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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 […]

The Court Issues a Favorable Decision for Our Client and Agrees with an Important Argument Advanced by the Law Offices of Barbara B. Comerford and Protects the Client’s ERISA Disability Claim Rights

The Law Offices of Barbara B. Comerford recently obtained an important favorable decision in Federal Court, affirming our client’s rights and recognizing the zealous legal action we took to protect them. Our client was an Exotic Foreign Exchange Options Broker, who has as, among other policies, a Group Long Term Disability Policy with MetLife, which […]

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: What’s in a name? If you are applying for Disability Benefits, EVERYTHING

For decades, many in the mainstream media, and the medical community, often mocked terribly ill individuals because of the moniker of the illness they suffered from: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Imagine living each day with the following complaints which deny you the ability to work, attend religious services, or maintain any sort of normal life with […]

Interstitial Cystitis: New Social Security Ruling (SSR 15-1p)

This SSR replaces SSR 02-2p which was created in 2002 (for those unfamiliar with Social Security Rulings, always look to the first two numbers to determine the year the Ruling became effective) The new SSR defines Interstitial Cystitis (IC) as “a complex genitourinary disorder involving recurring pain or discomfort in the bladder and pelvic region.” […]

Long Term Disability Insurance (LTD) and Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits

Long Term Disability Insurance (LTD) and Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits Free advice from a Lawyer with lots of experience in both types of cases By Barbara B. Comerford I have written and presented papers on the topic of long-term disability insurance and Social Security Disability Insurance benefits to Judges, lawyers and disability organizations throughout […]

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