What is Considered a Work-Related Injury?
Work-related injuries are specifically defined by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Here, the workers’ compensation attorney Jeffrey Scholnick discusses what qualifies as a work-related injury. Work-Related Injuries as Per OSHA Standards OSHA has set standards that qualify an injury as a work-related injury. OSHA standards state that employees are eligible for workers’ compensation…Read More
What Happens If I Leave the Scene of an Accident?
When involved in a car accident, individuals have a legal obligation to stop their vehicle and exchange information, at least. Maryland attorney, Jeffrey Scholnick discusses the possible repercussions brought upon an individual by leaving the scene of an accident. Under Maryland law, drivers are required to take certain steps immediately following a car accident. Failure…Read More
What is Personal Injury Protection?
What is Personal Injury Protection and how does it apply to a Maryland auto accident? Here are some rules that you need to know about Personal Injury Protection, also known as PIP: If you have PIP on your Insurance Policy, it pays medical bills & lost wages for you, even if you were at fault…Read More
Is my age an Important Factor in Determining if I am Awarded Social Security Disability?
I am often asked if the age of a Social Security Disability applicant is important in the evaluation of his/her claim by the Social Security Administration. The answer is “Yes, this is an important factor.” The reason is that the older you are, the better your chances of being approved for disability.Read More
Does the level of my education play a role in determining whether I can get social security disability?
Social Security considers your education when deciding whether you are disabled. The higher your education, the more difficult it can be to receive disability benefits. Social Security believes that someone with a bachelor degree or graduate school training can work a wide variety of jobs. In other words, a college education makes you more marketable…Read More
Medical Insurance for Social Security Disability
What Type of Medical Insurance Coverage Do I Receive with Social Security Disability & SSI Benefits? You are entitled to Medicare insurance coverage 29 months from the date you are found disabled. The date that the 29 months begins to run is not the date of your Award, the date of your hearing or the…Read More
WHAT IS A “TRIAL WORK PERIOD” IN SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS’ CASES?
When you have been awarded Social Security disability insurance benefits, you are entitled to a 9 month “trial work period.” These months do not have to be consecutive months. You are entitled to a trial work period every 5 years. If you earn less than $750 gross in a month, it will not be considered part…Read More
CAN I WORK IF I AM AWARDED DISABILITY BENEFITS?
You can work while receiving Social Security disability benefits but you cannot earn more than $1,000/mo. gross. If you earn more, your benefits will stop unless you are within your trial work period (explained later). If you are receiving SSI benefits, every dollar you earn will affect your monthly benefit. It is important to report your monthly…Read More
IF I AM RECEIVING SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILTY BENEFITS, DO I HAVE TO APPLY FOR RETIREMENT BENEFITS WHEN I REACH AGE 66?
If you are receiving Social Security disability insurance benefits, you do not want to apply for early retirement benefits at the age of 62 because your monthly benefits will be lower. If you wait until you reach your full retirement age, which is now 66 years of age, you can get your full retirement benefits…Read More
WHAT IS AN “UNSUCCESSFUL WORK ATTEMPT” IN A SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY CLAIM?
Can I work while my social security disability application is pending? If you have not worked for one year and your Application is still pending at any level, you can try to work. There are cases where people return to work and find that they cannot continue to work because of their impairment(s). If you…Read More