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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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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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