What Does “Substantial Gainful Activity” Mean in a Disability Case?

By Norman Homen | February 17, 2021

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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What is the Process to Appeal a Social Security Disability Denial?

By Norman Homen | February 10, 2021

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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Supporting Documents for Your Social Security Disability Claim

By Norman Homen | January 18, 2021

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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Does Workers Compensation Cover COVID-19?

By Norman Homen | December 21, 2020

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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What are MIE and MINE in Your Disability Case?

By Norman Homen | December 17, 2020

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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Why was Your Social Security Disability Claim Denied?

By Norman Homen | November 12, 2020

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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How Social Media Posts Can Impact Your Workers’ Comp Case

By Norman Homen | October 19, 2020

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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When Should You Notify Your Employer of Your Work Injury?

By Norman Homen | September 10, 2020

When you suffer an injury at work, a plethora of questions and concerns come into play: How will I recover? Who is responsible for paying for my treatment? Will my employer hire my replacement while I am recovering? With so much to concern yourself with, you may be tempted to wait before informing your employer…

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Seeking Medical Treatment after Your Work-Related Accident

By Norman Homen | August 18, 2020

When you leave for work in the morning, you might never imagine that you will end up facing the long road to recovery from a serious work-related injury. However, accidents on the job can happen at any time – and in any industry or profession. It is important to know what to do following a…

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Does the Cause of Your Workplace Injury Matter?

By Norman Homen | July 20, 2020

Workplace injuries can happen in many different ways. Some accidents on the job are true accidents, and no one might be at fault. In other situations, a co-worker or supervisor might have made a mistake that led to your injury, or perhaps you made an error that caused your own accident. Third parties that are…

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