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Tabak Law Attorneys Selected as Rising Stars for the Second Year

For the second year in a row, two attorneys at Tabak Law have been selected as Rising Stars by Super Lawyers, a top rating service for law firms and attorneys. Attorneys Alex E. Eichhorn and Lauren J. Zwirlein, both partners at Tabak Law, received the distinction after receiving it last year as well. Alex works… Read more

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Social Security Disability

How Long Does it Take to Get a Social Security Disability Hearing in 2022?

Being denied social security disability (SSDI) benefits can be deflating. After all, you likely applied for benefits because you are unable to work. Being unable to collect benefits makes life much more complex for the future.  Luckily, it is possible to appeal an SSDI benefits denial with the Social Security Administration (SSA). At this point,… Read more

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Veteran's Disability

Veterans Disability Benefits Increase for 2022

The Social Security Administration (SSA) announced that 2022 would see the highest cost of living adjustment (COLA) increase in decades. The 5.9% COLA increase marks the most significant increase since 1982 and is a relief for those receiving retirement and disability benefits – including veterans.  The COLA for 2022 measured the change in the consumer… Read more

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Social Security Disability

Social Security Increase for 2022 Will Be 5.9%

For months, it has been rumored that Social Security could be on the verge of its larges cost of living adjustment (COLA) in years. On Wednesday, that proved true as the Social Security Administration (SSA) announced a 5.9% increase in the COLA for 2022. This amount marks the most significant increase since 1982.  Why Did… Read more

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Local Events

2021 Trick-or-Treat Dates and Times in Milwaukee Area

Last year was a unique year for just about everything – and trick-or-treating was no exception. Some communities canceled the annual event, while others held it, but asked people to take precautions.  If nothing else, it did lead to some innovation in treat giving. Some people created tubes that they sent the candy down to… Read more

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Tabak Law Reaches New Partner Agreement

It’s been an exciting few weeks at Tabak Law. In addition to continuing to provide premier legal services in social security disability, veteran’s benefits, and workers’ compensation benefits, the firm changed ownership.  The three existing partner attorneys – James Brzezinski, Alex Eichhorn, and Lauren Zwirlein, completed a buyout of founder Fred Tabak. Brzezinski will serve… Read more

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Workers Compensation

Can a First Responder Get Workers’ Comp Benefits for COVID?

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, there are, unfortunately, additional people contracting the virus daily. And for many of those, the close contacts that turn into a positive COVID case happen at work.  If you contract COVID-19 at your place of employment and are too sick to work for a specific period, there is the possibility… Read more

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Social Security Disability

Is It Better to Retire or Go on Disability?

Social Security Disability (SSDI) benefits exist essentially as an early retirement plan for those unable to work due to illness or injury. These individuals haven’t reached full retirement age, but they are no longer able to work due to their condition. Therefore, they need a source of income to bridge the gap between now and… Read more

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Social Security Disability

What is Social Security Disability Benefits Fraud?

In the United States, over 8 million people receive social security disability benefits (SSDI). Individuals who receive benefits due to a disability account for about 13% of the total benefits paid from the Social Security Administration (SSA).  While an extremely high percentage of benefits paid are legitimately for individuals who need them, there are cases… Read more