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Can I Get Disability Benefits If I’m Self-Employed?

When you are injured in the course of employment, in most cases you have the benefit of workers’ compensation insurance to cover your medical bills as you work to get well once again. However, those who are self-employed often don’t have their own workers’ comp, and as independent contractors aren’t covered by the insurance of Read More

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How Do I Know If I Qualify For Social Security Disability?

or impairments. They are listed in the Social Security Administration’s (or SSA) manual, which is also referred to as the blue book. The impairments, both mental and physical, that are listed will automatically qualify someone to receive Social Security disability benefits (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) provided the individual meets the requirements set forth Read More

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Questions You Should Ask Your SSDI Lawyer Before Hiring Them

A SSDI lawyer is an attorney that handles Social Security and disability cases. Social Security is an extensive system that has many rules and regulations. People with disabilities can petition the Social Security administration to receive monthly stipends. In order to secure payments, petitioners must present proof that they have a disability and need government assistance. Read More

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Why You Should Have a Lawyer at Your Disability Hearing

If you have sustained a disability and require disability benefits, the Social Security Administration (SSA) requires that you present your case in court to an Administrative Law Judge. Rather than representing yourself and risking a judge denying your request for disability benefits, hiring a lawyer to represent you and present your case to the judge Read More