Should I Report My Work Injury?
Workers' Compensation
Joel Thrift

Should I Report My Work Injury?

The short answer is, yes. Georgia law requires you to give notice to your supervisor within 30 days of your accident. O.C.G.A. § 34-9-80 . Technically, you could wait 29 days to give notice, but you should report right away. If you wait, you’re inviting skepticism that you were really

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Can I get Social Security Disability for my patellar tendinitis?
Disability
Joel Thrift

Can I get Social Security Disability for my patellar tendinitis?

Can I get Social Security Disability for my patellar tendinitis? Yes, you can. There are two ways to get Social Security Disability for your Patellar tendinitis. The first way is to show that you meet Social Security’s specific listing on Patellar tendinitis  and the second way is to show that

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How Long Does a Claim for Social Security (SSDI) Typically Take?
Disability
Joel Thrift

How Long Does a Claim for Social Security (SSDI) Typically Take?

Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits, waiting for approval, and navigating appeals can take years. If you have been injured or disabled due to a medical condition and are unable to work, filling out an SSDI application and waiting for approval can deplete your savings and leave you with few

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What Does SGA Mean in Social Security?
Disability
Joel Thrift

What Does SGA Mean in Social Security?

The Social Security Disability Insurance fund is a collective coffer that is paid into by working, tax-paying citizens to protect them if they should become disabled and unable to work. Therefore, it stands to reason that a person must demonstrate that the medical condition they claim prevents them from engaging

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What's the Difference Between SSI & SSDI?
Disability
Joel Thrift

What’s the Difference Between SSI & SSDI?

The Social Security Administration offers two types of assistance: SSI and SSDI. Both are designed to assist individuals who can no longer work to earn a wage due to either their age or having a disability. Individuals that qualify for either program receive monthly payments to assist them in meeting their

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My SSDI Was Denied; Does This Mean My SSI Is Denied Too?
Disability
Joel Thrift

My SSDI Was Denied; Does This Mean My SSI Is Denied Too?

SSI & SSDI are two different disability programs under the Social Security Administration. To be eligible for either program, you will have to meet specific guidelines in terms of age, income, and of course, a disability that hinders or fully stops your ability to earn a wage (work). First, it

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