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How Does Worker’s Compensation Work?

Worker’s compensation, or worker’s comp, is a form of insurance that covers employees who are injured on the job and can no longer perform their work, whether it be temporarily or permanently. Although it varies by state, worker’s comp can cover the expenses associated with lost wages, compensation for present and future economic losses, payment […]

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What to Do if You’re Injured in a Car Accident

According to the National Safety Council, the average American will file an insurance claim for a car accident once in approximately 18 years. And if you’re one of them, it’s important to take the following steps: After the car accident occurs, drive to a safe place where further accidents can’t happen. If your car is […]

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Is Obesity a Disability?

With over 60 million people categorized as having a disability and approximately one third of Americans classified as overweight, it is interesting to note that there is much overlap within these two categories. Given that obesity numbers are on the rise, so too have the instances of diabetes, heart disease and other associated impairments. This […]

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7 Great Blogs for Those Living on Disability

More than 60 million people – or 19% of the population – are living with some form of disability. Disabilities range from mental to physical and temporary to permanent. And if you or someone you know is living with a disability, it’s helpful to know that there are other people out there going through the […]

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How to Stretch Your Budget While on Social Security

Social Security Disability benefits are given to individuals who cannot perform significant, full time work. This means that a person’s normal cost of living is now coupled with often escalating medical costs – such as doctor’s visits and prescriptions – to make for a tight budget. However, there are ways to spend smart and we’ll […]

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Top 5 Most Outrageous Social Security Fraud Cases

In 2013, over 2.6 million Social Security disability claims were filed. With a good percentage of them being ultimately approved, the chance for fraud is far higher than most would like. In fact, “fraud is so rampant, and disability cases have so proliferated in recent years, that the Social Security’s Disability Trust Fund may run out of […]

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Why Was I Denied Social Security Disability for Back Pain?

Social Security Disability benefits are given to individuals who experience an illness or injury that prevents them from working for at least 12 months. However, the disabling level of many health conditions can be difficult to prove, and one of the most difficult is back pain. When back pain impairs your ability to work, you […]

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Why Was My Disability Claim Denied?

In 2013, over 2.6 million disability claims were filed with 65.4 percent of them being denied at the initial level — 87.3 percent of claims were denied at the reconsideration level. This reveals the stark truth that most disability claims will be denied. However, with the help of an experienced attorney, your chances of approval […]

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5 Things Veterans Should Know When Filing for SSDI

Are you a disabled U.S. Veteran? You may be eligible for disability benefits through the Social Security Administration in addition to disability benefits you may already receive through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Seeking Social Security Disability benefits for veterans is a complex web that makes even the military personally procured move and EFMP […]

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How to File for Social Security Disability Benefits in Pennsylvania

Social Security Disability benefits are given to individuals who are too ill to perform their normal work. No matter what state you live in, you’ll need to send your completed application and signed forms — including all pertinent information — to your local Social Security Administration office. You can also submit your application online at […]

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