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Three Approaches SSA Uses To Evaluate Disability For SSDI/SSI

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

Though many factors affect eligibility for the two federal disability programs managed by the Social Security Administration (SSA), both share a common element: You must meet the medical requirement to be approved for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). As a general rule, the SSA rules on disability require that… Read More »

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How Do I Get Approval For SSDI/SSI If I Cannot Afford Health Care?

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

For the most part, it is impossible to get approval for either Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) if you do not have medical documentation. It may be true that no one knows your disabling condition more intimately than you, but the Social Security Administration (SSA) requires solid, documentary evidence… Read More »

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High Risk Of Burns Means Higher Workers’ Comp Benefits For Maryland Firefighters

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

Burns are fortunately one of the least common types of workplace injuries, at just 1.4 percent of total cases reported to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) every year. However, the risk of suffering severe burn injuries is higher among firefighters for obvious reasons. The Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission (MD WCC) reports that… Read More »

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Non-Medical Requirements For SSDI Benefits

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

If you are applying for benefits under the federal Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program, you have no doubt focused considerable attention on meeting the medical requirements. According to rules implemented by the Social Security Administration (SSA), you must suffer from a medical condition that renders you unable to work or imposes severe limitations… Read More »

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What Does A Maryland Workers’ Comp Fraud Investigator Do?

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

If you have ever been tempted to fudge information in connection with workers’ compensation benefits, a key point should make you think twice: Making fraudulent statements on an initial application is a crime, and you could even face charges by being dishonest after you are approved. Under Maryland workers’ compensation laws, you can be… Read More »

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Good And Bad Reasons For Long Term Disability Denial

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

Many Maryland workers have health insurance and retirement benefits through their employers, but a good percentage of them do not understand their coverage for long-term disability (LTD) benefits. One important point is that the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) applies to short- and long-term benefits for disabled employees, just as it protects your… Read More »

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What OSHA Standards Apply To Maryland Custodial Workers?

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

Ever since it was created in 1971, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has been setting and enforcing standards intended to ensure employees have a safe, healthy workplace environment. All Maryland employers must comply with the General Duty Clause, which requires companies to maintain an employment setting free from recognized hazards that could… Read More »

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SSI Guide For Parents: Planning For Your Child’s 18th Birthday

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

If you are the parent of a disabled child who will soon be turning 18 years old, you know that there are big changes on the horizon related to eligibility for benefits. For minors who have been eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and receiving benefits, the criteria for transitioning into adult SSI are… Read More »

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4 Mistakes After SSA Denies Your Claim For Social Security Disability

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

It may not come as welcome news if you recently applied for benefits under the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs, but the approval rate is shockingly low. The Social Security Administration (SSA) awards benefits for just 21 percent of these claims at the initial application level. Denials could… Read More »

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No Penalties For Amazon After OSHA Investigation Into Warehouse Employee Fatalities

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

After completing its investigation into a deadly accident that killed six Amazon warehouse employees and injured dozens more in December 2021, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) determined not to issue any penalties. According to a recent article published by CNBC, a tornado blew through the 1.1 million square foot warehouse, causing the… Read More »

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