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Differences between short- and long-term disability claims

Short-term and long-term disability insurance can help you make ends meet when you are unable to work in New York due to illness or injury. Do you need both types of disability insurance, and if so, how do they differ? How disability insurance works Like…

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What’s The Difference Between Long & Short-Term Disability?

New Yorkers who can’t work due to injury or illness have the option of long- or short-term disability insurance. It’s important to know the differences between these types of insurance. What is disability insurance? Disability insurance is a type of coverage that protects you in…

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Disability Insurance Program Eligibility

When you have an injury or illness that prevents you from working, the stress of the situation can hit you hard. Not only are you already in pain, but you are unable to continue gainful employment at the same time. Financial pressure quickly creeps in.…

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Unraveling The Confusion With State and Private Short Term Disability Coverage

Short-term Disability Insurance is a protection for workers that the State of New York requires most of its employers to offer. Unlike insurance programs such as Workers’ Compensation, which cover injuries that occur on the jobsite, short-term disability insurance covers workers who are temporarily unable…

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What Illnesses/Injuries Are Covered By NY Disability Benefits Insurance?

New York employers are required to offer disability benefits coverage to employees injured out of the job. Employers can obtain this coverage for their employees through an insurance carrier approved by the state’s Worker’s Compensation Board or, if they are large employers, they can seek…

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New Study Demonstrates Hiring Bias Against Disabled

What can I do if I was denied a job I was otherwise qualified for on the basis of my disability? The New York Times ran an article this week about a study recently presented by Syracuse and Rutgers Universities demonstrating that there is significant…

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How the Social Security Administration Classifies Disability Based on Respiratory Disease or Injury

I have chronic asthma and suffer from frequent attacks. Could I be eligible for Social Security disability benefits? With any evaluation of Social Security disability benefits, the SSA will review the applicant’s occupational information as well as the medical condition from which he or she…

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NYC Council Aims to Assist Taxi Drivers in Obtaining Rightful Benefits & Employment Status

Where does the law stand in terms of disability benefits for taxi cab drivers? In New York, a special short-term disability statute allows for workers across a wide variety of industries to enjoy some semblance of financial security when facing a short-term illness or injury.…

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Understanding the Basics of New York Civil Service Disability Benefits

Am I eligible for disability retirement benefits as an employee of the Department of Corrections? Fortunately, the financial security afforded by a disability pension through the State and City of New York is not limited solely to police officers and first responders. Other civil service…

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Newtown Police Officer Eligible For Disability Pay

Are Psychological Ailments Considered A Disability? A police officer began to suffer from anxiety and depression after responding to the 2012 Newtown shooting at Sandy Hook elementary school. The officer has been on disability due to a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder and has not…

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