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Do You Meet Social Security Disability Requirements?

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By   2 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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An Overview of Social Security Disability Insurance

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

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By   9 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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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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By   9 months ago

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   9 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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By   9 months ago

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   9 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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Must I stop working before I can apply for Social Security Disability (SSD)?

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By   9 months ago

Learn when you can apply for Social Security Disability benefits while you are still working and see how work earnings relate to your eligibility.

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How to Apply for Social Security Disability Benefits

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By   2 months ago

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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Does Back Pain Qualify for Disability Benefits?

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By   2 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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Tips for Filing Your Social Security Disability Application

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By   9 months 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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When should I file my Social Security Disability application?

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By   9 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   9 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   9 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   9 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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Would it help my disability claim to get a statement from my employer about my problems at work?

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By   9 months ago

See how your last employer’s observations of your physical or mental health can help your Social Security Disability claim.

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Disability Evaluation for Social Security: The Five-Step Process

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By   2 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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Common Reasons Why SSDI Applications Are Denied The First Time

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By   2 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 Social Security Decides Whether You Are Disabled

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By   9 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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How does the Social Security Administration apply Social Security Disability Laws to determine if I am disabled?

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By   9 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   9 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   9 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   9 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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Why are my education and work experience factors in deciding whether my application for disability will be approved?

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By   9 months ago

Learn the importance of your education and work history and see when and how they relate to your Social Security application for disability.

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What to Do If Your Application For SSDI Has Been Denied

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By   2 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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Social Security Disability Appeal

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By   9 months ago

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

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By   9 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   9 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   9 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   9 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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What is a Social Security Request for Reconsideration?

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By   9 months ago

Learn how to appeal a denied disability claim with a Social Security Request for Reconsideration and how a lawyer can help you win.

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What is a Social Security Appeals Council review, and what can I do if the Appeals Council denies my claim?

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By   9 months ago

Learn about Social Security Appeals Council reviews after a hearing denial, when to file a simultaneous new claim, and filing suit in Federal court.

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How to Win Benefits at Your Social Security Disability Hearing

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By   9 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   9 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   9 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   9 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   9 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   9 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   9 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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What happens if the Social Security Appeals Council orders a second disability hearing?

When Your Appeal Goes Back to the Hearings Level

By   9 months ago

Learn why the Social Security Appeals Council may send your disability claim back to the law judge for more investigation and possibly a second hearing.

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After You’re Approved for Disability Benefits, Here’s What’s Next

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By   1 month 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 Much You Will Receive and What to Expect after Approval of Your Social Security Disability Claim

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By   9 months 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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How will I know whether my application for Social Security Disability benefits has been approved?

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By   9 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   9 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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If I am approved, how much Social Security Disability back pay will I get?

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By   9 months ago

Learn to count the months of Social Security Disability back pay you can receive and to figure your potential back pay.

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How long after receiving my first monthly check, will I get my Social Security Disability back pay?

Social Security Disability Back Pay and Ongoing Monthly Benefits

By   9 months ago

Learn about processing times for Social Security Disability back pay, factors that can delay it, and tips on how to speed up payment.

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Can I keep getting benefits when I am working on Social Security Disability?

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By   9 months ago

See how Social Security supports your efforts to return to work and how you may get benefits and Medicare while working on Social Security Disability.

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What is a Social Security Disability representative payee?

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By   9 months ago

Learn when Social Security will send your disability benefits to a representative payee to manage and about the payee’s duties and responsibilities.

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How to Apply for SSI and Other Benefits You May Be Entitled to Receive

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By   1 month ago

Do you have questions about how to Apply for SSI Disability benefits? We answer them in this second section of a two-part report on Supplement Security Income.

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What You Should Know About Supplemental Security Income — SSI

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By   1 month ago

“Do I Qualify For SSI benefits?” Get all the details about the Supplemental Security Income program and your SSI Eligibility in this first of a two-part report.

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Supplemental Security Income—SSI—the Other Disability Benefit

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By   9 months ago

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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What is Supplemental Security Income Disability—also known as SSI—and how is it different from Social Security Disability Insurance, known as SSDI or SSD?

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By   9 months ago

See how Supplemental Security Income, aka SSI, differs from Social Security, how to get both SSDI and SSI, and how to apply for SSI disability.

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Can you tell me how to apply for SSI Disability?

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By   9 months ago

Learn how to apply for SSI Disability and how much of the SSI application can be completed online and how much has to filed by phone or in the office.

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What requirements do I have to meet for SSI Disability eligibility?

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By   9 months ago

Acquaint yourself with the various SSI Disability eligibility requirements you must meet to qualify for SSI benefits.

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What medical conditions are required to meet SSI disability qualifications and to get an SSI approval?

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By   9 months ago

Find out how disability is defined for SSI and what SSI disability qualifications adults and children must meet to get SSI.

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I am very ill. Can I apply for SSI benefits and have my SSI and disability expedited?

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By   9 months ago

Learn about the four situations in which your SSI and disability claim will receive expedited processing.

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How To Apply For Veterans Disability Benefits

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By   1 month 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   9 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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By   9 months ago

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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Do VA Disability Benefits apply only if I’m permanently disabled?

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By   9 months ago

Many may think VA disability benefits only apply to someone whose injuries are so severe that they’re confined to a wheelchair or have lost a limb. However, disability compensation is available to any veteran who has a physical or mental illness or injury incurred during, or aggravated by, military service. For each condition that is […]

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Increase in VA Disability Claims for PTSD

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By   9 months ago

The VA disability claims, and benefits paid out, for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are increasing. In 2009, PTSD was the third most common approved VA disability condition for vets from Iraq and Afghanistan, after tinnitus and neck/back strain. PTSD a common result of combat Post-traumatic stress disorder is the most common mental health disorder experienced […]

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Veterans Disability Benefits – How do I apply?

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By   9 months ago

To receive veterans disability benefits, you need to be officially designated as “disabled” by the Department of Veterans Affairs. According to the DVA, you need to be at least 10% disabled “because of injuries or diseases that were incurred in or aggravated during active duty, active duty for training, or inactive duty training” to be […]

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How is veterans disability compensation calculated?

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By   9 months ago

In order to receive veterans disability compensation, you must first establish that you have a disability stemming from your military service. Once an eligible condition is identified, your level of disability will be scaled by the VA from 0% to 100%, depending on how much it interferes with your normal life functions. Benefits Begin at […]

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Waiting for Veteran Disability Benefits – How long does it take?

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By   9 months ago

It has become a well-known fact that the DVA can take a long time to process claims for Veteran Disability Benefits. Nationwide, it took the VA on average more than eight months to process a claim in June, 2012 – this is 50% longer than it took in 2011. A report from the Center for […]

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Workers’ Compensation Claims: Benefits for Work Related Injuries

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By   1 month 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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Latino Construction Worker Injury Lawyers

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By   1 month 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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Construction Accidents and Worker Protection Under New York State’s Labor Law

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By   1 month ago

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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