We're ecstatic to announce that Mitchell H. Dugan of Dugan & Associates has been named Social Security Disability Lawyer of the Year in the Lawyer Monthly 2018 Legal Awards - which recognizes the achievements of law firms, lawyers, counsel and those connected to the legal world who have a proven track record in delivering results for their clients.
Social Security Disability. May is American Stroke Month. Unfortunately many people find out too late when someone is having the symptoms of a stroke. We see it too often at Dugan & Associates as we help people get Social Security Disability Benefits for people who are disabled whether from a stroke or other conditions. The American Heart Association / The American Stroke Association want you to know how to spot a stroke. We want to help get the work out. They have come up with a simple way to spot the symptoms of a stroke
There is a Social Security Disability Benefits Fraud Warning out as of March 29, 2016 from the Office of Inspector General. Social Security Inspector General Patrick P. O'Carroll wants people to be on the lookout and warned. A new rash of scam phone calls from criminals is out. These criminals are trying to get information from you, like your social security numbers and bank account information. They are calling to probe or "Phish" for information about you. They are calling people who may have applied for social security disability benefits and/or SSD and/or SSI. The callers are hoping that people may think by answering their questions it is helping further their claim for benefits when in fact these innocent victims are unwittingly giving their personal information to the bad guys.
Social Security Disability pays money for people who can't work due to various factors. If you or a loved one has a condition or injury that is affecting yours or their ability to work you may have a lot of questions about disability benefits. There are two types of programs for Social Security Disability - SSDI or SSI. What is the difference between SSDI-Social Security Disability Insurance and SSI-Supplemental Security Income.
The need for medical documentation in Workers' Compensation and Social Security Disability cases can be very important. Many cases are won, lost or paid on what the medical records show. It is important to keep this in mind whenever you are involved in Workers' Compensation or Social Security Disability.
People frequently ask when is the time to apply for Social Security Disability. There are some simple considerations to keep in mind before considering toapply for Social Security Disability benefits.
What does Medicare have to do with Workers' Compensation and my work injury?
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, formerly known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy is a chronic pain condition. Having handled numerous injury, work injury and social security disability cases it is devastating condition which can significantly impact ones life. It can effect any part of the body but more commonly is found in the arm or leg.
Social Security Disability beneficiaries reportedly received an estimated $1.3 billion in "potentially improper payments." You may have seen this news coverage of a recently released Government Accountability Office (GAO) report. The limited methodology used to generate GAO's estimates only compared Social Security Administration (SSA) data with earnings data from the National Database of New Hires (NDNH) and did not take into account Social Security's work rules, making GAO's estimates incomplete at best. An accurate figure cannot be produced without a more in-depth, case-by-case investigation by SSA.
Recent Workers' Compensation Case on Social Security offsets. Have you suffered a work injury? Injured due to a work accident? We handle Workers' Compensation and Social Security Cases and we work hard to maximize your recovery under the law and keep updated on recent precedent cases. In a recent Commonwealth court case decided April 10, it was ruled that an employee who suffered a work injury after he became eligible to receive Social Security Benefits is entitled to receive both his full workers compensation payments and Social Security benefits and denied the employer and it's work comp insurance company any offset.