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Hill & Ponton Blog

Hill & Ponton Blog

Covers social security and veterans disability law.

http://www.hillandponton.com/blog/
  • May 27

    Video Blog – A Combination of Impairment

    Video Blog – A Combination of Impairment
    Natalia Jofre: Welcome to the Social Security Disability blog by Hill and Ponton. I’m Natalia Jofre, the Social Security Section Director for our law firm. Shelly Mark: My name is Shelly Mark. I’m the senior Social Security…
  • May 26

    Rating Knee Disabilities – Instability

    Rating Knee Disabilities – Instability
    Of all the disabilities listed on the VA’s Schedule for Rating Disabilities, the ratings involving the knee are one of the most difficult for veterans to understand – and for the VA to get right. Much of the confusion stems from…
  • May 25

    Video Blog – Getting Your Medical Evidence to the VA

    Video Blog – Getting Your Medical Evidence to the VA
    Matthew Hill: Hello and welcome to another Hill & Ponton Veterans’ Video Blog. I’m Matthew Hill here with- Carol Ponton: Carol Ponton. Matthew Hill: … and today we’d like to talk to you about medical evidence and…
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Cutting Red Tape for Veterans

Cutting Red Tape for Veterans

Covers appeals and benefits for military veterans. By IAJ Law, LLC.

http://iajlaw.com/news-articles/laws-for-veterans/
  • May 27

    Using Your Minnesota Gun Trust as Target Practice

    Using Your Minnesota Gun Trust as Target Practice
    A Minnesota Gun Trust is not as complicated as you might think.  Yes, there are legal issues to consider like age and background of the Read More ... The post Using Your Minnesota Gun Trust as Target Practice appeared first on IAJ Law,…
  • May 24

    List of VA Medical Conditions Linked to Military Herbicide Exposure

    List of VA Medical Conditions Linked to Military Herbicide Exposure
    Here is a short list of medical conditions the VA has presumed or linked to Herbicide Exposure. These conditions are in addition to other presumptions Veterans may have Read More ... The post List of VA Medical Conditions…
  • May 10

    Reduce Military Control over your Children

    Reduce Military Control over your Children
    As parents, it is both exciting and a feeling of helplessness when our children join the military. I am a huge proponent of our armed […] The post Reduce Military Control over your Children appeared first on IAJ Law.
Rank this Week: 1730

Georgia Disability Lawyer Blog

Georgia Disability Lawyer Blog

Covers social security disability and medicaid benefits. By Lisa Smith Siegel.

http://www.georgiadisabilitylawyerblog.com/
  • May 26

    How You Can Receive Social Security Disability Benefits for Schizophrenia

    How You Can Receive Social Security Disability Benefits for Schizophrenia
    Schizophrenia is a mental disorder that can result in hallucinations, delusions, and altered thinking.  It is a serious psychological disorder, and is typically confirmed upon diagnosis by a psychiatrist. The Social Security…
  • May 21

    Do All Types of Amputations Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits?

    Do All Types of Amputations Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits?
    Losing a limb is an extremely traumatic situation for any person.  While many amputees do receive social security disability benefits, not all types of amputations qualify. The Social Security Administration (SSA) defines certain…
  • May 21

    Do All Types of Amputations Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits?

    Do All Types of Amputations Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits?
    Losing a limb is an extremely traumatic situation for any person.  While many amputees do receive social security disability benefits, not all types of amputations qualify. The Social Security Administration (SSA) defines certain…
Rank this Week: 3428

The Law Offices of Bemis, Roach &…

The Law Offices of Bemis, Roach & Reed Blog

Covers social security disability and long-term disability law.

https://brrlaw.com/blog/
  • May 26

    Trump’s budget would be devastating for those with disabilities.

    Trump’s budget would be devastating for those with disabilities.
      President Trump has released his budget proposal for 2018 If approved the proposed financial plan would have a devastating impact on those suffering from disabilities. On Tuesday, May 23, the White House released its 2018 budget…
  • May 25

    Can Heart Disease qualify me for SS Disability?

    Can Heart Disease qualify me for SS Disability?
      Can I qualify for disability benefits if I am suffering from heart disease? If you are suffering from a form of heart disease you may qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. The Social Security Administration has specific…
  • May 19

    Lyme Disease and Disability Benefit

    Lyme Disease and Disability Benefit
      Can I qualify for disability benefits if I am suffering from Lyme Disease? In warm weather states like Texas fleas and ticks are a continual problem. Though we don’t hear about it often, Lyme disease is now endemic in
Rank this Week: 1743

Learn Why Bob Kraft's P.I.S.S.D. …

Learn Why Bob Kraft's P.I.S.S.D. (Personal Injury, Social Security Disability)

About the ways injured and disabled persons are mistreated by governments and insurance companies.

http://www.pissd.com/
  • May 26

    4 Tips For Moving Forward After Being Injured On Someone Else’s Property

    4 Tips For Moving Forward After Being Injured On Someone Else’s Property
    If you have been injured while walking in a grocery store, at a stadium or while at your neighbor’s house for a cookout, your life may be altered significantly. However, there are things that you can do to make it easier to move on with…
  • May 26

    How to Make the Process of Expungement Easier to Understand

    How to Make the Process of Expungement Easier to Understand
    A criminal record can have a lasting impact on your life. If you have changed and lived as an upstanding citizen, or the conviction happened when you were a juvenile, you may be able to have a judge expunge your record. The process can be…
  • May 26

    Friday Fun

    Friday Fun
    I don’t know that these are the “100 best photos ever taken,” but they’re certainly intriguing and worth a look. The post Friday Fun appeared first on pissd.com.
Rank this Week: 566

Iowa Workers' Compensation Law

Iowa Workers' Compensation Law

By Paul McAndrew Law Firm.

http://iowaworkcomplaw.com/
  • May 25

    Mukilteo, WA Company Fined $645,000+ for Exposing Roofers to Fall Hazard

    Mukilteo, WA Company Fined $645,000+ for Exposing Roofers to Fall Hazard
    Today’s post comes from guest author Kit Case, from Causey Wright. The WA Department of Labor and Industries issued a press release noting that a Mukilteo, WA roofing company faces large fines for multiple safety violations that exposed…
  • May 22

    Reversing OSHA Rules Will Undercut Workplace Safety

    Reversing OSHA Rules Will Undercut Workplace Safety
    Today’s post comes from guest author Jon Rehm, from Rehm, Bennett & Moore. President Trump recently signed a Congressional resolution revoking an Obama administration OSHA rule that required employers to retain…
  • May 18

    Occupational Skin Disease

    Occupational Skin Disease
    Today’s post comes from guest author Anthony L. Lucas, from The Jernigan Law Firm. Occupational skin diseases are one of the most common occupational diseases. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health estimates that in…
Rank this Week: 3760

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Covers disability and social security, elder law, and VA benefits.

https://blog.finkrosnerershow-levenberg.com
  • May 25

    Garn-St. Germaine Act protects families against certain mortgage acceleration

    Garn-St. Germaine Act protects families against certain mortgage acceleration
    Home mortgages typically have a mortgage acceleration clause, called a “due on sale” clause. This is a clause that says that the mortgage becomes due and payable if the property is sold or transferred to another individual without…
  • May 22

    New SEC rule could protect vulnerable adults from exploitation

    New SEC rule could protect vulnerable adults from exploitation
    There is a fine line to tread when a concerned person observes what appears to be financial exploitation of a person with cognitive impairment. Under the law, an adult is presumed to be “competent” unless and until a Court has…
  • May 19

    What to do when you think it’s time to refuse further treatment

    What to do when you think it’s time to refuse further treatment
    If you are the Guardian of the Person or the designated Health Care Representative for a person who is extremely mentally incapacitated, there may come a time that you may face that most dreadful of decisions. You may wonder whether ……
Rank this Week: 2305

Ontario Disability Blog

Ontario Disability Blog

By Aaron Waxman & Associates P.C. Covers disability laws and available resources for the people of Ontario.

http://www.awaxmanlaw.ca/blog
  • May 23

    5 Things You Should Know About Receiving a Denial Letter from Your Insurance Company

    5 Things You Should Know About Receiving a Denial Letter from Your Insurance Company
    What do you do when you receive a denial letter from your disability insurer? It is stressful to receive this type of letter, telling you that your application for long-term disability benefits has been denied, or your benefits are going…
  • May 11

    Postpartum Depression In the News – May 2017

    Postpartum Depression In the News – May 2017
    Last week was Mental Health Awareness Week, and notably, May 3, 2017 was Maternal Mental Health Day, meant to bring awareness to conditions such as postpartum depression.What is postpartum depression? It is different than clinical depression…
  • Apr 24

    Mental Health Week 2017

    Mental Health Week 2017
    Since 1951, the first week of May has been designated as “Mental Health Week” in Canada. Mental Health Week is an initiative put on by the Canadian Mental Health Association, whose motto is “Mental Health For…
Rank this Week: 1961

Disability & Bad Faith…

Disability & Bad Faith Attorney Blog

Covers disability insurance claim and bad faith information. By Quadrino Schwartz.

http://disabilityinsurancelawyers.com/blog/
  • May 23

    Natural Nuisances: Mother Nature Isn’t Liable, You Are!

    Natural Nuisances: Mother Nature Isn’t Liable, You Are!
    Our firm recently obtained a pair of related victories: We first won the trial, then won the appeal. In this case, a neighboring shopping center’s negligent maintenance of their property’s Japanese Knotweed—a noxious weed…
  • May 15

    Discretionary Authority and the Arbitrary and Capricious Standard Under ERISA

    Discretionary Authority and the Arbitrary and Capricious Standard Under ERISA
    I’ve previously blogged about the standard of review issue when courts decide whether ERISA-governed long-term disability benefits have been correctly denied or terminated by an insurance company.  When the insurance company has…
  • May 1

    Do You Have Claims-Made Professional Liability Coverage? Know Your Reporting Requirement

    Do You Have Claims-Made Professional Liability Coverage? Know Your Reporting Requirement
    Professional Liability Insurance (PLI) is generally sold as claims-made coverage—a unique type of time-limited coverage primarily for professionals. Typical examples of PLI coverage include:  •Legal malpractice for attorneys;…
Rank this Week: 4555

RSH Legal blog

RSH Legal blog

Covers Iowa personal injury.

https://www.fightingforfairness.com/free-articles/
Rank this Week: 1759

My Social Security Disability SSI…

My Social Security Disability SSI Blog

By Tim Moore.

http://disabilityblogger.blogspot.com/
  • May 23

    White House planning cuts to Social Security Disability

    White House planning cuts to Social Security Disability
    Sadly, this is not "fakenews". It comes from the Trump Administration's Office of Management and Budget's director, Mick Mulvaney. 1. "The budget will call for a $72 billion cut over 10 years to the Social Security…
  • May 23

    Will your SSD or SSI benefits increase if your condition worsens?

    Will your SSD or SSI benefits increase if your condition worsens?
    Will your SSD or SSI benefits increase if your condition worsens? Every once in a while, this question comes up. The answer is No, and that's because you get the max benefit you are entitled to when you are approved. For SSI, this is a set…
  • May 23

    Is it easier to get disability if you are 50 or older?

    Is it easier to get disability if you are 50 or older?
    Yes, the rules that govern most decisions are a little easier if you are at least 50 years old. However, individuals under 50 can also be approved provided their medical evidence satisfies the requirements of Social Security Disability and…
Rank this Week: 298

RSH Legal Personal Injury Blog

RSH Legal Personal Injury Blog

Covers workers' compensation and personal injury in Iowa.

http://www.fightingforfairness.com/free-articles/
  • May 23

    Iowa Wrongful Death Claim vs. Iowa Personal Injury Claim: Key Differences (Video)

    Iowa Wrongful Death Claim vs. Iowa Personal Injury Claim: Key Differences (Video)
    Many people ask us about the differences between an Iowa wrongful death claim and a personal injury claim. If you suspect a loved one died because of someone else’s fault, this may be one of your q... This article Iowa Wrongful…
  • May 22

    Semelroth two-time Avvo Clients’ Choice winner

    Semelroth two-time Avvo Clients’ Choice winner
    Congratulations to Tim Semelroth, who has been awarded the Avvo.com Clients’ Choice Award for 2017!  This is the second year in a row that Tim has won this award. Avvo is an online hub of legal... This article Semelroth…
  • May 17

    What You Should Know About Traumatic Brain Injuries Caused by a Motorcycle Accident

    What You Should Know About Traumatic Brain Injuries Caused by a Motorcycle Accident
    Traumatic brain injuries caused by a motorcycle accident aren’t top of mind for most riders. Most of us are just thinking about how much fun it can be to hop on a bike and get on the road. Unfortun... This article What You Should…
Rank this Week: 1715

Disability Insurance Legal…

Disability Insurance Legal Resource

By Comitz | Beethe. Discusses disability insurance claims, especially by physicians and dentists.

http://www.disabilitycounsel.net/blog/
  • May 22

    I used to practice __________ but now I’m _____________?

    I used to practice __________ but now I’m _____________?
      You spent years in school and invested countless hours to establish and maintain your practice.  You even protected this investment by purchasing a disability policy.  Yet, if you do become disabled and make a claim, your…
  • May 18

    Comitz | Beethe Attorney Ed Comitz Posts CE Course on Dentaltown

    Comitz | Beethe Attorney Ed Comitz Posts CE Course on Dentaltown
    Ed Comitz’s Continuing Education course “Disability Insurance Roulette: Why is it So Hard to Collect on My Policy” is now available through Dentaltown.  This CE is an electronically delivered, self-instructional program…
  • May 15

    Are Benefits Taxable?

    Are Benefits Taxable?
    The Answer Is: It Depends Whether your disability benefit payments are taxable depends on what type of policy or plan you have and how your premiums are paid.  This post is not intended as tax advice—we’ve outlined some basic…
Rank this Week: 1892

Agee Clymer Mitchell and Laret…

Agee Clymer Mitchell and Laret Blog

Covers Ohio workers' compensation, disability insurance, medical malpractice and personal injury law.

http://www.ageeclymer.com/blogs/
  • May 22

    Full Tort vs. Limited Tort Ohio

    Full Tort vs. Limited Tort Ohio
    Explaining the difference between a full tort and a limited tort requires defining multiple legal terms. First, a tort is a harm. In a civil lawsuit, the plaintiff claims that a tort resulted from the defendant’s action or inaction.…
  • May 8

    Tips for Finding a Law Firm You Can Trust

    Tips for Finding a Law Firm You Can Trust
    Trust forms the bedrock of every lawyer-client relationship. Specifically, a client must trust that his or her attorney will Work hard to represent them, Use good judgment, Carry out their wishes, Keep information in confidence, Charge a…
  • Apr 12

    What Is a Guardian Ad Litem and How Does That Person Relate to Personal Injury Cases?

    What Is a Guardian Ad Litem and How Does That Person Relate to Personal Injury Cases?
    A guardian ad litem is an adult who represents the interests of a minor child or disabled child of any age in court. Generally, “minor” means younger than 18 years of age. The legal definition of a disability that makes someone…
Rank this Week: 1676

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

Covers the defense of accessibility claims under the ADA and FHA. By Richard Hunt.

http://accessdefense.com
  • May 20

    Time for a do-over – the 9th Circuit gets indemnity and contribution right.

    Time for a do-over – the 9th Circuit gets indemnity and contribution right.
    The Ninth Circuit’s April 24 decision in City of Los Angeles v. AECOM Services, Inc., 2017 WL 1431084 (9th Cir. Apr. 24, 2017), amended sub nom. City of Los Angeles by and through Dept. of Airports v. AECOM Services,…
  • May 8

    Maybe a CO does mean something – rediscovering a safe harbor under the FHA.

    Maybe a CO does mean something – rediscovering a safe harbor under the FHA.
    In a March 27, 2017 ruling Judge Richard Leon of the D.C. Circuit found a safe harbor in the Fair Housing Act that I haven’t seen referred to in any earlier published opinion. See, U.S. v. Mid-America Apt. Communities, Inc., 2017 WL…
  • May 3

    Hunt appears in white paper on the State of Web Accessibility

    Hunt appears in white paper on the State of Web Accessibility
    Richard, along with Jason Taylor of Usablenet and Albert Rizzi, the founder of My Blind Spot is featured in a white paper titled “The State of Web Accessibility” published by Usablenet. It should be of interest to any…
Rank this Week: 2028

Virginia Disability Law Blog

Virginia Disability Law Blog

Covers Social Security disability law and special needs trusts. By Sheri R. Abrams.

http://sheriabrams.com/blog
Rank this Week: 4293

Indiana Long Term Disability…

Indiana Long Term Disability Lawyer Blog

Covers ERISA, disability benefits, and insurance bad faith. By O'Ryan Law Firm.

http://www.indianalongtermdisabilitylawyer-blog.com/
  • May 18

    Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Can Be Disabling

    Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Can Be Disabling
    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention[1], Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is described as follows: Chronic fatigue syndrome, or CFS, is a devastating and complex disorder. People with CFS have overwhelming fatigue and a…
  • May 12

    Aetna Life Insurance Company Sued By Amazon Employee For Denial Of Long Term Disability Benefit

    Aetna Life Insurance Company Sued By Amazon Employee For Denial Of Long Term Disability Benefit
    O’Ryan Law Firm, on behalf of Plaintiff, Kimberly G., recently filed a federal lawsuit against Aetna Life Insurance Company (“Aetna”).   Plaintiff was employed by Amazon Corporation, as a warehouse worker, which…
  • Mar 29

    The Prudential Insurance Company of America Sued For Denial Of Short-Term Disability Benefit

    The Prudential Insurance Company of America Sued For Denial Of Short-Term Disability Benefit
    O’Ryan Law Firm, on behalf of Plaintiff, Denise D., recently filed a lawsuit against The Prudential Insurance Company of America (“Prudential”).   Plaintiff was employed by Advance/Newhouse Partnership, which made…
Rank this Week: 3537

Arkansas Personal Injury,…

Arkansas Personal Injury, Disability and Workers' Compensation Law Blog

By Ken Kieklak.

http://www.kieklaklawfirm.com/blog/
  • May 17

    The Types of Medical Malpractice Claims in Arkansa

    The Types of Medical Malpractice Claims in Arkansa
    There are many types of surgical and medical malpractice. Every procedure has a chance of going poorly because of a healthcare provider’s negligence, and each procedure requires review from a doctor and a lawyer to determine whether…
  • May 17

    Public Swimming Pool Injury Liability

    Public Swimming Pool Injury Liability
      No running, no diving, wait 15 minutes after you eat. If you’ve ever spent time at a public pool, you know the rules. The rules are usually posted somewhere in the pool grounds in an effort to keep patrons safe. At the same time,…
  • May 15

    Does Arkansas Use Jury Trials for Civil Cases?

    Does Arkansas Use Jury Trials for Civil Cases?
    If you are considering taking your personal injury case to court, you may be wondering how the case will proceed. While most people understand juries being used in criminal cases, many people might not realize that a jury trial is also…
Rank this Week: 1779

Calbom & Schwab News

Calbom & Schwab News

Covers the topics of workers' compensation, personal injury, and Social Security disability.

http://www.calbomschwab.com/category/news/
  • May 17

    2017 Law Day Luncheon: Bringing the Community Together

    2017 Law Day Luncheon: Bringing the Community Together
    Calbom & Schwab attorneys Jeff Schwab and Ashley Grout recently attended the 2017 Law Day Luncheon in Wenatchee on May 12. Law Day brings together members of our community and recognizes our outstanding members of the Chelan-Douglas Bar…
  • Apr 20

    Social Security Offset of Worker’s Compensation

    Social Security Offset of Worker’s Compensation
    In Washington State, RCW 51.32.220 allows for the offset of two types of monetary benefits if an individual receives payments for Social Security Disability. Those two state benefits are temporary total disability and permanent total…
  • Dec 28

    Disability and the 24 Month Medicare Waiting Period

    Disability and the 24 Month Medicare Waiting Period
    One of the key benefits of getting on Social Security Disability (SSD, also known as SSDI) is the access to Medicare before the age of 65. Unfortunately, Congress has long imposed a two year waiting period on the disabled who are under the…
Rank this Week: 3827

Social Security Disability Blog

Social Security Disability Blog

Covers the Social Security disability process and strategies for winning cases. By Jonathan Ginsberg.

https://www.ssdanswers.com
  • May 15

    More Social Security Disability Money if Your Medical Condition Worsens?

    More Social Security Disability Money if Your Medical Condition Worsens?
    Can you get more money from Social Security disability if your physical or mental health condition takes a turn for the worse after you are approved for disability benefits. Unfortunately, the answer to this question is “no.” The…
  • Apr 11

    Social Security Disability Intends to Cut You Off: What Should You Do?

    Social Security Disability Intends to Cut You Off: What Should You Do?
    What should you do if you receive a notice from Social Security that they have reviewed your case and determined that your medical condition has improved such that you are no longer disabled, and that your benefits will be cut off as of a…
  • Apr 5

    Social Security Eliminates “Treating Source” Rule – What does this Mean for You?

    Social Security Eliminates “Treating Source” Rule – What does this Mean for You?
    Effective March 27, 2017, Social Security has changed its long-standing policy about how it treats medical records and opinion evidence form your treating physician. Prior to March 27, 2017, evidence from your treating physicians would be…
Rank this Week: 4409

Disability Insurance Claims Law…

Disability Insurance Claims Law Blog

Discusses short-term and long-term disability cases. By Dell & Schaefer.

http://www.disabilitylawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3188

Social Security Disability…

Social Security Disability Attorney Cincinnati

Covers social security disability and supplemental security income claims. By Anthony Castelli.

http://socialsecuritydisabilityattorneycinci.blogspot.com/
  • May 4

    Win Your Social Security Disability Claim by Telling This Story

    Win Your Social Security Disability Claim by Telling This Story
    Winning social security disability claims seems to be harder than ever so a compelling story is critical. You need to impact the Administrative Law Judge with more than a recitation of the medical facts.If you read online…
  • Jan 22

    Cincinnati Disabled - Do You Qualify For Social Security Disability Benefits Fast Free and Easy

    Cincinnati Disabled - Do You Qualify For Social Security Disability Benefits Fast Free and Easy
    Do you Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits? We can answer this and other questions fast, free,and easy. Plus Anthony Castelli Attorney offers a free claim evaluation to discuss you eligibility for compensation as well as your…
  • Jan 4

    Cincinnati Injury And Disability Attorney Anthony Castelli in the New

    Cincinnati Injury And Disability Attorney Anthony Castelli in the New
    For a free consultation with Anthony Castelli call 513-5621-2345For help with you Social Security Disability application by Cincinnati Attorney Anthony Castelli if you are thinking about applying or have been denied.For help with your…
Rank this Week: 4107

Social Security Disability Lawyer

Social Security Disability Lawyer

Covers social security disability law. By Gordon Gates.

http://www.socialsecuritydisabilitylawyer.us/blog/
  • Mar 28

    Sometimes you save a life

    Sometimes you save a life
    There are many benefits to being a Social Security disability lawyer. You are able to help people who really need the help, and it is very gratifying when a claimant receives disability benefits. I recently received a Fully Favorable decision…
  • Oct 5

    Maine Immigration Lawyer

    Maine Immigration Lawyer
    Part of my practice involves obtaining Title XVI benefits for immigrants and refugees. Often, these clients also need legal help with our complicated immigration system, including issues such as asylum, getting a green card, and citizenship.…
  • Mar 16

    New Ruling 16-03p - Evaluation of Symptom

    New Ruling 16-03p - Evaluation of Symptom
    The Social Security Administration just published ruling 16-03p, entitled "Title II and Title XVI: Evaluation of Symptoms in Disability Claims." Here is a link to Ruling 16-03p in the Federal Register. It is effective immediately.…
Rank this Week: 767

Disability Lawyer

Disability Lawyer

Covers Kentucky disability law. By Austin Mehr.

http://mehrdisabilitygroup.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 23

    Kentucky Supreme Court Reaffirms Standard for Insurance Bad Faith

    Kentucky Supreme Court Reaffirms Standard for Insurance Bad Faith
    In Hollaway v. Direct General Ins. Co. of Miss., 497 S.W.3d 733 (Ky. 2016), the Kentucky Supreme Court addressed the first substantive insurance bad faith case to come before it in ten years.  In the September 22, 2016, decision,…
  • Aug 15

    Austin Mehr to Speak to the Marshall County Bar Association

    Austin Mehr to Speak to the Marshall County Bar Association
    On Monday, August 15, 2016, Austin Mehr is scheduled to speak to the Marshall County Bar Association about insurance bad faith law in Kentucky. The seminar is at 12:00 p.m. in the Marshall County Judicial Building, Grand Jury Room, 80…
  • Aug 3

    Austin Mehr to Speak to the Jessamine County Bar Association

    Austin Mehr to Speak to the Jessamine County Bar Association
    On August 3, 2016, Austin Mehr is scheduled to speak about Insurance Bad Faith to members of the Jessamine County Bar Association. The seminar is scheduled to begin at 12:00 p.m. at the Polvino Family Art Center located at 109 South Main…
Rank this Week: 4947

Special Education Law Blog

Special Education Law Blog

Covers case law, news, practical advocacy advice, and developments in state and federal statutes and regulations regarding special education law. By Charles Fox.

http://specialedlaw.blogs.com/home/
  • Mar 22

    Call Congress Immediately to Save Medicaid

    Call Congress Immediately to Save Medicaid
    The following is a reproduced statement as to the critical need to save Medicaid from Trumpcare. The American Health Care Act (AHCA) jeopardizes healthcare for the nation’s most vulnerable children: students with disabilities and…
  • Mar 22

    Endrew F. Decision: 8-0 Decision for Parent

    Endrew F. Decision: 8-0 Decision for Parent
    The U.S. Supreme Court just issued a huge victory for parents in resetting the Rowley standard for the first time in more than 30 years. See decision--http://www.scotusblog.com/case-files/cases/endrew-f-v-douglas-county-school-district/. The…
  • Feb 23

    Comprehensive Transition Guide from OSERS--Bring It to Your Next Transition Meeting

    Comprehensive Transition Guide from OSERS--Bring It to Your Next Transition Meeting
    The U.S. Department of Education in January 2017, just released a very comprehensive guide to transition services. Download Postsecondary-transition-guide-2017-3. Transition planning is one of the most vital functions of having an IEP for all…
Rank this Week: 2198

Michigan Longterm Disability…

Michigan Longterm Disability Insurance Lawyer Blog

Covers ERISA, insurance bad faith, and LTD policy issues. By Serafini, Michalowski, Derkacz & Associates P.C.

http://www.michiganlongtermdisabilityinsurancelawyer.com/
  • Mar 3

    “Own” vs “Any” Occupation in Long Term Disability Insurance Plan

    “Own” vs “Any” Occupation in Long Term Disability Insurance Plan
    Almost every Long Term Disability Insurance Policy I have ever reviewed contains a limited period (usually 24 months) of time that it will pay benefits if a claimant is unable to perform the duties of  his/her “Own” (see…
  • Mar 3

    “Own” vs “Any” Occupation in Long Term Disability Insurance Plan

    “Own” vs “Any” Occupation in Long Term Disability Insurance Plan
    Almost every Long Term Disability Insurance Policy I have ever reviewed contains a limited period (usually 24 months) of time that it will pay benefits if a claimant is unable to perform the duties of  his/her “Own” (see…
  • Nov 15

    The misleading nature of “Own Occupation”

    The misleading nature of “Own Occupation”
    I was recently asked to review a claim denial by a well know disability insurer for a nice lady who suffered a terrible crush injury  to her foot.  She had worked at a production facility where her job duties required her to be…
Rank this Week: 1057

Massachusetts Special Education…

Massachusetts Special Education Law Blog

Discusses local and national news in special education law. By Lillian E. Wong.

http://www.lillianwongesq.com/blog.html
  • Feb 23

    US Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Student with Disability

    US Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Student with Disability
    Yesterday, the Supreme Court decided, 8-0, in Fry v. Napoleon Community Schools, that families do not have to exhaust remedies under IDEA when rights are fully supported by the ADA and Section 504. This is a huge deal in the…
  • Dec 1

    Is my child's teacher licensed?

    Is my child's teacher licensed?
    Educators, including teachers, professional support personnel, and administrators, are generally required to hold a license issued by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to be eligible for employment in public…
  • Nov 18

    Free Course for Parents of Children with Emotional and Behavioral Challenge

    Free Course for Parents of Children with Emotional and Behavioral Challenge
    Is your child on an IEP?Is your child angry, sad, anxious, acting out or withdrawn?Are you concerned about how your child is behaving?Has your child been diagnosed with ADHD, Conduct Disorder or other emotional problems?ARE YOU HAVING A…
Rank this Week: 5193

New Jersey Disability Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Disability Lawyer Blog

Covers New Jersey disability law updates, cases, and news. By Bonny G. Rafel, LLC.

http://www.newjerseydisabilitylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4203

Jerry Tanenbaum's Blog

Jerry Tanenbaum's Blog

Covers school law, special education, bullying, school discipline and school-related First Amendment rights.

http://jerrytanenbaum.com/sample-page/
  • Jan 26

    CAN YOU LOSE CHILD SUPPORT FOR YOUR ADULT CHILD WITH DISABILITIES?

    CAN YOU LOSE CHILD SUPPORT FOR YOUR ADULT CHILD WITH DISABILITIES?
    The answer is “yes” and “no.”   The lives of parents caring for adult children with disabilities is already burdensome, and this change in the law adds an additional barrier such parents will have to overcome, but…
  • Jan 16

    Charter Schools and Children with Disabilitie

    Charter Schools and Children with Disabilitie
    The U.S. Department of Education recently released a “Dear Colleague” Letter to clarify that all students who qualify, or would qualify, in their neighborhood school District for either an IEP under the I.D.E.A., or a Section 504…
  • Jul 1

    Teenager with Disabilities Injured and Arrested by TSA Workers in Airport

    Teenager with Disabilities Injured and Arrested by TSA Workers in Airport
    Another sad reminder in the news, that caregivers of people with disabilities cannot presume that authority personnel will listen to or understand the caregiver’s guidance on how best to deal with a person’s disabilities. This sad…
Rank this Week: 2486

The FAPE Page

The FAPE Page

Covers special education law and free appropriate public education. By Sanford Hausler.

http://fapepage.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 12

    Clear Consensus -- A.M. v. New York City Department of Education

    Clear Consensus -- A.M. v. New York City Department of Education
    The Second Circuit, in A.M. v. New York City Department of Education, held that where the school district developed an Individualized Education Program ("IEP") for an autistic child, that was against the clear consensus of the substance…
  • Sep 16

    A disability is not a disability is not a disability

    A disability is not a disability is not a disability
    The question presented in this case is whether being disabled for purposes of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act ("IDEA") categorically qualifies and individual as having a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act…
  • Jul 2

    Prevailing Attorney Entitled to Fee From District Greater Than What He Would Have Been Paid Had He Lost

    Prevailing Attorney Entitled to Fee From District Greater Than What He Would Have Been Paid Had He Lost
    In Price v. District of Columbia, the parents seeking relief on behalf of their child under IDEA.  They obtained counsel from the Juvenile Branch of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, which appointed an experienced…
Rank this Week: 2204

Long Island Special Needs Law Blog

Long Island Special Needs Law Blog

Covers estate planning and special needs trusts. By Ellen A. Victor.

http://longislandspecialneedslawyer.com
  • Dec 9

    Special Needs Trust Fairness Act passes!

    Special Needs Trust Fairness Act passes!
    Forming a first party Special Needs Trust has, up until now, required a parent, grandparent or a guardian to establish the trust. When the original law allowing First Party Special Needs Trusts was passed, it did not contemplate that many…
  • Sep 30

    Conference on Housing for the Mentally Ill October 7, 2016

    Conference on Housing for the Mentally Ill October 7, 2016
    Housing is one of the most difficult problems for any person with special needs, whether developmentally disabled or suffering with mental illness. A conference addressing the housing crisis for those with psychiatric disabilities is being…
  • Jun 12

    Feeling Guilty Over Causing My Child’s Disability

    Feeling Guilty Over Causing My Child’s Disability
    Recently, I was reading this review of Toni Braxton’s new memoir, and the reviewer appeared shocked that Ms. Braxton attributed her son’s autism to God’s payback for a prior abortion. I don’t want to get into a…
Rank this Week: 4613

Long Term Disability Lawyer Blog

Long Term Disability Lawyer Blog

Covers disability claims and lawsuits. By Dell & Schaefer.

http://www.longtermdisabilityblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3192

Maine Injury, Accident, &…

Maine Injury, Accident, & Disability Law Blog

Covers personal injury and accident law issues in Maine. By the Law Offices of Joe Bornstein.

http://www.mainepersonalinjurylaw.com/
  • Jul 15

    Law Court applies "other-owned vehicle" exclusion

    Law Court applies "other-owned vehicle" exclusion
     On Thursday, July 14, 2016, the Law Court (Saufley, J.), in Graf v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, 2016 ME 109, declined to disregard “other-owned vehicle” exclusionary language in a UM/UIM policy for…
  • Jul 13

    Law Court Upholds Judgment in Wrongful Death Case

    Law Court Upholds Judgment in Wrongful Death Case
    On Tuesday, July 12, 2016, the Law Court (Saufley, J.), in Estate of Kay v. Estate of Wiggins, 2016 ME 108, upheld summary judgment in favor of defendants Budget Truck Rental, LLC and the Estate of Douglas Wiggins in a wrongful death action…
  • Jul 13

    Law Court Upholds Summary Judgment in Wrongful Death Case

    Law Court Upholds Summary Judgment in Wrongful Death Case
    On Tuesday, July 12, 2016, the Law Court (Saufley, J.), in Estate of Kay v. Estate of Wiggins, 2016 ME 108, upheld summary judgment in favor of defendants Budget Truck Rental, LLC and the Estate of Douglas Wiggins in a wrongful death action…
Rank this Week: 798

Minnesota Social Security…

Minnesota Social Security Disability Secrets

Discusses social security disability benefits for injured and disabled Minnesotans. By Thomas Atkinson.

http://mnsocialsecuritydisabilitysecrets.blogspot.com/
  • May 14

    Can I Receive Both Minnesota Workers Compensation and Social Security Disability?

    Can I Receive Both Minnesota Workers Compensation and Social Security Disability?
    The short answer is YES, in most instances you can receive both but there are many variables that are extremely complex.In 1965 the Social Security Act was amended requiring that SSDI benefits be reduced when the injured worker is…
  • Nov 11

    Can I Collect Minnesota Workers Compensation AND Social Security Disability?

    Can I Collect Minnesota Workers Compensation AND Social Security Disability?
    YES you can depending upon why you received workers compensation benefits and why you were awarded social security disability benefits.  We frequently have clients with workers compensation injuries who later qualify for social security…
  • Feb 19

    How Do I Testify At My Social Security Disability Hearing?

    How Do I Testify At My Social Security Disability Hearing?
    In short; truthfully!  This is probably your last chance to convince a office of disability and review (ODAR) judge that you are able to perform sustained gainful employment.  This is not the time to be too proud or boastful due to…
Rank this Week: 4558

Federal Employee Disability Law…

Federal Employee Disability Law Blog

Covers disability discrimination, Federal Workers' Compensation Act (FECA) and OPM Disability. By Eric L. Pines.

http://www.pinesfederal.com/blog/
  • Nov 13

    From The FERS Disability Victory Files!

    From The FERS Disability Victory Files!
    Congratulations to our most recent FERS disability awardee – a program director who suffers from several physical and psychological medical conditions, including PTSD, spinal canal stenosis, osteoarthritis, and facet syndrome. We are…
  • Oct 30

    From The FERS Disability Victory Files!

    From The FERS Disability Victory Files!
    Congratulations to our most recent FERS disability awardee – a contract specialist who suffers from generalized anxiety disorder, major depressive disorder, and adjustment disorder.  We are delighted that we were able to assist…
  • Oct 16

    From The FERS Disability Victory Files!

    From The FERS Disability Victory Files!
    Congratulations to our most recent FERS disability awardee – a social worker who suffers from multiple sclerosis (MS).  We are delighted that we were able to assist this client throughout the entire application process and that we…
Rank this Week: 2035

Indiana Social Security Lawyer…

Indiana Social Security Lawyer Blog

Covers the claims process and hearing process for Social Security disability insurance claims. By Scott Lewis of Lewis, Lewis & Martinez.

http://adisabilitylawyer.com/legal-advice-blog/
  • Jul 17

    If My Initial Application For Social Security Disability Benefits is Denied, Should I Reapply?

    If My Initial Application For Social Security Disability Benefits is Denied, Should I Reapply?
    Should you appeal your initial application denial or reapply if you are denied disability benefits?  If the Social Security Administration (SSA) states your disability is not severe enough to receive benefits, appealing the decision…
  • Jul 2

    Will Hiring An Attorney Speed Up My Case?

    Will Hiring An Attorney Speed Up My Case?
    Many Social Security disability claimants are under the impression that hiring an attorney will speed up the processing of their case with the Social Security Administration (SSA).  While hiring an attorney does not directly translate…
  • Jun 29

    Social Security Disability Benefits for Back Pain

    Social Security Disability Benefits for Back Pain
    A large number of my clients suffer from back pain, and there are many possible causes: degenerative disease, injury, or years of overexertion.  The Social Security Administration (SSA) recognizes that severe back pain can be disabling,…
Rank this Week: 4060

Social Security Disability Law

Social Security Disability Law

Covers Social Security disability topics. By Spencer & Spencer.

http://www.2spencers.com/social-security-blog
  • Mar 24

    Can a 47 year old plumber with arthritis qualify for Social Security disability?

    Can a 47 year old plumber with arthritis qualify for Social Security disability?
    Q: I’m a 47 year old former plumber and my doctor has taken me off work. I have severe arthritis, joint damage, severe allergic reactions, vision issues, a back injury, neck injury, and knee injury. I have filed for unemployment…
  • Mar 18

    It’s easier to win a World Series than get Social Security disability

    It’s easier to win a World Series than get Social Security disability
    It’s about time someone started focusing on the ways Social Security is failing in its duty to help people with severe disabilities. This is the second in a series by FOX Atlanta that actually does take a balanced approach to what is…
  • Mar 18

    Should I hire a lawyer before filing a Social Security disability claim?

    Should I hire a lawyer before filing a Social Security disability claim?
    Having an experienced disability lawyer help you with your Social Security application can definitely increase your chances of getting approved at the initial stage. There are certain types of information that Social Security needs…
Rank this Week: 4920

Life, Health and Disability…

Life, Health and Disability Insurance Law Blog

Covers ERISA and non-ERISA issues on disability, life and health insurance law. By Barger & Wolen.

http://www.lifehealthdisabilityinsurancelaw.com/
  • Oct 17

    Concurrent Causation from "A Medley of Interesting Disability Cases"

    Concurrent Causation from "A Medley of Interesting Disability Cases"
    Kruk v. Metropolitan Life Ins. Co.,2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 35637 (D. Conn. 2013) Facts and holding: Rita Kruk (“Kruk”), a Human Resources Specialist, was a participant in an ERISA plan provided through her employment that provided…
  • Sep 2

    Barger & Wolen and Hinshaw & Culbertson Announce Merger

    Barger & Wolen and Hinshaw & Culbertson Announce Merger
    Combined Firms Create Powerhouse Insurance Practice with 120 Attorneys Dedicated to Serving the Insurance Industry    Chicago and Los Angeles — September 2, 2014 — Barger & Wolen and Hinshaw & Culberston, a…
  • Aug 25

    Burden of Proof: The "What Changed?" Argument from "A Medley of Interesting Disability Cases"

    Burden of Proof: The "What Changed?" Argument from "A Medley of Interesting Disability Cases"
    Hegger v. Unum Life Ins. Co. of America, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 28587 (N.D. Cal. 2013) Facts and holding: Plaintiff Tami Hegger (“Hegger”) was employed as a medical device sales representative until she left work in December…
Rank this Week: 4598

California Social Security Lawyer…

California Social Security Lawyer Blog

Covers Social Security Disability Law. By Geri Kahn.

http://thecaliforniasocialsecuritylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2946

The FEHA Blog

The FEHA Blog

Discourse on California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act from an employee rights attorney’s point of view. By M. Greg Mullanax.

http://www.fehablog.com/
  • Mar 30

    Same-Gender Harassment: Win Some, Lose Some

    Same-Gender Harassment: Win Some, Lose Some
    A former City of Benicia employee sued the City and two supervisors for sexual harassment in violation of FEHA and for retaliation, among other causes of action. The employee and both supervisors were male. Supervisor 1 prevailed on his…
  • Mar 29

    Service Animal

    Service Animal
    I didn't see this until today, but Phyllis Cheng, Director of the DFEH, wrote this interesting article about service animals. I have not had a case with a service animal issue but an employer facing such an issue must do so carefully sinice…
  • Mar 10

    How Not to Act in a Deposition

    How Not to Act in a Deposition
    Justin Bieber demonstrates how not to act in a deposition. What a self-absorbed idiot. I wonder why his lawyers are empowering him by allowing him to act this way. If Justin were my client acting this way in a deposition, he would have to get…
Rank this Week: 2080

Machi Law Blog

Machi Law Blog

Covers Texas bankruptcy, personal injury, social security disability information.

http://www.machilaw.com/
  • Mar 1

    Medical Bankruptcies are Here to Stay

    Medical Bankruptcies are Here to Stay
    Don’t expect the Affordable Care Act to solve the medical bankruptcy problem in this country. Unpaid medical bills are the number one cause of bankruptcy filings. The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) may give many more people access to…
  • Feb 18

    Fort Worth Magazine Names Ted Machi a Top Attorney

    Fort Worth Magazine Names Ted Machi a Top Attorney
    Once again Fort Worth, The City’s Magazine has named Ted Machi a “Top Attorney” for 2013.  Top Attorneys are nominated by their peers.  With his 35+ years representing North Texans, Ted Machi is an attorney you can…
  • Feb 14

    Same-Sex Married Couples May File Bankruptcy Jointly

    Same-Sex Married Couples May File Bankruptcy Jointly
    Same-sex married couples should be eligible to file for bankruptcy jointly.  Bankruptcy courts should provide the same federal protections as opposite-sex married couples even if they live in states that do not recognize same-sex…
Rank this Week: 303

New York Social Security…

New York Social Security Disability Lawyer Blog

Covers New York social security disability and long-term disability law. By Insler & Hermann, LLP.

http://www.newyorksocialsecuritydisabilitylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4461

Veterans' Disability Blog

Veterans' Disability Blog

Covers veterans benefits topics for disabled veterans in Colorado. By Spencer & Spencer, P.C.

http://2spencers.com/veterans-disability-blog
  • Jan 27

    What is Individual Unemployability or TDIU?

    What is Individual Unemployability or TDIU?
    TDIU (Total Disability based on Individual Unemployability) is also called IU and Unemployability. TDIU is paid to veterans who cannot work at a “substantially gainful” level as a result of one or more…
  • Jan 27

    What is Individual Unemployability or TDIU?

    What is Individual Unemployability or TDIU?
    TDIU (Total Disability based on Individual Unemployability) is also called IU and Unemployability. TDIU is paid to veterans who cannot work at a “substantially gainful” level as a result of one or more…
  • Jun 18

    Ask A Lawyer: How long will it take for the VA to respond to my appeal?

    Ask A Lawyer: How long will it take for the VA to respond to my appeal?
    Q: I was awarded a 10% disability in March 1910. I appealed it and they received the appeal on May 28th, 2010. It has been over 2 years since I have had any response. Is this normal? A: Two years with no response from the VA on a claim for…
Rank this Week: 4919

Social Security Disability…

Social Security Disability Advocates in Los Angeles

Covers social security disability benefits and claims. By Mesriani Law Group.

http://socialsecuritydisabilityadvocates.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 4

    5 States that Rely on Social Security Benefits the Most

    5 States that Rely on Social Security Benefits the Most
    Ever since, millions of Americans rely on social security benefits for a living. In fact, in some states, it turns out that a greater proportion of their populations are depended on social security benefits to supplement their daily incomes.…
  • Nov 20

    Food Stamp Cuts Devalues Recent Social Security Benefit Increase

    Food Stamp Cuts Devalues Recent Social Security Benefit Increase
    Although many of the Social Security Benefit recipients were delighted with the recent increase in Cost-of-living Adjustment (COLA), some of them remain mum as the food stamp cut devalues the recent benefit raise. Last month, the Social…
  • Nov 6

    SSA Finally Announces Social Security Benefit Increase for 2014

    SSA Finally Announces Social Security Benefit Increase for 2014
    Image gives credit to © BRADLEY C BOWER/AP/Corbis.After various rumors and speculations regarding the automatic social security benefit increase for next year, the Social Security Administration has finally announced the exact amount of…
Rank this Week: 3378

The QR Legal Blog

The QR Legal Blog

Features substantive, practice related articles, firm updates and legislative/legal alerts. By Quatrini Rafferty.

http://qrlegal.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 20

    Community Leader: David S. DeRose, Esq.

    Community Leader: David S. DeRose, Esq.
    Great to see QR attorney David S. DeRose featured in the Fall 2013 edition of the The Pittsburgh Foundation's FORUM newsletter.http://pittsburghfoundation.org/sites/default/files/FORUM%20Fall%202013.pdf
  • Oct 8

    PA Injured Workers: HISTOPLASMOSIS IN THE WORKPLACE: THE BAT DROPPINGS...

    PA Injured Workers: HISTOPLASMOSIS IN THE WORKPLACE: THE BAT DROPPINGS...
    PA Injured Workers: HISTOPLASMOSIS IN THE WORKPLACE: THE BAT DROPPINGS...: by Vincent J. Quatrini, Jr.   Are you exposed to bat droppings and bird manure in your workplace?  If so, you may be a at risk fo...
  • Sep 25

    Relax the Back: Lessons from the Pittsburgh Post Gazette

    Relax the Back: Lessons from the Pittsburgh Post Gazette
    Below are links to a three-part series on back pain and its treatment from the Pittsburgh Post…
Rank this Week: 4615