Requesting a Replacement Social Security Card Online

Social Security offices still remain closed to the public because of COVID except for dire situations.  If you need a replacement social security card, you may be able to request one online using your My Social Security Account.  To be able to request a replacement card in this way, you must have an account, be […]

Governor DeSantis Vetoes PIP Repeal Legislation

Governor DeSantis Vetoes PIP Repeal Legislation in FL

Earlier this year, both houses of the Florida legislature passed Senate Bill 54 (SB 54) , repealing Florida’s mandatory $10,000 PIP coverage, and instead requiring $25,000 per person mandatory bodily injury coverage.  SB 54 was then sent to the desk of Governor DeSantis for signature.  Rather than signing SB  54, Governor DeSantis exercised his veto […]

Expediting claims for Veterans with 100% Disability Rating

Expediting claims for Veterans with 100% Disability Rating

If you are a veteran with a 100% Permanent and Total Disability rating from the VA, your entitled to have your disability claim expedited.  Having a 100% Permanent and Total Disability rating from the VA does not necessarily mean you will be guaranteed to receive benefits because the requirements are different between the SSA and […]

What will I be asked at my Social Security Hearing?

What will I be asked at my Social Security Hearing? | West Palm Beach

Many people will ask why do they need to attend their hearing if they are represented and what kind of questions they will be asked. The hearing is very informal and is a closed hearing unlike something you would see on the television. The only people who will be in the courtroom will be the […]

Vocational Retraining and Getting You Back to Work

When one is injured at work, some of our biggest concerns, aside from medical treatment, is how the accident will affect our family, our finances, and our careers.  These are all valid concerns, as injuries can turn our lives upside down at the blink of an eye.  There could be a very real possibility that […]

What Happens after I receive my first Social Security Disability Denial letter

Everyone dreads receiving their first denial letter for benefits after months of answering questions and providing information to the Social Security Administration. Once you receive the denial letter you have 60 days (plus an additional 5 days for mailing purposes) to appeal and move to the next level which is called Reconsideration.  At Reconsideration you […]

Florida Senate Passes Bill to Repeal PIP; House Next to Consider Bill

Florida Senate Passes Bill to Repeal PIP; House Next to Consider Bill

On Wednesday, April 14, 2021, the Florida Senate passed Senate Bill 54 (SB 54). If passed by the House, the bill would take effect beginning January 1, 2022. SB 54 would repeal the $10,000 in mandatory PIP coverage. It would replace it with $5,000 in medical payments coverage. In addition, the bill would require mandatory […]

Missed Wages and Misconduct

Missed Wages and Misconduct Under Workers Compensation Law Florida

Under Florida Workers’ Compensation laws, an injured employee is essentially entitled to two types of benefits. Medical benefits at no costs to the injured worker and indemnity, or missed wage, benefits. Indemnity is further broken down into two classifications. Temporary Total Disability, or TTD, where an authorized physician has the injured worker on a “no […]

EUOs and the Pandemic

Examination Under Oath (EUO) Attorney | West Palm Beach, FL

One issue that has been coming up among PIP medical providers a lot lately with the prevalence of the coronavirus is whether insurance companies still have a right to require patients to attend an Examination Under Oath (EUO). The EUO requirement is codified in § 627.736(6)(g) of the Florida No-Fault Statute in 2012, and states […]

Social Security Scams

Social Security Scams | Workers Compensation Lawyer West Palm Beach

There are many scams that are going around with people impersonating employees of the Social Security Administration. Please be advised that Social Security employees will never call and threaten that your benefits will be suspended if you don’t pay a fine, they will not threaten you with jail time for not paying a fine, ask […]