Are You Entitled to Claim Disability Benefits?Written by Paul Hood
If you are disabled and that disability hinders you from working, you may be able to claim benefits from Social Security Administration (SSA).
An essential factor that needs to be given attention in claiming disability benefits is that you must prove you are severely disabled preventing you from doing any gainful activity for at least a year or your disability may cause your death. Determining if your claim is valid rests on shoulders of medical experts under SSA’s employ.
The Social Security Administration has set these standards in establishing what is “disabled.” One, if you are earning $700 a month or more, then you are not disabled. Also, if your condition does not interfere with your work, your claim will be denied. The SSA maintains a list of disabling impairments and if your condition is not on that list, they will have to determine if your condition affects your capacity to work. If you can no longer do work you used to do, SSA tries to see if you can do any other kind of work taking into account your age, education, past experience and transferable skills. If you cannot work, you will be considered disabled.
Application for disability benefits entail and in-depth interview from an SSA representative. Topics that will be touched include applicant’s disability, medical history, leisure time activities, and financial status. Several application forms will have to be filled-up by applicant as a proof of his intention of claiming disability benefits.
Lehman, Lee & Xu Recognized by Practical Law CompanyWritten by Lehman, Lee & Xu
Lehman, Lee & Xu Recognized by Practical Law Company
Lehman, Lee & Xu has been recognized by Practical Law Company’s Which Lawyer? Yearbook 2005 as one of best law firms in China. The Yearbook is a publication that provides law firm and individual lawyer recommendations by core commercial practice areas in over 70 jurisdictions worldwide. The recommendations are based on responses to surveys of in-house counsel in companies listed in PLC Law Department Profiles and on interviews with private practitioners. In addition to being ranked among best law firms in China, Lehman, Lee & Xu was also recommended by yearbook in areas of banking and finance, company and corporate transactions, dispute resolution, telecommunications, and intellectual property. In addition, Edward Lehman, firm’s founding and managing partner, was individually recommended in area of intellectual property. Of Mr. Lehman, Yearbook said, “Managing director of firm and long-established figure on local IP scene. Can advise on all aspects of IP, including prosecution, licensing and portfolio management.”