In our law practice, we routinely encounter clients who have sustained catastrophic injuries at work that prevent them from returning to their past employment. Many times, these individuals are so seriously injured that they file an application for Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) or Workers’ Compensation benefits. These benefits are available for people who suffer from a severe impairment(s) that prevents them from working at all on a regular and sustained basis. Often with our legal guidance and assistance, their applications for SSDI benefits are approved after a hearing in front of an administrative law judge.
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Although Social Security benefits are not marital property, because such benefits constitute income, they deserve careful consideration when a couple divorces. These benefits are a potential source of child support, alimony or as additional income that can decrease an alimony obligation.
Social Security Administration Enacts New Regulations Concerning the Submission of Evidence in Disability Cases
New federal regulations were recently enacted that clarify and explain what type of evidence must be disclosed by claimants to the Social Security Administration in social security disability and supplemental security income cases. The regulations also clarify the role that representatives must play in disclosing and submitting this evidence in such cases.