Qualifications to obtain SSD benefits from the SSA.

Calling the Social Security Administration (“SSA”) office is unlikely to help you understand whether or not you qualify for Social Security Disability. This is because when you call the SSA office you will be speaking with a service representative,...

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Credit for Work and Social Security Disability

The Social Security Administration requires that you have earned enough "work credits" in the past  in order to be eligible to apply  for Social Security Disability benefits. What are work credits? When you work and pay Social Security taxes, you earn up...

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Perks of Winning Your SSD Claim

Did you know? Applying for and receiving Social Security Disability Benefits, ( when one is UNDER retirement age and unable to work for at least 12 months,) bestows perks from the Government that many people don’t know about. These include...

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Workers’ Comp in New York, Social Security, and Medical Marijuana

Section 10 of the Workers’ Compensation law in New York State says, among other things,  that there shall be no liability for compensation "when the injury has been solely occasioned by intoxication from alcohol or a controlled substance........." It has...

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Social Security Disability- Do I Qualify?

What is Social Security Disability and who may qualify? Social Security Disability ("SSD") is a federal insurance program designed to provide income to people who are physically restricted in their ability to be employed i.e. they are totally disabled and...

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Support Our Vets!

Last week I received a call out of the blue from Hofstra Law School. They needed a Disability attorney to come in on Sunday morning and advise veterans about Disability issues. This would be a "pro bono" (free) clinic....

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Social Security Hearings: Should You Play Let’s Make a Deal?

Right now you’re at a Social Security Disability Hearing. You are claiming that you’ve been disabled and unable to work since a certain date, (let’s use as an example, January 1, 2011.) The Judge hearing your case has two...

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You better have comp insurance if you employ ANYONE

Every so often I get this call from an attorney I know: "Hi Dan, my client has a small business in New York. One of his workers got into an accident at work. Now the employee has filed a claim...

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