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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 […]

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 […]