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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…

How do Disability Lawyers get Paid?

By Ken Marks | March 25, 2019 | Comments Off on How do Disability Lawyers get Paid?

If you need to file a claim for Social Security Disability Insurance (“SSDI”) or Supplemental Security Income (“SSI”) benefits or you received a denial of your application, you may be considering seeking the help of an experienced disability attorney.  The good news for disabled individuals who need help with a claim for benefits is that…

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

By Ken Marks | March 9, 2019 | Comments Off on How Long Does it Take for a Lawyer to Get Your Disability?

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 | Comments Off on Should I Hire an Attorney for My SSDI Hearing?

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 | Comments Off on Can I Work Part-Time and Receive SSDI Benefits?

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 | Comments Off on When Do You Need an SSDI Attorney?

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 | Comments Off on Can You Get Social Security Disability Benefits for a Work Injury?

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…