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If you are injured on the job, you most likely qualify for Workers’ Comp Benefits. These benefits are provided to W-2 workers, as the employer is required to carry Workers’ Comp insurance on all employees. This insurance is designed to help protect employees who are injured while working. But what are the benefits of Workers’… Read More

What Vision Problems are Recognized as a Disability?

Vision problems often make it difficult to work, especially if you have been medically determined as blind. While there are many vision issues that can qualify you for disability benefits, it is important for you to understand the definition of blindness according to the Social Security Administration, as well as what factors are considered when… Read More

How to Report an Injury to Your Employer

If you’ve sustained an injury while working, do you know how to report it? Do you know why it is important to report even minor injuries? Workplace injuries are more common than you’d think, but your employer will most likely have procedures in place to make sure you get the care you need after your… Read More

Work credits are vital when it comes to determining your eligibility for disability benefits. They are even used to determine your eligibility for retirement benefits. But what are they and why are they so important? What are work credits? You earn work credits as you earn income and pay social security taxes. The number of… Read More

Does It Take Longer to Get SSI or SSDI with an Attorney?

If you have a severe disability and cannot work, such as cancer, there is a fast track through the SSI and SSDI application process. However, for most people, there is no fast track, even with a lawyer. While having an experienced disability lawyer on your side is beneficial, and may shorten the approval time, they… Read More

Can I Get Back Pay for Social Security Disability?

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

How Long is the Decision Process Regarding My Benefits?

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

Social Security Benefits Denial – Lack Of Evidence

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

How SSDI Defines Unskilled, Semi-Skilled and Skilled Work

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

The Skinny on the Occupational Safety and Health Act

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

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