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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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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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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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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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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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