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The Importance of Continuing to Treat With Your Physicians

Friday, September 13th, 2013

Filing for Social Security Disability benefits is the start of the process, not the end. Here at Jenkins Block & Associates we make sure our clients understand that their job is not done just because they have filed a claim… Read More

New Senate Bill Proposes Reduced SSDI Benefits for Those Receiving Unemployment Benefits

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

On June 6, 2013, a bipartisan group of Senators introduced a bill that would reduce a person’s SSDI benefits for any month that they also received unemployment insurance (UI) benefits. The bill has been referred to the Senate Committee on… Read More

SSA Denies Wounded Warrior Benefits

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

Unfortunately, the SSA continues to deny benefits for our Wounded Warrior clients who were proven disabled because of the income they receive from the government for their service. This continues even though SSA has a regulation (DI 10505.023) that allows… Read More

Social Security Hearing Offices National Ranking Report

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

The National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR) recently ranked the nation’s Social Security Hearing offices’ average processing times from the date claimants file for hearings to the date their hearings are held. The Baltimore Hearing office ranked at… Read More

Baltimore Sun Reports How SSA Awards Jenkins & Block Client $206,000

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

After a nine-year struggle, the Social Security Administration has awarded our client, James Nicholas, more than $206,000 in disability benefits. In the Oct. 28 issue of the Baltimore Sun, Yvonne Wenger investigates the long wait many Americans go through while… Read More

Meet Our New Associate Attorney, Corey Pollard

Friday, October 12th, 2012

Jenkins Block & Associates Senior Partners Bruce D. Block and W. James Nicoll are pleased to welcome Associate Attorney Corey R. Pollard to the firm. Mr. Pollard practices in our Richmond office where he specializes in Social Security Disability and… Read More

Social Security Compassionate Allowances Expanded

Friday, August 24th, 2012

Compassionate Allowances (CAL) is a way for Social Security to quickly identify applicants who should be provided with benefits because of a serious medical condition(s). Social Security has recently updated its CAL list to include 52 additional conditions. The list… Read More

Hooters Waitress Contracts Tuberculosis – JBA Wins Workers Compensation Award

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

Jenkins Block & Associates represented Jherri Stratton of Baltimore in a recent prominent Workers’ Compensation case. Stratton was diagnosed with active tuberculosis in November while employed as a waitress at Hooters. For months, the JBA team was going back and… Read More

JBA Is On The Web!

Monday, April 30th, 2012

In case you haven’t already, be sure to check us out on Facebook & Twitter: www.facebook.com/jenkinsblock www.twitter.com/jenkinsblock If you give us a “like” or “follow” you’ll be able to stay up to date with the happenings at the JBA offices,… Read More

New Conditions for Compassionate Allowances Program

Friday, April 20th, 2012

The purpose of Compassionate Allowances is so that decisions on claims are made quickly for claimants with certain diseases that clearly meet the “statutory standard for disability.” The program allows for decisions on claimants with serious disabilities to be made… Read More