Overpayments  

Overpayments | Lyle B. Masnikoff and Associates, P.A

  Unfortunately overpayments are a pretty common occurrence that may or may not be at any fault of your own.  An overpayment occurs when Social Security pays you more then they should have paid.  This can happen due to changes in your living arrangements, no longer being disabled, beginning to work, receiving a settlement in […]

“Windhaven Bankruptcy and What it Means for Medical Providers”

Windhaven Bankruptcy And What It Means For Medical Providers

It was recently announced that Windhaven Insurance Company went bankrupt and is in receivorship.  As many medical providers and insureds are aware, they were an insurance company that looked for any reason they could to avoid the payment of insurance claims.  As a result, many medical providers have significant amounts of unpaid medical bills.  The […]

Will RFC’s Really Help Me Get on Social Security Disability?

Will RFC's Really Help Me Get On Social Security Disability?

We provide RFC’s (residual functional capacity questionnaires) to our clients for them to take to their doctors to complete on our Client’s behalf.  Many of the clients ask the reasoning for these forms as we already have the client’s complete chart from the doctor’s office.

Was Your Insurance Policy Rescinded? You May Still Have a Case

Was Your Insurance Policy Rescinded? You May Still Have a Case

Policy Rescinded? In, Jarvis McKiver v. Windhaven Insurance Company, 26 Fla. L. Weekly Supp. 320a (13th Judicial Circuit in and for Hillsborough County, June 7, 2018), in which the Court granted summary judgment in favor of the insured on the issue of material misrepresentation.

“Tis the Season” Snowbird Season is Amongst Us

Tis the Season Snowbird Season is Amongst Us

Snowbird Season At last, that special time of year that us Floridian’s refer to as “Snowbird Season” is upon us.  It is that time of year where many of Florida’s part-time residents from various parts of the country, and world, return to the Sunshine State for their annual winter residency away from the cold and […]

“Back to School” and Florida’s Worker’s Compensation Laws

Back to School and Florida's Worker's Compensation Laws

As classes start at schools across Florida, you have undoubtedly noticed a lot more traffic on the road ways and longer commutes.  Along with the children returning to school, thousands of workers will be returning to, or starting for the first time, their positions as teachers, administrators, maintenance workers, school resource officers, etc…  Regardless of […]

Social Security Disability

Many people wait years before filing for disability benefits in hope that their medical conditions will improve allowing them to return back to work.

Date Last Insured Many people wait years before filing for disability benefits in hope that their medical conditions will improve allowing them to return back to work.  Many people are also unaware that once you stop working after a period of time (normally up to 5 years) that you loose your disability insurance. 

Why Insurers Need Proper Evidence in Order to Prove Material Misrepresentation

Why Insurers Need Proper Evidence in Order to Prove Material Misrepresentation

Insurers need proper evidence in order to prove material misrepresentation In Jarvis McKiver v. Windhaven Insruance Company, 26 Fla. L. Weekly Supp. 320a (13th Judicial Circuit in and for Hillsborough County, June 7, 2018), the Court granted summary judgment in favor of the insured on the issue of material misrepresentation.

Cancer Protections Coming to Firefighters in Florida

Cancer Protections Coming to Firefighters in Florida

The 2019 Florida legislative session has come to an end, and while many new laws are coming in July one is especially worthy of note as it adds protections for certain cancers to Florida’s firefighters.  The men and women who put their lives in harms way every day for the Florida’s citizens.  

Will I Be Eligible for Medicare After Being Approved for Disability

Will I Be Eligible For Medicare After Being Approved For Disability

If you are approved for Social Security Disability Benefits, you will be entitled to Medicare coverage, and don’t have to wait to age 65.  You are entitled to Medicare your 25th month after your entitlement for benefits. Many people will already wait out the time period during the life of their claim, although some will […]