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What is my “Disability Date” for SSDI?

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

If you suffer from a medical condition that affects your ability to work, one of the first issues that the Social Security Administration (SSA) will consider in providing Social Security Disability benefits (SSDI) is your “disability date.” This factor is critical because it tells the SSA when you became eligible to receive for SSDI… Read More »

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SSDI for Self-Employed Individuals: Three Tests

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

If you are self-employed and have been paying into the federal program established by the Self-Employment Contributions Act (SECA), you may be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). Upon becoming disabled and being unable to work, your rights are similar to any other employee whose employer deducts under the Federal Income Contributions Act… Read More »

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Mental Disorders and Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

You can qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) for a wide range of medical conditions, but mental disorders can be much more difficult to establish as compared to physical issues. Physical conditions tend to be more obvious and provable by medical records; mental disorders are hard to quantify, especially in the eyes of… Read More »

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How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Maryland Social Security Disability Attorney?

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

Even when you believe you may be entitled to Social Security Income (SSI) benefits for a disability, there are some challenges you face with enforcing your rights. Without a legal background, you may not understand the application process or know where to begin. The logical step would be to retain an experienced Social Security… Read More »

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SSI Versus SSDI: Two Distinct Programs for Disability

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

Many people use the terms “SSI” and “SSDI” interchangeably but, though there are some common elements, they are not the same. The acronyms stand for Supplemental Security Income and Social Security Disability Insurance, respectively; both are managed by the Social Security Administration and refer to the benefits qualifying individuals may receive due to disability…. Read More »

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Your Rights Under Maryland Workers’ Compensation Laws

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

Accidents in the workplace are common, causing injuries to around 65,000 workers in Maryland every year according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Victims do have rights under state workers’ compensation laws, but these cases work very differently as compared to typical personal injury cases based upon negligence. For one, workers’ compensation claims are… Read More »

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FAQs on Disability Benefits for Back Pain

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

An American Chiropractic Association report demonstrates how serious back pain can be in the context of disability and employment, referring to such statistics as: Back pain is among the most common reasons that a person misses work; While respiratory infections top the list, back pain is the second most frequent reason people visit a… Read More »

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Questions to Expect when Filing a Social Security Disability Claim

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

When filing a claim for social security disability claim, it is imperative you have all of the necessary information and records to support your claim. An experienced Glen Burnie Social Security Disability attorney will make sure your claim is complete and accurate to avoid a denial of your benefits. Dealing with the complicated rules… Read More »

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Can I Get SSDI Benefits If I Suffer From Fibromyalgia?

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

Fibromyalgia reportedly affects between six million to twelve million people across the United States, including residents of Maryland. According to the American Chronic Pain Association, approximately 90 percent of people affected by fibromyalgia are female. Given the prevalence of fibromyalgia in Maryland and across the country, an important question you may be asking yourself… Read More »

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ERISA and the Department of Labor

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

Attorney, Keith R. Siskind of the Law Offices of Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC, attended the American Conference Institute for Litigating Disability Insurance Claims in Philadelphia from 2/21/18 – 2/23/18.  This seminar focused on a variety of topics regarding the filing, appealing and litigating of disability insurance claims. There is an abundance of discussion… Read More »

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