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If you are injured at work, you will have many important things to do. You must get medical treatment immediately, and you will be worried about your job and your ability to continue working. But don’t forget to file a claim for Workers’ Compensation (WC) as soon as possible. You must take certain steps before… Read More

Those who are receiving Social Security Disability (SSDI) payments must have their medical conditions reviewed periodically. The purpose of these Continuing Disability Reviews (CDRs) is to determine if your medical impairment has improved to the point that you are able to work. If the Social Security Administration (SSA) finds that you are no longer disabled,… Read More

California provides several stages in which a Workers’ Compensation (WC) applicant can appeal a Workers’ Compensation award decision. Even if your employer’s insurance company accepted your claim, you may want to resolve a dispute that exists in your case. Petition for Reconsideration. The initial appeal step is to file a Petition for Reconsideration with your… Read More

As of December 18th, 2018, the CalABLE program is live and accepting new enrollees. The California Achieving a Better Life Experience (CalABLE) Program, signed into law by Governor Brown in 2015, allows qualified people with disabilities and their families to save more money without the fear of losing government assistance. How the CalABLE Program Works… Read More

Are Seasonal Workers Covered by Workers’ Compensation?

If you are injured at work in California, you are covered by Workers’ Compensation (WC). This includes seasonal workers such as those who are employed during peak sales, manufacturing and tourism periods as well as migrant workers who work during planting and harvesting seasons. In fact, California is one of only 13 U.S. states, and… Read More

Social Security 2019 Cost of Living Increase

More than 67 million Americans will enjoy a 2.8% cost of living increase in their Social Security Disability (SSDI) benefits, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Veterans Disability Compensation in 2019. The increase is the largest since 2012. By law the cost of living, as measured by the Department of Labor’s Consumer Price Index for Urban… Read More

Can SSDI Be Discontinued?

There are only two reasons that will stop your SSDI benefits, unless you’ve broken the law in some way and your benefits are revoked. If you’ve gone back to work, or started a new line of work that doesn’t affect your disability, your SSDI or even SSI, can be stopped. The same goes for those… Read More

Disability Discrimination: What To Do

Disability discrimination is more common than you’d think, and what most people like to admit. There are multiple ways that those who are disabled can be discriminated against in the workplace. If you feel you are a victim of workplace disability discrimination, it is important to know what you can, and should, do. Disability Discrimination… Read More

Mental Illness and Social Security Disability

Many mental illnesses are covered through Social Security Disability. If you have a mental illness that limits your ability to work or sustain regular employment to provide basic necessities such as housing and food, you may qualify for disability benefits. However, there are some things you should know about the process. Explaining Social Security Disability… Read More

Why Get an Attorney for SSDI?

Hiring an SSDI attorney when an illness or injury has left you disabled can not only improve your chances of being awarded SSDI benefits, it also makes the process of applying, and possibly appealing, much easier. An attorney who is experienced in SSDI and the procedures and people involved is beneficial for several reasons. Improve… Read More

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