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Blog Posts in July, 2015

Transferability of Skills and Your Social Security Case

To be found disabled, a person must have a severe physical and mental impairment, and that must preclude them from not being able to do their previous work, and it must preclude them from engaging in ...
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What happens in an initial hearing at the Industrial Commission of Arizona?

When an Arizona injured worker attorney requests a hearing at the Industrial Commission of Arizona, within 2 to 3 months a hearing is usually set. An Administrative Law Judge is assigned to the file ...
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The Roadmap for Findings of Disability in a Hearing

If you are like the majority of the people who have applied for Social Security Disability (SSDI) in Arizona, you were denied at least twice and are on your way to a hearing in front of an ...
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Paying Taxes on Social Security Disability Benefits

Many people ask us whether they have to pay taxes on Social Security disability benefits. We typically refer them to their accountant or CPA to answer this question. However, in reality, Social ...
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Waiting Period for Social Security Disability and Medicare

Most claimants that have gone through the Social Security Disability procedure realize that it is a very lengthy process. In Arizona, it can take at least two years from date of application until a ...
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Special Errand Exception

Normally, an employee who is injured while going to or from work is not entitled to workers' compensation. [1] The rationale behind this rule is that employees do not actually begin work until ...
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Alcoholism and Drug Addiction, and Disability Benefits

Alcoholism and drug addiction are not considered disabling impairments by the Social Security administration. It is important to note that alcoholics and people that are addicted to drugs may still be ...
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