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Hill & Ponton Blog

Hill & Ponton Blog

Covers social security and veterans disability law.

http://www.hillandponton.com/blog/
  • Apr 24

    Do sleep apnea and PTSD have overlapping factors?

    Do sleep apnea and PTSD have overlapping factors?
    Around 8% of the US population will experience PTSD in their life. While it is more common for veterans to suffer from PTSD than the average person due to the variety of stressful situations they experience, the VA estimates that the number…
  • Apr 21

    Video Blog – SS Sequential Eval – Step 5

    Video Blog – SS Sequential Eval – Step 5
    Natalia Jofre: Welcome to the Hill and Ponton Social Security Disability Blog. I’m Natalia Jofre. I’m the director for our social security section here at Hill and Ponton. Shelly Mark: I’m Shelly Mark. I am the senior social…
  • Apr 20

    Video Blog – Common Mistakes – 100% vs Unemployability

    Video Blog – Common Mistakes – 100% vs Unemployability
    Matthew Hill: Hello I’m Matthew Hill from Hill and Ponton. This is our VA video blog. I’m here with Carol Ponton, and we’re doing a series on the big mistakes we see, or the misunderstandings that get in the way between a…
Rank this Week: 3437

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
  • 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…
  • Apr 7

    Depression and World Health Day

    Depression and World Health Day
    World Health Day is an annual event, started by the World Health Organization (WHO) that takes place on April 7. This year, the focus is on depression and the slogan is “Depression: let’s talk” and the official hashtag being…
  • Mar 30

    Medical Evidence and Long-Term Disability Claims for Psychological Illne

    Medical Evidence and Long-Term Disability Claims for Psychological Illne
    Long-term disability claims may come as a result of a person being unable to work due to physical injury or illness or psychological illness. Claims for psychological illnesses include anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and…
Rank this Week: 2394

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/
  • Apr 24

    5 Reasons You Need a Lawyer When Filing for Bankruptcy

    5 Reasons You Need a Lawyer When Filing for Bankruptcy
    Bankruptcy is one of the most complex and perilous legal subjects. Even if your case only involves you as an individual and you think your finances aren’t complicated enough to warrant the involvement of an attorney, the reality of the…
  • Apr 21

    Friday Fun

    Friday Fun
    Each of the 50 States Hilariously Summed Up In A Single Photograph The post Friday Fun appeared first on pissd.com.
  • Apr 20

    Best Tips for Dealing with the Legal Ramifications of a Car Accident

    Best Tips for Dealing with the Legal Ramifications of a Car Accident
    If you have ever been involved in a car accident, then you well understand the turmoil that can enter into your life all at once. Not only are there your injuries and the damages to your car to take care of, but there are also a host of other…
Rank this Week: 905

Iowa Workers' Compensation Law

Iowa Workers' Compensation Law

By Paul McAndrew Law Firm.

http://iowaworkcomplaw.com/
  • Apr 24

    Proposed changes to Iowa workers compensation cruelly target elderly employee

    Proposed changes to Iowa workers compensation cruelly target elderly employee
    Today’s post comes from guest author Jon Rehm, from Rehm, Bennett & Moore. Anti-worker changes could be coming to Iowa workers compensation. To me the cruelest reform would be the proposal to end permanent total disability benefits…
  • Apr 20

    Increase in Work-Related Fatal Injuries in 2015 – North Dakota the Highest

    Increase in Work-Related Fatal Injuries in 2015 – North Dakota the Highest
    Today’s post comes from guest author Anthony L. Lucas, from The Jernigan Law Firm. According to the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, in 2015 the number of work-related fatal injuries increased nationally. There were 4,836…
  • Apr 17

    Six Questions You Should Answer Before You Become a Whistleblower

    Six Questions You Should Answer Before You Become a Whistleblower
    Today’s post comes from guest author Jon Rehm, from Rehm, Bennett & Moore. Whistleblowers have helped expose some of the biggest corporate scandals of the 21st century, including Enron and the Bernie Madoff scandals. Whistleblowers…
Rank this Week: 3675

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

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

http://blog.finkrosnerershow-levenberg.com/
  • Apr 24

    Court limits ability of Adult Protective Services to enter a home without court order

    Court limits ability of Adult Protective Services to enter a home without court order
    In a recent decision involving a lawsuit against the Adult Protective Services (APS)  office of the Bergen County Board of Social Services, the Appellate Division held that without a court order or warrant for entry, or “exigent…
  • Apr 20

    Can you Change a Will without a Writing?

    Can you Change a Will without a Writing?
    I cannot tell you how many times over the years a client has told me that despite what is written in the Last Will and Testament of their parent or grandparent or Aunt or Uncle, “s/he said that s/he was … Continue reading…
  • Apr 18

    What to do if you want to resign as a fiduciary — don’t just walk away

    What to do if you want to resign as a fiduciary — don’t just walk away
    Being appointed as a Guardian, Trustee or Agent under Power of Attorney can be an enormous task. Each of these appointments confers decision-making power and authority on the fiduciary, but at the same time, each of them involves tremendous…
Rank this Week: 2619

Georgia Disability Lawyer Blog

Georgia Disability Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.georgiadisabilitylawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 23

    Researchers Discover Gene Responsible for Rare Blindness-Deafness Disorder

    Researchers Discover Gene Responsible for Rare Blindness-Deafness Disorder
    Scientists recently announced that they have discovered a gene that is responsible for a condition that causes children to be born with blindness, deafness, and other serious symptoms. This condition is known as COMMAD Syndrome, and children…
  • Apr 20

    Disabled Children at Higher Risk of Abuse and Neglect

    Disabled Children at Higher Risk of Abuse and Neglect
    Children who suffer from a mental or physical disability may be at a much higher risk of suffering from abuse or neglect. Those are the results of a new study that yielded disturbing findings. According to the study, children who suffer from…
  • Mar 30

    Can Adults with Autism Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits?

    Can Adults with Autism Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits?
    Autism is a disorder that is usually present from birth, and affects a person’s communication abilities as well as their personal skills. Typically, the disorder is diagnosed by the time a child is three years old. An adult who suffers…
Rank this Week: 3470

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: 4295

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/
  • Apr 21

    Veteran Funeral Forms & Benefit

    Veteran Funeral Forms & Benefit
    Veterans looking into funeral benefits can help their family by filling out VA forms and answering important issues like where you want to be laid […] The post Veteran Funeral Forms & Benefits appeared first on IAJ Law.
  • Apr 11

    Family Support is a Blessing

    Family Support is a Blessing
    You already know this, but friends and family support can help in big ways.  Maybe you have leaned on them for advice or vented your […] The post Family Support is a Blessing appeared first on IAJ Law.
  • Apr 6

    Military Oath – Keeping the Wolves Away

    Military Oath – Keeping the Wolves Away
    The words within the military oath for those enlisting in the armed forces are significant.  For one, it was formalized in 1956 as Federal law.  It […] The post Military Oath – Keeping the Wolves Away appeared…
Rank this Week: 362

Calbom & Schwab News

Calbom & Schwab News

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

http://www.calbomschwab.com/category/news/
  • 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…
  • Dec 14

    Righting a Wrong for a Quadriplegic Following On the Job Injury in Washington State

    Righting a Wrong for a Quadriplegic Following On the Job Injury in Washington State
    On a daily basis our law firm provides free information to the public on injuries that occur on and off the job.   But recently we were proud to file a court action asking that the Department of Labor and Industries (Department) be…
Rank this Week: 3865

Arkansas Personal Injury,…

Arkansas Personal Injury, Disability and Workers' Compensation Law Blog

By Ken Kieklak.

http://www.kieklaklawfirm.com/blog/
  • Apr 19

    What is OSHA in Arkansas?

    What is OSHA in Arkansas?
    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is a federal agency inside the Department of Labor, responsible for protecting workers and regulating work conditions around the country.  Their job is to help employers keep the…
  • Apr 17

    Does a Car Accident Qualify Me for Workers’ Compensation?

    Does a Car Accident Qualify Me for Workers’ Compensation?
    Workers’ compensation is a state run system that helps people who were injured at work continue to get paid.  This program only helps people who suffered work-related injuries, though.  That means that car accidents, on your…
  • Apr 14

    Can I Receive Disability Benefits as an Adult with Asperger’s?

    Can I Receive Disability Benefits as an Adult with Asperger’s?
    Asperger syndrome is a severe problem for many people.  Nearly 200,000 people in the US are diagnosed with the syndrome every year, and many more live with their condition every day. For adults who were either recently diagnosed or have…
Rank this Week: 472

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: 3234

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

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

http://accessdefense.com
  • Apr 19

    ADA testing and ADA exploitation are not the same – the courts are getting it.

    ADA testing and ADA exploitation are not the same – the courts are getting it.
    The broad sweep of ADA litigation history runs from early cases in which serial litigants (also known as “drive-by” litigants) were given the benefit of the doubt as crusaders for civil rights to more recent cases in which courts…
  • Apr 17

    Trending now – the ADA covers some of the internet, maybe.

    Trending now – the ADA covers some of the internet, maybe.
    I’m writing this brief blog just to let you know that we have some additional decisions on the ADA / Internet issue. Unfortunately they don’t tell us much. In Gil v Winn Dixie Stores, Inc., Case No. 16-23020 (SD Fla. March…
  • Mar 29

    Victory and confusion in ADA internet litigation – what next?

    Victory and confusion in ADA internet litigation – what next?
    ADA defendants just won two significant victories concerning internet accessibility. In a March 20, 2017 decision in Robles v. Dominos Pizza LLC, Case No. 2:16-cv-06599, (C.D. Cal.) Judge Otero dismissed a claim concerning the…
Rank this Week: 2687

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/
  • Apr 18

    Do I Need An Attorney to Apply for Social Security Disability Benefits?

    Do I Need An Attorney to Apply for Social Security Disability Benefits?
      Is hiring a lawyer necessary or helpful when first applying for Social Security Disability benefits? When initially applying for Social Security Disability there are many concerns to be faced, one of which is whether or not it would be
  • Apr 10

    Should I file an Appeal if my Social Security Disability claim is denied?

    Should I file an Appeal if my Social Security Disability claim is denied?
      If your Social Security Disability Claim is denied you should consider filing an Appeal. Most applications are initially declined, don’t be discouraged and give up. Fight for your claim. The important thing is to understand what…
  • Apr 5

    The Ticket to Work Program

    The Ticket to Work Program
      Through the Ticket to Work program the Social Security Administration helps the disabled return to work. The Social Security Administration offers programs and incentives to help those who are disabled get back to work. Most people…
Rank this Week: 1350

My Social Security Disability SSI…

My Social Security Disability SSI Blog

By Tim Moore.

http://disabilityblogger.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 17

    How important is Social Security?

    How important is Social Security?
    How important is Social Security (and, by extension, Social Security Disability, since that is simply a person getting their Social Security early due to disability)? This is how important: "If Social Security income weren't…
  • Apr 17

    Cutting Social Security tax...not a good idea.

    Cutting Social Security tax...not a good idea.
    Yes, as the article linked below states, if you cut payroll taxes (meaning that pesky fica deduction that comes out of a person's paycheck), then you cut the funding mechanism for Social Security and roughly half the country at retirement…
  • Apr 17

    How many get awarded disability benefits?

    How many get awarded disability benefits?
    According to a recent article, "In 2002, 44.6 percent of applications were approved. Since 2002, approval rates have declined, with rates hovering around 32 percent since 2014." This, of course, illustrates why it is important to…
Rank this Week: 2195

Disability & Bad Faith…

Disability & Bad Faith Attorney Blog

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

http://disabilityinsurancelawyers.com/blog/
  • Apr 17

    CLE Course: Ethically Representing Parties in Insurance Coverage Matter

    CLE Course: Ethically Representing Parties in Insurance Coverage Matter
    In my last blog, I discussed an upcoming LawLine.com lecture that I will be giving with my partner, Matthew Conroy, on May 1, 2017. LawLine.com is the largest online, continuing legal education (CLE) provider in the United States. I have…
  • Apr 10

    CLE Course: Recent Litigation and Legislation in Insurance Law

    CLE Course: Recent Litigation and Legislation in Insurance Law
    In addition to my law practice, I have the honor of serving as a faculty member on LawLine.com, which is the largest online, continuing legal education (CLE) provider in the United States. I have 11 lectures available, some of which I…
  • Apr 6

    Mental and Nervous Limitations in Long-Term Disability Policie

    Mental and Nervous Limitations in Long-Term Disability Policie
    Many, if not all, group long-term disability policies contain a mental and nervous limitation, as do some individual disability insurance policies. Typically, the limitation stipulates that the policy will only pay the insured for disabling…
Rank this Week: 4456

RSH Legal blog

RSH Legal blog

Covers Iowa personal injury.

https://www.fightingforfairness.com/free-articles/
Rank this Week: 890

RSH Legal Personal Injury Blog

RSH Legal Personal Injury Blog

Covers workers' compensation and personal injury in Iowa.

http://www.fightingforfairness.com/free-articles/
  • Apr 17

    What Photos Should You Take After a Car Accident in Iowa? (Video)

    What Photos Should You Take After a Car Accident in Iowa? (Video)
    Right after a car crash in Iowa, car accident photos may not be the first thing you think about doing. The trauma of the car accident and any crash-related injuries can overwhelm any other thoughts. ... This article What Photos Should…
  • Apr 12

    Do I Really Need a Social Security Disability Lawyer For My Disability Claim? (Video)

    Do I Really Need a Social Security Disability Lawyer For My Disability Claim? (Video)
    If you have applied for Social Security disability benefits, or you are getting ready to apply, you may believe you need a Social Security disability lawyer to help you. However, depending on your si... This article Do I Really Need a…
  • Apr 4

    How Long Do You Have to Meet Iowa’s Workers’ Compensation Claim Deadlines? (Video)

    How Long Do You Have to Meet Iowa’s Workers’ Compensation Claim Deadlines? (Video)
    We often get calls to our office from injured workers wondering if there are Iowa workers’ compensation claim deadlines or time limits to file a claim. Workers’ comp has some unique deadlines. H... This article How Long…
Rank this Week: 514

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/
  • 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…
  • Apr 5

    Do I Qualify for SSDI Due to My Mental Illness?

    Do I Qualify for SSDI Due to My Mental Illness?
    Individuals who suffer from diagnosed mental illnesses can qualify to receive Social Security Disability Insurance benefits and Supplemental Security Income payments. In fact, nearly 40 percent of Ohio residents who draw SSDI and/or SSI have…
  • Mar 20

    Who Is Eligible for OPERS?

    Who Is Eligible for OPERS?
    Participation in the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System is open to the following people: Ohio state government workers, but not elected state or federal officials Employees of county, city and town governments, with some municipal…
Rank this Week: 1989

Social Security Disability Blog

Social Security Disability Blog

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

http://www.ssdanswers.com
  • 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…
  • Sep 22

    New Strategy for Winning PTSD Disability Claim

    New Strategy for Winning PTSD Disability Claim
    I have changed how I prepare PTSD disability claims involving combat veterans. Over the past few years I have represented dozens of “wounded warriors” – men and women who have served our country in Iraq, Afghanistan and…
Rank this Week: 4411

Disability Insurance Legal…

Disability Insurance Legal Resource

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

http://www.disabilitycounsel.net/blog/
  • Apr 3

    Watch Out for “Work” Provision

    Watch Out for “Work” Provision
    In a previous post, we discussed the importance of how your policy defines the key term “total disability,” and provides several examples of “total disability” definitions.  The definition of “total…
  • Mar 20

    Protecting Your Retirement Income – Part 3

    Protecting Your Retirement Income – Part 3
    Retirement Protection Insurance In our last two posts we discussed two different disability insurance policy riders that may help mitigate the problems that a disabling condition can create for your retirement planning. A graded lifetime…
  • Mar 13

    Protecting Your Retirement Income – Part 2

    Protecting Your Retirement Income – Part 2
    Lump Sum Rider In our last post we discussed some of the ways a disability can impact your retirement planning and how a graded lifetime benefits rider can help mitigate some of those problems. A lifetime benefits rider certainly has its…
Rank this Week: 2690

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/
  • 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…
  • Mar 28

    American United Life Insurance Settles Disability Benefits Lawsuit

    American United Life Insurance Settles Disability Benefits Lawsuit
    O’Ryan Law Firm recently settled a lawsuit against American United Life Insurance Company (“AUL”) on behalf of a client whose long term disability benefits were prematurely terminated by AUL.   AUL is headquartered…
  • Feb 14

    Assisting With Your Long Term Disability Claim

    Assisting With Your Long Term Disability Claim
    It’s never too early or too late to hire an attorney to represent you in your disability case. You do not have to wait to be denied by your insurance company before talking to an attorney. We offer several services that can protect your…
Rank this Week: 3568

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: 962

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: 5182

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: 2190

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: 1235

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: 5076

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: 4266

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: 1576

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: 2191

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: 4662

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: 2822

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: 993

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: 89

ERISA and Disability Benefits Law…

ERISA and Disability Benefits Law Blog

Covers ERISA and Disability benefits litigation. By the Wood Law Firm.

http://www.erisaontheweb.com/
  • Feb 9

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  • Jun 5

    Court Awards Substantial Attorney's Fees to Plaintiff in ERISA Disability Case

    Court Awards Substantial Attorney's Fees to Plaintiff in ERISA Disability Case
    In this ERISA disability case, the federal district court in Chicago awarded attorney’s fees of $109,312.75 to the successful plaintiff, Holmstrom.  The case started after MetLife decided to terminate her claim for long-term disability…
  • Apr 8

    Court Orders CIGNA to Pay Six-Figure Attorney's Fee

    Court Orders CIGNA to Pay Six-Figure Attorney's Fee
    Steven Alfano won his ERISA claim for long-term disability benefits against CIGNA. The district court had previously ruled that there was “no sound basis in the record to support CIGNA’s finding that plaintiff’s back condition … had…
Rank this Week: 1019

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: 2691

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: 4087

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: 4987

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: 4670

California Social Security Lawyer…

California Social Security Lawyer Blog

Covers Social Security Disability Law. By Geri Kahn.

http://thecaliforniasocialsecuritylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3010

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: 2632

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: 3034

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: 4482

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: 4988

Social Security Disability…

Social Security Disability Attorney Cincinnati

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

http://socialsecuritydisabilityattorneycinci.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4200

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: 3383