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Debunking Misconceptions About Union Membership and SSDI Benefits

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

Economic struggles often accompany disability, which is why many people turn to programs managed by the Social Security Administration (SSA) for financial support. The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program provides monetary benefits if you have a qualifying medical condition that’s expected to last more than one year or lead to death. You may… Read More »

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5 Questions to Ask Your Maryland Workers’ Comp Attorney

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

For the 62,600 Maryland employees who suffer workplace injuries annually according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the first consequence is the physical pain. Once you seek proper medical attention and get on the road to recovery, however, there are many other pressing concerns. Not only will you incur bills for medical treatment,… Read More »

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ERISA LITIGATION AND LONG TERM DISABILITY CLAIMS

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

Keith R. Siskind, a partner with the Law Offices of Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC in Glen Burnie, Maryland attended the ERISA Basics National Institute held in Chicago, IL from October 16-18, 2019. The Conference presented an opportunity to learn and network with other attorneys in the ERISA field and discuss recent case law… Read More »

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You Can No Longer Work? How to Prove it to SSA

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

The federal Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs exist to provide financial support to individuals who cannot work because of an illness or injury. As such, you can see that a key aspect of your claim for benefits is proving your inability to perform essential job functions. Unfortunately, this… Read More »

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SSDI Applications: Terminology You Need to Know

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

If you’re beginning the application process for benefits under the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program, there are probably quite a few unfamiliar terms on the forms and instructions. The language is complicated because it’s part of thousands of pages of regulations implemented by the Social Security Administration (SSA), where clarity about key disability… Read More »

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Breaking Down the SSA’s “Technical Rationale” in an SSDI Denial

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

Many applicants are shocked when they file a seemingly rightful claim for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits, only to receive a denial letter from the Social Security Administration (SSA). It’s important to realize that such a response doesn’t mean you’re not disabled. The denial may be due to a lack of information, insufficient… Read More »

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Supplemental Security Income (SSI) for Children: What Parents Need to Know

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

Raising a child is costly, but it can be even more expensive if he or she suffers from a disability that requires special attention. Fortunately, some of the same benefits provided to adults through Supplemental Security Income (SSI) also extend to children who suffer from certain medical ailments. As with other programs of the… Read More »

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What Does a Social Security Disability Attorney Do?

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

If you suffer from a medical condition that limits you or prevents you from working, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. However, meeting the strict qualifications rules is more complicated than you’d expect. According to data from the Social Security Administration (SSA), only 28 percent of people are approved… Read More »

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Overview of Alleged Onset Date for Purposes of SSDI

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

When you apply for benefits under the federal Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program, one piece of information you must supply is your “Alleged Onset Date” (AOD) – which is the date you assert your disability began. If the Social Security Administration (SSA) eventually approves your application, you may qualify to receive retroactive payments… Read More »

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Understanding SSDI and COBRA for Disability Benefits

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

If you experience a long-term, disabling medical condition and cannot work, you may face a difficult decision involving your medical insurance going forward. Though you may qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), there could be a significant time lag until you start receiving benefits. Fortunately, you can also consider continuing your employer’s health… Read More »

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