Yearly Archives: 2018

Ableism and Disability Rights: What You Need to Know -

The word “disabled” encompasses a broad spectrum of medical conditions—both physical and mental. As disability and SSI lawyers in Philadelphia, we have clients with a spectrum of disabling medical conditions. These can range from hearing loss and vision impairments to paralysis, Parkinson’s, chronic pain, and so many more.

Supplemental Security Income Benefits Are Increasing -

The Social Security program is one of the most widely used federal support programs in the United States, paying benefits to more than 60 million Americans each year. These benefits provide critical funds to pay for living expenses for retired and disabled Americans.

Jane Doe (not her real name, D.M.) v. Berryhill, Case No. 17-cv-4776 (Oct. 1, 2018) -

In a recent case victory in Federal Court, attorney Joe Silver of Silver & Silver helped to overturn a Social Security Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) decision to deny Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits to his client, winning her an award of benefits dating back more than four years.  Thanks to the efforts of Joe and […]

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.