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    If your initial application for Social Security Disability (SSDI) benefits has been denied, you know how frustrating it can be to work through this process. Most first applications are denied, and few more are approved after requests for reconsideration. At this point, we encourage you to request a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge. Having an… Read More

    If you have any questions or concerns about any kind of disability cases, including Social Security Disability and workers’ compensation, call the Kenton Koszdin Law Office today! We’re here to help if you’ve suffered a disability or work-related injury. California law empowers employees who sustain an injury on the job with the right to file… Read More

    Receiving Medicare And SSI

    By Kenton Koszdin on May 30, 2018
    In Disability Insurance

    The application process that determines eligibility for Supplemental Security Disability Income (SSDI) isn’t simple and straightforward. Every application is different and therefore unique. Every applicant has different circumstances that affect or may be affected by an award of disability benefits. A benefit award may affect the status and eligibility of the receipt of other important… Read More

    At times, a claim for Social Security disability benefits involves a determination whether a present or former claimant is entitled to receive a retroactive payment of disability benefits. The Kenton Koszdin Law Office pledges to provide effective and zealous legal representation on behalf of all Social Security disability claimants so that their claim is approved… Read More

    The Kenton Koszdin Law Office provides assistance in ensuring that all applicants and recipients receive all of the benefits to which they are entitled in Social Security Disability and workers’ compensation cases. Today’s blog discusses the distinction between Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) The SSI and SSDI programs are significantly… Read More

    Many benefit applicants are anxious to discuss their reasons for believing they are entitled to benefits. Not unexpectedly, just about all of them fail to tell us any reasons or grounds they may have for the denial of benefits. The reasons or grounds for any denial of benefits is often within the control of the… Read More

    The California Supreme Court recently changed how companies classify workers as independent contractors vs. employees. The Court instituted an “ABC” test, similar to those currently in use in Massachusetts and New Jersey, to replace the prior 10-factor test for determining employee status. The ABC test is much simpler and considers a worker as an independent… Read More

    Each week, the Kenton Koszdin Law Office consults with and interviews many prospective disability and workers’ compensation clients. When I interview clients, I not only prefer to focus on any relevant personal facts or circumstances that may provide reasons or grounds for the approval of benefits, but I also like to focus on any relevant… Read More

    Applicants must present testimony and medical evidence that satisfies the criteria of the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) definition of disability to establish eligibility for benefits. At this hearing, the ALJ will ask questions to learn and understand all of the relevant details of a potential disability case. Today’s blog addresses those questions that involve an… Read More

    For Social Security disability benefit applicants that have been yet again issued a denial after filing a Request for Reconsideration of an initial denial, the appeals process may continue with a disability hearing before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ). These are informal hearings with only the applicant, the applicant’s attorney, the ALJ or judge, and… Read More

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