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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…

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Disability Benefits after a Severe Sports Injury

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…

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FAQs about SSDI

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…

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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…

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Is Obesity Covered By Disability?

It’s no surprise that the U.S. has been dealing with an obesity epidemic. With obese comes various serious health issues, but should obesity be cause for a disability claim? As of now 35% of the U.S. population have a BMI of at least 30 and are therefore in the obesity category.

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Former UN Ambassador Calls for Photo On Social Security Cards

Andrew Young, former United Nations Ambassador, Atlanta Mayor, congressman and civil rights icon, is pushing for President Obama to add photos to social security cards. Since the Supreme Court slashed the Voting Rights act of 1965, photo identification laws across the country are more likely to be enacted.Young stresses the importance of providing a free…

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Families Of Autistic Children File Lawsuit Against Disney

A lawsuit has been filed against The Walt Disney Company. The 16 families who are filing the suit are claiming that Disney Theme Parks don’t do enough to accommodate children with autism, and are in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. According to these families, it is more difficult for autistic children to wait…

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Four Ways to Make The Most of Your Social Security Benefits

Without Social Security benefits, a large number of seniors would be living well below the poverty level. Although it was never meant to be a main source of income, more than 90% of people over 65 receive Social Security benefits, and nearly one in five married retirees and one in two unmarried retirees rely on…

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Senator’s Crusade To Wake Up America With Retirement Debate

Democratic Senator Tom Harkin isn’t retiring his crusade to wake Americans up when it comes to the touchy subject of retirement.  In a proposal to call out fear-mongers for their role in blaming the national debt on Social Security, he is urging Washington to realize how much retirement is in major crisis. The national debt…

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Social Security Scam in Puerto Rico Jails 70+

A two-year fraud investigation has turned up with results: over 70 people in Puerto Rico have been busted for distributing fake Social Security disability payments. Among the perpetrators are three doctors, an ex Social Security Admin employee and seventy-one people who made phony medical claims.  More than $2 million dollars is what these folks will…

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