10 Myths and Facts About Social Security Disability Insurance
If your health is so severely impaired that you cannot work, you may have considered applying for Social Security disability insurance.
This Infectious Video of a Farmer Dancing In His Barn Is Going Mega-Viral
We're in awe of this man's moves—and his uplifting message.
What is SSDI Back Pay?
Goodman Acker, P.C. attorneys explain back due benefits and how they work under SSDI and SSI.
What Does “No Pay Unless You Win” Actually Mean?
“No pay unless you win!” You’ve seen this phrase before on billboards, or heard it on TV or the radio. But what does it actually mean?When you hire an attorney to represent you, you don’t
How retirement affects Social Security disability benefit
What happens when I reach my retirement age of 67 and two months? Does the amount I receive just stay the same?
How Settling Your Workers’ Compensation Case Can Increase Your Social Security Disability Check
As I explained in a previous post, the Social Security Administration will reduce or offset your Social Security check if your Workers’ Compensation check and Social Security check combined are more than 80 percent of what you were making before you became disabled. However, settlement can sometimes reduce or even eliminate the offset. We can do this by telling the Social Security Administration that your settlement is meant to be divided over your entire lifetime. When you divide a lump sum settlement over your entire lifetime, it appears to be a much smaller amount. This may lead the Social Security Administration to increase your Social Security check. The advantage of doing this is that you can…
The Faces and Facts of Disability
Social Security disability benefits help millions of people through some of the hardest times of their lives, such as when a disabling condition robs them of...
Things to Know: Age Discrimination
Age discrimination occurs when an employee or applicant is treated less favorably because of his or her age. This includes non-consideration for positions, demotions, or job loss. The employee or applicant must be 40 years old to be the victim of age discrimination. In 2016, 20,847 age discrimination complaints were filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Of those complaints, the EEOC only filed two cases in court, largely because workplace discrimination cases are often expensive and legally complicated. Additionally, A 2009 Supreme Court ruling established a precedent that puts the burden of proof on employees for age discrimination, and most discrimination cases are settled out of court. Furthermore, A 2015 study from economists at the…
When is Mediation a Bad Idea
The Scottsdale, Arizona Divorce Attorneys at Hildebrand Law, PC Discuss the Question: When is Mediation a Bad Idea?
Learn how buddy statements can help your VA Disability Claim
When it comes to Veterans Disability, one of the most important aspects of any case is evidence. For the most part, this pertains to medical evidence. For instance, if you’re pursuing a claim for your shoulder, you would likely have medical records from your time in service and from the VA and private doctors after …