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Your Work History and Eligibility for Social Security Disability Benefits

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

Many people realize that Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits are based on how much income you earned while working, since you pay premiums through mandatory deductions from your paycheck. The Social Security Administration (SSA) keeps track of your wages over the years to determine both eligibility and the amount you receive if you… Read More »

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Next Steps After Your Social Security Disability Claim was Denied

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

It’s discouraging and disappointing to learn that the Social Security Administration (SSA) denied your claim for disability benefits, but the good news is that a denial doesn’t spell the end of the process. You can take your matter to the next level by requesting a reconsideration review, and even going through a disability hearing… Read More »

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Reduction of Your Monthly Disability Insurance Benefits-An Unknown Surprise!

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

If you suffer an illness or injury that incapacitates you from working, then you may be eligible to collect short term disability benefits and/or long term disability benefits through an employer sponsored group disability plan. Once you start collecting disability insurance benefits most group insurance plans require that you file for Social Security Disability… Read More »

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What You Need to Know About Going Back to Work After Social Security Disability

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

Though you might have enjoyed your time off while recovering from a disability, there may come a point where you’re eager to get back to work. Of course, you may also have some doubts about whether you can perform job-related responsibilities after a period of time out of the workforce. Depending on how long… Read More »

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Social Security Disability for Children: A Guide for Parents

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

As you’re already aware, raising a child with special needs is both challenging and expensive. Children with developmental issues, cognitive delays, learning disabilities, or physical ailments require extra attention – and unique medical care. Fortunately, there are benefits available under a program administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA). These funds can help you… Read More »

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Three Key Points to Know About Social Security Disability and Retirement

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

If you’re 60 years or older and suffer a disabling condition, you might be tempted to continue working as long as possible until you can reach your retirement age for Social Security. Even when you’re experiencing pain and physical limitations, you probably believe that it’s best to stay at your job until you can… Read More »

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Am I Eligible to Obtain SSDI Survivor Benefits?

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

If you were married to someone who was receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits, it’s possible that you qualify for SSDI benefits for survivors when that person passes away. This program is a type of insurance that provides monetary benefits for individuals who suffer from disabling medical conditions and cannot work. People pay… Read More »

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Debunking Misconceptions About Union Membership and SSDI Benefits

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

Economic struggles often accompany disability, which is why many people turn to programs managed by the Social Security Administration (SSA) for financial support. The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program provides monetary benefits if you have a qualifying medical condition that’s expected to last more than one year or lead to death. You may… Read More »

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ERISA LITIGATION AND LONG TERM DISABILITY CLAIMS

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

Keith R. Siskind, a partner with the Law Offices of Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC in Glen Burnie, Maryland attended the ERISA Basics National Institute held in Chicago, IL from October 16-18, 2019. The Conference presented an opportunity to learn and network with other attorneys in the ERISA field and discuss recent case law… Read More »

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You Can No Longer Work? How to Prove it to SSA

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

The federal Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs exist to provide financial support to individuals who cannot work because of an illness or injury. As such, you can see that a key aspect of your claim for benefits is proving your inability to perform essential job functions. Unfortunately, this… Read More »

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