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Social Security Disability

Cost-of-Living Adjustment and Other Changes Coming to Social Security Benefits in 2022

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on December 28, 2021 in Social Security Disability

The Social Security Administration is making some significant changes to Social Security benefits in 2022, including a huge cost-of-living adjustment. Whether you are planning to apply for benefits or are already receiving them, you should review these changes to determine if they may affect your current benefits or eligibility for benefits. If you are applying […]

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Can I Obtain Social Security Disability for Chronic Migraine Headaches?

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on December 17, 2021 in Social Security Disability

Many people can work with a headache, particularly if an over-the-counter medication helps them get the pain under control. However, migraine headaches are not like regular headaches. Victims can experience nausea, extreme sensitivity to light and sound, throbbing pain and other symptoms. Symptoms of a migraine could last anywhere from four to 72 hours, and […]

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How Do I Claim Survivors Benefits from Social Security?

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on November 08, 2021 in Social Security Disability

When a family loses the sole wage earner, it can be not only emotionally devastating, but also financially burdensome. However, if a Social Security recipient passes away, his or her surviving dependents may be eligible to receive survivors benefits based on the recipient’s earnings. The Harrisburg-based Social Security Disability lawyers at Schmidt Kramer further discuss the requirements […]

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Are ALS Claims Being Processed Faster Than Other Disability Claims?

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on October 14, 2021 in Social Security Disability

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), often called Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a progressive neurological disease that affects the nerve cells that control voluntary muscle movements. Loss of voluntary muscle movement eventually impacts one’s ability to speak, eat, move and breathe. About 1,000 people with ALS apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits on an annual […]

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Can I Obtain Social Security Disability Benefits for Psoriatic Arthritis?

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on September 13, 2021 in Social Security Disability

If you are suffering from psoriatic arthritis (PsA) that has severely limited your mobility and your ability to work, you may be wondering if you may be eligible for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. The answer is complicated, as it depends on the specifics of how PsA affects you. If you can prove your condition […]

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Can I Obtain Social Security Disability for Broken Bones?

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on April 08, 2021 in Social Security Disability

As most people are aware, Social Security Disability benefits are reserved for long-term disabilities that prevent people from working or severely limit their ability to work. It may come as little surprise that claims involving broken bones are often denied as the injuries are not considered severe enough. That said, it may be possible to […]

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Getting Ready for a Hearing to Appeal the Denial of Your Social Security Disability Claim

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on February 22, 2021 in Social Security Disability

If your application for disability benefits was denied, and your reconsideration request was unsuccessful, your next option is to request a hearing with an administrative law judge. The hearing gives you and your lawyer a chance to present your case, along with new evidence and testimony that may help overturn the denial of your application. […]

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Can You Collect Workers’ Compensation and Social Security Disability?

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on February 10, 2021 in Social Security Disability

You may be seeking Social Security Disability benefits after becoming disabled because of a work accident or work-related medical condition. If you are collecting workers’ compensation benefits, there is something you should know: these payments could cause your benefits to be reduced. Below, learn more about how workers’ compensation and other sources of income may […]

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Could Social Media Posts Hurt Your Social Security Disability Claim?

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on January 29, 2021 in Social Security Disability

When you submit an application for disability benefits to the Social Security Administration (SSA), they carefully review all of your information to determine if you qualify for benefits. They are looking for anything that may discredit you or your claims about the severity of your disability. The SSA may even start looking at your social […]

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Can a Personal Injury Settlement Impact Social Security Disability Benefits?

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on November 16, 2020 in Social Security Disability

Each year, the Social Security Administration (SSA) sets a limit on the amount of money Social Security Disability applicants or recipients can earn and while continuing to receive benefits. This limit is known as the substantial gainful activity (SGA) limit. While it is helpful to know the SGA limit for the year in which you […]

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