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Four Types of Information You Need for an SSDI Application

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

When you learn that the first step in seeking benefits under the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program is filing an application, you probably assume that the process is as simple as filling out some forms. After a few minutes of reviewing the application requirements, you will soon realize the complexities. The Social Security… Read More »

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When Maryland Employers Fail to Report a Work-Related Injury

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

If you were hurt in an on-the-job accident, you have a duty to let your employer know about your injuries within 10 days after the incident. Doing so triggers two legal obligations for your employer: The company is required by state law to submit a “First Report of Injury” to the Maryland Workers’ Compensation… Read More »

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Work Incentive Programs for Recipients of Social Security Disability Benefits

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

Social Security disability programs provide financial support for individuals who cannot work because of a medical condition, but the benefits extend beyond forwarding funds on a monthly basis. The Social Security Administration (SSA) also offers work incentives aimed at achieving two objectives: Helping recipients re-enter the workforce where possible; and, Reducing the implications of… Read More »

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Understanding Medicare and Medicaid for Social Security Disability

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

If you qualify and are approved for one of the Social Security Administration (SSA) disability benefits programs, you may be aware that you could also qualify for medical coverage under Medicare, Medicaid – or even both. The benefits of these programs are significant for someone with a disability, since the costs of treatment and… Read More »

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How Can I Take Advantage of Trusts as an SSI Recipient?

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

If you currently receive benefits under the federal Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program, you’re probably aware of the general eligibility rules. You must be over 65 years old, blind, or disabled, AND your income and assets must also fall below the thresholds established by the Social Security Administration (SSA). The financial requirement can be… Read More »

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Helpful Social Security Disability Services and Statistics in Maryland

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

Even though Social Security Disability (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs administered by the federal government, some aspects of disability claims are handled at the state level in Maryland. Therefore, it’s helpful to note some of the state agencies and resources that you’ll encounter when applying for SSDI and SSI. Plus, you may… Read More »

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How Long Will My Maryland Workers’ Compensation Benefits Last?

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

If you were hurt in a workplace accident and approved for workers’ compensation, you might wonder how long you can receive benefits under the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission (WCC) system. One of your biggest concerns will be medical care, so it will be a relief to know that your treatment is covered. Workers’ compensation… Read More »

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FAQs About SSA’s Compassionate Allowance Disability Program

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

The typical timeframe from filing for Social Security disability benefits to approval can be long for any applicant; the process has a devastating impact on people with the most severe ailments and terminal illnesses. Recognizing how delays can lead to tragic results, the Social Security Administration (SSA) created its Compassionate Allowance program to expedite… Read More »

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Can I File a New Social Security Disability Claim After a Denial?

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

Even if you receive bad news through a denial of your disability claim, it’s important to realize you still have options. The Social Security Administration (SSA) doesn’t place a limitation on the number of times you can apply, but you should note that there are different strategies to pursuing your claim. On the one… Read More »

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Increased Threat of Injuries for Maryland Road Construction Workers

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

Road construction is a very valuable, essential service, so it’s a very rewarding occupation for workers who enjoy high job satisfaction. However, the workplace environment is also a very dangerous one. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), hazards present on road construction sites are among the top contributing causes… Read More »

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