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FAQs About Advance Designation For Social Security Disability Benefits

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

If you are applying for or currently receive benefits under Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), you certainly understand the basics. Individuals who qualify will receive financial benefits on a monthly basis, which are intended to assist with medical care and living expenses. These amounts are directly deposited into the… Read More »

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Is There An Offset If I Receive Long-Term Disability And SSDI Benefits In Maryland?

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

For many individuals who suffer from a disabling medical condition, there are two options they can turn to for financial assistance while unable to work: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), a program administered by the federal government; and Long-term disability insurance through a private company, which may be part of your employment benefits or… Read More »

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Understanding Maryland SSDI Claims: The Key Is Your Own Insurance

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

While many individuals who suffer from a disabling medical condition may qualify for benefits under the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), the complex web of laws and regulations certainly does not make the claims process easy. Around 25-30 percent of all claims are denied at the initial application stage because of the complicated legal… Read More »

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Answers To FAQs About Retroactive Social Security Disability Benefits

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

If you or a loved one suffers from a disabling medical condition, you may be looking into your options under the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program managed by the Social Security Administration (SSA). One basic requirement is that your ailment must be one that is expected to last more than a year, and… Read More »

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New Law Eliminates Social Security Disability Waiting Period For ALS

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

The Ice Bucket Challenge of 2014 was a wildly successful social media campaign, raising substantial funds and awareness about Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). However, for those who suffer from ALS and need access to Social Security disability benefits on a timely basis, a recent move by Congress will be even better news. A January… Read More »

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Tips To Make Ends Meet While Awaiting SSDI/SSI Approval

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

If you are currently awaiting word on your application for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), you are probably well-aware that the waiting is the hardest part. There is a meticulous approval process established by the Social Security Administration (SSA), followed by the five-month waiting period if you are approved…. Read More »

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Do I Qualify for Expedited Processing Under SSA’s Quick Disability Determination?

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

If you recently filed a claim or are considering submitting an application for benefits under the Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income (SSDI/SSI) programs, there is one glaring issue that you may encounter: The long delays in processing your claim and receiving your first payment. At times, the wait could be due… Read More »

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3 Back Conditions That May Qualify for Social Security Disability

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

Given the important role of the spine in providing structure, flexibility, and movement throughout the entire body, certain back conditions can have a tremendous impact on your ability to work. In fact, the Social Security Administration (SSA) receives more SSDI/SSI applications based upon back problems than any other disabling medical condition. For many individuals… Read More »

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4 Challenges You Face When Filing for SSDI/SSI for Fibromyalgia

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

Individuals who have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia face many hurdles beyond the pain and physical implications, often due to credibility problems associated with an invisible condition. Many physicians believe that “fibro” is under-recognized and undertreated, at times making it difficult to convince your loved ones, co-workers, and others that you are suffering. If you… Read More »

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Social Security Disability Options for Elderly Living in Poverty

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

Many people look forward to their “Golden Years” after decades of hard work, but the reality is that some elderly individuals and those approaching requirements may not enjoy a comfortable lifestyle. Whether due to lower-earning employment, medical issues, insufficient planning, or other factors, there are some seniors who are forced into poverty. According to… Read More »

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