Understanding the Social Security “Ticket to Work” Program for Those with Disabilities

Qualifying for Social Security disability (SSD) benefits requires, in part, that the disabled person be unable to work to support him or herself. However, it doesn’t mean that the person is unable to work at all. Even after you have qualified for disability benefits, you may be able to work to earn traditional income and… Read More

Income Taxes And Social Security Disability Benefits

Many people receiving Social Security Disability benefits (SSDI) wonder, “Are disability benefits taxable?” The answer to “Is SSDI taxable?” depends on other household income. Take a closer look at federal and California state regulations for Social Security taxes 2023 to learn how a California SSD lawyer can help. Many people don’t pay taxes on SSDI… Read More

Time Limitations on Workers’ Compensation

Workers’ compensation protects workers after on-the-job injuries. But to receive benefits, you must act within the workers’ compensation time limits. The time limit to report workers’ comp injury is complicated. The start of this period depends on the nature of your injury or illness and how it affected you. All deadlines get calculated from this… Read More

Non-Medical Requirements for Disability Benefits

You might know that qualifying for Social Security disability benefits requires a physical or mental health condition that leaves you unable to work, but did you know that eligibility also depends on non-medical disability requirements? These non-medical disability requirements vary depending on whether you’re applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income… Read More

Do I Need an Attorney to File for Disability?

While it is not a mandatory requirement, you have the right to legal counsel when dealing with Social Security Administration (SSA). Evidence suggests that having a qualified counsel can increase your chances of receiving benefits from the two SSA-run programs: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). An advocate or lawyer can… Read More

What Are the California Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

Workers in Los Angeles and across the state have streamlined access to benefits for on-the-job injuries. Unfortunately, problems can sometimes arise when injured workers seek to claim these benefits. In some cases, workers with worthy claims are denied the benefits they deserve or receive far less than they should. If you or a loved one… Read More

What Is the Elimination Period for Social Security Disability Benefits?

Social Security’s Disability Insurance Benefits are federally funded and administered by the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA). If you have been employed long enough and suffer from a physical condition that prohibits you from performing your tasks for at least one year or is projected to result in death, Social Security will pay disability payments… Read More

Worker’s Compensation and Insurance Bad Faith

If you were injured at work and filed for workers’ compensation, yet your claim was unjustly denied, there may be a chance that the insurance company is acting in bad faith. The workers’ compensation filing process is lengthy and sometimes complicated. There are guidelines and deadlines that have to be followed, medical information has to… Read More

How Often Are Workers’ Compensation Claims Denied?

Did you know a significant number of workers’ compensation claims are denied in the first go? Many may get approved in the appeal stage. Having an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer by your side can greatly improve your chances of an approved claim. What are some of the common reasons for claim denials? Your injury/condition falls… Read More

Will My Personal Injury Settlement Affect My Social Security Disability Benefits

A significant personal injury settlement may have an immediate impact on SSI benefits, but in general, SSDI benefits are unaffected by big personal injury settlements. Benefits for SSDI and SSI are managed by Social Security Administration (SSA). However, the SSI benefits may be reduced or lost as a result of a settlement payment, as SSI… Read More

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