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Social Media Activity Can Impact Your Claim for Disability

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

Statistically speaking, there’s a good chance that you’re active on social media or at least sign into one of the many networking platforms on a somewhat regular basis. Data compiled by the Pew Research Center indicate that 70 percent of American adults use Facebook, 73 percent watch videos on YouTube, and 37 percent publish… Read More »

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Your Work History and Eligibility for Social Security Disability Benefits

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

Many people realize that Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits are based on how much income you earned while working, since you pay premiums through mandatory deductions from your paycheck. The Social Security Administration (SSA) keeps track of your wages over the years to determine both eligibility and the amount you receive if you… Read More »

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Next Steps After Your Social Security Disability Claim was Denied

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

It’s discouraging and disappointing to learn that the Social Security Administration (SSA) denied your claim for disability benefits, but the good news is that a denial doesn’t spell the end of the process. You can take your matter to the next level by requesting a reconsideration review, and even going through a disability hearing… Read More »

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Reduction of Your Monthly Disability Insurance Benefits-An Unknown Surprise!

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

If you suffer an illness or injury that incapacitates you from working, then you may be eligible to collect short term disability benefits and/or long term disability benefits through an employer sponsored group disability plan. Once you start collecting disability insurance benefits most group insurance plans require that you file for Social Security Disability… Read More »

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Workers’ Comp Benefits for Maryland Car Accident Victims

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

While slips, falls, and being struck by an object are common causes of injuries in the workplace, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics reveals another frequent risk for Maryland employees: Transportation-related accidents. Vehicle crashes have topped the list of fatal on-the job incidents for the last few years, comprising 40 percent… Read More »

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What You Need to Know About Going Back to Work After Social Security Disability

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

Though you might have enjoyed your time off while recovering from a disability, there may come a point where you’re eager to get back to work. Of course, you may also have some doubts about whether you can perform job-related responsibilities after a period of time out of the workforce. Depending on how long… Read More »

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Social Security Disability for Children: A Guide for Parents

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

As you’re already aware, raising a child with special needs is both challenging and expensive. Children with developmental issues, cognitive delays, learning disabilities, or physical ailments require extra attention – and unique medical care. Fortunately, there are benefits available under a program administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA). These funds can help you… Read More »

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Three Key Points to Know About Social Security Disability and Retirement

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

If you’re 60 years or older and suffer a disabling condition, you might be tempted to continue working as long as possible until you can reach your retirement age for Social Security. Even when you’re experiencing pain and physical limitations, you probably believe that it’s best to stay at your job until you can… Read More »

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Winter Weather Means Hazardous Conditions for Construction Site Workers

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

The days are shorter around Maryland, meaning snow, sleet, and other winter weather will be coming soon. For construction employees, the cold season brings tough work conditions and an increased risk of accidents. Even with plenty of training and compliance with safety rules, weather-related incidents can lead to severe injuries. If you’re hurt in… Read More »

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Maryland Workers’ Comp Benefits for Occupational Diseases

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

Workplace accidents are common in Maryland, often leading to serious injuries for employees caught off-guard by sudden threats. These incidents aren’t the only safety risk to workers, however, as severe occupational diseases can result from on-the-job conditions. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention describes potential hazards, how they enter the body, and… Read More »

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