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Social Security Disability

Determining disability is much more than verifying that a condition renders a person completely unable to work, and if you have ever gone through the process yourself, you are all too aware of this. Disability applies to much more than a physical ability to stand or walk, and a majority of disability claims are based […]

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ABLE Accounts Help Families Save for Children With Disabilities

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on March 14, 2015 in Social Security Disability

For decades, families have been able to save money for their children’s college and higher education in a 529 savings account, where the money would be untaxed. These 529 accounts have proven to be immensely popular and successful, but often left families that were raising children with disabilities wondering how they may be able to […]

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When the Levy Breaks: The Battle Over Social Security Disability Insurance

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on February 26, 2015 in Social Security Disability

One of the major polarizing battles in Congress today is one that could affect many disabled Pennsylvania residents—and soon. The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program is scheduled to run out of sufficient funds for beneficiaries as soon as 2016, and lawmakers are at odds over a suitable fix. SSDI has long been strained beyond […]

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Taking a Look at the Social Security Disability Consultative Exam

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on February 24, 2015 in Social Security Disability

It takes many people months to gather the required medical records, documents, and nerves to apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). Knowing how often applications are denied, and knowing how intense the application and appeals processes can be, most applicants are nearing their breaking point by the time they send in their application packet. […]

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The Role of Substance Abuse in Your Disability Claim: Will it Affect Your Benefits?

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on January 19, 2015 in Social Security Disability

Drug and alcohol abuse is tragic for both the individual suffering as well as their families. Watching a person experience the physical and emotional side effects of an addiction is both a sad and helpless time, and over the long term can often end in a slow and painful death. While addiction is widely considered […]

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Left Disabled After a Workplace Accident? How Having an Attorney May Help

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on January 02, 2015 in Social Security Disability

Being injured on the job and losing the ability to earn a living can inflict a devastating financial blow onto individuals and their families. While workers’ compensation or disability payments can help bridge the gap, alternative sources of income for people with disabilities can rarely come close to their former earnings when received alone. For […]

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Should SSDI Benefits Offer More Than Financial Help?

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on December 22, 2014 in Social Security Disability

If you have ever applied for or received Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits, you know firsthand just how frustrating and difficult the process can be. Because of the challenges faced while applying for these benefits, many people are afraid to return to work for fear of losing their benefits. Should their disability return or […]

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Compassionate Allowances Are A Little Known Way To Apply For And Receive SSD Quickly

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on December 15, 2014 in Social Security Disability

Social Security has an obligation to provide benefits quickly to applicants whose medical conditions are so serious that their conditions obviously meet disability standards. Compassionate Allowances (CAL) are a way of quickly identifying diseases and other medical conditions that invariably qualify under the Listing of Impairments based on minimal objective medical information. Compassionate Allowances allow […]

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The Social Security Administration’s Inspector General is scheduled to release a new report that will show some surprising shortcomings in the agency’s approach to reviewing Social Security disability claims. The Inspector General had reviewed several administrative law judges’ (ALJs) handling of Social Security disability cases over the last seven years, focusing specifically on 44 judges […]

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What to Expect If You Schedule a Meeting With a Social Security Disability Lawyer

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on November 28, 2014 in Social Security Disability

You’ve been through many things in your life, but never this. You’ve never before faced a situation where your medical condition is not only keeping you out of work now, but is also expected to keep you out of work forever. You are facing a permanent disability, and it can be frightening and overwhelming. As […]

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