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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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Are You Making the Most of the Social Security Disability Program?

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

It is unfortunate to be out of work due to a medical condition, but it is even more tragic if you are not taking full advantage of the benefits offered by the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) system. The federal government provides monetary support to assist you through these difficult times, so you do… Read More »

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Is Obesity a Disability for Purposes of SSDI?

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a federal program intended to provide financial support for individuals who struggle to work, have paid into the Social Security system, and meet other eligibility factors. One requirement is that you must have a qualifying medical condition. The Social Security Administration’s (SSA) Listing of Impairments contains a wide… Read More »

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Strategies for Winning your SSDI Case

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

Applying for and being approved for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits can be a time-consuming, challenging process. As your medical costs and household bills are mounting, it can be frustrating to face rejection, but the truth is that many claims are initially denied or fail on a reconsideration appeal. That means back to… Read More »

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Applying for SSDI Benefits for Multiple Sclerosis

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

Medical professionals at the University of Maryland describe multiple sclerosis (MS) as a complex medical condition that affects the human body’s central nervous system, including the brain and spinal cord. Remissions and relapses of symptoms occur over time, leading progression of this incurable disease. Attacks linked to MS can be debilitating, rendering you unable… Read More »

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Can I Work While Waiting for a Decision on SSDI Benefits? Look at Your SGA

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

If you are like many people seeking disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA), you may be facing a common dilemma: You are hurting and unable to work, but your normal bills and household expenses do not simply go away because of your condition. Plus, it is likely that you are incurring additional… Read More »

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Does a Personal Injury Case Offset Social Security Benefits?

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

Accidents that cause personal injuries can be devastating, but you do have options to recover compensation from a person whose negligence was a factor. If you were hurt due to a car accident, nursing home abuse, medical malpractice, slip and fall incidents, or other type of accident, you can file a claim and seek… Read More »

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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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