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February 2016 Archives

Social Security disability benefits and tax returns

It's almost the end of February, and many residents of Ohio may be beginning to think about filing their tax returns. For most people, this means gathering one's W-2, and deciding whether to take the standard deduction or itemize deductions. But, what about people who receive Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) benefits? Do they need to worry about paying tax?

You deserve compensation after a workplace injury

Do you need a lawyer to file a workers' compensation claim? In reality, you shouldn't need to, but the truth is that you may want to consult with one to make sure you're not being taken advantage of. If a claim is denied or you don't file paperwork correctly, you could be looking at paying for your own medical bills and recovery costs, and that's not fair to you.

How does SSA decide if there is an inability to work?

Filing for Social Security Disability Insurance opens Ohio residents up to a lot of judgment by government officials. To determine if a person qualifies for benefits, the Social Security Administration must decide if the applicant meet all kinds of qualifications, from citizenship status to how long his or her condition might last. One decision that must be made is whether the applicant's condition not only prevents them from doing their past jobs, but whether those disabilities prevent them from working in other available jobs as well. But how does the SSA make this decision?

Can a skin condition qualify one for SSDI in Ohio?

We have discussed quite a few physical disabilities on this blog that might result in an applicant in Ohio being found disabled for the purposes of receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. Most of the conditions we've covered have been those injuries or illnesses that affect systems inside a person's body, such as bones or internal organs. However, there are individuals who suffer from diseases that affect the exterior of the body as well. So today we will take a brief look at what the Social Security Administration (SSA) looks at when it receives an application for benefits based on skin conditions.

What are the components of a consultative evaluation for SSDI?

About a month ago we discussed some of the information that a treating physician in Ohio might give to the Social Security Administration (SSA) after completing a Consultative Evaluation (CE.) This evaluation is sometimes requested by the SSA when the application for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income does not contain enough information for a decision to be made. The CE might be done by the applicant's own doctor, or a medical professional chosen by SSA. These examinations are generally more common in applications concerning mental conditions, as these conditions may be harder to prove through physical evidence than those based upon physical disabilities.

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