Required Credits To Receive Social Security Disability Benefits

In order to be eligible to receive Social Security Disability benefits, an individual must have obtained the required minimum amount of credits.  If you do not have the required minimum credits, then no benefits can be paid. Social Security credits are earned by working and paying Social Security taxes.  An individual can earn up to […]

Underinsured Motorist Insurance Coverage in the Employment Context

A recent opinion issued by Judge Ramy I. Djerassi of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas could paves way for injured workers to obtain underinsured motorist (UIM) benefits in the third party context. In Bielac v. American International Group, Inc., 2016 WL 7157620 (C.P. Phila. Dec. 2016), Plaintiff, John Bielac, an employee of Verizon, was […]

Stacking Uninsured/Underinsured Insurance Coverage

The Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Financial Responsibility Law (“PMVFRL”) mandates insurance companies offer stacking to their insureds. When an individual has more than one vehicle on an insurance policy and stacking is selected, the limits per vehicle are added together. Suppose a mother and father, Pat and Cathy, have a motor vehicle insurance policy insuring their […]

Workers Compensation Subrogation Rights In a Personal Injury Action

When a person is injured in a motor vehicle collision while performing his or her work duties a workers compensation claim arises.  Many injured workers do not realize that a potential personal injury action also arises.  The injured worker is entitled to workers’ compensation wage benefits and medical benefits from the employer’s workers compensation insurance […]

The Interplay Between Workers’ Compensation Benefits and Social Security Disability Benefits

It’s possible for an individual to receive Social Security disability benefits and Workers’ Compensation benefits at the same time. Disability benefit payments from private pensions or insurance benefits do not affect Social Security benefits. However, when an injured worker receives workers compensation benefits in addition to Social Security disability benefits, it may reduce the Social […]

Social Security Benefits For Children

A family can run into emotional and financial difficulties if a primary income earner becomes disabled or unexpectedly passes away. These extremely unfortunate circumstances can have a negative impact on your child or children. Many children are eligible to receive benefits to help provide for the necessities of life.  Millions of children receive benefits from […]