Disability law is a branch of the legal system that is designed to work with people that have sustained injuries or are dealing with illness that prevents them from working and generating enough of an income to support themselves or their family. Disability law enables these injured or ill parties to obtain compensation from the government to give them an improved quality of life without requiring that they work. Here you will find an explanation of the options that are available to you pertaining to disability law and how to plead or appeal a disability law case in court.
It can be difficult to know which attorney to hire. Statistically speaking, disabled people are far more likely to be approved by Social Security...
Typically social security claimants who are not immediately approved see three steps of the Disability or SSDI process...
Disability applicants who hire an attorney to handle their Social Security disability (SSD) or SSI disability claim are more likely to be approved than those who don’t.
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What is the Law? The ADA has provisions relating to ‘private entities’. This is the law relating to public accommodations as it pertains to any entity that is not state or government owned. In essence it provides requirements relating to access to any building or space which allows entry to members of the public. This law doesn’t cover private houses or apartments unless there is part of it that is accessed by the public, for example, a chiropodist practising from home. Similarly ‘private clubs’ are, in many cases, not covered.
Employers are not allowed by law to discriminate against people with disabilities. When employers want to recruit people to join them, they are forbidden from excluding any disabled person. Title I of the ADA provides rules for employers who have fifteen or more full or part time employees. However, this doesn’t mean that the disabled person is always the best person for the job, or that if the disabled person doesn’t get the job it’s because of their disability.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) administers two important financial assistance programs that provide benefits for people that become disabled and are unable to work. The SSA offers benefits under the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program to U.S. workers that have contributed to Social Security through payroll taxes under the Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA). The SSA also manages the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program.
Observers of case-handling practices at SSA hearing offices often note inconsistency in how decisions are made as to which individuals receive priority, or earlier hearing dates in their appeals...
An overview of two distinct benefit programs available to veterans who've become disabled.