What Is the Difference Between Social Security Disability (SSDI) and SSI?

Both SSI and SSDI disability programs offer cash benefits for disabled individuals, but the financial eligibility requirements are very different. The main difference between Social Security Disability (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is the fact that SSDI is available to workers who have accumulated a sufficient number of work credits, while SSI disability benefits […]

Are SSD Benefits Taxed?

Some people have to pay federal income taxes on their Social Security benefits. This usually happens only if your total household income is high. At the end of the year, you will receive a Social Security Benefit Statement (Form SSA-1099) showing the amount of benefits you received. Use the statement to complete your federal income […]

How Are Workers Compensation Claims Paid?

Workers’ compensation benefits are ordinarily paid on a weekly basis. There are a number of circumstances, however, under which workers can receive a payment of benefits in a single lump sum. When an employer has denied benefits and a case is eventually decided in favor of the worker, the worker is usually entitled to receive […]

When to File a Workers Compensation Claim

Whenever a worker is injured on the job, he or she should immediately report the injury to the immediate supervisor. If a problem does not result from a single event but instead results from an exposure over a long period of time, the worker should report the injury as soon as he or she knows […]

Workers Comp Attorney Fees

How Much Will My Workers Comp Claim Cost Me? Workers are usually represented by attorneys who are paid on the basis of a contingent percentage fee. The worker is not ordinarily required to pay any fee or monies when he or she hires the attorney. Instead the attorney agrees to accept as his or her […]


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