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Did you know that a severe medical condition could qualify you to receive Social Security Disability Insurance? SSDI is different from Supplemental Security Income (SSI), which is not based on work history. Applying for SSDI can be complicated, and many claims are rejected the first time they are received. If you believe that you might be eligible for SSDI, it’s in your best interest to contact a Social Security lawyer to make sure you receive the payments you deserve. Eligibility is based on your work history and defining your disability through a step-by-step process. You must be unable to do the work that you did before your disability, and your condition must be expected to last at least 12 months. Take a look at this infographic from the Philadelphia workers’ compensation lawyers at Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo to learn more about qualifying for Social Security Disability benefits. Please share this important information with your friends and family.
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If you’ve been denied Social Security benefits, you can appeal the decision with the Social Security Administration, however you only have 60 days to file an appeal. For this reason, you should contact an experienced Social Security Disability lawyer as soon as possible. Before meeting with your attorney, you should gather any documents of your medical history, work history, income earnings, and Social Security credits.
In order to complete your Social Security disability appeal, you will need to provide your general information, including your name, Social Security number, address, and phone number. You should also provide your Notice of Decision and the information of your representative. If you have experienced any health changes since you last filed your claim, you need to provide a description of your new medical conditions. You should also provide the name, address, phone number, and visit dates for all appointments at the doctor’s office or hospital.
The knowledgeable and effective Philadelphia Social Security lawyers at Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo can help you appeal a denied Social Security claim. You can schedule a free consultation with us by calling (215) 253-7629.
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Workers’ compensation laws hold employer responsible for injuries that their workers sustain while on the job. Pennsylvania has one of the most generous workers’ compensation systems, as Pennsylvania employers are required to provide lost wage benefits and medical benefits for work-related illnesses and injuries. Pennsylvania employers are required to obtain workers’ compensation insurance, which covers the costs of any reasonable, necessary, and causally related medical expenses.
Sole proprietors in Pennsylvania, with no employees, are not required to obtain workers’ compensation insurance. However, they must provide their insurers with detailed information and proof of being an independent contractor. If the insurer determines that the sole proprietor is an employee, then the employer will be charged for the employee’s payroll. The sole proprietor is responsible for providing his or her insurer with all documentation to resolve the employee’s status.
Proof of workers’ compensation may be required if an insured owner uses owner or operator drivers. The insurer will need proof of workers’ compensation coverage for any drivers classified as employees. If the employer is unable to provide payroll information, premium calculation purposes will be considered one third of the contract price.
Limited liability companies
Section 301(a) of the Workers’ Compensation Act only requires workers’ compensation coverage for employees. In limited liability companies, the workers are all considered partners, so it doesn’t technically have employees. However, if an LLC partner withdraws and becomes an employee or the business begins to add part-time or full-time employees, then the LLC members will need to obtain workers’ compensation insurance.
In Pennsylvania, workers’ compensation insurance is required for any employee, regardless of the number of hours worked. This is true even if the employee is the spouse or child of the employer.
For more information on Pennsylvania workers’ compensation laws, contact Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo at (215) 253-7629. Our Philadelphia workers’ compensation lawyers genuinely care about our clients and work to obtain the best possible outcomes. Our firm has more than 76 years of experience helping injured workers seek the
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Susan M. Henry of Krasno, Krasno, & Onwudinjo had one of her articles published in the Women Trial Lawyers Caucus.
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Both your Social Security retirement and disability benefits are determined by how many credits you earn while working. In 2013, you could earn one Social Security credit for every $1160 you earned, with a maximum earning potential of four credits each year. Typically, the threshold for earning Social Security credits increases as overall average earnings increase.
In order for someone to be eligible for Social Security credits, he or she must work and pay taxes into Social Security. This video answers some top questions people have for earning Social Security credits, including how to obtain credits while being self-employed. Even self-employed people earning less than $400 in profit can qualify for Social Security credits by using an optional method for reporting earnings.
At Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo, our Philadelphia Social Security lawyers structure cases with our clients’ best interests in mind. Call (215) 253-7629 to schedule a free consultation.