Social Security Disability insurance is a program administered by the federal government and funded through payroll tax revenues that pay benefits to those who have worked and paid taxes on their earnings for the past 10 of 15 years and are unable to work due to a long-term medical condition. The condition must last...Continue Reading
Will workers’ compensation cover me if I have a construction related injury even though I am an independent contractor?
The purpose of the workers’ compensation system is to provide an expeditious remedy for employees regardless of fault and liability. Employers in Florida must maintain workers' compensation insurance coverage, with some exceptions. By providing coverage, employers are generally immune from civil liability for workplace injuries. If an employer fails to maintain coverage, an injured...Continue Reading
Schizophrenia is a form of mental illness characterized as a neurological brain disorder. While the exact cause of schizophrenia is largely unknown, it is thought some contributing factors may include genetics, physical and psychological factors, and environmental factors that may make someone more prone to this condition than others. For others, a stressful or...Continue Reading
Suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder does not automatically mean you are disabled. The meaning of disability is different depending on what type of program or definition you are using. For example, the Veterans Administration determines disability for PTSD based on a percentage rating. Whereas the social security disability system uses an all-or-nothing definition of...Continue Reading
Are you struggling to work because of a medical condition? Are you wondering what benefits are out there? Have you thought about applying for social security disability benefits? If you answered yes to any of those questions the social security disability program may be right for you. Applying for social security disability benefits can...Continue Reading
Do I have a claim under the ADA or am I eligible for SSD? Clarifying the confusion between the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Social Security Administration.
You find yourself in a position where you are having a hard time working due to a physical and or mental condition. What do you do? Is the right answer to request accommodations from your employer? Or should you be applying for social security disability benefits? There is a lot of confusion between these...Continue Reading
Many people who apply for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits want to know what the process entails and when they will be approved for benefits. To begin, it is first important to understand who exactly is eligible for Social Security Disability benefits. Social Security Disability Insurance benefits are available to those who have worked...Continue Reading
Often, people who are applying for Social Security disability benefits who attend a hearing with an Administrate Law Judge express that the most confusing part of the hearing is understanding the testimony of the vocational expert. To better understand the role of the vocational expert in a hearing, it helps to have an understanding...Continue Reading
Many people who have become disabled, or who are waiting for approval of Social Security Disability benefits, wonder how they will be able to pay bills and support themselves. Some individuals attempt to return to work, either while waiting for their claim to be approved, or after they have been approved for benefits. The...Continue Reading
A stroke, also referred to as a cerebrovascular accident or CVA, is an event where the blood flow to the brain is interrupted. Such interruptions prevent brain tissue from getting essential oxygen and nutrients. The brain requires a significant flow of blood to function properly, and any interruption to the blood flow can result...Continue Reading