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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Pitfalls of Accessing Long Term Disability Insurance


Can a disability attorney help me access LTD benefits?

If you’re fortunate enough to have long-term disability benefits (“LTD”), either through your employer or a private insurance policy, you might assume accessing those benefits in your time of need would be as simple is filing a few papers—sort of like a health insurance claim. Unfortunately, many people applying for LTD benefits submit incomplete applications, miss important deadlines, or fail to file specific requirements and find their claims denied.

Hiring a Long-term disability benefits attorney can make the difference between having an initial application approved or denied, or having success on appealing the denial of LTD benefits.
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Saturday, October 13, 2018

Disability Benefits and the Compassionate Allowances Program


Is there a way to expedite my disability benefits application?

Arizona Social Security disability benefits attorneys know all too well the obstacles and delays that disabled people face when trying to access federal government disability benefits like Social Security Disability (“SSDI”) benefits or Supplemental Security Income (“SSI”) benefits, both of which are administered by the Social Security Administration.

Applying for SSDI benefits is a complicated process as evidenced by the fact that nearly 2/3 of initial applications are denied. Add that grim statistic to the fact that most applicants who appeal a SSDI denial have to wait as long as two years for an appeal hearing, and it becomes obvious that many suffering people could die before getting approved for SSDI benefits.
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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Swanny (Goes Up The) River in Disability Fraud Case

Q: Can I go to prison for lying about being disabled?

Because applying for Social Security disability benefits is a complicated process and up to two-thirds of initial applications are denied, many people choose to hire a skilled disability benefits attorney to handle the process. Doing so may not only improve the chances of an initial application or a subsequent appeal being successful, but it can also help keep the applicant out of serious legal trouble.


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Friday, September 14, 2018

Couples Consider Divorce to Obtain Benefits for Disabled Child

Q: Should I divorce to get disability benefits for my child?

Qualifying for disability benefits in Arizona is a very confusing process.

That's why many people choose to hire a skilled Social Security disability benefits attorney to help them navigate the process.


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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

When Social Security Disability Benefits are Mistakenly Paid

Q: Do I have to repay disability benefits Social Security paid in error?

Applying for disability benefits is more complex than the public is led to believe.  Unfortunately, this leads many people to apply without legal counsel and is likely the reason that two-thirds of all initial disability benefit applications are denied.


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Thursday, August 9, 2018

Good News for the Social Security Disability Benefits Program

Q: What positive changes are impacting the SSDI program?

No one knows when a disability that will impact your ability to work may strike and for the majority of Americans who don't likely have long-term disability insurance benefits, the fear of being disabled and financially-vulnerable is real.


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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Employment Roadblocks for the Disabled


Q: What is disability discrimination?

As disability attorneys in Arizona, our practice is exclusively devoted to helping the disabled get the benefits they deserve.

The first step is qualifying for disability benefits from one or both disability benefits programs administered by the federal government.
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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Physician Assisted Suicide and Its Impact on the Disabled


Q: Does physician-assisted suicide devalue disabled people’s lives?

Arizona Social security disability attorneys are devoted to helping disabled people obtain benefits when a physical or mental disability strikes through unexpected illness or injury.

Qualifying for disability benefits is the first step in accessing them.
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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Improving Accessibility for the Disabled on Airplanes

Q: Are changes coming to improve flying conditions for disabled passengers?

One of the ways that the federal government assists people with disabilities is financially--by offering two different federal disability benefits programs. One is Social Security Disability Insurance (“SSDI”) and the other is Supplemental Security Income (“SSI”). Qualifying for disability benefits in either program requires meeting the government’s definition of being “disabled" and satisfying other qualifying factors that differ for each program.


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Monday, June 11, 2018

Compassionate Allowance List Can Fast Track SSDI Process

Q: Is there a way to expedite my SSDI application decision?

Qualifying for Social Security disability insurance (“SSDI”) benefits requires an applicant to satisfy the government’s definition of "disabled" which, according to the Social Security Administration, means “suffering from a physical or mental impairment that prevents engaging in substantial gainful activities and which has lasted or is expected to last for 12 months or more or resulting in death”. There is an extensive list of disorders and diseases that qualify including heart disease, multiple sclerosis, blindness, post-traumatic stress disorder (“PTSD”), cancer, and many more. One may think it’s easy to check off a condition and quickly qualify for benefits.


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Monday, May 28, 2018

Lessons About Disability from A Prominent Physicists Death

Q: Does every disabled person dream of escaping their disability?

As disability attorneys of Arizona, we fill our days helping the disabled obtain benefits. Sometimes people are born with disabilities and other times the onset of the disability happens gradually or suddenly at some point later in life.


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