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Attorney Gerald M. Welt to Be Recognized With Lifetime Achievement Award From Nevada Justice Association

Attorney Gerald M. Welt, who has advocated for Nevada’s citizens for over 45 years through his law practice, his Nevada Justice Association membership and his contributions to the legal community, will be recognized with a Lifetime Achievement Award from Nevada Justice Association (NJA) in June. Welt has lobbied for laws that improved the rights and quality of life for citizens of Nevada. He served as a chairman and member of NJA’s Citizen’s For Justice Committee, made presentations about Social Security…
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Understanding Social Security Disability Claim Denials

By Gerald M. Welt, Esq. Let Welt Law help you with your Social Security disability claim. Make your claim stand out by having your medical records accurately reflect your diagnosis, prognosis, and importantly, your functional limitations. Do you believe that YOUR claim is different than all the others that have been denied? So did they! Over 70% of SSDI claims are denied initially. Another 30-40% are denied after an appeal hearing. To Social Security and its examiners, your claim is…
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Guardianship in Nevada

Urged by a study provided by the Nevada Supreme Court’s Commission to Study the Administration of Guardianship in Nevada’s Courts, the 2017 Nevada State Legislature passed extensive legislation to ensure that mentally or physically incapacitated people are cared for and protected. This can be partial, known in Nevada as Guardianship over the estate, or full Guardianship of the person and estate. For full Guardianship of the person and estate, a judge transfers the individual’s civil rights — including the right…
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Welt Law Can Help You Receive Disability Benefits

When you are disabled due to accident, injury or disease, your personal resources should be spent helping you heal and helping your family come to terms with your disabilities. However, the government agencies and insurance companies that control your Social Security Disability claims are often frustrating, draining your already depleted resources. There are forms to be filled out and filed, there is information to be gathered from your employer, and medical records to request from your treating physicians and hospitals. And there…
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Social Security Is Not a Handout

In 1956 the 102 Congressional Record 15 reads: “Social Security is not a handout; it is not charity, it is not relief.  It is an earned right based upon the contributions and earnings of the individual.  As an earned right, the individual is eligible to receive his benefits in dignity and self-respect.” We all pay into FICA Taxes for Social Security so that disability benefits will be there if and when we need them. The Social Security Administration is not in…
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Why Was Their Disability Claim Approved and Mine Wasn’t?

Disability representatives try to help many clients with claims that often take a long time to process. This process can be disheartening, and it can get frustrating when someone else who doesn’t seem disabled gets approval. As people who help others with disability claims, we hear these frustrations a lot, but these instances aren’t always as they seem. Why Invisible Disabilities Can Frustrate Other Disability Claimants Disability claimants who are stuck in the approval process often approach their representatives with…
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What Are the Different Types of Guardianship Available in Nevada?

Depending on different life circumstances, a court may want to appoint a legal guardian to take on the duty of making life decisions for an individual or estate. This doesn’t just occur to elderly people who can no longer care for themselves, but it can also happen if a child or younger adult develops a serious disability. Guardianships can also help provide authority for decisions based on someone’s estate or medical necessities. There are a few types of guardianships that…
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Are You Sick and Waiting on Your Disability Checks? Our Disability Attorneys Can Help

Many people around the country rely on the deferral government’s disability checks when they fall ill. Oftentimes, someone might become too sick to work at their job, and they will have to rely on some sort of external income to be able to financially survive. However, people who are too ill to work have been waiting more than two years to receive their first disability check. Waiting for your disability check can be a frustrating and discouraging time, but our…
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What Do I Do If I Start to Feel Better While Receiving Disability and Wish to Return to Work?

If you decide that you are able to work while receiving disability benefits, you are free to return to work whenever you like. However, know this: depending on what kinds of benefits you are receiving and how much income you will be receiving from work, the Social Security Administration (SSA) will reevaluate your case to determine if you are still disabled. Depending on their evaluation, your benefits may be changed. If you are receiving Supplemental Security Insurance (SSI): The SSA…
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