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Understanding Social Security Disability (SSD)—An Overview of the Basics

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By   2 months ago

Get answers to the most frequently asked questions about Social Security Disability and learn where to get help with your Social Security Disability claim.

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Social Security Disability Requirements: How to Qualify for SSD

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By   4 months ago

Learn here if you meet Social Security Disability’s strict requirements to collect a monthly check. These four questions answer who qualifies and who doesn’t.

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Social Security Disability Insurance: A Complete Guide

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By   4 months ago

This overview of the Social Security Disability program explains who may qualify to receive benefits, how the process works, how much you’ll receive and when.

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Who are the four groups of people who can apply for disability and who may meet the requirements for eligibility for Social Security Disability?

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Learn about the requirements for eligibility for Social Security Disability and about the four groups of people who may be qualify.

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What is disability according to Social Security Disability law?

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By   12 months ago

Learn about disability as defined by the Social Security Administration and see how working while disabled fits into getting Social Security disability.

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Do I have to be permanently disabled to get Social Security Disability benefits?

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Learn how you can get Social Security Disability benefits when your disability is not permanent and see how long you have to be disabled to get benefits.

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Do I have to be completely incapacitated to get Social Security Disability?

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By   12 months ago

Learn how you don’t have to be completely incapacitated to get Social Security disability and how you can to work for pay even while receiving benefits.

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Tips for Filing Your Social Security Disability Application

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By   4 weeks ago

Learn when and how to file a Social Security Disability application and find out where to you can get help with your Social Security Disability claim.

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The Process of Applying for Social Security Disability

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We’ll show your how to apply for Social Security Disability benefits so you’ll have the best chance of winning approval the very first time you file your claim.

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Disability for Back Pain: What Qualifies for SSDI Benefits?

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By   4 months ago

Back pain and spinal problems are the most frequent Social Security Disability claim. We explain how you can successfully collect SSDI benefits if you qualify.

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When should I file my Social Security Disability application?

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By   12 months ago

Find out the best time to file a Social Security Disability application and how to protect your filing date to avoid losing back pay benefits.

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How do I file an application for Social Security Disability benefits?

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By   12 months ago

Learn how to file an application for Social Security disability in person, online, or by phone for a worker, a widow, or a disabled adult child.

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If I am getting workers comp, do I have to wait until it ends before applying for disability benefits from Social Security?

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By   12 months ago

Learn the benefits of applying for disability from Social Security early in the life of your workers compensation claim.

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Can I apply for Social Security Disability while I am still getting sick leave or long term disability from my employer?

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By   12 months ago

Learn about the timing and benefits of filing a Social Security claim while still receiving sick pay or long-term disability from your employer’s plans.

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How Social Security Decides Whether You Are Disabled

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By   2 months ago

Learn how Social Security decides if you are eligible for Social Security Disability benefits and find out where to get help with your disability claim.

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The 5 Step Disability Evaluation Under Social Security

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By   4 months ago

Learn here about the five-step qualification process the SSA will use for your disability evaluation for Social Security benefits and you’re closer to approval.

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Reasons First Time Applicants are Denied Social Security Benefits

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By   4 months ago

Strengthen your disability benefits claim. Learn the most common reasons why most applicants for Social Security Disability are denied the first time they file.

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How does the Social Security Administration apply Social Security Disability Laws to determine if I am disabled?

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By   12 months ago

Learn how Social Security Disability laws apply to your claim and how the disability evaluation process will be used to decide if you are disabled.

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Who decides if I am disabled? If both my doctor and the Social Security disability doctors say I am unable to work, will I be approved?

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By   12 months ago

See who decides if you are disabled and how Social Security uses your doctors’ and the consultative examination doctors’ opinions in their decision.

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Is there a Social Security Disability list of impairments, that is, a list of illnesses and injuries, that Social Security considers disabling?

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By   12 months ago

Learn about the Social Security Disability List of Impairments that lists illnesses, symptoms and signs that Social Security considers disabling.

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What does my age have to do with getting disability benefits from Social Security?

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By   12 months ago

See when and why your age is part of Social Security’s evaluation process for getting Social Security disability benefits.

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Social Security Disability Appeal

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Overturning a Disability Denial with a Social Security Disability Appeal – Learn when and how to appeal a Social Security Disability denial and find out where to get assistance with your Social Security Disability appeal.

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Respond Promptly to the DDS

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By   2 months ago

Dear Disability Advisor, My SSI and SSD case has been at the disability determination office for 8 months. Lots of medical records late etc. But I got a call out of blue today from local office saying please call us back promptly. The lady said your caseworker at disability determination wants me to verify your […]

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A Guide to the Social Security Disability Appeal Process

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By   4 months ago

If your disability application was rejected, don’t give up! We explain how you can go on to win your disability benefits claim through the SSDI appeal process.

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I was denied Social Security Disability. What can I do?

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By   12 months ago

Learn about the Social Security appeals process to follow when you have been denied Social Security Disability and how an attorney can help your appeal.

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My doctor says I am disabled, so why was I denied Social Security disability benefits?

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By   12 months ago

Learn why you were denied Social Security Disability when your doctor said you were disabled and see how an attorney can help you win your appeal.

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I received a Social Security Disability denial, but the V.A. says I am disabled.

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By   12 months ago

Learn why you may have received a Social Security Disability denial after the Veterans Administration found you disabled and find out when to appeal.

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What is the difference between a fully favorable and a partially favorable Social Security Disability decision?

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By   12 months ago

Learn about a partially favorable versus a fully favorable Social Security Disability decision and learn about appealing a partially favorable decision.

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How to Win Benefits at Your Social Security Disability Hearing

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By   12 months ago

Learn what to expect and what to do at a Social Security Disability hearing and find out where to get assistance with your hearing.

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What is a Social Security Disability hearing, and what can I expect when I request a disability hearing?

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By   12 months ago

Find out about hearing-level appeals, what to expect at a Social Security Disability Hearing, and how lawyers for Social Security Disability can help.

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What is an administrative law judge and what does he do at Social Security disability hearings?

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By   12 months ago

Learn how administrative law judges are trained by Social Security to conduct disability hearings and to decide if you are disabled under the law.

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If I request a Social Security Disability hearing and have a lawyer do I have to attend the hearing?

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By   12 months ago

Learn why attending your Social Security disability hearing with your lawyer is important to proving that you are disabled and to winning your case.

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How should I answer the judge’s questions at a Social Security Disability hearing?

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By   12 months ago

Get tips on how to answer the judge’s questions at your Social Security Disability hearing and learn the most important hearing tip of all.

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How long will I wait to get a Social Security disability hearing decision and what should I do while I wait?

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By   12 months ago

Learn how long you will wait for a Social Security Disability hearing date and a decision, and what you can do to help your appeal while you wait.

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How long does it take to get a hearing decision and to start collecting Social Security Disability benefits?

Timeframe for Getting a Social Security Hearing Decision

By   12 months ago

Find out how long you’ll wait for a decision after your hearing and, if approved, when you will start collecting Social Security Disability benefits.

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How Much You Will Receive and What to Expect after Approval of Your Social Security Disability Claim

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By   2 weeks ago

Learn about benefits and work after approval of your Social Security Disability claim and where to get assistance if your disability benefits are cut off.

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Handling Back Pay Child Benefits Paid to A Now Adult Child

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By   1 month ago

Dear Disability Advisor, My step mother recently informed me that I would be receiving in my name back pay benefits for when I lived with her as a teen of her disability claim. I am now 32 and had no idea this claim existed. But she has told me that the money belongs to her. […]

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Coordination of STD and SSD Payments

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By   2 months ago

Dear Disability Advisor, I looked up my status of social security disability claim and this is what it states: “Your claim for Disability benefits has been approved. A detailed notice has been sent to you with your benefit information. For more information please use the Benefit Verification Letter to check your benefit details”   “If you […]

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Interaction between a Ticket to Work and a Continuing Disability Review

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By   2 months ago

Hello, If you begin the Ticket to Work Program shortly after a medical review is initiated, presumably Social Security is then able to finish the review since it had already begun prior to beginning the program. Hypothetically if Social Security finds that you are no longer disabled or medically improved, but you had already started […]

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Social Security Disability Payments Guide Once You’re Approved

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By   4 months ago

After approval of Social Security Disability Benefits, here’s how to stay compliant to insure that you don’t delay or lose your monthly payments.

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How will I know whether my application for Social Security Disability benefits has been approved?

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By   12 months ago

Learn how you will find out whether your application for Social Security disability benefits has been approved, and what do if you are denied.

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If I am approved for disability, how much will my Social Security Disability benefit be?

Disability Payments for Disabled Workers

By   12 months ago

See how your Social Security disability benefit amount is calculated when you are approved as a disabled worker or widow, or disabled adult child.

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Supplemental Security Income—SSI—the Other Disability Benefit

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Learn about SSI disability for disabled children and disabled adults with limited income and assets. Find out where to get help with an SSI claim or appeal.

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When Money Becomes a Resource for SSI and Excluded Burial Funds

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By   1 month ago

Dear Disability Advisor, My adult disabled son receives both SSDI and SSI. I understand that the money he has been receiving is now paid directly to the responsible parties of the board and care where he lives.These people are now the payee, replacing my son as payee. I assume the recipient of these funds receives $1100 […]

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Back Pay Due a Homeless Claimant

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By   2 months ago

Dear Disability Advisor, My Sister Was Approved 3 years ago but Was Homeless Living On The Streets. The Family Has Finally Found Her, So How Long Will It Take For Her To Get Her Disability Benefits When We Take Her To Social Security  Office And My Mom Be Her Payee? Collage Dear Collage, Your mother […]

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SSI Benefits For A Family Member With Mental Issues

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Dear Disability Advisor, My 56 year old brother in law has not worked since he has been 22 years old.  When he was 18 his parents had him committed with scizophrenia briefly for a week or so, he begged them to come home and they let him.  He never went for treatment, went off his […]

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Childhood Disability Benefits (CDB) for Autism

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By   2 months ago

Dear Disability Advisor, My daughter was diagnosed with autism when she was 4 years old.  She is now 18 years old and eligible for SSI.  Is she eligible to receive SSD based on me and her father’s working and contributions to SSA?  If so, what would need to be done to switch from SSI to […]

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Does A Roommate Affect SSI Benefits

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By   2 months ago

Dear Disability Advisor, I am a single mom with 4 children.  My 2 daughters receive court ordered support. And my disabled son that gets SSI and his non eligible brother also gets court ordered support from their father (different father than my daughters) If I have a roommate move in that makes very good money […]

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SSI Benefit Amount for Children with Autism

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Hi Disability Advisor: Our oldest son is receiving SSI due to Autism and we recently received a second diagnosis of the disorder for our second child. We have just applied for SSI for him and are awaiting their decision.  Assuming he gets qualified I have a couple of questions. First, we are currently receiving around $106 […]

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Housing Grants for Disabled Veterans

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Grants are available to help certain disabled veterans buy or adapt a home to meet your needs. The program aims to help vets with certain permanent and total service-connected disabilities to live independently in a barrier-free living environment. To be eligible, veterans first must apply for disability benefits with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Once […]

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Get An Independent Medical Evaluation to Support Your VA Appeal

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Dear Disability Advisor, I’m currently appealing a decision based off my C&P exam for an increase.  I asked for an increase on my left knee that is service connected and is rated at 10%.  My left knee buckles and gives out twice a month, it pops every time I walk and has daily pain around […]

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An Increase In Severity Of A Non-Military Service-Connected Disability

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Dear Disability Advisor, USMC 1977, three weeks into training I broke my wrist doing jump down push-ups and was sent home (from) my position because of scare tactics of operation and recovery time by USMC. I filed for velocities. They said it was an old break, had arthritis in it. (They) said it was an oversight at recruitment […]

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How You Can Qualify For VA Benefits

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Learn more about how to apply for the many types of VA disability benefits available to veterans and their dependants for service-related illnesses and injury.

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Veterans Disability Benefits: How to Apply and Submit Your Claim

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By   4 months ago

Winning approval for military service-connected injuries and illnesses can be a challenging process. We’ll show you how to optimize your VA disability claim.

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Disabled American Veterans Are Entitled to Compensation

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By   12 months ago

About 600,000 veterans have a service-connected disability – that’s one out of every four of the 2.3 million vets who served in Afghanistan and Iraq. According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, disability compensation is “a monetary benefit paid to veterans who are disabled by an injury or illness that was incurred or aggravated […]

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Understanding Veterans Disability Benefits

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Veterans’ are entitled to compensation for disability from an injury or disease that occurred (or was aggravated) during active military service. This applies to partial or full disability, on a scale from 0 – 100% disabled, depending on how much the condition interferes with your normal life functions. Type of military service In order to […]

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What Types of Injuries and Illnesses are Covered under Workers’ Compensation?

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By   4 weeks ago

Workers’ compensation insurance covers most of work place injuries, but not all, on the job injuries. Learn more about types of injuries covered in work injury settlement.

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Who is Exempt from Workers’ Compensation Coverage?

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By   4 weeks ago

The workers’ compensation system provides no-fault coverage for a majority of workers across the United States. This arrangement will furnish some funds to replace lost wages and cover medical expenses for a covered worker from an occupational injury, disability or disease. This type of insurance is expensive to the employers because it is provided at […]

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What is Workers’ Compensation?

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By   4 weeks ago

Learn more about workers’ compensation, a form of insurance that provides for financial compensation and medical benefits for employees if injured at work.

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Workers’ Compensation Claims Process: How to File Your Claim

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By   1 month ago

A detailed outline of the worker’s compensation claims process and how you can file today to begin receiving benefits for your work related injury.

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Workers’ Compensation Benefits: Claims for Work Related Injuries

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By   4 months ago

Find out how Workers Compensation Benefits can replace your lost wages and healthcare benefits if you’ve suffered a work-related accident or illness.

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Construction Accidents: Top Legal Advice for Hispanic Workers

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By   4 months ago

A recent study shows Hispanic construction workers have the highest job site injury and dead rate. Learn what Latino construction worker injury lawyers advise.

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How the New York Labor Law Protects Construction Workers

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Learn how New York Construction Accident Law also known as the New York Labor Law 200, 240 & 241 seeks to protect construction workers from job site injuries.

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Managing Your Money View All →

ABLE Programs Provide Financial Independence to Disability Community

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By   4 weeks ago

Learn how an ABLE account for disabled persons provides a tax-free savings plan that covers qualified expenses such as education, housing, and transportation.

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People with Disabilities: Setting Goals for a Better Life

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This practical guide for setting goals for people with disabilities is designed to prepare adults for improving all aspects of their lives.

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Money Management Skills: Part Two

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By   4 months ago

These skills related to money management for people with disabilities are focused on credit and debt, emergency planning and savings, and increasing income.

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Money Management Skills: Part One

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By   4 months ago

The first of five important money management skills for people with disabilities helps you understand different forms of money and basic budgeting tips.

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Financial Planning to Maximize Your Disability Benefits

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By   4 months ago

Answers to critical questions on financial planning for disabled adults prepare you for successful use of your disability benefits.

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Best Types of Jobs for People with Disabilities to Boost Income

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By   4 months ago

Practical suggestions about types of jobs for people with disabilities can help you in planning your re-entry into the job market.

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