

How Long Does it Take to Get Disability Back Pay Once Approved?

By Ken Marks | July 18, 2019 | Comments Off on How Long Does it Take to Get Disability Back Pay Once Approved?

The process of getting approved for Social Security disability benefits can be a lengthy one. You may even need to go through several stages of appeals before the Social Security Administration (SSA) approves your claim. During this time, you lose out on benefits you need to cover your expenses. Once your claim is finally approved,…

SSDI Eligibility FAQ

By Ken Marks | June 25, 2019 | Comments Off on SSDI Eligibility FAQ

Each year, there are over 10 million Social Security Disability Insurance (“SSDI”) beneficiaries. Disabled workers make up the large majority of SSDI recipients, but eligible disabled widow(er)s or disabled adult children may also receive SSDI. It’s estimated that half of all American workers pay Social Security taxes. This means tens of millions of workers may…

Is My Disability Covered by SSDI?

By Ken Marks | May 20, 2019 | Comments Off on Is My Disability Covered by SSDI?

Overview of Covered Conditions In order to claim Social Security Disability Insurance benefits (“SSDI”), you must have a “severe” medical condition that “significantly” limits your ability to engage in basic work functions for at least one year. This includes your ability to stand, walk, sit, remember, or think critically whether due to pain or cognitive…

What Percentage Gets Paid to a Disability Attorney?

By Ken Marks | April 25, 2019 | Comments Off on What Percentage Gets Paid to a Disability Attorney?

Too many people who need disability fail to hire a lawyer for help because they think a lawyer will cost too much. The reality is that anyone can afford to hire a disability attorney since there are no up-front costs, and an attorney will not deplete your benefits. When you meet with a lawyer for…

Is It Better to Apply for Disability with a Lawyer?

By Ken Marks | April 9, 2019 | Comments Off on Is It Better to Apply for Disability with a Lawyer?

There is no requirement that you must have an attorney to file for Social Security disability benefits, and many people choose to file an application on their own. However, when it comes time to apply for benefits, you may wonder whether it is better to have a disability lawyer on your side from the very…