ERISA : The Summary Plan Description – Long Term Disability Lawyers

ERISA : The Summary Plan Description – Long Term Disability Lawyers

  ERISA requires employers to provide participants and beneficiaries with information about available insurance through Summary Plan Descriptions. Long Term Disability (LTD) benefits are disability benefits provided by a private insurer. The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) governs group

Cerebral Atrophy and filing a Disability Claim

Cerebral Atrophy and filing a Disability Claim

  The SSA does not specifically recognize cerebral atrophy in its listing of impairments. However, many of the underlying causes of cerebral atrophy are listed. Cerebral atrophy means shrinkage and a loss of connection between neurons. Some degree of cerebral

Physical Disabilities can lead to Mental Health issues

Physical Disabilities can lead to Mental Health issues

  Many applicants for Social Security disability benefits have both physical and mental disabilities. Several recent studies suggest links between depression and a variety of serious physical ailments such as cancer, back pain, and Multiple Sclerosis. Many individuals with physical

Disability Allowance Rates Continue to Fall

Disability Allowance Rates Continue to Fall

  Is the Social Security Administration doing all it can to stop disability fraud? We often hear that people on SSDI are faking their disabilities and that many receiving disability benefits are just looking for a free ride and really

What To Do When Someone I know becomes Disabled Part 3

What To Do When Someone I know becomes Disabled Part 3

  DISABILITY LAW – What To Do When a Client or Someone I know becomes Disabled – Part 3 By Greg Reed This is Part 3 of a speech presented by Bemis, Roach & Reed partner Greg Reed at the

What To Do When Someone I know becomes Disabled Part 1

What To Do When Someone I know becomes Disabled Part 1

  DISABILITY LAW – What To Do When a Client or Someone I know becomes Disabled – Part 1 By Greg Reed This was a speech presented by Bemis, Roach & Reed partner Greg Reed at the CAPITAL AREA PARALEGAL

At what point when applying for SSDI should I get an attorney?

At what point when applying for SSDI should I get an attorney?

  Is there a point in the SSDI claims process where you definitely don’t want to go it alone? If you are applying for Social Security Disability you may be wondering at what point should you hire a lawyer. The

SSDI and Enrolling in Medicare- The Two Year Waiting Period (Part 1)

SSDI and Enrolling in Medicare- The Two Year Waiting Period (Part 1)

  Are you wanting to enroll in Medicare after receiving Social Security Disability? After you have been approved for Social Security Disability Insurance, there is usually a two year waiting period before you will be eligible to receive Medicare. Once

Understanding Medicaid and Medicare Part 2

Understanding Medicaid and Medicare Part 2

  What is the difference between Medicare and Medicaid? Part 2 Medicare and Medicaid are both government funded programs created to help those who need financial assistance with their health care costs. Although they are often confused due to their