Social Security Q & A and News

In this video, Attorney Tom Wilken discusses a herniated disc injury and how Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation treats that injury, how to report it and what to say to the medical professionals who will treat you. If you were injured at work and suffered a herniated disc but can’t get the…

If you have applied for Workers’ Comp in Pennsylvania after being injured on the job, it’s very likely that the Insurance Company that covers Workers’ Comp for you employer will require an Independent Medical Evaluation. In the video below, Attorney A.J. Palutis gives you a better idea of what to…

One of the most common questions we are asked is “Do I need pre-approval for treatment for an injury suffered while working?” Here’s why it’s so common….after an injury at work, your doctor will likely recommend treatment but the workers’ comp insurance company indicates they need to approve it. Then…

Effective November 12, 2010, new rules by the Social Security Administration will enable individuals with severe disabilities to quickly have their Social Security Disability claims processed, in a matter of days. These new rules are the Quick Disability Determination (QDD) and Compassionate Allowance (CAL), which allows the administration to process…

The Social Security Administration is expected to soon announce that there will be no cost of living increase in 2011. This means that the monthly amount of Social Security checks will remain unchanged for the second straight year. The amount of any cost of living increase is based on the…

The Social Security Administration has redesigned its homepage at www.socialsecurity.gov. The most sought after services are now listed on the left side of the page, and include: Applying online for benefits Estimating your retirement benefits Extra help with Medicare prescription drug costs Services for people who already receive benefits Getting or…