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The issue of back pay for Social Security Disability, as well as SSI, has been one of the most misunderstood aspects of applying for, and being awarded, disability benefits. When you hear about dates of application and onset, plus waiting periods and other factors that can affect the back pay you receive, it can be… Read More

When it comes to determining the decision process timeframe for disability benefits, the old adage “how long is a piece of string?” is as accurate a measurement as any. If you are filing a claim for the first time, for instance, you may receive a decision between thirty and ninety days from the date your… Read More

A Social Security benefits denial can cause feelings of incredible frustration, especially when it results from lack of evidence. A large percentage of eligible claimants are denied the first time around because they failed to provide sufficient supporting evidence of how their impairment(s) affect their ability to work. Depending on the nature of your impairment(s),… Read More

When you apply for disability benefits, you may not think about how much your skill level in previous jobs could impact your claim. The reality is, skill level is an important determining factor in whether you qualify for disability benefits at all. Skill Level and Work Jobs are typically arranged into 3 categories when it… Read More

Before the Occupational Safety and Health Act, workers were afforded little to no protection from potential hazards in the workplace. The law was the culmination of efforts dating back to before the American Civil War. The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 governs federal law that deals with occupational health and safety in both… Read More

The Cumulative Trauma Injury

By Kenton Koszdin on October 24, 2018
In Workplace Injury

Are you suffering from an injury that you think may be linked to the work you do? If so, your suspicions are not necessarily unreasonable. The term “cumulative injury” refers to a range of conditions that are typically caused by repeated exposure or repetitive activities. Common examples of cumulative injuries include repetitive stress injuries (RSIs),… Read More

Common Work Injuries

By Kenton Koszdin on October 23, 2018
In Workplace Injury

Common work injuries can often result in the most debilitating disabilities. If you are one of the many people who have been injured while carrying out your normal work duties, there is a chance you may never work again. When you suffer a work injury, seeking and accepting medical treatment will stand by you in… Read More

Common Disabilities & Eligibility

By Kenton Koszdin on October 22, 2018
In Social Security Disability

“Common disability impairments” sound like simple descriptions of conditions that would qualify a person for benefits. The truth of the matter is, there is a list of disability impairments that case examiners look at when considering any disability claim. Your disability does not necessarily have to appear on the list—so long as the existence of… Read More

Common Disability Impairments

By Kenton Koszdin on October 19, 2018
In Social Security Disability

The listing of disability impairments, often referred to as “the Blue Book,” is a list of disabilities the SSA uses as a guide in determining if a claimant is eligible for benefits. Seeing your disability in the blue book does not mean you will automatically qualify for benefits. Understanding the listing process may help you… Read More

Typical Disability Claim Process

By Kenton Koszdin on October 18, 2018
In Social Security Claims Process

The disability claim process is often anything but typical. If you have all your ducks in a row, so to speak, you may be one of the lucky few who have their claim processed without any stumbling blocks along the way. Besides people who do not qualify under the symptom assessment process, one of the… Read More

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