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SSA Announced Increase in COLA for 2019

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

The Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) for 2019 was recently announced by the Social Security Administration, and the news is good for recipients of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. For the third year in a row, qualifying individuals will receive a higher amount in SSDI benefits as compared to the previous year. The… Read More »

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Factors to Consider When Hiring a Maryland SSDI Lawyer

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

There are many situations where legal issues make you wonder whether to retain legal counsel, and filing for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits could be one of them. An injury, illness, or other medical condition puts you in a difficult financial position. You don’t want errors or omissions in the claims process to… Read More »

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CONTESTING SHORT TERM OR LONG TERM DISABILITY INSURANCE DENIALS

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

ARE YOU A VICTIM OF YOUR OWN DISABILITY INSURANCE COMPANY? DID YOU PURCHASE SHORT TERM AND/OR LONG TERM DISABILITY INSURANCE THROUGH YOUR EMPLOYER? DO YOU CONSIDER YOURSELF A PRODUCTIVE EMPLOYEE? HAVE YOU DEVELOPED A SUDDEN OR CHRONIC ILLNESS WHICH CAUSED YOU TO STOP WORKING? WHAT HAPPENED NEXT? DID YOU APPLY FOR SHORT TERM DISABILITY… Read More »

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Signs of Bad Faith Disability Insurance Denials that Violate Maryland Law

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

When you pay your premiums in full and on time, you expect your disability insurance company to uphold its side of the bargain by processing your disability claim quickly. Unfortunately, some insurers don’t comply with the Maryland Insurance Administration’s Insurer Good Faith Requirements. Not only are bad faith disability insurance practices unlawful, but they… Read More »

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5 Questions to Ask Your Maryland SSDI Attorney

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

It is definitely a wise strategy to consider working with a skilled lawyer in connection with a claim under the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program. Getting legal help will increase your chances of being approved right away, and an attorney is very helpful if you have already been denied. However, if you have… Read More »

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Advantages of SSDI Benefits Once You Are Approved

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

If you suffer from a medical condition that prevents you from working, or limits your work capabilities, you may qualify to receive benefits under the federal Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program. The application process is extremely complex, and it requires you to submit a considerable amount of medical and work-related documentation to support… Read More »

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Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission Announces New Benefit Rates for 2019

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

By law, the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission (MWCC) is required to determine the maximum compensation payable to qualifying injured workers every year. In most years, the amount changes to adjust to inflation, the cost of living, and other economic factors. The MWCC recently published its Maximum Rate of Benefits For Calendar Year 2019. They… Read More »

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FAQs About Offsets for Disability Insurance Benefits

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

If you are or will be receiving benefits under an employer sponsored group disability plan or private disability insurance plan, you may come across “offsets” (also referred to as “deductible sources of income”) that affect the amount paid out to you. In short, offsets are terms within your policy that allow your insurance company… Read More »

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How the SSA’s Listing of Impairments Works for SSDI Claims

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

It is possible to be automatically approved for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits if you suffer from a condition that the Social Security Administration (SSA) recognizes as being disabling. These ailments are identified as the Listing of Impairments, otherwise known as the “Blue Book.” An SSDI attorney can provide specific details based upon… Read More »

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FAQs About Workers’ Compensation in Maryland

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

When you are hurt at work, you will have a wide range of questions about your rights and what to do next. Though the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission (WCC) can be a useful resource, the website and employees may not be able to provide practical advice. You should consult with an experienced workers’ comp… Read More »

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