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How a Vocational Expert Can Damage Your SSDI Claim

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

If you are considering or have already applied for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), you may already know that there are strict rules to qualify for benefits. The basic eligibility criteria are: You must be unable to work or physically limited because of a disabling medical condition that is expected to continue for at… Read More »

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Can I Get SSDI Benefits for Arthritis?

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

There is no question that arthritis can be very painful and debilitating, but many sufferers wonder whether this medical condition is serious enough to qualify for benefits under the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program. Generally speaking, just like the regulations that apply to other illnesses and injuries, your arthritis must be so severe… Read More »

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4 Things to Expect at a Maryland Workers’ Compensation Mediation

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

In a perfect world, after being injured at work, you would report the incident to your employer, file a claim with your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance company, and start receiving benefits promptly after being approved. Unfortunately, many employees encounter significant challenges in the process. If you disagree with the benefits amount or were denied… Read More »

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Tips for Getting Your Doctor’s Support in Filing for SSDI in Maryland

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

Many people who suffer from a medical condition are hesitant or reluctant to raise the subject of disability with their physicians, often believing that the doctor would tell them if they were disabled. When you are trying to obtain benefits under the federal Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program, you need to be more… Read More »

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Social Security Disability Benefits for Cancer Patients

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

The American Cancer Society reports that there are around 15 million people currently living with cancer in the US, and an additional 1.8 million new cases will be diagnosed by the end of 2020. It is also estimated that around 40 percent of people will be diagnosed with some form of cancer during their… Read More »

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When Do I Qualify for Medicare After Being Approved for SSDI?

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

Medicare is the US health insurance system for people aged 65 years or older, but certain benefits may also be available for younger individuals who suffer from disabilities. Social Security Administration (SSA) rules provide that recipients of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) may be eligible to receive Medicare benefits under Part A, including inpatient… Read More »

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What Should I Do About an SSDI/SSI Overpayment?

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

Whether you receive benefits through Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), or both programs, there is a possibility that you could receive an overpayment at some point. In some cases, the issue is the result of an error by the Social Security Administration (SSA); in others, there may be mistakes or… Read More »

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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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