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Individuals with frozen shoulders may be entitled to benefits

A frozen shoulder, which involves joint stiffness and pain, can make it difficult or impossible to work. Those in New Jersey who have this condition may be entitled to disability benefits if it will keep them from working for at least 12 months. The same may be true for those who have already been out of work for 12 months or longer. There are many factors that an examiner will consider when evaluating a request for benefits.

Applying for Social Security benefits with medical records

People in New Jersey may apply for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits because they have a disabling condition that restricts them from returning to their old job or starting a new one. Whether they suffered a severe accident or developed a disabling illness or condition, they are unable to bring in an income, and SSDI benefits may be a lifeline. Still, applicants often face a very difficult time obtaining approval for disability benefits, even if they suffer from severe medical conditions. Many people face an initial denial of their application only to be approved later on at a disability hearing.

Understanding how ERISA and HIPAA protect employees

The federal statutes are laced with many acronyms, including IRS, SSA, HIPAA, ERISA, SSDI, and many others. Each acronym refers to a federal statute or portions of a single statute. Two of the most important acronyms for employees are HIPAA and ERISA. Both statutes are very long and enormously complex and cannot be properly summarized in a single blog post. Nevertheless, an understanding of the general purposes of each can aid employees in protecting important rights relating to their rights under employee pension plans and obtaining medical care under employer sponsored health insurance plans.

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