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How Trump’s Executive Order Could Alter the Future of Disability Insurance -

In July, the President signed an Executive Order effectively eliminating the competitive hiring process for administrative law judges. This decision is likely to alter the future of disability insurance, benefitting the government and harming those looking to submit claims for disability insurance benefits.

Why the Likely Re-Establishment of the Reconsideration Stage Could Hurt Disabled Pennsylvanians -

The aim of the disability insurance process is to identify applicants with qualifying debilitating medical conditions and supply them with the disability insurance benefits they need to survive. While this sounds simple and straightforward, in practicality, it is not. For many disabled individuals, the determination process comes with lengthy delays and results in a substantial […]

Silver & Silver is One of Philadelphia’s Most Decorated Law Firms -

A nationally-recognized law firm with more than 40 years of experience helping individuals throughout Pennsylvania and the greater Philadelphia area, Silver & Silver is one of the region’s most decorated legal practices. With top disability, employment, and personal injury lawyers in Philadelphia, Silver & Silver enlists only seasoned and dependable attorneys, which has helped the […]

What Happens to Your SSDI or SSI Benefits When You Go to Prison? -

Many Americans rely on Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) to pay bills, support families, cover medical expenses and costs of living. Both of these programs help to support individuals who are unable to work. While these monthly payments may be a necessity for many Americans and their loved ones, SSDI […]

SSI versus SSDI: Two Distinctly Different Government Disability Programs -

Both Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) are government disability programs managed by the Social Security Administration. However, they are significantly different in many ways. From eligibility requirements to the administration of benefits and more, SSI and SSDI are unique programs and understanding the difference is critical. In the infographic below, […]

Workers Compensation Versus Personal Injury Cases -

Injuries sustained at work are handled vastly different than personal injury cases. An experienced legal team can help get you the benefits you deserve. If you are involved in an accident at work, contact the workers’ compensation attorneys at Silver & Silver as soon as possible.

Comparing the 2 types of Auto Insurance Coverage -

When it comes to selecting an auto insurance policy, many people choose the cheapest option available. This can be a very costly mistake in the event of an accident. This infographic explains the difference between Full Tort and Limited Tort policies, and how they affect you after an accident.

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 […]