The Social Security disability system costs the federal government billions and billions of dollars every single year. So where does this money come from? You. That’s the short answer. But it comes from you in two very different ways reflecting the two distinct disability programs administered by the Social Security Administration. Federal Income Tax Dollars […]
You would like to think that it is based on how bad their conditions are, but that is just not the case. To some extent, varying results are a function of the enormous size of the Social Security disability adjudication system. With so many variables and such individualized determinations, result are bound to vary to an extent. Another factor that […]
In these articles I often write about practical things that may help you win your disability case. This article is not that at all. Instead, I am going to write about someone I love: Homer Simpson. That’s right, I am talking about the animated star of one of the longest running television shows in history. Although few people know it, […]
If you are currently out of work because of a physical injury or condition, an illness, or a mental condition there is no reason to wait to Apply for Social Security Disability Benefits. Simply put: If you think you have a disability, you can and should apply today. At the law offices of Chermol & Fishman […]
Two of the clients we recently represented in federal court actions, Joe Jones and Mildred Quinones, were featured in an article by Delaware’s News Journal regarding mistaken adjudications by SSA. We are proud to have won both of these cases in federal court.
Assault and Battery Assault and battery are often heard together; however, they are separate legal claims. An assault is putting a person in immediate fear (or apprehension) of physical injury or offensive contact. Battery is actually using force to harm another individual. Birth Injuries Birth injuries are injuries to a baby, which occur during delivery […]
SSD/SSI Benefits for People Age 55 and Older If you are currently not working and are between the ages of 55 and 64, you should probably apply for Social Security disability (SSD) benefits. You don’t even have to be certain that you will be unable to work for more than a year. The bottom line […]
SSD/SSI Benefits for People Age 50 and Older You may have heard that it’s easier to obtain social security disability (SSD) and SSI benefits after the age of 50. Typically, that is true. The rules do become more favorable, at least in terms of how the Social Security Administration looks at an applicant’s potential for […]