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Are Social Security Judges Getting Disability & SSI Applications Wrong? Yes – In 6 Out of 10 Cases, According to One Report.

According to a Washington Post Report, Federal Judges Have Found Fault With 60 Percent of the Social Security Disability Appeals They Review The process of applying for Social Security Disability benefits and Supplemental Security Income is a very long one and can take two years from the time you apply until you…

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Attorney Daniel J. Siegel Appointed Co-Chair of New Pennsylvania Bar Technology Committee

Attorney Daniel J. Siegel, principal of the Law Offices of Daniel J. Siegel, LLC and founder of technology/workflow consulting firm Integrated Technology Services, LLC, has been appointed Co-Chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Technology Committee, a newly-created committee of Pennsylvania's largest association of attorneys. PBA President Michael McDonald created the…

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Social Security Disability – What Are The Most Common Causes of Disability?

Published on: April 28, 2023

Our office handles numerous Social Security Disability and SSI benefits claims. We always were aware that the majority of clients seeking benefits had neck, back and joint problems that caused their disabilities. Now we know for sure. According to the Social Security Administration, the five leading diagnostic groups (the categories…

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Need a Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Attorney – Hire the Firm Nearly 100 Other WC Firms Hire

Published on: April 24, 2023

Read a law firm's website, and they will convince you they are the best Pennsylvania workers' compensation firm, or the best at whatever area of law they practice. That's called advertising. But there is no way to know who is the best workers' compensation lawyer or which firm is the…

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Injured Workers Entitled to Reimbursement for Medical Marijuana Under the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act

Medical Marijuana Can Be an Effective Treatment for Injured Workers in Pennsylvania Medically-prescribed medical marijuana is an effective way to relieve pain. Thanks to two recent decisions by Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Court, workers’ compensation insurers must pay for the treatment. This decision makes sense. After all, injured workers often experience a…

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Stop Social Security Scams! Today – March 9th – Is National Slam the Scam Day!

The Social Security Administration declared March 9, 2023, National Slam the Scam Day. The goal is to prevent scammers from stealing your money and personal information. We work very hard to help you obtain Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income benefits, and we understand that receiving these benefits is…

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The Social Security Administration Determines Whether You Are Entitled to Disability Benefits Using a Reference Created in 1977

Published on: February 13, 2023

Imagine being unable to work because of a disability. After paying into the system for decades, you apply for Social Security Disability benefits. After waiting what seems like forever, an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) schedules your hearing, and in attendance is a vocational expert (VE). During the hearing, the ALJ…

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Attorney Dan Siegel Discusses Data & Communications Security on Legal Podcast

Attorney Daniel J. Siegel was a featured guest on the Vandenack Weaver Truhlsen "Legal Technology" podcast discussing "Data & Communications Security." Interviewed by Attorney Mary E. Vandenack, Dan, who is the principal of  the Law Offices of Daniel J. Siegel, LLC and Integrated Technology Services, LLC, discussed discuss the biggest…

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Another Appellate Victory – Workers’ Compensation Fee Review Officers May Not Order Reimbursement of Overpayments

In our office's 8th consecutive precedential victory before the Commonwealth Court, the Court ruled today (January 27, 2023) that the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Fee Review Section and Fee Review Hearing Officers may determine the fact and amount of an overpayment to a provider. In the absence of legislative…

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Why You Need a Will and Other Estate Planning Documents

Having a will is an important part of preparing for life's more difficult moments. A will is a document that tells your loved ones who you want to get things like cars, houses, or bank accounts after you die. It also makes sure that these people are taken care of…

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