Chronic renal disease and long term disability

People who are suffering from chronic renal disease, more commonly known as chronic kidney failure, may eventually qualify to get long term disability benefits if they can no longer work.

People may suffer from serious health complications if their kidneys fail to filter properly, potentially allowing food wastes to enter the blood stream. People with chronic kidney disease may experience complications like pulmonary edema, heart problems, and immune system fluctuation that may lead to infections. Kidney problems like hypertensive renal vascular disease, nephritis, diabetic nephropathy, and persistent obstructive uropathy may prevent people from working.

The lawyers of the Hankey Law Office P.C. understand that people in Indiana that are suffering from chronic renal disease should get the long term disability benefits they need to sustain the costly treatment needed to prolong their lives. Discuss your situation today by calling (800) 520-3633 to find out how we may help you.

The emotional trauma of having long-term disability claims denied

Suffering from a long-term disability can be extremely difficult, especially as many people find themselves struggling financially due to not being able to work and having on other forms of support. While long-term disability insurance can provide much-needed financial support during this difficult time, a person may feel devastated if their long-term disability claim is denied. In fact, many people in this very situation find themselves struggling through a variety of negative emotions, including:

  • Sadness
  • Frustration
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Hopelessness
  • Depression


If you’ve had your long-term disability claim denied, you are not without options. In fact, with the help of a lawyer from the Hankey Law Office, many people in Indiana are able to successfully litigate or appeal their claim, something you too may be able to do.¬†Discuss your options with us today by calling (800) 520-3633.

Obesity interpreted as disability under ADA

Over the past decades, obesity has become a rapidly-growing problem in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 30% of this country’s adults are considered obese.

People who are coping with obesity have difficulty with everyday tasks that everyone else takes for granted. Something as simple as walking a short distance can become an arduous task for someone suffering from obesity. Recently, there has been an increased push to recognize obesity as a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Under this law, employers are required to make reasonable accommodations for people who have disabilities. Accommodations can be as simple as a closer parking spot.

If you are living with obesity and feel as though you are being discriminated against at work because of your disability, contact the long-term disability attorneys of Hankey Law Office at (800) 520-3633.

Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month

June is Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month in the United States. Myasthenia gravis is a rare neuromuscular condition that affects an estimated 20 people out of every 100,000 Americans.

This autoimmune disorder leads to severe muscular weakness caused by antibodies that block neurological signals to the muscles. It can cause droopy eyelids, general muscular weakness, difficulty chewing and swallowing, and blurred vision, among other potentially devastating symptoms.

The Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America (MGFA) aims to increase awareness of this rare condition and work towards a cure. At present time, there is no cure, but treatments are available.

When a severe condition such as myasthenia gravis takes away your ability to work, you may be able to qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits. If you have such a condition, contact the Indianapolis Social Security disability attorneys of the Hankey Law Office, at 317-634-8565

Linton holds Americans with Disabilities Act Seminar

Last week, the city of Linton held a seminar to discuss ways in which the city could better comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

In order to better understand the citizen’s concerns, organizers had the meeting’s 50 attendees complete a short survey. Sidewalks were the dominant topic of discussion. The sidewalks in Linton are said to be difficult for even people without any physical challenges. In some places, the sidewalks are broken and uneven.

The survey will be used to help coordinate ADA compliance efforts throughout the state.

If you or someone you know is disabled but is not receiving much-needed disability benefits, the Indiana long-term disability lawyers of the Hankey Law Office, can help. Contact us at (800) 520-3633 to learn more about how we can serve you.

What does long-term disability mean?

Long-term disability coverage helps individuals earn a living after they are no longer able to work.

This insurance program is similar to the coverage provided by life insurance. If you are injured or become ill and cannot return to work, long-term disability coverage insurance can allow you to maintain your financial stability.

This insurance provides you with benefits checks that are set up to compensate the earnings you will lose due to your injury. Long-term disability insurance helps reimburse an injured individual with anywhere between 45 percent and 60 percent of your regular paycheck.

If you are interested in learning more about long-term disability insurance, please contact the Indiana long-term disability lawyers of the Hankey Law Office by calling (800) 520-3633 today.

Insurance policies changing for long-term care

The policies for long term care are now changing as the cost of premiums begins to raise and the market is growing smaller. Many people, who are now in need of long-term care, are facing complications with the new policies.

Insurance companies are adjusting their plans for long-term care because people who develop long-term illnesses are living longer and therefore the claims on the insurance companies are lasting longer.

Many insurance companies have raised their premiums anywhere from 6 to 17 percent since 2011. Long-term care covers what regular insurance policies do not such as in-home care and nursing home costs.

If you or a loved one has been disabled and need long-term disability benefits, contact the Indiana long-term disability attorneys of the Hankey Law Firm by calling (800) 520-3633 today.

Washington family guilty of Social Security fraud

Four members of a Washington family have pleaded guilty to defrauding the Social Security Administration as well as the state of Washington of approximately $350,000.

Their fraudulent scheme continued for 30 years. It began in 1979 when a woman claimed that her husband was mentally incompetent, and needed constant care and attention. In reality, her husband worked as a used car salesman, and collected benefits under a different name and Social Security number.

The couple said that their two children were also mentally handicapped, and needed to be watched on a daily basis. As the children got older, they began collecting fraudulent disability checks as well, by changing their names and filing under different numbers. They plead guilty to the fraud in Seattle, and will be sentenced in June.

Long-term disability benefits are awarded to individuals who truly cannot return to work due to their disabilities. If you need help regarding filing for these benefits, please contact the Indiana long-term disability lawyers of the Hankey Law Office by calling (800) 520-3633 today.

Fat Tuesday event to be held at Indianapolis City Market

At the Indianapolis City Market this Tuesday, a large Mardi Gras celebration is set to take place.

The Fat Tuesday festivities will begin around 5 p.m. and will offer numerous Mardi gras activities. There will be a costume contest to kick off the celebration, where prizes will be given to the winners. Live music will be playing throughout the entire event as well.

New Orleans-inspired drinks and food selections will also be a part of the Mardi Gras celebration. Po’ boy sandwiches and hurricane cocktails will be offered to guests during the party, and King cakes will be available for dessert.

If you are interested in learning more about the event, please visit the Indy Star today.

The Indiana long-term disability lawyers of the Hankey Law Office hope that everyone stays safe during the Fat Tuesday festivities.

Man defrauds SSA of $41,805

A Louisiana man is facing 10 years behind bars after he pleaded guilty to stealing government money.

In 2002, the man began to earn disability checks from the Social Security Administration, SSA. He was told by the administration that once he was able to work again, he needed to inform them. He chose to ignore that advice, and continued receiving the checks for an additional four years after he returned to the workforce.

Over those four years the man accepted roughly $41,805 of government money that he was technically not entitled to. He could face a fine of $250,000, or a 10-year sentence in prison, or both. His sentencing will determine his overall verdict for his conviction.

If you have questions regarding long term disability benefits, please contact the Indiana long term disability lawyers of the Hankey Law Office by calling (800) 520-3633 today.

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