The Social Security Administration (SSA) typically calculates disability benefits using “average indexed monthly earnings (AIME),” defined as the sum of up to 35 years of a worker’s indexed earnings.

For those applicants that qualify, the Kenton Koszdin Law Office has the expertise and experience to provide the necessary representation and assistance throughout the entire Quick Disability Determination process.

Applicants should never wait to apply for Social Security benefits. If an applicant believes that he or she is eligible for benefits, consulting an experienced disability attorney is probably the next best step.

The Diagnosis of Musculoskeletal Disorders

By Kenton Koszdin on July 6, 2023
In Disease SSDI Claim

A knowledgeable disability attorney can assist those individuals with musculoskeletal disorders. The Kenton Koszdin Law Office possesses the knowledge and the necessary experience to represent and assist applicants for disability benefits.

If you have a musculoskeletal system impairment, that is, an inability to walk or move that impairs your ability to perform everyday activities,you may have a disability that meets the criteria established by the Listing of Impairments.

If you have a cardiovascular impairment that impairs your ability to perform everyday activities, you may have a disability that meets the criteria established by the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) Listings of Impairments

Gain insights into the process of medical evaluations in Workers’ Compensation (WC) cases and the importance of having an impartial and reliable physician to assess your injury. Learn about the options of an agreed medical evaluation (AME) or a panel qualified medical evaluator (QME) and their role in determining the extent of your benefits.

How Does Social Security Consider Work Experience?

By Kenton Koszdin on July 6, 2023
In Disability Insurance

If the applicant cannot perform any PRW, or the individual has no relevant work, the adjudicator goes to step five. In considering PRW, the SSA examines an applicant’s work experience.

For an impairment to be sufficiently severe under the Social Security Act, impairment or impairments must interfere with basic work-related activities. What activities are considered “basic work-related activities” under the Act?

The Code of Federal Regulations of the Social Security Act contains provisions that detail a five-step sequential evaluation process for determining disability. These five steps flow from the definition of disability found in the Social Security Act.

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