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  SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY INSURANCE (SSDI) pays benefits to you and certain members of your family if you are “insured,” meaning that you worked long enough and paid Social Security taxes. SUPPLEMENTAL SECURITY INCOME (SSA) pays benefits based on financial need. Although the definition of Social Security Disability sounds fairly simple, applying for the benefits [Read More]

Catastrophic injuries are severe, long-term, life-altering injuries and, as with all injuries they happen when you least expect them to.  Many catastrophic injuries happen to individuals who are young, have families, and are in the field of manual labor. However, anyone is vulnerable to a catastrophic injury.  When incurred, catastrophic injuries can destroy a family’s [Read More]

        The Social Security Disability Program lists several conditions that automatically qualify an individual for Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income, if you meet certain requirements (“called a listing”). The list of impairments contains the most common conditions that are considered severe enough to keep an individual from achieving sustained [Read More]

Construction workers build our roads, houses, and repair and maintain our nation’s physical infrastructure. This work includes many hazardous tasks and conditions. Construction workers incur the most fatal injuries of any industry in the private sector. Construction sites are among the most dangerous workplaces in the United States. While the construction industry provides employment to [Read More]

As medical providers move toward the practice of maintaining electronic medical records, it is important to keep a few things in mind during this transition.  Unfortunately, not all providers have the same level of proficiency with technology and this can create some problems with the accuracy of your records.  During an average visit with your [Read More]

Social Security Offset : If you are collecting workers’ compensation benefits it is important to understand that if you apply for Social Security and are approved, there is a Social Security offset. This means that your Social Security benefits may be reduced based on you receiving workers’ compensation benefits. The attorneys at Patch & FitzGerald [Read More]

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