Disabled individuals in Indiana who have applied for their Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits may find themselves frustrated if their claim is rejected. However, those who are denied their benefits have the right to file an appeal if they believe that they deserve to receive benefits. Individuals who have decided to appeal for their benefits should note that the appeals process can have up to four stages:
- Reconsideration stage
- Hearing stage
- Appeals Council review stage
- Federal court stage
Disabled individuals who are notified that their SSDI claims were denied are given 60 days to request an appeal. Failing to do so will result in the conclusion of their case. However, the Social Security Administration may allow people to appeal their claims if they have valid reasons for not filing an appeal immediately.
If you are denied of your SSDI benefits, seeking legal help is important, especially if you decide to fight for your disability benefits through the complicated appeals process. Speak with an Indiana attorney at the Hankey Law Office today by calling (800) 520-3633 to learn more about your options.
In connection with a federal investigation, a food company issued a voluntary recall to their products after 206 persons were sickened by hepatitis A after consuming raw scallops, an article of CNN reported on August 22.
Reports said the Health Department in Hawaii is being assisted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) with their investigation after hundreds of persons suffered from the illness that could be fatal in people with compromised immune systems. Recalling company Sea Port Products Corp reportedly was responsible for supplying scallops to restaurants in California, Nevada, and Hawaii. The recall was announced after investigators found out that the food was confirmed to have hepatitis A. In the total of the persons who have complaints of illnesses, 56 of them were forced to seek medical attention. Consumers were advised to identify the source of the scallops first before consuming it.
The personal injury attorneys of the Hankey Law Office understand that in Indiana alone, many people suffer from hefty financial loss after consuming contaminated food products. However, if this happens to you, we may work on your behalf. Find out how we may possibly help you get compensations you need for recovery by calling (800) 520-3633.
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) beneficiaries should know that some of their family members may also qualify to receive benefits from the program. Below are the family members who may be eligible for SSDI benefits.
- Spouse whose age is 62 years old or older
- SSDI beneficiary’s spouse, regardless of age, who is taking care of the beneficiary’s child 16 or below, or a child with a disability
- Beneficiary’s child who is below 18 years of age and unmarried, or who has a disability
- Beneficiary’s adopted child or stepchild who is under 18 years of age and unmarried, or who has a disability
- Beneficiary’s child who is already 19 years old but still studying in high school
SSDI beneficiaries should understand that even after 18 years old their child may still qualify for benefits if they become disabled before reaching the age of 22.
Understanding your SSDI benefits is important for you to maximize the program to better sustain the needs of your loved ones. However, if you want to know if your family member is eligible for benefits in Indiana, speak with a Hankey Law Office attorney today by calling (800) 520-3633.
At least three people sustained injuries in Henry County after four semi-trucks and a pickup truck collided with one another, an article of wishtv.com reported on July 31.
According to reports, at about 1:30 p.m. emergency crews responded to a five-vehicle accident in the eastbound lane of Interstate 70. Information coming from Indiana authorities revealed that a semi-truck was struck from behind by another semi, which was travelling too fast in the right lane. The semi struck from behind hit another semi, which hit another semi, which hit a pickup truck. Two of the drivers were not injured from the chain reaction crash.
If you sustained injuries in a truck accident, working with a qualified legal team is a critical step in recovering compensation for your injuries. Find out how the attorneys at Hankey Law Office in Indiana may be able to help you hold negligent drivers accountable for their actions today by calling (800) 520-3633.
Under the Compassionate Allowances (CAL) initiative, the Social Security Administration (SSA) may decide to immediately release the disability benefits (SSDI) of a recipient. The program is designed to expedite the SSDI application process for those who are obviously disabled.
Rather than taking months or years for a person to receive his or her benefits, it may only take weeks if a person’s condition is within the scope of CAL. Individuals applying for their disability benefits file the claim as usual and the SSA chooses whether to expedite their claim based on certain requirements. Individuals may qualify for CAL if their disability prevents them from doing the jobs they used to do, or prevents them from doing any other jobs. The time it takes to process individuals under CAL may vary depending on the supporting documents submitted by the person.
The attorneys at Hankey Law Office help Indiana families whose loved ones are applying for or appealing their SSDI benefits. We strongly believe that disabled individuals should receive the benefits necessary to continue their medication. If you need help qualifying for SSDI benefits, call us at (800) 520-3633 to learn more about your options.
An estimated 5.4 million bottles of liquid clog removers from The Clorox Company are being recalled because of their potentially faulty caps, a July 14 article of cpsc.gov reported.
According to reports, the 17 oz bottles of Liquid Plumr Pro-Strength Foaming Clog Fighter, Pro-Strength Urgent Clear, and Industrial Strength Urgent Clear may have faulty child-resistant caps. The bottles contain strong chemical solutions that can cause irritation, burn injuries, and other serious injuries if children remove its red cap cover. The Poison Prevention Packaging Act requires products to have child-resistant covers or packaging if they contain sodium hydroxide. The Clorox Company was notified of 221 incidents of leaking bottles and eight faulty cover reports. Clorox does not know of any injuries involving the recalled products. Consumers were told to keep products away from children’s reach and notify Clorox for a refund.
The attorneys at the Hankey Law Office in Indiana understand that many families are left with a great financial loss when their children sustain injuries in accidents. If you were the victim of a recalled product, we may be able to help you receive compensation. Call our office today at (800) 520-3633 to learn more about your options.
Disabled individuals in Indiana who are summoned by a Social Security judge may consider video teleconferencing (VTC), especially if it is highly inconvenient for them to appear in court due to their condition.
Like typical hearings, VTC enables individuals to clearly see and hear other participants through colored screen monitors. Individuals using VTC can actually see and interact with the judge and other hearing participants. VTC is a convenient way for individuals to present themselves in a hearing without going to a physical court. Individuals should note that VTC is highly secured and the Social Security Administration (SSA) only records conversations, not video footage.
If you want more information regarding Social Security benefits, including how to file for disability benefits in Indiana, get in touch with an attorney at the Hankey Law Office. Find out how we may legally assist you in your application or appeal today by calling (800) 520-3633.
At least two individuals in Noblesville are in critical condition due to the injuries they sustained in a recent two-vehicle accident, an article of Fox 59 reported on June 23.
According to reports, the vehicle of two surveyors was parked in the 14800 block of southbound SR 37 when it was struck by another vehicle. The two surveyors of Certified Engineering, Inc. were identified as Derek Knowling, 31, and Brian Rees, 59. Both men were standing outside the vehicle and sustained serious injuries from the collision. The driver who caused the collision was later identified as 72-year-old Timothy Osburn. Reports confirmed that Knowling and Rees were in critical condition when they were transported to the hospital, while Osburn sustained non-life-threatening injuries.
The attorneys at Hankey Law Office represent the people of Indiana who have sustained injuries in a car accident. We believe that families should be entitled to compensation if negligent parties are liable for their accident. Speak with us today by calling 317-634-8565 to find out how we can help you recover from your loss.
Starting this July, a new motorist accident law in Indiana will take effect in an attempt to reduce the chances of involving more vehicles after a crash, a June 6 article of wbiw.com reported.
Under the Indiana Code 9-26-1-1.2, drivers who have been involved in road crashes are required to move their vehicles, if possible, to the side of the road to keep other vehicles from getting involved in the crash. Such vehicles should remain close to the crash scene. The law does not apply if severe personal injuries, deaths, or a vehicle containing hazardous materials are involved in the accident. The law contradicts the typical advice of insurance companies to wait for authorities to arrive before moving vehicles. The law was enacted to prevent secondary accidents caused by an initial collision, which account for 22% of crashes in Indiana.
Being involved in an accident often results in serious or fatal injuries. If you or a loved one were involved in a serious accident, enlisting the help of a qualified personal injury attorney is important. Especially if you will need compensation for recovery, an Indiana attorney at the Hankey Law Office may be able to work for you. Discuss your legal options by calling (317) 634-8565.
A delay on a man’s Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits in Port Washington, New York almost resulted in his family losing their home to foreclosure.
Mitch Cohen, once a successful electrical engineer, was his family’s primary breadwinner when he became unable to work after a serious heart attack. Cohen applied for his disability benefits after losing his job and began receiving monthly payments in January of this year. After a favorable hearing stating that his benefits are deserved, Cohen was still owed over $60,000 worth of back-benefits from the years he received no monthly payments. Social Security finally deposited Cohen’s back-benefits six years after he lost his job. Cohen stated he will use the money he received to get out of debt.
The lawyers at the Hankey Law Office understand that many people in Indiana experience similar difficulties when their SSDI payments are delayed. If you or someone you know has an issue receiving benefits, we may be able to assist you in obtaining them. Call our office at 317-634-8565 to learn more about your options.
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