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Can I Work And Still Receive Social Security Disability Benefits?

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Maybe! It is possible to work part-time and not lose your Social Security Disability benefits but the answer depends on how much you earn and what kind of disability benefits you are receiving. If you’re receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and go to work, your SSI benefits will be reduced by $1.00 for every $2.00 you earn after the first $65.00 or ($85.00) if you have no other income. That means that you could earn so much working part-time but your SSI benefits would stop. Social Security Disability Benefits and Working (SSD) If you’re receiving Social Security Disability benefits and your earnings are...

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NOSSCR Commentary Article About SSDI Misconceptions

In a recent commentary article by NOSSCR, found here: http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/healthcare/215601-ssdi-the-truth-behind-media-and-political-mischaracterizations shows some misconceptions that the media may put out about SSDI. What are your thoughts about the article and the real truth behind it? Do you need help with your SSDI or have a question? SSDI Attorney Nancy Cavey has been practicing disability law for over 30 years. Give us a call today 727-894-3188....

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Stomach Cancer And Your Rights To Long Term Disability Benefits

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Did you know that stomach cancer is the 4th most common cancer worldwide and the 2nd leading causes of cancer deaths in the world? More than 10,000 American suffer from stomach cancer and 1 in every 114 men and women are at risk of this deadly disease! However, if you are diagnosed with stomach cancer, you should immediately apply for long term disability benefits. Stomach cancer signs and symptoms Early stage stomach cancer rarely causes symptoms and, as a result, detection is difficult. However, signs and symptoms of stomach cancer can include: 1. Indigestion, heartburn or ulcer-type symptoms; 2. Difficulty swallowing; 3. Abdominal pain or vague discomfort...

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Group Health Insurance Benefits For Those On Long Term Disability Insurance

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When you became disabled you, unfortunately, most likely lost your job and your group insurance benefits. The lack of health insurance can have a devastating impact on your medical and financial future. Websites for help with insurance Did you know that there are a number of websites that can help you find an affordable insurance program? These include the following: • Heathcare.gov: The official site for the Health Insurance Marketplace (a.k.a. Obamacare); • FinancialHelpforHealth.org: A new site from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to help consumers learn about credits and subsidies for health insurance; • AARP.org: Solid information on both Medicare and the Health Insurance...

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Discretionary Clauses And Your Long Term Disability Claim

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Get out your long term disability policy and look for something called the “Discretionary Clause”. It’s a clause that lets the long term disability carrier make the decision and requires that the court defer to its decision. It’s what I call a “get out of jail free card.” Fortunately, there are some states that prohibit discretionary clauses in long term disability policies. These states include: California; Colorado; Illinois; Michigan; and Washington. You can determine whether the discretionary clause is applicable to you by looking at your disability policy and what state your policy was issued. What other terms don’t you want to see in your long term disability...

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Making The Decision To Hire An Attorney To Get Your Long Term Disability Benefits If Your Claim Has Been Denied

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You bought your long term disability policy to provide you and your family peace of mind if you were unable to work. You’ve even made the difficult decision to apply for disability benefits knowing that your physician and employer have supported your claim. Yet, you’ve gotten a denial from the long term disability carrier. No matter how angry or upset you are, don’t walk away from your long term disability claim. As a disability attorney, I know that very few people look forward to protracted litigation but there are times in life when the only right course of action is...

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Can I Attempt A Trial Work Period While Collecting Social Security Disability Benefits?

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Yes! The Social Security Administration has a trial work period (TWP) that lets you test your ability to work for at least 9 months. You will receive your full Social Security benefits, regardless of how much you earn, so long as you report your work activity and continue to have a disabling impairment. In 2014, the trial work month is any month in which your average earnings are over substantial gainful activity (SGA) and your total earnings are more than $1,070. A trial work period will continue until you work 9 trial months within a 60 month period. Months don’t have...

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Social Security Disability Benefits For Wounded Warriors

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Military service members who became disabled while on active military service on or after October 1, 2001, regardless of where the disability occurs, may be eligible for expedited processing of their Social Security Disability claims. How you qualify for Social Security Disability benefits! Social Security Disability benefits are different than the VA. The Social Security Administration has its own claims process (linked to our articles) and to be found disabled for Social Security purposes, you must: Be unable to do substantial work because of your medical condition(s); and You medical condition(s) must have lasted or be expected to last at least one year or...

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Cardiomyopathy And Florida’s First Responded Presumption

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In a case of Orange County v. Wilder, the 1st District Court of Appeals has ruled that viral cardiomyopathy constitutes heart and “heart disease” as the term is used in Section Florida Statute 112.18.  If a presumption applies, a first responder is under no obligation to establish occupational causation and the employer has the burden to prove that they did not get the virus at work. Are you a first responder and have a question about this issue? We represent all over the state of Florida First Responders who need help just like in this situation. Give us a call 727-894-3188...

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Law Enforcement Agencies Don’t Have To Tell First Responders About The Statutory Presumption

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The 1st District Court of Appeal recently ruled that there is no requirement that an Employer/Carrier provide injured law enforcement officers information regarding the statutory presumption. Officer Guevara was employed by the City of North Bay Village and was placed on light duty on March 15, 2007 after a physical revealed his blood pressure was elevated. His supervisor completed a Notice of Injury and the City of North Bay Village, through Florida Municipal Insurance Trust/Florida League of Cities, sent Officer Guevara an initial claim packet which included an informational brochure approved by the Department of Financial Services. The packet did not enclose...

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