Mar 20th, 2015

Getting the Maximum Disability Benefits- A Strategic Guide

Fred London Law 0 Comments Social Security Disability

Filling out the disability application is very important. In the State of Baltimore, disability benefits range from very little to extensive, depending upon the type of injury sustained. But what are disability benefits in the first place? Essentially, these are benefits provided by the government to an earning individual who is no longer able to work and provide for his or her family. For instance, if a person is employed as a construction worker and sustains an injury during their job; they can claim disability benefits if their disability application has been approved. However, there is a proper way to get maximum disability benefits. Here’s a brief guide:

Hire the Best Disability Lawyers in the Industry
The first and foremost step that a person needs to take is to hire the best possible lawyers. Disability applications are likely to get rejected because they are not properly explained.  Applications and the law are tricky. You must fit the criteria exactly or you will not be approved. The State of Maryland is unlikely to provide disability benefits unless they are forced to do so. The State has a fixed budget. If a claim can be denied, it likely will be denied. The government has to make sure that they select only the best possible candidates for the disability dollars available.

You can ensure that you have the best possible chance of getting the benefits you deserve by hiring the best lawyers. At The Law Office of Fred S. London, P.C., we work with some of the most proficient and experienced lawyers in the field of disability law. Every attorney that works for the firm is hired after giving due attention to their past experience and the success that they have had, which dramatically increases the chances of success for our clients. Given the amount of experience that we have accumulated over the years we have been active in disability law, we are confident that we can help our clients get their applications approved.

Provide the Best Explanation
Most people feel that they can fill out their disability application on their own and be done with it. That doesn’t necessarily mean that they will get disability benefits. The manner in which a person fills out their application is different from how a professional lawyer would do it. At The Law Office of Fred S. London, P.C., we can help you fill out your application right the first time as we know how to explain your disability, and what documentation helps your case the most. At The Law Office of Fred S. London, P.C., we aim to assist our clients in the most professional way possible, and get the maximum benefits allowed under the law. Contact us for a free consultation to get an idea of your chances of success.

Mar 18th, 2015

COPD and Social Security Disability Insurance: Do You Qualify?

Fred London Law 0 Comments Social Security Disability

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD for short, is a disease that can make it hard or impossible to work in many jobs, which in turn can make it hard or impossible to carry on a normal life and function in society. As such, some sufferers of COPD qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance, or SSDI. But qualifying for SSDI as a COPD sufferer can be a complicated process. How can you learn if you qualify?

First it is important to know a bit about the Social Security Administration’s requirements for COPD sufferers to qualify for disability insurance. In addition to a diagnosis from a medical professional, you will need a lung performance test to determine your SSDI eligibility.

Specifically, your doctor will need to perform a spirometry test to evaluate your forced expiratory volume in one second, or your FEV1 value. This test will determine how much air your lungs are able to utilize, and will assign a numeric value to your lung’s capacity which takes into account your height. To determine if your FEV1 meets eligibility requirements, check the official listings provided by the social security administration.

However, if your FEV1 doesn’t qualify you automatically, don’t worry too much. The Social Security Administration intentionally keeps their FEV1 thresholds low, as these numbers allow for automatic qualification without a further assessment. Talk to your doctor, and ask for a full examination in addition to a spirometry test.

If your doctor determines that your COPD makes it impossible for you to perform tasks related to the field of work you have previously been trained for or employed in, FEV1 numbers may not be as relevant to your SSDI qualification. Additionally, your doctor can perform a variety of tests to determine your lungs’ ability to effectively oxygenate your body, which may affect your ability to work even if your FEV1 numbers are high. A letter from a doctor to the Social Security Administration explaining that a COPD sufferer is not fit to work will often meet SSDI requirements for qualifications, even if FEV1 numbers don’t meet automatic qualification levels.

Even if your COPD does not meet SSA’s listing, you still may qualify based on your overall health, age, background, and inability to perform work related tasks. Ultimately, your COPD will have to be fairly debilitating for you to qualify for SSDI. The Social Security Administration won’t consider your request for disability insurance if your COPD is only an inconvenience, or something that you can manage well enough to engage in regular employment. If your COPD renders you unable to work, talk to your doctor, and apply for disability.

Mar 16th, 2015

Getting the Best Disability Attorney

Fred London Law 0 Comments Social Security Disability

Finding the best disability attorney is a problem for anybody who wants to make sure that they get their future secured. If you are working a dangerous job or are worried about disability in the future, it is likely that you are thinking about securing a stable income for yourself. This can only be achieved by filling out a disability application and making sure that it gets approved. Disability applications are of several different types, either relating to social security or events pertaining to a person’s job. A disability attorney can help you navigate through it with ease. Either way, the success of your disability application hinges upon the disability attorney that you hire.

Finding the Right Attorney for Yourself
In the cutthroat industry of today, more and more people are finding it difficult to find the right disability attorney for them when filling out their disability applications. If you start filling it out on your own, the chances of failure are pretty high as it is. Here, at Fred London Law, we have some of the most experienced lawyers who are well versed in dealing with disability applications. Our high profile lawyers will help you tick the right boxes, and fill out the application in the most genuine, most authentic way possible.

Most people who are usually unaware of disability law and benefits do not understand that the impact can be quite dangerous in case an injury does tend to occur. If you are the sole breadwinner for your family, even the slightest of disabilities could render you incapable of working. As a result, being a prudent person, you will have to factor in all possibilities and come up with the best possible decision.

How Does Fred London Law Help You?
Situated in the city of Baltimore, Fred London Law has been providing services to thousands of clients who wish to get their disability applications approved and start receiving their disability benefits. The company helps in not only filling out applications appropriately, but also ensures that clients are able to get their disability benefits on time. Fred London Law is dedicated to helping individuals without charging large fees. Our prices are reasonable and our support to the clients the best in the business.

As per the State of Maryland, the Schedule of Benefits varies depending upon the type of disability as well as the risk that was involved in the job itself. With our help, you can get the maximum possible benefits available. Given the amount of experience that we have accumulated in the field of disability law, we are confident that we can make sure you get what you deserve. Contact us directly to set up an appointment and discuss your worries with us, then let our highly qualified lawyers take control of your application!

Mar 13th, 2015

Get Help with Your SSI Disability Claim Today

Fred London Law 0 Comments Social Security Disability

Applying for SSI Disability is a daunting task. In fact, it is a downright pain in the neck, and you certainly do not need any additional pains. Everything about this application process for your SSI Disability claim has been a complete nightmare. You even had to stand in a long line at the Social Security Administration office in Washington D.C. just to pick up the forms and have a few simple questions answered. You did not think you would ever get out of there, did you? My friend, there is a much easier way to file your SSI Disability claim. Contact us at The Law Office of Fred S. London, P.C.

Why Should I Have an Attorney Help with My SSI Disability Claim?

Despite the large number of jokes made at the expense of members of the legal profession, attorneys can actually be quite helpful. This is especially true when trying to find a claim for SSI Disability. An unfortunate fact is that a majority of first time applications for SSI Disability get denied. There are many potential reasons for this, but incomplete or incorrect applications are most frequently to blame. An attorney can help you successfully navigate through the process and complete your application right the first time. And, they will do it right from the comfort of their office, so you don’t have to wait in those long lines in the Washington D.C. office of the Social Security Administration ever again. If you do happen to get denied, the attorney will help you through the appeals process. Perhaps most importantly, almost all attorneys who handle SSI Disability claims work on a contingency basis, which means you do not have to pay them unless you receive your benefits. Once you are approved, the attorney will also make sure the Social Security Administration calculates your benefits correctly. At The Law Office of Fred S. London, P.C., we will do all that for you and more.

Why Should I Choose The Law Office of Fred S. London, P.C.?

At The Law Office of Fred S. London, P.C., we are committed to helping our clients navigate the SSI Disability application process successfully. We have the knowledge, skills and experience to win your case. In fact, we have more than twenty-five years of experience helping people just like you get the benefits they deserve. We provide free case reviews and work on a contingency basis. You pay nothing up front for our help. We will not only help you fill out and file the application, but we will even review your medical records to make certain that we are filing the strongest SSI Disability claim possible. Have you already filed your initial claim and been denied? There is still hope for you. We can aggressively pursue an appeal. Statistics show that there is a significantly higher probability that you will receive your benefits once you appeal.

Mar 11th, 2015

Qualifications for Receiving Social Security Benefits with Bipolar Disorder

Fred London Law 0 Comments Social Security Disability

Bipolar disorder is a serious medical condition that can have seriously debilitating effects on those who suffer from it. Oftentimes the effects of bipolar disorder can be so debilitating that someone who suffers from the condition can no longer work a daily job at the “substantial gainful activity (SGA) level. This means it is difficult to impossible for them to earn enough money to live on. When this is the case, the individual can apply for Social Security Disability benefits.

Qualifications for benefits
In order for a person with bipolar disorder to qualify for Social Security Disability benefits the following qualifications must be met:
A history of episodic periods of both mania and depression
Documentation of the range of symptoms for both manic and depressive episodes

Other qualifications
Beyond the symptoms listed above, there are other qualifications that must be met for a person with bipolar disorder to be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits. Those who wish to apply for the benefit must show that their daily activities are restricted; they have difficulty maintaining regular social activity; long periods of decompensation; or consistent difficulties with persistence, concentration, or pace. Finally, an individual looking to apply of SSD benefits must have a medically documented history of the disorder that spans at least two years. The documentation needs to show the individual’s limited ability to perform basic tasks at work even when the prescribed medication is being taken properly and psychological help is being sought.

Anyone suffering from bipolar disorder who thinks he or she might be entitled to Social Security Disability benefits should contact Fred S. London P.C., a local Baltimore attorney.

Mar 9th, 2015

Filing Disability Claims- The Law Office of Fred S. London, P.C.’s Guide

Fred London Law 0 Comments Social Security Disability

Fate can be cruel sometimes. If the sole breadwinner of the family is disabled due to one reason or another, it becomes difficult for the family to survive. However, in Washington, DC, a disabled person can file disability claims in order to receive some benefits from the government to assist them in their time of need. The system is not foolproof and many people are unfairly denied their claim. It requires filing a disability claims, and not making a mistake in the process, in order for your request to be approved.

How to File Disability Claims
When it comes to filing disability claims, the first and foremost step is to hire the right lawyers. At The Law Office of Fred S. London, P.C., we work with only the best lawyers in the industry; all of whom are well versed in disability law. Hence, the chances of successful disability claims are increased significantly. However, most people tend not to hire professional attorneys, in the hopes of saving some money. Unfortunately, this is one of the main reasons why most disability claims tend to be denied: They are not filed by a professional disability lawyer.

The best way to file disability claims is to hire one of the best disability lawyers in Washington, DC; The Law Office of Fred S. London, P.C. We have worked diligently for many years in order to create a reputation that is unmatched within the industry. Since we work only with the most professional and experienced staff, we are able to guarantee a swift filing of disability claims on behalf of our clients.

What Can We Do For Our Clients?
At The Law Office of Fred S. London, P.C., we are dedicated to our clients from the beginning of the process right until the very end. We can help our clients understand the different types of benefits offered, as well as provide them with insight in to disability law so that they will have a better idea of how the system works. Most importantly, we can assist our clients in filling out their applications in the right manner. Because of the experience and success that we have had in the field of disability law, we can guide our clients through the application process so that they have the greatest chance of success.

Our testimonials speak for us; we have obtained approval for the disability claims of thousands of clients. Finding the right lawyer for disability law in Washington, DC can be difficult. Contact us today to set up an appointment and review your case! We can be the difference between a successful application and a rejected one. Having had thousands of applications approved in Washington and in the State of Maryland, The Law Office of Fred S. London, P.C. is one of the most prolific law firms to approach for individuals suffering from a disability and looking for their due right.

Mar 6th, 2015

Can I qualify for Social Security disability benefits with heart failure?

Fred London Law 0 Comments Social Security Disability

The Social Security Administration recognizes many physical ailments in determining an individual’s qualification for disability benefits. Diseases of the cardiovascular system are among these. Individuals with a diagnosis of heart failure may qualify for social security disability benefits.

Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) is a condition in which the heart is unable to pump blood effectively. This results in a lack of oxygenated blood to vital organ tissues. The most common sign of CHF is fluid retention which can result in shortness of breath and swelling in the limbs. Individuals can also experience fatigue, muscle weakness and a cough. Poor cardiac function can be related to heart arrhythmias which can result in dizziness and passing out. There are two types of CHF, systolic dysfunction and diastolic dysfunction. Systolic dysfunction occurs when the heart is unable to contract and pump out blood. Diastolic dysfunction occurs when the heart is unable to relax and fill with blood.

The Social Security Administration recognizes CHF in the cardiac category unless the cause is related to a pulmonary illness, such as pulmonary hypertension or lung disease.

In order for an individual with CHF to qualify for disability benefits there must be diagnostic evidence supporting the condition. This means that the SSA will want to see medical imaging confirming the diagnosis of CHF. This could be a chest x-ray, echocardiogram, cardiac catheterization or other imaging studies. Imaging will provide measurements of the heart’s size, wall thickness, as well as filling pressures and has to identify what type of CHF (systolic or diastolic) and what the heart’s functional capacity is. An exercise tolerance test (ETT) is often used to evaluate an individual’s physical capacity. This test is important because it assess the heart’s ability to manage physical exercise and endurance. The ETT helps the SSA determine your ability to work.

In order to be eligible for SSA disability benefits, the condition of CHF must be chronic, meaning that this will be a lifetime issue. Sometimes patients can encounter acute onset of CHF that is related to a heart arrhythmia, sodium overload or other factors.  Acute CHF will not represent a chronic physical impairment and would not qualify for SSA disability benefits. Chronic CHF is confirmed by an evaluation of your past medical history, recent physical exam and the imaging studies mentioned above.

Mar 2nd, 2015

What is Supplemental Security Income (SSI)?

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Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a federally funded cash assistance program for people who are aged, blind or disabled and have little or no income. The program is designed to provide funds necessary for basic living and individuals are able to apply even if they have not contributed to the Social Security system. The federal maximum SSI benefit rate is $721 for an individual and $1082 for a couple. These figures may vary based on income and state of residence.

SSI Qualifications
In addition to being aged, blind or disabled, to qualify for SSI an individual must be a citizen of the United States, must meet income requirements and may not have any family assets. Aged individuals are those over 65 years old. Blindness is defined as having a central visual acuity of 20/200 or less with corrective lenses or as having a visual field limitation. Disabled means that an individual possesses a medically determinable physical or mental impairment. This impairment results in the inability to work, may result in death, and will last longer than 12 months. Disabled children are also eligible for SSI.

Individuals who are confined to an institution at the government’s expense (prison) or who have been absent from the country for 30 days or more, do not qualify for SSI.

Applying for SSI
There is no charge to apply for SSI and anyone may apply. You may apply by making an appointment at the local Social Security office. Applying for SSI is a process and the office will need several supporting documents. A social security card, birth certificate and proof of income are among the items you may be asked to bring to your appointment. If you do not have an income you may need to prove this by providing bank statements. You may be asked to bring in proof of other resources or assets including property deeds, disability insurance policies, and titles for vehicles. The SSI office may ask for proof of your living arrangements including cost of rent/mortgage and information on others that live in the home. If you are filing as a blind or disabled individual the office may request medical reports, contact information of doctors and providers that have treated you as well as prescription medication names. A description of your work history including job titles and duties may also be requested. If your application is denied, you have the right to file an appeal.