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Our Article on New Social Security Rules published by The Legal Intelligencer -

We recently wrote an article for the Legal Intelligencer, Philadelphia’s go-to source for legal news, on Social Security Administration rules and regulations that have recently taken effect and the potential implications for Social Security claimants and representatives. The article, written by attorney Joseph Silver, entitled “New Rules Pose Hurdles for Disability Claimants” is now live […]

The Truth About Mixing Drugs, Alcohol and Social Security Disability: What You Need to Know When You Apply -

According to a Report from the Open Society Foundation, an estimated nearly 24 million Americans are addicted to alcohol and/or drugs and “drug use is on the rise.” It’s well known that drug and alcohol addiction can both cause and result from disabling medical impairments. When the Social Security Administration (SSA) evaluates a claim for […]

Social Security Disability Benefits and Back Pain Claims: What You Need to Know When You Apply -

When claimants apply for Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), the most common disabling condition listed is back pain. There are a number of different spinal conditions that can cause a host of disabling impairments, some of which include arthritic conditions like degenerative disc disease, inflammatory conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, arachnoiditis, and spondylitis […]

Silver & Silver Featured in Suburban Life Magazine -

In December, we were honored to be included as the cover story in Philadelphia’s Surburban Life magazine. We got a chance to talk about the reasons we got involved in Social Security Disability and Personal Injury law, some of the frustrations and struggles we help our clients through, and our proudest accomplishments. We were also […]

Why I’m a Disability Lawyer -

Having represented disabled individuals for more than 38 years, I am often asked why I chose this field of law. Part of the answer, I attribute to pure chance early in my career (when disability law was in its infancy.) I had been asked to attend hearings for two gentlemen who were quite ill, and […]

Lawrence Weinstein Elected to Board of Supervisors -

It is our pleasure to announce that our Social Security Disability and Workers’ Compensation lawyer, Lawrence Weinstein, Esq., was elected to Secretary of the Board of Supervisors of Northampton Township in Bucks County. This honor could not have been given to a better person, and we look forward to his work focusing on Police and […]

President Obama to Drop Social Security Cuts from Upcoming Budget -

In the upcoming year’s budget, the proposal to slow the growth rate of Social Security benefits will be removed. “The compromise embedded in last year’s budget included policies like chained CPI – the number one policy change that Republicans had asked for in previous fiscal negotiations,” said a White House official. “However, over the course […]

Support the Jingle Bell Run -

The 2013 Jingle Bell Run will be held December 15th, 2013 at the Great Valley High School.   The run supports Arthritis, a cause dear to Silver and Silver. Chosen as one of the Most Incredible Themed Races, Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis is a fun and festive way to kick off your holidays by helping […]

How the Government Shutdown Affects Social Security Disability -

There’s a lot of confusion about how those on, or in need of, Social Security Disability are affected by the government shutdown. We’ve put together this page to hopefully answer any questions you have. If you still have questions, please contact our office. Will I still continue to receive my Social Security or SSI payments? […]