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What Are The Primary Reasons Social Security Disability Benefits Are Denied?

The following post is part of our Law Student Blog Writing Project, and is authored by Jessie Smith, a law student from the University of Kentucky. Many people suffer from debilitating injuries or conditions that prevent them from working at all. Others’ conditions so severely limit the amount of … [Read more...]

Social Security Timeline: What Happens After Denial

The following post is part of our Law Student Blog Writing Project, and is authored by Linda Long, a Juris Doctor student at the NKU Salmon P. Chase College of Law. Social Security Timeline: What Happens After Denial So, you’re looking into getting Social Security Disability benefits, but you were … [Read more...]

Just the Facts (and the Conclusion) of Kentucky Retirement Systems v. Jamie Harris

The following post is part of our Law Student Blog Writing Project, and is authored by Linda Long, a Juris Doctor student at the NKU Salmon P. Chase College of Law. Just the Facts (and the Conclusion) of Kentucky Retirement Systems v. Jamie Harris Kentucky Retirement Systems v. Jamie Harris, is a … [Read more...]

Disability Attorney Drops Client

The following post is part of our Law Student Blog Writing Project, and is authored by James Haney, a Juris Doctor student at NKU Chase College of Law, Northern Kentucky University. Disability Attorney Drops Client It is always interesting when seemingly unrelated topics can be brought together to … [Read more...]

The Injured Plaintiff’s Bankruptcy — Pitfalls for the Civil Litigator

Justin Lawrence recently wrote an article for the Advocate, Kentucky’s trial lawyer community’s premier publication, about what needs to be done when a person who is injured by an automobile accident, slip and fall, or workplace injury files for bankruptcy while their lawsuit is still … [Read more...]

Does a Back Injury Qualify You for Social Security Disability Benefits?

A spinal disorder can cause chronic back pain and limited mobility. Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati residents with a spinal disorder may be eligible for disability benefits. Figuring out whether your back pain qualifies you for social security disability requires a multi-step process. The most … [Read more...]

What Are My Chances of Being Granted Social Security Disability?

The Social Security Administration keeps very good records regarding the ratio of total filers for social security disability and the total number of people that are successful. The story this number tells is not pretty. Between 2003 and 2014, only 24% of applicants were granted disability on the … [Read more...]

How Much Work History do I Need to Have Before I Qualify for Social Security Disability?

Lawrence & Associates consults with many clients each week regarding potential social security disability claims. One of the most common reasons we have to reject a potential claim is a lack of work history for the disabled person. In addition to meeting the definition of disability set forth by … [Read more...]

Can My Social Security Disability Be Garnished by Someone I Owe? It Depends Who You Owe…

At Lawrence & Associates, many of our clients come to us with garnishments already in place. Those clients are usually at the point of desperation, because a garnishment is the death sentence for the careful balance we strike with our creditors. Suddenly, instead of staying one step ahead of the … [Read more...]

Disability Explained: What Kind of Benefits are Available Through the Social Security Administration (SSA)?

Lawrence & Associates helps our Greater Cincinnati clients who have become disabled as a result of injury, disease, or age get the benefits they are owed by the Social Security Administration. It is important to be sure that you file for all available benefits when you first file a claim with … [Read more...]