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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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What is the SSDI Compassionate Allowances Program?

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits are intended to provide financial support to people who suffer from an illness or injury that impairs their ability to work. The application process can be long and challenging, causing financial strain during the months it takes to obtain approval. However, the Social… Read More »

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How Spouse’s Benefits Work Under SSDI

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

If you are married and the recipient of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), it is important to review an additional benefit that may be available to your family: The SSDI spousal benefit. The point behind offering an amount on top of your SSDI payments is that disability affects entire families. Your spouse is a… Read More »

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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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