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Face it. The underlying policies of the Social Security Administration (SSA) are clearly lacking. There are no provisions for person to be only partially disabled or to assist employers in retaining disabled persons working in lesser roles. These deficiencies result in 90% of persons found disabled not returning to work. The failure to promote employment […]

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There are cumulative studies which demonstrate that older workers will have poorer access to the labor force as compared to their younger counterparts, whether via active or passive discrimination based on age. For this reason, the age factor remains an important vocational determination factor when deciding disability cases. The National Technical Assistance and Research (NTAR) […]

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By Scott B. Elkind, Esq. The differences of the effects of physical as opposed to mental disabilities are now being studied in order to discover the nature of these types of disability, their resulting influence on missed time from work, and possible preventative measures which can be taken by employers to reduce productivity losses due […]

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By Scott B. Elkind, Esq. The Urban Institute ‘s Program on Retirement Policy has issued a position paper which highlights the importance of Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits for American Workers. The SSD program is this largest support program for working-age adults with disabilities, paying benefits to 8.9 million workers and 2.1 dependents in April, […]

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By Scott B. Elkind, Esq. The I am often asked the same questions by many people considering a disability claim: Am I disabled if I cannot do my old job? Am I expected to do other work? The answers are not simple and involve somewhat lengthy explanation. The analysis under the pertinent Social Security Regulations […]

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Half of workers over the age of 45 and two-thirds of workers 55 and older have at least one diagnosed condition. As workers age, it becomes harder for them to complete tasks as they once did, especially in regards to physical exertion as older workers naturally how lower work capacity. Increased strain can result in […]

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