An Impairment Alone Doesn’t Guarantee Disability Benefits

An Impairment Alone Doesn’t Guarantee Disability Benefits Social Security disability benefits are only granted if you can’t work for 12 months because of a condition. Therefore, simply having a medical condition may not be enough to qualify for payments. How to Provide Proof of Impairment Roughly 35 percent of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) cases…

Permanent Partial Disability vs. Permanent Total Disability

Understanding Your Rights in a New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Claim If you have been hurt at work, and your injuries are permanent, you will be entitled to additional cash benefits, which will vary based on whether your disability is partial or total. As a general rule, these benefits do not start until your temporary disability…

Mistakes to Avoid When Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits

Mistakes to Avoid When Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits If you have an injury or illness that prevents you from working, you may be eligible for monetary benefits through the Social Security Administration. You have to be careful, though, that you don’t unintentionally jeopardize your right to receive benefits. Here are some things to…

What Your Attorney Needs to Prepare for a Workers’ Compensation Hearing

If you have been injured on the job, your first step will likely be to file an application for workers’ compensation benefits. Don’t be surprised, though, if what seems like an open and shut case doesn’t end up that way. Many workers’ compensation claims are initially rejected, for a variety of reasons. If your employer or the workers’…

Social Security Disability – The Basics

If you are unable to work because of an illness or injury, you may qualify for benefits through the Social Security Administration. There are two different programs, each with a specific set of requirements. Social Security Disability Insurance, or SSDI SSDI, a benefit established under the Old Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance program, is available…