Monthly Archives: August 2015

Disability Defined for Social Security

The Social Security Administration defines disability as the “inability to engage in any substantial gainful activity by reason of a medically determinable physical or mental impairment which can be expected to result in death or which has lasted or can be … Continue reading

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EEOICPA and Hearing Loss

Hearing loss can be compensable under Part E of the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA) if such loss arises as a result of exposure to one or more of the organic solvents listed below in conjunction with … Continue reading

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Social Security – What happens if I am denied benefits and I do not appeal within 60 days?

You’ll have to start over with a new application — and it may mean that you’ll lose some back benefits. So it’s important to appeal all denials within 60 days. It’s better if you appeal right away so that you … Continue reading

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Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) Disability

A DISABILITY ANNUITY can be paid for: Total disability, at any age, if an employee is permanently disabled for all regular work and has at least 10 years (120 months) of creditable railroad service. Employees with 5-9 years (60-119 months) … Continue reading

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