Alternative Pain Medication and Cannabis
April 17, 2018
We are all now aware of a worsening opioid crisis in America. Typically, the only choice for pain management is a combination of medications including opioids, muscle relaxants, anti-inflammatories and...
Basics of Long Term Disability to Guide Your Client
April 11, 2018
For many clients who participate in employer-sponsored long term disability plans, LTD coverage serves as an important component of financial planning and a supplement to the Social Security Disability Income...
Legal Help for Victims of Natural Disasters
March 19, 2018
Pennsylvania has been welcoming a wave of Puerto Rican evacuees after Hurricane Maria, and they need pro bono legal aid, members of the Bar were told on January 30th. The...
PA Court Issues Significant Ruling on Course and Scope in Workers’ Compensation Case
February 28, 2018
(Philadelphia) – The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court yesterday issued an affirmative ruling yesterday upholding the original Workers’ Compensation Judge’s decision to award benefits. The ruling upholds benefits previously awarded to current...
2018 PA WORKERS’ COMP AVERAGE WEEKLY WAGE ANNOUNCED
January 3, 2018
According to the Workers’ Compensation Act, injured workers are entitled to wage-loss benefits equal to two-thirds of their weekly wage for a work-related injury. However, there are minimum and maximum...
3 Common Reasons Your Military In-Service Compensation Claim Might Be Denied (And What To Do About It)
November 10, 2017
If you’ve filed a claim for service-connected compensation and your claim has been denied, you’re probably wondering what you did wrong, or could have done differently. All too many times...
How much can you work while receiving Social Security Disability benefits?
August 30, 2017
Social Security defines disability as an “inability to engage in any substantial gainful activity” because of a physical or mental impairment. In short, to be disabled, you must be unable...
How does ERISA Affect Long Term Disability?
August 15, 2017
ERISA is the acronym for The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974. ERISA is a comprehensive and complicated federal law that was originally intended to protect employee pension plans....
Why does it take so long to receive a decision on my SSDI/SSI claim?
Initial Level There are multiple steps in the SSDI/SSI application process. When you submit your initial application to the Social Security Administration (SSA), your claim is “developed” by an SSA...