My case is settled. I just found out from a friend that I might qualify for SDI. I still have my injury. I only work as a vender at a swap meet 2 days a week. Thats all I can do with my back injury.
We need a few more facts. Your injury was in 1991...24 years ago. You work 2 days a week at the swap meet. Have you worked anywhere else in the past 24 years? Do you pay taxes on what you make at the swap meet?
You need to have paid into SDI in order to take money out of it. The SDI computers only go back 18 months. Have you paid in in the past couple of years?
In order to get SDI you need a doctor to certify that you are totally disabled from work. Are you going to a doctor? Will he certify you off work?
A fact or two would be helpful so the Avvo lawyers can provide some meaningful answers.
Sounds like a problem you won't be able to solve on your own. Your best bet would be to consult a local work comp attorney, who can get all the facts in your case and best advise you how to proceed to ensure you get all the work comp benefits to which you may be entitled. You can look for a good attorney through this site, by clicking the "Find a Laywer" tab at the top of this page, and then searching for a workers compensation attorney in your city and state. Read the reviews and call around until you find someone best suited to represent you. Best of luck.
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You have been well advised by my colleagues here at Avvo. I agree with them. Your ability to collect SDI probably depends more on how much or how little you have paid in to the SDI system than your 1991 injury.
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