Monthly Archives: February 2013

If I get approved for SSD, will I also get Medicare?

Generally yes, if you choose to, but you’re not required to accept Medicare if you have other medical coverage. Continue reading

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I had a heart attack and was denied SSD. What are my options?

In these situations, it’s most important to be persistent and make sure your medical records are being updated with Social Security on a regular basis. Continue reading

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I was turned down for SSD and appealed twice. Now, I am scheduled for a hearing. What does that entail?

The judge will evaluate your case, records, doctors’ opinions and other information in your file. He or she will then make a decision as to your ability to work at either your previous job(s) or at any other jobs. Continue reading

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I have filed twice and been turned down twice for SSD. What other options do I have available?

After you have filed your original claim for SSD or SSI and are denied, you can appeal the decision. This also is typically a good time to consult an attorney about the appeal process and to get help with gathering information for your hearing.
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I have filed for Social Security Disability, but haven’t heard anything for months. Should I contact an attorney?

After Social Security receives a filing and opens a file, it is then sent to the corresponding state agency for review. Altogether, this process typically takes between four and five months. Continue reading

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What if an attorney is not acting in my best interest?

If you have concerns about your attorney, talk with him or her openly about your concerns. Ask questions. As in any relationship, communication is the key to improving the relationship. Continue reading

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How do attorneys normally charge clients?

Attorneys generally work on a flat fee, contingency, or hourly basis. Continue reading

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What if I fire my attorney?

If you do fire your attorney, the discharged attorney still has obligations to you. He or she must cooperate with you or with your new lawyer in making the transition. Continue reading

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What determines a medical malpractice case?

In Ohio, whether a case is medical malpractice or not depends upon the expert opinion of a licensed physician, who after reviewing the medical records of the potential case, makes a determination as to its merits. Continue reading

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What is a contract?

A contract is a legally binding agreement between two or more persons to do, or not to do, a particular thing. Continue reading

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