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Social Security Disability and Workers’ Compensation

The Virginia Workers’ Compensation statute provides partial wage benefits to workers who are injured by accident at work.  If an employee is unable to return to their job or an offered light duty assignment due to a workplace accident, the insurer pays wage benefits  at two-thirds of the worker’s average weekly wage for a maximum of 500 weeks. […]

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Social Security Disability: What is an Applicant’s RFC?

In the Social Security Disability process, RFC stands for “Residual Functional Capacity.”   In determining one’s disability status, the Social Security Administration defines RFC as the capacity to perform work-related physical and mental activities on a “regular and continuing basis.”  “Regular and continuing” work means a full work schedule of 8 hours per day, 5 days per week. In application, […]

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How Long Do I Have to Appeal a Denial of My Initial Social Security Disability Application?

Many individuals are denied benefits at the initial application stage and must appeal this decision to pursue their benefits through the Reconsideration or Hearings process.  You have 60 days to appeal an adverse decision from the time of your receipt of the denial letter.   Generally, SSA will presume that you received the notice within 5 […]

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