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POST PANDEMIC SUREVEILLANCE BY LONG TERM DISABILITY INSURANCE CARRIERS

As someone who has, for more than 30 years, represented thousands of individuals who have applied for disability benefits, I can tell you one of the most common questions I receive from clients who have applied for or are receiving long term disability insurance benefits (LTD) is, “Do long term disability companies hire people to […]

Disability Claims Post Pandemic

As someone who has practiced disability law for over 30 years, I, like most of you, feel we have entered the Twilight Zone since the start of the pandemic.  Initially we began receiving calls from individuals complaining of COVID 19 symptoms but who had no access to testing. Some had been tentatively diagnosed with COVID-19 […]

VA, SSI recipients with eligible children need to act by Tuesday, May 5 to quickly add money to their automatic Economic Impact Payment; ‘Plus $500 Push’ continues

          Issue Number: IR-2020-86 Inside This Issue May 5 deadline for VA, SSI recipients who don’t file a tax return and have dependents VA, SSI recipients with eligible children need to act by Tuesday, May 5 to quickly add money to their automatic Economic Impact Payment; ‘Plus $500 Push’ continues WASHINGTON […]

Supplemental Security Income Recipients Will Receive Automatic COVID-19 Economic Impact Payments

Supplemental Security Income Recipients Will Receive Automatic COVID-19 Economic Impact Payments The Social Security Administration announced today that Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients will receive automatic Economic Impact Payments directly from the Treasury Department.  Treasury anticipates these automatic payments no later than early May. SSI recipients who have qualifying children under age 17, however, should […]

What Decades Practicing ERISA and Disability Income LTD Insurance and Social Security Disability Law has Taught Me, and What Clients and Potential Clients Need to Know

1) DISCLOSE, DISCLOSE, DISCLOSE. Withholding information from your disability attorney might cost you dearly. Quite simply, an attorney is your mouthpiece. If you fail to disclose information to your disability attorney or, worse, lie about your situation, you will, at the very least, prevent your attorney from giving you the best legal guidance, or worse, […]

Disability Claimants Beware: Exaggerating the Times of Your Life on Social Media Can be Very Costly

Disability Claimants Beware: Exaggerating the Times of Your Life on Social Media Can be Very Costly When I first began practicing law few of my clients ever accessed the then little known world of the internet. But those days are long gone. Over the last couple of decades, we have become a social media obsessed […]

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