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The Ledgerwood Law Group’s Informative Blog Keeps North Valley Residents Updated on Social Security Disability and Worker’s Compensation in California

The Ledgerwood Law Group, a Chico worker’s compensation law firm, keeps their clients informed with this helpful blog on the latest issues.


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9/21/2016
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Social Security Disability: Will the Program be Abolished or Cut Back?

The scary reality of SSDI.

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4/26/2016
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Surviving Depression in a Disability Claim

The undeniable roller coaster ride of a Social Security claim.

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7/1/2014
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SSD v. SSI and understanding the benefits you're entitled to

Understanding the differences between SSD and SSI so you can know which benefit to apply for, sometimes both and reasons why you may not qualify.

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9/26/2013
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Butte Disability Attorney: Evidence for Hearing Loss Benefits

Butte disability law firm reviews what kind of evidence you’ll need to prove eligibility to Social Security for hearing loss. Learn more here.

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9/20/2013
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Pointers for a Smoother California SSDI Claim Appeal Hearing

Skilled Tehama disability attorney offers tips to help your Social Security claim appeal hearing have the best possible outcome. Call for a free consultation.

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9/14/2013
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How Many Work Credits Do I Need to Qualify for SSDI in Butte?

Butte disability attorney breaks down the number of work credits you need to have earned to qualify for SSDI benefits between the ages of 31 to 62.

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9/8/2013
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Chico SSDI Attorney: How Social Security Defines Disability

What is Social Security’s definition of disability, and how does it differ from other programs? Northern CA disability law firm explains. Call for more info.

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9/2/2013
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Chico SSDI: Reasons You May Be Able to Get a Second ALJ Hearing

Certain legal mistakes could make you eligible to obtain a second hearing with another Administrative Law Judge. A skilled Chico disability lawyer explains.

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8/26/2013
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Which Jobs to Describe on Your Butte SSDI Application Work History

Some previous jobs are right for the work history you submit with your Butte SSDI claim, while others won’t be. Learn about the difference here.

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8/20/2013
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Review Your Tehama SSDI Claim Exhibit List After Every Denial

If your SSI or SSDI claim was denied in appeal, it is essential that you review the contents of your hearing file. Tehama disability attorney explains.

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8/14/2013
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Is the Judge Assigned to My Shasta SSDI Claim Appeal Hearing Fair?

Of all the anxieties you have before your California SSDI appeal hearing, this may be one of the hardest. A Shasta disability attorney examines the issue.

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8/9/2013
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Disability Attorney’s Advantages in a Shasta Claims Appeal Hearings

Working with a Red Bluff disability attorney for your claims appeal hearing won’t guarantee an approved claim, but it will offer you some important advantages.

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8/3/2013
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Don’t Fear the Disability Examiner: Northern California SSDI Claims

You can’t make your Chico SSDI claim speed through the decision process, but assisting the disability examiner might prevent some untimely hang-ups.

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7/25/2013
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Chico SSDI Recipients: Might Your Child Qualify for Monthly Payments?

Individuals who have successfully obtained SSDI disability benefits in California may be able to receive additional support for their children. Read more here.

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7/23/2013
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SCOTUS DOMA Decision & California Social Security Disability Benefits

The SCOTUS dismissal of DOMA will have a tremendous impact on a same-sex couple’s access to Social Security spousal benefits in California. Is it enough?

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7/14/2013
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“Intellectual Disability” Verbiage Change for SSDI Applicants in Chico

The Social Security Administration recently changed its terminology for individuals with intellectual capacity issues. Will it be harder to obtain compensation?

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7/13/2013
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SSA Updates Terminology for Californians with Intellectual Disability

The SSA recently updated their terminology for individuals with mental capacity handicaps to remove offensive language. A Chico disability attorney explains.

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7/3/2013
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Chico SSDI Attorney: Don’t Expect Medical Records to “Speak for Themselves”

Why might it be a mistake to expect the professionals evaluating your California SSDI application to reach a verdict on medical records alone? Read more here.

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6/25/2013
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Can’t Comply with Recommended Treatment? North Valley SSDI Attorney Can Help

If you’re an SSDI applicant with strong reasons for not complying with your doctor’s recommendations, supporting documentation could make all the difference.

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6/23/2013
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Waiting for a Claims Hearing? Here’s What to Do | Chico SSDI Lawyer

Wait times on hearings for Northern California SSDI applicants just keep getting longer. Chico SSDI attorney offers some ideas on what to do in the meantime.

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6/14/2013
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Can You Be Too Young to Obtain Social Security Disability Benefits?

The Social Security Administration is always suspicious of younger disability applicants.

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6/13/2013
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You Must Be Severely Mentally Ill to Collect Disability

You must have a severe, rather than mild or moderate, mental illness to qualify for Social Security disability benefits.

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6/2/2013
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A Vocational Expert Is Not a Disinterested Party

The “vocational expert” hired by the Social Security Administration will be on the government's side.

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5/25/2013
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It Takes Time to Be Accepted for Social Security Disability

It usually takes months, and even years, to be accepted onto the Social Security disability rolls.

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5/23/2013
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There Is No Shame in Accepting Disability Benefits

You've worked all your life, which entitles you to collect Social Security disability with no sense of shame.

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