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Social Security Announces 1.7 Percent Benefits Increase

By Kenton Koszdin Law Office on October 23, 2012
In Social Security Disability

People who receive retirement or disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA) will receive a 1.7 percent cost-of-living increase in their monthly checks, according to a recent report from ABC News. The increase is based on price inflation, which the SSA says has stayed fairly low over the last year despite the increase in gas… Read More

On-the-job injuries happen every day in workplaces across California. Some of these injuries are minor, but others require workers to take days or even months off of work to recover. Many people who are hurt on the job have only one question: “When can I get back to work?” The answer, according to the California… Read More

A recent poll conducted by Lincoln Park Strategies found that 83 percent of U.S. residents think Social Security disability (SSD) benefits help those who need them and that eliminating the benefits would be unfair, according to an article in the Sacramento Bee. The study was commissioned by the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR),… Read More

The short answer to this question is no: California workers’ compensation does not cover independent contractors. In order to be covered by your employer’s workers’ compensation coverage in California, you must be an employee, not a contractor. However, there is no single hard rule that determines who is and who is not an “employee.” It’s important to… Read More

Many medical conditions cause disabling symptoms and may qualify a person for Social Security disability (SSD) payments. The Social Security Administration (SSA) reviews the medical records and other information from those who apply for SSD benefits to determine whether they qualify for disability. In order for a medical condition to qualify a person for SSD… Read More

If you’re injured on the job or develop a work-related injury or illness, you may be able to get workers’ compensation benefits to pay your medical bills, help cover your lost wages, and provide support if you are disabled. However, in order to access workers’ compensation benefits in California, there are some key first steps you… Read More

If your application for Social Security disability (SSD) benefits is approved, you may breathe a sigh of relief. The application process can be stressful, especially when you’re already struggling to live with a disability. However, you should know that the Social Security Administration (SSA) will review your file from time to time after you receive… Read More

Hundreds of workers are injured in California workplace accidents each year. Many of these individuals are covered by workers’ compensation, which provides payments to cover medical bills, replaces some of the wages lost during recovery, and gives support for workers who are disabled as a result of their injuries.Not all disabilities take a worker out of the… Read More

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