The Biden Administration’s Disability Plan

By Norman Homen | July 25, 2021

2020 was the most impactful year in many of our lives for many different reasons. Not only did we navigate through a global pandemic and loss, but we also had a contentious election that resulted in the Biden Administration taking over in 2021. Part of the Biden platform was revamping the disability policies of the…

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IQ and Winning Disability Benefits

By Norman Homen | July 13, 2021

Your intelligence quotient (IQ) is a score intended to measure your intelligence and mental ability in comparison to others. Some people have low IQs that qualify as an intellectual disability, and in many cases, such individuals are able to find full-time work that they can perform. However, if this type of intellectual disability prohibits someone…

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How To Build Medical Record Evidence For Your Disability Case

By Norman Homen | June 25, 2021

Whether you’re disputing a case for the Social Security Administration or battling an ERISA litigation dispute, your disability benefits case is bound to be quite the uphill battle to fight. You could have to wrangle with going up against your employer, your insurer, or the federal government. In the case of the latter, you wouldn’t…

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Hearing Loss & Disability Benefits

By Norman Homen | June 15, 2021

Hearing loss is a remarkably common but highly unfortunate disabling condition. According to some alarming findings recently published by the World Health Organization: By 2050, nearly 2.5 billion (or roughly 1 in 4) people are projected to suffer from some level of hearing loss. Over 1 billion adults are currently at risk of suffering permanent,…

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Genetic Disorders and SSD Approval

By Norman Homen | May 22, 2021

Some individuals suffer from rare genetic disorders that impact their physical and mental abilities – including the ability to work – in the long term. If you or someone you love suffers from a genetic disorder, you might be eligible to pursue Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. An experienced California disability benefits attorney in your…

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Blindness and Disability Benefits

By Norman Homen | May 14, 2021

In some instances, visual loss or complete blindness will prevent a person from being able to work in any capacity. According to laws put out by the Social Security Administration (SSA), a person might be eligible for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits if he or she suffers from partial…

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How is Workers’ Comp Calculated?

By Norman Homen | April 21, 2021

People who work around heavy equipment, such as construction equipment, are prone to severe injuries while they are on the job. All of these injuries may require a significant amount of medical treatment, including hospital stays, doctor visits, physical therapy, and medical procedures, in order to correct them. Accident victims who are injured at work…

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Why Do Employers Fight Worker’s Compensation Claims?

By Norman Homen | April 12, 2021

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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Can my Doctor put me on a Disability?

By Norman Homen | March 23, 2021

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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Anxiety Disorder and Disability Benefits

By Norman Homen | March 8, 2021

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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