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SSDI Benefits: Increasing Dependence on Disability Will Exhaust Funds by 2016

By San Diego Injury Lawyer on October 9, 2012 - Comments off

Southern California SSDI GrowthThe combination of increasing Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) beneficiaries, fewer beneficiaries terminating their benefits, and a smaller workforce contributing into the fund through payroll taxes has taken a major toll on America’s disability insurance trust fund.
In 2011, the Trustee’s Report concluded that the disability insurance fund would be completely gone by 2018. In April 2012, just one year later, the Trustee’s Report concluded that the fund would be exhausted by 2016. If we keep going at that rate, next year we can speculate that the funds may be exhausted by 2014!

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What are the Deadlines for Filing Social Security Disability?

By San Diego Injury Lawyer on August 15, 2012 - Comments off

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) provides benefits for those who suffer marked or serious disabilities that are likely to last at least one year and/or result in death. But when applying for SSDI benefits, it’s important to be aware of time limits and deadlines.
San Diego SSD ApplicationThe letters and paperwork you receive from the Social Security Administration (SSA) will contain specific deadline dates for filings, requesting reconsideration of a denial, and other actions. However, here are a few initial time limits of which you should be aware.
First, the passing of time might affect whether you qualify for benefits. For most adults, in order to qualify for SSDI benefits, you must have acquired at least 40 “work credits,” measured by your earnings from work. Up to four credits may be earned each year. At least 20 of these credits must have been earned within the past 10 years, so the longer you wait to file for SSDI benefits, the more likely it becomes that your work history will not fall within the 10-year requirement.
Next, if you are turned down for benefits after your initial application, you have the right to ask for a “reconsideration” of your case by the SSA. You have 60 days from the date you receive your denial letter to request reconsideration.
At Jurewitz Law Group, our knowledgeable San Diego Social Security Disability Insurance benefits attorneys can help you stay on top of deadlines and seek the benefits you need. For a free, confidential consultation, call us today at (888) 233-5020.

 

San Diego Families May Be Eligible for Social Security Disability Benefits

By San Diego Injury Lawyer on July 26, 2012 - Comments off

Disabled Californians who qualify may receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits from the federal Social Security Administration (SSA) may also find that their family members qualify for benefit payments in certain circumstances. However, the total amount of benefits family members can receive due to another family member’s disability are typically capped.
Benefits may be available to certain family members, including:

  • Spouse: Your spouse may be able to receive benefits once he or she reaches age 62, or if he or she is caring for your child under age 16, or your disabled child of any age.
  • Former spouse: A former spouse may qualify for benefits based on your work record if you were married at least 10 years, the former spouse is at least 62 years old, and the former spouse is unmarried and does not qualify for benefits on his or her own work record.
  • Children: Children, stepchildren, and adopted children may qualify for benefits under your name if they are under age 18, under age 20 and in college, and unmarried.
  • Disabled children or adult children: Children who are disabled before age 22 may qualify for benefits under their own name, regardless of whether they became disabled before or after they reached legal adulthood. Before age 22, a young person does not need to have a work record in order to qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance.

At Jurewitz Law Group, our experienced San Diego disability attorneys can help you and your family get the disability benefits you need. Call us today at (888) 233-5020 for a free, confidential case evaluation.

 

Minnesota Work Accident Kills Electrical Worker

By San Diego Injury Lawyer on November 6, 2011 - Comments off

58-year-old Bruce Lynn Leibfried died in a Sioux Falls job site accident on November 1, 2011. He was working on a scissor lift at 7 a.m. when the bucket of his crane was lodged between some tubing and a rafter in the ceiling. No one was nearby.
Sioux Falls Fire Rescue and rural Metro ambulance responded to the call of a work site accident at 8 a.m. and found Leibfried dead at the scene. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is currently investigating the cause of the incident.
Right now, the deceased worker’s family members should consult with a personal injury attorney to learn about their legal rights and options. If the electrical company could have prevented the accident, then the family can sue for compensation by filing a wrongful death claim. The family may also be eligible for Social Security benefits, depending on the situation.

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San Diego Social Security Disability Lawyers

By San Diego Injury Lawyer on June 1, 2011 - Comments off

Every year, hundreds of San Diego County residents suffer a condition that prevents them from being able to work and provide for themselves and their families. The process from filing to receiving a response can take months. Roughly 7 out of 10 applicants are initially denied, even though they have paid enough money in their Social Security taxes and can prove that they are disabled.
Fortunately, the expert Social Security Disability lawyers at Jurewitz Law Group can make this process go quickly and smoothly. Our attorneys are work for your best interest and will get you the benefits you need and deserve. Call us at 1-888-233-5020 to schedule your free consultation.

 

San Diego Supplemental Security Income Lawyers

By San Diego Injury Lawyer on June 1, 2011 - Comments off

Every year, hundreds of mentally or physically impaired San Diego County residents reach a point in their lives when they can no longer provide for themselves or their families. Though they may not have paid enough Social Security taxes through income withholding, their household income meets the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) limits. However, out of the 10 that apply, approximately seven will initially get rejected.
Fortunately, the experienced Supplemental Security Income (SSI) lawyers at Jurewitz Law Group can make this process go quickly and smoothly. Our attorneys are work for your best interest and will get you the benefits you need and deserve. Call us at 1-888-233-5020 to schedule your free consultation.

 

San Diego Social Security Benefits Lawyers

By San Diego Injury Lawyer on June 1, 2011 - Comments off

Social Security is a form of social insurance that protects individuals and families from financial hardships. Situations that affect a person’s ability to provide for himself and his family include retirement, death, disability, or any other physical or mental impairment. To ensure that money is available for beneficiaries, a claim must be made and specific criteria must be met. The San Diego social security disability attorneys at the Jurewitz Law Group take on Social Security claims every year. We have been representing Social Security clients for several years and we can help you and your friends and family if they ever suffer from a physical or mental impairment.
For more information about how our office can help you with your Social Security benefits claim, please click on the link above or contact the Jurewitz Law Group at 888-233-5020 for a free consultation.

 

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