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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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Your Doctor’s Role in Filing an SSDI Claim

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

When you suffer from a disability and want to file a claim for benefits under the Social Security Disability Insurance program, there is an enormous amount of information you must provide in your application. Part of the SSDI process is providing medical information on your condition, since it must either fall on the Listing… Read More »

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Top Five Occupational Diseases in Maryland Workplaces

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

Though workplace accidents like falls and crashes can cause serious injuries, some workers may suffer bodily harm through occupational disease. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an “occupational” illness or injury is one that occurs over the course of multiple work shifts. For this reason, it can be difficult… Read More »

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Can I Receive Disability Benefits Without a Work History?

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

Though there are specific requirements that apply to each individual case, you must generally establish two sets of facts to be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits: You must show that you are disabled according to the strict regulations of the Social Security Administration (SSA); and, You need to establish that you qualify… Read More »

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What to Expect at Your Disability Hearing Before the Social Security Administration

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

If your initial application for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits was denied, and your efforts in seeking reconsideration were not successful, do not despair regarding your options. You can still move forward to a disability hearing before the Social Security Administration (SSA). Though many applicants give up on the process after being rejected,… Read More »

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Are You Making the Most of the Social Security Disability Program?

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

It is unfortunate to be out of work due to a medical condition, but it is even more tragic if you are not taking full advantage of the benefits offered by the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) system. The federal government provides monetary support to assist you through these difficult times, so you do… Read More »

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Four To-Dos After Suffering a Workplace Injury in Maryland

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

If you suffer injuries in a workplace accident, you may be eligible to receive monetary benefits under Maryland’s workers’ compensation laws. The ball is in your court, however, so you will need to take action and meet specific deadlines to ensure your injury is covered. You risk a denial of your claim if you… Read More »

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Is Obesity a Disability for Purposes of SSDI?

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a federal program intended to provide financial support for individuals who struggle to work, have paid into the Social Security system, and meet other eligibility factors. One requirement is that you must have a qualifying medical condition. The Social Security Administration’s (SSA) Listing of Impairments contains a wide… Read More »

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