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Hiring An Attorney For Dog Attack Injuries

Hey there, I am Erin Arnolds. I was simply walking down the street a year ago, minding my own business, when a dog burst out from behind a house and attacked me. I was helpless to protect myself from the ferocious bites and scratches from that angry animal. Neighbors finally came out and pulled the dog off me, which ended up saving my life. At the hospital, I received hundreds of stitches and stayed in a medically induced coma for several weeks. Upon coming out of the coma, I immediately called a lawyer to receive help suing the dog owners for the attack. I needed to have my hospital bills and lost wages covered by the owners of that vicious dog. Due to that experience, I created this site to help others learn how to hire a lawyer and obtain compensation for injuries caused by a dog attack.


Can You Lose Your SSDI Benefits? What Claimants Should Know

Being approved for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits was probably not easy. However, you might lose your benefits if you are not careful, and that could leave you with gaps in the income you've come to depend upon. Read on and find out why some SSDI claimants lose their benefits after a continuing disability review (CDR).

Your Medical Condition: It Matters

You were approved for SSDI benefits based on the results of a number of Social Security Administration (SSA) evaluations. Your medical impairment is of prime importance to the SSA because some medical problems can improve over time. Various types of impairments improve enough for some claimants that they can work at a job again. However, the SSA understands that not all impairments improve in that manner. That is why your chances of coming under review depend on your type of impairment.

What is a CDR?

If you are asked to undergo a CDR, you will need to take a form to your doctor, be examined, and have the doctor fill out the form and return it to the SSA. Be aware that not all doctors will perform such an exam since it involves time to complete the forms. These forms can be the short version or the long version, and they ask the doctor about test results, examination findings, medications prescribed, and other information. The CDR helps the SSA determine whether you should continue to receive benefits.

Can Certain Issues Cause a CDR?

Yes, although many are routine depending on issues like the claimant's impairment and their age. Younger claimants tend to have more frequent CDR requests than older people. For those with permanent conditions like amputations and terminal illnesses, the chances of having to complete a CDR are slim. For others, the below issues can cause the SSA to send a CDR request to the claimant.

  • You voluntarily inform the SSA that your impairment has improved enough for you to return to work.
  • Someone has informed the SSA that you are well enough to return to work. It is possible for anyone to make such a report to the SSA. They cannot remain anonymous to the SSA, but claimants are never told who made the report.
  • You report earnings to the SSA that indicate you have returned to work of a certain type of work or at a certain income level.

Appealing the Decision

If you are found to be able to return to work after a CDR, you have the right to appeal the ruling. Speak to a Social Security Disability lawyer and get help with your case. You may be entitled to a second opinion and other rights so take action as soon as possible.