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Don’t Apply For Social Security Disability During Your Mississippi Workers Compensation Case

Apply Social Security Disability Workers Comp

Do not apply for Social Security Disability when you are in the middle of a Mississippi Worker’s compensation case In 20 years of practicing injury law in Mississippi, I have seen thousands of workers’ compensation cases come through our doors here at Chhabra & Gibbs, P.A.  There is a common theme to these cases:  whether you are from Jackson, Gulfport, Meridian, Port Gibson, Grenada, Tupelo, the delta or the gulf coast, when you get hurt on the job in Mississippi you are going to suffer financially.  Unfortunately, our political climate is often driven by money from big corporations which causes the...

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Summons by Publication in Mississippi

Notice

You may have seen legal notices in your local Mississippi newspaper before, but what happens when there is no newspaper in your Hinds, Rankin, Madison or other county area?  Where do you go to find legal notices when there is no newspaper? There are different rules for different types of legal notices in the state of Mississippi. I will address the 2 most common legal notices below. Sometimes a person is sued but they cannot be located to be personally served. For example, you have experienced a personal injury in Mississippi such as a slip and fall at a business or someone’s property...

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SSD & Medical Treatment Continuation

Treatment

Social Security Disability Cases & Medical Continuation in Mississippi. In order to be eligible for social security disability benefits in the state of Mississippi, you must prove that you have a disability that keeps you from working at a substantial gainful activity level for a period of at least 12 months. The disability must have lasted or be expected to last at least 12 months. Most of the clients I have assisted at Chhabra & Gibbs, P.A. have usually already been unable to work for at least 12 months by the time they apply for social security disability. Many have had previous...

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Do I Have to Set Up a Guardianship for Settlement

guardianship

Do I have to set up a guardianship for settlement of my child's case? Yes. In Mississippi, an individual is considered a minor until they are 21 years old.  A guardianship is required to be set up when a minor is involved in an accident, is to receive funds due to a parent’s wrongful death, or many other circumstances when a lawsuit is going to be filed or a case is going to be settled and the minor will receive funds.The purpose of the guardianship is to protect the minor’s funds from others until they turn 21 and can decide how they...

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How long does it take to get a Social Security Disability hearing?

Hearing

Many times I get asked, "how long does it take to get a hearing on my Social Security Disability case?"Unfortunately, the Social Security Disability process can be a long one.  There are generally 3 steps in the process to get Social Security Disability:1-Application (you can do this in person at your local Social Security office, online at ssa.gov or by phone with your local social security office)2-Request for Reconsideration-this is the first appeal if you receive a denial letter on your initial application3-Request for Hearing-this is the second appeal, if you receive a denial letter on the request for reconsideration. ...

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Why You Should Trust Your Hired Lawyer And Not Google

Trust

It is extremely important that you trust your lawyer and trust their advice.  I have been practicing law for more than 15 years now and have noticed an increase in clients doing their own research about different legal matters on the internet.  Most times, this is not an issue and the client will listen as I explain how their research may be different than what the law in our state or jurisdiction may be, as the laws in this country can be different in every state.  With the amount of legal information available by internet these days, clients sometimes believe...

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More Common Questions Dealing With Social Security Disability

Social Security

How can you Improve your Chances of Being Approved for Social Security Disability? It can be difficult for individuals to get approved for social security disability. In order to have the best chance to get approved, it is extremely important for you to get regular medical treatment for the issues that cause you to be disabled and unable to work, whether physical or mental.When seeing your doctor, make sure that you explain to him or her ALL of the issues you are having. Just because one issue alone may not make you disabled, a combination of issues may. Therefore, do not leave...

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Common Questions Dealing With Social Security Disability

Social Security

Can I apply for unemployment compensation and social security disability at the same time? No. When you apply for social security disability, you are claiming that you are unable to work.  When you apply for unemployment benefits, you are claiming that you are ready and able to work.  Therefore, you cannot apply for both at the same time, as this would hurt your social security disability case. How much are fees in a social security disability case? Attorneys' fees in a social security disability case are based on the amount of back benefits you receive. The attorney is entitled to 25% of any...

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How does the process work to apply for Social Security Disability?

Process

 The first step to make is to apply for disability.  We can assist you in doing that by meeting with you and walking through the online application with you.The social security administration will then make a decision on your application.  Unfortunately, for the vast majority of people that means a denial.Once you are denied, you will need to timely appeal the decision. This step in the appeal process is called reconsideration.   If you have not already hired an attorney, this is the time that you need to do so.  Please also make sure that you do so immediately, so that...

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