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How a Vocational Expert Can Damage Your SSDI Claim

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

If you are considering or have already applied for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), you may already know that there are strict rules to qualify for benefits. The basic eligibility criteria are: You must be unable to work or physically limited because of a disabling medical condition that is expected to continue for at… Read More »

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Can I Get SSDI Benefits for Arthritis?

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

There is no question that arthritis can be very painful and debilitating, but many sufferers wonder whether this medical condition is serious enough to qualify for benefits under the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program. Generally speaking, just like the regulations that apply to other illnesses and injuries, your arthritis must be so severe… Read More »

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Tips for Getting Your Doctor’s Support in Filing for SSDI in Maryland

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

Many people who suffer from a medical condition are hesitant or reluctant to raise the subject of disability with their physicians, often believing that the doctor would tell them if they were disabled. When you are trying to obtain benefits under the federal Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program, you need to be more… Read More »

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Social Security Disability Benefits for Cancer Patients

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

The American Cancer Society reports that there are around 15 million people currently living with cancer in the US, and an additional 1.8 million new cases will be diagnosed by the end of 2020. It is also estimated that around 40 percent of people will be diagnosed with some form of cancer during their… Read More »

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When Do I Qualify for Medicare After Being Approved for SSDI?

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

Medicare is the US health insurance system for people aged 65 years or older, but certain benefits may also be available for younger individuals who suffer from disabilities. Social Security Administration (SSA) rules provide that recipients of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) may be eligible to receive Medicare benefits under Part A, including inpatient… Read More »

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What Should I Do About an SSDI/SSI Overpayment?

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

Whether you receive benefits through Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), or both programs, there is a possibility that you could receive an overpayment at some point. In some cases, the issue is the result of an error by the Social Security Administration (SSA); in others, there may be mistakes or… Read More »

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Four Types of Information You Need for an SSDI Application

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

When you learn that the first step in seeking benefits under the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program is filing an application, you probably assume that the process is as simple as filling out some forms. After a few minutes of reviewing the application requirements, you will soon realize the complexities. The Social Security… Read More »

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Work Incentive Programs for Recipients of Social Security Disability Benefits

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

Social Security disability programs provide financial support for individuals who cannot work because of a medical condition, but the benefits extend beyond forwarding funds on a monthly basis. The Social Security Administration (SSA) also offers work incentives aimed at achieving two objectives: Helping recipients re-enter the workforce where possible; and, Reducing the implications of… Read More »

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Understanding Medicare and Medicaid for Social Security Disability

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

If you qualify and are approved for one of the Social Security Administration (SSA) disability benefits programs, you may be aware that you could also qualify for medical coverage under Medicare, Medicaid – or even both. The benefits of these programs are significant for someone with a disability, since the costs of treatment and… Read More »

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How Can I Take Advantage of Trusts as an SSI Recipient?

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

If you currently receive benefits under the federal Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program, you’re probably aware of the general eligibility rules. You must be over 65 years old, blind, or disabled, AND your income and assets must also fall below the thresholds established by the Social Security Administration (SSA). The financial requirement can be… Read More »

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