Key Points of This Article: In addition to telephone hearings, the Social Security Administration will begin to offer online video hearings, starting in the fall of 2020. This new free service will allow applicants and their representatives to participate in a hearing from anywhere they have access to a camera-enabled smartphone, tablet, or computer. A [...]
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How Do We Prep Our Clients for their Social Security Disability Hearing? It is no doubt that many people may feel nervous and anxious before a Social Security Disability hearing. This is especially true for anyone who is new to the process or is going through the courts alone, without legal representation. We have pulled [...]
Key Points of This Article: Kentuckians often have several questions about determining their Social Security disability eligibility, how to apply, and how to appeal a decision. There are specific requirements to meet before being considered eligible for disability benefits, and an application with medical evidence must be collected to prove the injury has hindered the [...]
Key Points of This Article: When diagnosed with a physical or mental impairment, and unable to work, Social Security will review several factors before approving disability benefits. Your application may be jeopardized if you haven’t sought treatment for your impairment, missed critical deadlines, or have the proper documentation to support the criteria needed to make [...]
Key Points of This Article: After a car accident occurs, it’s imperative to collect all the evidence available so that car accident victims can receive the compensation they deserve. A witness statement can be a powerful form of evidence that includes any facts that may help determine the cause of an auto accident, who was [...]
Key Points of This Article: The Social Security Administration is currently paying an average monthly disability payment of about $1,258 to disabled workers. Benefits may be collected after an individual has been diagnosed with a physical or mental condition that affects their ability to work and has lasted or is expected to continue at least [...]
Key Points of This Article: When diagnosed with a physical or mental impairment, and unable to work, Social Security will review several factors before approving disability benefits. Your credibility may be jeopardized if you’re filing for benefits and don’t seek treatment for your impairment or have the proper documentation to support the criteria needed to [...]
Key Points of This Article: Roughly 10.5 million people receive disability benefits from Social Security, and an additional 8 million receive disability benefits from Supplemental Security Income. As of April 10, 2020, several workflow disruptions were announced related to the coronavirus pandemic that may impact how local SSA offices are operating and changes in scheduled [...]
Key Points of This Article: In Western Kentucky, electric stand-up scooters are becoming a more common form of micro-transportation and a way for college students to commute to and from campus. Scooter drivers are exposed, with no metal frame to protect them in the case of a collision like they would have when riding in [...]
Key Points of This Article: Long-term disability insurance pays a portion of your income if you’re disabled through illness or injury, or an accident, and find yourself out of work for an extended time. This type of plan is not workers’ compensation, which is a benefit used after being injured on the job, and it’s not short-term [...]