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Social Security Overpayments – Making the Process Fairer

The Social Security Administration recently announced dramatic revisions to its system for addressing overpayments. For the first time, it is recognizing that the system as it stood was often unfair. It’s about time. For forever, the system has been arbitrary and unfair, and we have seen clients seriously impacted even…

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Can I Get Workers’ Compensation Benefits and Severance Pay?

Published on: March 11, 2024

Suppose you receive workers’ compensation wage loss benefits and were hurt in Pennsylvania. In that case, your Employer is generally entitled to credit for any severance or separation payments it makes to you. However, the Employer is only entitled to a credit for the net amount you receive—not the gross amount…

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Social Security Compassionate Allowances – The Disorders That Fast-Track Your Disability Application

Published on: January 29, 2024

The application process for Social Security Disability benefits and Supplemental Security Income is incredibly long—taking approximately two years until you actually receive benefits. We are often asked if there is anything we can do to expedite the process. Other than responding promptly to any requests for information and attending physical…

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Voters Should Vote YES to Retain Delaware County & Superior Judges on November 7th

Published on: November 2, 2023

I am a lifelong registered Democrat. I am also proud that I rarely vote for a straight-party ticket because I believe in voting for the best person regardless of party. When I was an elected Commissioner in Haverford, I ruffled feathers because I did not always vote the “party line”…

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Is Your Power of Attorney Valid?

People fall in and out of favor with one another all the time. Families can be complicated and do not always get along. These relationships and their changes often affect your estate planning and to whom you give authority over your affairs. This makes it essential that your estate documents…

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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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