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Category Archives: Social Security Disability

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If My Doctor Says I Am Disabled, Can I Get SSD Benefits?

By Ira H. Weinstock, P.C. |

When you have sustained a debilitating injury or you have been diagnosed with a disabling disease, you should be learning more about your ability to seek Social Security Disability benefits (commonly known as SSD benefits) through the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program. You may already know that SSD benefits are not provided based… Read More »

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Social Security Disability: Am I Disabled?

By Ira H. Weinstock, P.C. |

When you are planning to seek Social Security Disability benefits (SSD benefits), it is essential to understand how the Social Security Administration (SSA) defines a disability. To be clear, in addition to requirements based on the length and amount of your work history, you will need to prove that you are disabled according to… Read More »

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What Is The Difference Between SSI And SSDI Benefits?

By Ira H. Weinstock, P.C. |

Were you recently injured in a serious accident or diagnosed with a debilitating illness? You could be eligible to seek Social Security disability benefits. When you are applying for disability benefits through the Social Security Administration (SSA), it can be difficult to understand the distinctions between the types of benefits programs and whether one… Read More »

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What You Should Know About Qualifying For Social Security Disability Benefits

By Ira H. Weinstock, P.C. |

If you have recently become disabled as a result of an injury or illness, you are likely thinking about applying for disability benefits. The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program provides benefits to people who are disabled and have worked for enough time to be eligible. Our Harrisburg Social Security disability lawyers can tell… Read More »

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Social Security Disability (SSDI) and the Workers’ Compensation Offset in Pennsylvania

By Ira H. Weinstock, P.C. |

If you are receiving workers’ compensation benefits while also receiving Social Security Disability (SSDI) in Pennsylvania, the so-called “workers’ compensation offset” may apply. When your SSDI benefits are subject to the workers’ compensation offset, they are basically reduced. Generally, the workers’ compensation offset does not apply when an individual is receiving Supplemental Security Income… Read More »

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I was laid off from my job due to coronavirus, can I receive Social Security Disability benefits?

By Ira H. Weinstock, P.C. |

In most cases, if you were working a job for which you were qualified and performing at the typical level, you cannot receive Social Security Disability benefits. Also, with the additional unemployment availability, in most cases, you will receive far more money through the state unemployment benefits and the federal supplement. However, if you… Read More »

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Will Coronavirus (COVID-19) Affect Social Security Benefits in 2020 and 2021?

By Ira H. Weinstock, P.C. |

Starting March 17, all local Social Security offices will be closed for in-person service due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, as announced by the Social Security Administration. The decision is intended to protect older Americans and Social Security recipients with underlying medical conditions. These are the categories of people that the SSA serves on a daily… Read More »

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Beware of Social Security Disability Scams

By Ira H. Weinstock, P.C. |

Recently we have had clients call us and tell us that they were called by the Social Security Office and advised that their Social Security Disability benefits were being discontinued or denied and that the caller needed their personal information including the last four digits of their social security number.  Be advised that THIS… Read More »

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Participating in Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Program as a Health Care Provider

By Ira H. Weinstock, P.C. |

The steps to participate in Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program as a health care provider are more simple and straightforward than in some other states.  Hundreds of physicians across the state have qualified so far in the early stages of the program.  However, there are still some qualifications and hoops that are necessary to go… Read More »

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Medical Marijuana and Social Security Disability

By Ira H. Weinstock, P.C. |

If Social Security finds that you are disabled and have medical evidence of your drug addiction or alcoholism, they will then determine whether your drug addiction or alcoholism is a contributing factor material to the determination of disability.  If so, they may find you ineligible for benefits.  This has ramifications for those using marijuana… Read More »

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