Employers in the State of California are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance in the event an employee suffers an injury or illness while he or she is on the job. However, in many cases, when workers go to file a workers’ compensation claim seeking various benefits, they encounter resistance from their employer or their…

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Pursuing and receiving Social Security disability benefits can sometimes be a difficult task. The person who is trying to obtain the benefits has the burden of proof in the case. In most circumstances, the applicant must be able to establish that a long-term or permanent injury/illness prevents him or her from taking part in a…

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Unfortunately, many individuals today suffer from anxiety disorders and related mental health conditions. An anxiety disorder is typically accompanied by a variety of emotions and feelings, such as uneasiness, tension, and apprehension, that continue on for a long period of time. In addition to being nervous almost all the time, individuals who suffer from an…

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Some people who suffer from a long-term injury or illness that prohibits them from working in any capacity are eligible to recover social security disability benefits. Specifically, in order to qualify for disability benefits, the applicant must not be able to take part in substantial gainful activity due to his or her long-term injury or…

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Individuals often pursue social security disability benefits when they are unable to work due to a long-term injury or illness. To qualify for these benefits, individuals must be unable to engage in a substantial gainful activity because of their medical condition. They must also have worked for a certain number of years and paid a…

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The purpose of social security disability benefits is to provide financial assistance to individuals who have disabilities. It is not unusual for social security disability claims to be denied on the first go-around – often because they do not contain the necessary documentation. Therefore, if you are filing a claim for social security disability benefits…

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Updated 12/21/2020 Governor Gavin Newsom on September 17, 2020, signed SB 1159 which codifies the COVID-19 presumption created by Executive Order N-62-20 and provides two new rebuttable presumptions that an employee’s COVID-19 illness is an occupational injury and therefore eligible for workers’ compensation benefits if specified criteria are met. Employees who are sick can stay…

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During the Social Security disability benefits process, you will hear a lot of different terminology. It is important to understand what these terms mean, as certain designations can impact your eligibility for benefits. Two terms that can be confusing are Medical Improvement Expected (MIE) and Medical Improvement Not Expected (MINE). MIE and MINE are possible…

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Many people throughout the United States apply for Social Security Disability benefits every year, only to find out that their claim has been denied. In fact, only a select group of disability benefits applicants will actually receive social security disability benefits the first time around. Fortunately, however, in the event your claim for benefits is…

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Social media does more than just connect us to our friends and colleagues. We’ve grown accustomed to posting various aspects of our lives, but when it comes to legal matters, that’s not always a wise choice. If you’re applying for or receiving workers’ compensation benefits, it’s a good idea to be cautious when it comes…

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