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Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

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

http://accessdefense.com
  • Aug 26

    “Disability” and “Handicap” are not the same, and it matter

    “Disability” and “Handicap” are not the same, and it matter
    Many lawyers and governmental entities believe that anyone who is “disabled” for purposes of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)  must also be handicapped for purposes of the Fair Housing Act (FHA). This used to be…
  • Aug 13

    Unconventional wisdom concerning pet deposits under the Fair Housing Act.

    Unconventional wisdom concerning pet deposits under the Fair Housing Act.
    One common bit of conventional wisdom under the FHA is that apartments and other housing providers cannot require a pet deposit for an assistance animal or service animal. This is certainly the position of HUD and the DOJ. (See, HUD memo…
  • Aug 1

    ADA accessibility in movie theaters — do the DOJ’s plans make sense?

    ADA accessibility in movie theaters — do the DOJ’s plans make sense?
    On July 23 the Depart of Justice published a notice of proposed rulemaking on accessibility in movie theaters for those with vision and hearing disabilities. (http://www.ada.gov/regs2014/movie_nprm.html). The public comment period begins…
Rank this Week: 1629

Calbom & Schwab News

Calbom & Schwab News

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

http://www.calbomschwab.com/category/news/
  • Jun 11

    How to Verify Whether You’re “Insured” to Claim Social Security Disability Benefit

    How to Verify Whether You’re “Insured” to Claim Social Security Disability Benefit
    It is important for anyone who is considering an application for Social Security disability benefits, (benefits based upon their own past earnings records) to first verify that they have “insured” status under the Social Security…
  • Jun 11

    Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Post-Injury Disabilities: A Case Study

    Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Post-Injury Disabilities: A Case Study
    If you are disabled by many causes, or disabled from working due to causes not related to your work injury, such as cancer, an illness, or an injury when not working, you may still be entitled to Full Worker’s Compensation Disability…
  • Jun 11

    Changes in Washington’s Workers’ Compensation System Can Deny You Caring Doctor

    Changes in Washington’s Workers’ Compensation System Can Deny You Caring Doctor
    I just finished a file review of a client, and every time the family doctor rejected the opinions of the panel examiners for the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries (L&I), he was challenged by the claims manager as well as…
Rank this Week: 3662

California Social Security Lawyer…

California Social Security Lawyer Blog

Covers Social Security Disability Law. By Geri Kahn.

http://thecaliforniasocialsecuritylawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 11

    Listing 12.05 requires onset prior to age 22, not diagnostic testing prior to age 22

    Listing 12.05 requires onset prior to age 22, not diagnostic testing prior to age 22
    Writing federal court briefs is hard work.  It takes a lot of time and I do not know if I am going to win (and collect fees).  The upside though is that I learn a lot and by having to … Continue reading →
  • Aug 7

    Solano County Public Health Department Starts Hepatitis C Rapid Testing Program

    Solano County Public Health Department Starts Hepatitis C Rapid Testing Program
    Solano County Department of Public Health is now offering rapid Hepatitis C testing at its HIV clinic in Vallejo, 365 Tuolumne Street. The test is confidential and free to anyone at risk for infection. Results are available in 20-40…
  • Jul 29

    Getting the Earnings Record Right

    Getting the Earnings Record Right
    I am seeing in more and more of my cases that the Social Security Earnings Record is an issue in and of itself.  It isn’t that Social Security is getting it wrong.  It is that the individuals have not checked … Continue…
Rank this Week: 2750

Disability & Bad Faith…

Disability & Bad Faith Attorney Blog

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

http://disabilityinsurancelawyers.com/blog/
  • Aug 27

    How Insurance Companies “Push Poll” Your Physicians to Turn Against You

    How Insurance Companies “Push Poll” Your Physicians to Turn Against You
    “Push Polling” is a device most frequently employed in political campaigns where a political party attempts to poison the opinions of voters against the opposing candidate under the guise of conducting a poll. Masquerading as…
  • Aug 21

    Disability Considerations for Solo Practitioner

    Disability Considerations for Solo Practitioner
    If you are the sole practitioner in your legal, medical, chiropractic or dental practice, and you know that you are going to be unable to practice due to your disability, there are a multiple issues you should address prior to your last day…
  • Aug 12

    Second Circuit Denies Insurance Companies the Right to Reduce Benefits Due to Personal Injury Settlement

    Second Circuit Denies Insurance Companies the Right to Reduce Benefits Due to Personal Injury Settlement
    There is great news for the disabled who have had their long term disability benefits reduced due to a personal injury settlement. In Wurz v. Rawlings Company, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held that New York law…
Rank this Week: 376

Disability Denied - Ontario…

Disability Denied - Ontario Disability Lawyer Blog

Discusses Canadian disability insurance court cases, denial of benefits, and policy recissions. By Mark Yazdani.

http://disabledlaw.ca/disability_denied_blog/
  • Apr 17

    Reasons Claims are Denied #4 – “Workplace Conflict”

    Reasons Claims are Denied #4 – “Workplace Conflict”
    Conflicts with co-workers and management are regular occurrences in all manner of workplaces throughout Canada. Disputes with co-workers can arise over personality clashes, jealousy, gossip/backbiting, sexual harassment and competition.…
  • Jan 23

    Consult a Disability Lawyer before agreeing to a Lump Sum Settlement

    Consult a Disability Lawyer before agreeing to a Lump Sum Settlement
    Occasionally, an insurance company will approach a disabled claimant and offer to pay them a one-time lump sum payment rather than continuing to pay monthly disability benefits. In exchange, the claimant signs a “Full and Final” release…
  • Sep 8

    Tips for Disability Claimants #2

    Tips for Disability Claimants #2
Rank this Week: 1054

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: 2986

Disability Insurance Lawyer Blog

Disability Insurance Lawyer Blog

Covers long term disability news and updates. By Frankel & Newfield, PC.

http://www.disabilityinsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 1

    BAD NEWS FOR SSDI IS WORSE NEWS FOR LTD CLAIMANTS

    BAD NEWS FOR SSDI IS WORSE NEWS FOR LTD CLAIMANTS
    We're hearing some bad news about the trust fund that funds Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), and that translates to extremely bad news for individual and ERISA Long Term Disability Insurance companies and their claimants. Two…
  • Jun 23

    Newfield Published in Dynamic Chiropractic Practice Insight

    Newfield Published in Dynamic Chiropractic Practice Insight
    The July issue of Dynamic Chiropractic Practice Insights contains an article co-authored by Jason Newfield, Esq., and H. William Wolfson, CD, FICC, MS, entitled "A Practical Approach to Individual Disability Insurance." The article is a…
  • Jun 18

    Disability Claim Payments Reached $9.8 Billion in 2013

    Disability Claim Payments Reached $9.8 Billion in 2013
    Every year we take a look at the annual review of the state of LTD claims among the working population of the US, presented by the Council for Disability Awareness Long Term Disability Claims Review. This organization, made up of behemoth…
Rank this Week: 525

Disability Law

Disability Law

Covers developments in disability law and related fields.

http://disabilitylaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2196

Disability Lawyer

Disability Lawyer

Covers Kentucky disability law. By Austin Mehr.

http://mehrdisabilitygroup.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 25

    Blue Cross, Blue Shield of California Investigated for Misleading Consumer

    Blue Cross, Blue Shield of California Investigated for Misleading Consumer
    California is investigating Blue Cross, Blue Shield for misleading consumers about their new Affordable Care Act coverage. I expect we will see more of this in the coming months and years, given the magnitude of the changes surrounding health…
  • Jun 25

    Construction Defects and CGL Policie

    Construction Defects and CGL Policie
    This is a very interesting article describing the unsettled nature of the law regarding whether defective construction is an "occurrence" for the purpose of CGL insurance policies. Lots of activity, but still no consensus.Read the article…
  • Apr 22

    Austin Mehr Named to ASLA Top 100 Litigation Lawyer

    Austin Mehr Named to ASLA Top 100 Litigation Lawyer
    Austin Mehr was selected as one of the Top 100 Litigation Lawyers in the State of Kentucky for 2014. This prestigious honor is selected by the American Society of Legal Advocates, and is given to less than 1.5% attorneys.
Rank this Week: 3968

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/
  • 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…
  • Apr 6

    Court of Appeals Finds Sun Life Acted Arbitrarily and Capriciously

    Court of Appeals Finds Sun Life Acted Arbitrarily and Capriciously
    Sherry DeLisle continued working after her car crashes in 1998 and 2000. She suffered spinal and closed head injuries.  Her employer, Krandall & Sons, fired her on April 17, 2002, stating that “she was not doing her job.”  Eight…
Rank this Week: 1425

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/
  • Aug 20

    OPM Disability Retirement – FMLA and/or Sick Leave or Tough it Out?

    OPM Disability Retirement – FMLA and/or Sick Leave or Tough it Out?
    This is a very interesting and relevant topic and probably one of our main specialities in assisting our clients.  Virtually all of our OPM Disability Retirement cases have some period of time when the employee is struggling with whether…
  • Aug 5

    OWCP RELATED: MANAGERIAL HEADACHES 2: OTHER ACHES (ORTHOPEDIC)

    OWCP RELATED: MANAGERIAL HEADACHES 2: OTHER ACHES (ORTHOPEDIC)
    Of the federal government’s 2.6 million employees, approximately 40% (1.1 million) are professional, technical, scientific or clerical workers, who spend the large majority of their work time intensively typing on a computer keyboard or…
  • Jun 22

    Despite Common Thought OWCP Workers Compensation Occupational Disease are More Common than Traumatic Injurie

    Despite Common Thought OWCP Workers Compensation Occupational Disease are More Common than Traumatic Injurie
    If you are one of the nearly 1 million professionals, technical staff, managers or supervisors in the federal work force, the odds are 98 out of 100, that if you are injured, it will not be from straining, lifting, moving, pushing or pulling…
Rank this Week: 1643

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

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

http://legalnewsyoucanuse.com/
  • Aug 27

    VA Form 21-0958 (Notice of Disagreement) Compatibility Issues and Simple Solution

    VA Form 21-0958 (Notice of Disagreement) Compatibility Issues and Simple Solution
    Since the Department of Veterans Affairs released the standardized Notice of Disagreement (VA Form 21-0958) in February 2013, hundreds of veterans have contacted me because they have been unable to download the form through the VA website at…
  • Aug 27

    Not all Discretionary Trusts are Special Needs Trust

    Not all Discretionary Trusts are Special Needs Trust
    Over the years in my practice I have encountered many situations in which a discretionary trust was written into a Will to receive the inheritance of a person who had disabilities. Often the testator (person who was signing the Will) ……
  • Aug 26

    Don’t guarantee that nursing home bill unless you plan to pay it

    Don’t guarantee that nursing home bill unless you plan to pay it
    When an individual moves into a nursing home for long-term care, there are an array of admissions documents that get signed. These include everything from personal preferences information to insurance and financial disclosures, medical…
Rank this Week: 2414

Georgia Disability Lawyer Blog

Georgia Disability Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.georgiadisabilitylawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 21

    Seniors Facing Inconvenience with Increased Social Security Office Closure

    Seniors Facing Inconvenience with Increased Social Security Office Closure
    Baby boomers may be most in need of Social Security payments. However, seniors are likely to find it more and more difficult to apply for disability benefits, or appeal rejected disability claims, because many Social Security offices around…
  • Jun 30

    Body Vibration Therapy May Benefit Fibromyalgia Patient

    Body Vibration Therapy May Benefit Fibromyalgia Patient
    Patients with fibromyalgia may benefit from a new therapy that involves whole-body vibration exercise. Whole-body vibration exercise is not new, and has been used for the treatment of symptoms of fibromyalgia syndrome. However, research on…
  • Jun 12

    Child Victims of Gun Crimes and Social Security Benefit

    Child Victims of Gun Crimes and Social Security Benefit
    Georgia recently became the most gun-friendly state in the country when a piece of legislation became law that allows people to take guns into schools, bars and churches. Governor Nathan Deal recently signed the bill, officially allowing…
Rank this Week: 3302

Hill & Ponton Blog

Hill & Ponton Blog

Covers social security and veterans disability law.

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

    Why are “buddy statements” important in developing your VA claim

    Why are “buddy statements” important in developing your VA claim
    Many veterans seeking service-connected compensation benefits from the VA are not aware of the importance of a well-prepared “buddy statement”. These statements can be from your spouse, friend, pastor, adult child, or from a…
  • Aug 25

    VA says it is going to reduce my benefits, now what?

    VA says it is going to reduce my benefits, now what?
    In my previous post, I discussed the delicate yet serious adverse VA action of declaring incompetency. While there are various types of adverse actions, including incompetency and the reduction of benefits – each involves the same basic…
  • Aug 22

    Renal Cell Carcinoma & Chemical Exposure

    Renal Cell Carcinoma & Chemical Exposure
    Since Vietnam veterans began returning from their military assignments overseas, we have found a wide spectrum of diseases and conditions that have been caused by chemical exposures. The most well-known and researched is Agent Orange. And it…
Rank this Week: 3698

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/
  • Aug 16

    Disability Claims Denied by Sedgwick CMS

    Disability Claims Denied by Sedgwick CMS
    Sedgwick Claims Management Services ("CMS") is a third party claims administrator hired by insurance companies and employee benefit plans to manage disability claims. If your employee benefit plan uses Sedgwick CMS as a claims administrator,…
  • Aug 7

    Proper Contents of a Denial Letter

    Proper Contents of a Denial Letter
    The Employee Retirement and Income Security Act ("ERISA") mandates that insurance companies and claims administrators provide claimants with the specific reasons for the denial or termination of employee benefits and the reasons for the…
  • Jul 16

    Cigna Disability Claim

    Cigna Disability Claim
    Cigna, headquartered in Bloomfield, Connecticut, is a global health services organization and its insurance subsidiaries are major providers of medical, dental, disability, life and accident insurance and related products and services, the…
Rank this Week: 3418

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/
  • Jan 23

    Back Pain and Social Security Disability Benefit

    Back Pain and Social Security Disability Benefit
    In my Indianapolis Social Security disability practice, most of my clients include back pain as an impairment that keeps them from working.  If you have ever suffered from back pain, you may understand why these individuals claim…
  • Jan 13

    Medical Records and Being Prepared For Your Social Security Disability Hearing

    Medical Records and Being Prepared For Your Social Security Disability Hearing
    In my practice as an Indianapolis Social Security disability attorney , I find that good communication is essential for me to provide the best possible representation for my clients.  My office takes pride in responding promptly and…
  • Jan 9

    Is Chronic Pain Syndrome Recognized as a Qualifying Disability?

    Is Chronic Pain Syndrome Recognized as a Qualifying Disability?
    The Social Security Administration (SSA) has a long Listing of Impairments that describes certain conditions that can be found disabling without considering other factors such as the claimant's age, education, or work experience.…
Rank this Week: 4103

Iowa Workers' Compensation Law

Iowa Workers' Compensation Law

By Paul McAndrew Law Firm.

http://iowaworkcomplaw.com/
  • Aug 25

    Sedgwick County judge dismisses toddler death lawsuit

    Sedgwick County judge dismisses toddler death lawsuit
    Today’s post was shared by The Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group and comes from cjonline.com WICHITA — A Sedgwick County judge has dismissed a lawsuit accusing a state agency of failing to protect a toddler before she…
  • Aug 21

    California schools face lawsuit over physical education classe

    California schools face lawsuit over physical education classe
    Today’s post was shared by The Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group and comes from www.latimes.com P.E. lawsuit Thousands of elementary school teachers have been asked this summer to hold on to their lesson plans as 37 school…
  • Aug 18

    Fear of Ebola Breeds a Terror of Physician

    Fear of Ebola Breeds a Terror of Physician
    Today’s post was shared by Gelman on Workplace Injuries and comes from www.nytimes.com Healthcare professional face serious and fatal virus infections overseas. The conditions contrated within the course of thier employment may be…
Rank this Week: 3608

Jackson MS Disability Lawyer

Jackson MS Disability Lawyer

Covers social security disability law. By Curt Crowley.

http://www.mississippidisabilitylawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 25

    a compass was there to get you thinking

    a compass was there to get you thinking
    a compass was there to get you thinking
  • Dec 4

    Disability Lawyer in Jackson Mississippi

    Disability Lawyer in Jackson Mississippi
    Applying for Social Security disability in Mississippi can be a daunting task. You need an experienced disability attorney to help you get the benefits you deserve. Many people find that after years of paying into the Social Security system…
  • Dec 4

    Leukemia Disability

    Leukemia Disability
    If you have been diagnosed with Leukemia, you will likely qualify for disability benefits from the Social Security Administration.What is Leukemia?Leukemia is a type of cancer that strikes the blood and bone marrow.  The term "leukemia" is…
Rank this Week: 4654

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/
  • Jul 15

    Special Education “Individual Employment Plans”

    Special Education “Individual Employment Plans”
    Congress has passed a bill that may change the way many people with disabilities or other special needs now move into the workforce.  It amends the existing Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. Currently, large numbers of…
  • Jun 26

    School Recess for Body Regulation and Sensory Input

    School Recess for Body Regulation and Sensory Input
    Here is an interesting article from the Council On School Health about the importance of recess for all students in school — not just students in special education. The Council writes because recess for students generally is…
  • Jun 25

    Child With Autism Entitled to Service Dog in School

    Child With Autism Entitled to Service Dog in School
    The Unites States Justice Department recently brought suit on behalf of an 8 year old boy with special needs — autism and encephalopathy — against a New Jersey school district.  The suit alleged that the School District…
Rank this Week: 1997

Law for the Long Haul

Law for the Long Haul

Covers estate planning, disability, Medicare, Medicaid, retirement, and long-term care. By Nancy Dollar.

http://www.lawforthelonghaul.com
  • Aug 26

    Medicare and the New Insurance Marketplace

    Medicare and the New Insurance Marketplace
    Every week, "Medicare Monday" features a Medicare question or issue. If there is a Medicare-related topic you would like to be addressed here, please write in to ask@lawforthelonghaul.com. Please, do not send any information that…
  • Aug 23

    End of the Week Review

    End of the Week Review
    This week on Law for the Long Haul:who is eligible for Medicare what is a living trustVeteran retires after more than 50 years of serviceThis week, elsewhere: The Washington Post discussed a study on "super-agers." For the Huffington…
  • Aug 22

    Veteran Retires at 71, After Over 50 Years of Service

    Veteran Retires at 71, After Over 50 Years of Service
    "Thankful Thursday" is a time for us to share a heartwarming story, express our gratitude, and reflect on the week. If you have something you would like to see featured here, please write to: tips@lawforthelonghaul.com.Major Bill Ray has…
Rank this Week: 1522

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/
  • Aug 27

    All About Personal Injury Lawyer

    All About Personal Injury Lawyer
    Personal injury lawyers specialize in fighting for compensation on behalf of people that have been injured due to someone else’s negligence or carelessness. Examples of culprits can include employers or government authorities. People…
  • Aug 26

    Does Boehner Have a Case? Six Key Points to the Obama-House of Representative Lawsuit

    Does Boehner Have a Case? Six Key Points to the Obama-House of Representative Lawsuit
    Recently the U.S. House of Representatives voted 225 to 201 to sue President Obama over allegations that he overreached his Constitutional authority when he made changes to the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) without congressional…
  • Aug 25

    Toyota in Talks With Justice Department Over Final Car Recall Settlement

    Toyota in Talks With Justice Department Over Final Car Recall Settlement
    The New York Times reports that Toyota “is moving to resolve the last major legal issues related to the unintended acceleration of its vehicles, which has already cost it billions of dollars and prompted the recall of millions…
Rank this Week: 2077

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/
  • 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…
  • Aug 20

    A Medley of Interesting Disability Cases: Reviewing 2013 Case

    A Medley of Interesting Disability Cases: Reviewing 2013 Case
    Another year has passed, and what better way to celebrate than by taking a look at the various interesting disability cases that have been issued during that time. This year they are collected in the Medley. In this booklet I have summarized…
  • Jul 7

    California Insurers Asked to Submit Diversity Information About Boards of Director

    California Insurers Asked to Submit Diversity Information About Boards of Director
    by Robert Hogeboom & Samuel Sorich The California Department of Insurance (“CDI”) has issued a notification to insurers with 2013 written premiums of $100 million or more in California to complete and submit the CDI’s…
Rank this Week: 4943

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
  • 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…
  • Mar 5

    Now Playing: Kings Park: Stories from an American Mental Institution

    Now Playing: Kings Park: Stories from an American Mental Institution
    Description: A powerful and very personal documentary about the history and legacy of the Kings Park State Mental Hospital by Filmmaker and former patient Lucy Winer will be playing in Huntington at the Cinema Arts Theater, March 23rd, 2014…
  • Feb 6

    There is a Special Place in Hell

    There is a Special Place in Hell
    Four employees of a Long Island group home have been fired and charged with endangerment for pitting two disabled individuals against each other, according to Newsday and News 12 Long Island. Cellphone video of the fight shows the four…
Rank this Week: 4973

Long Term Disability Law Blog

Long Term Disability Law Blog

Covers long term disability advocacy, disability benefits and claimant tips. By Riemer & Associates LLC.

http://www.longtermdisabilitylawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 737

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: 3160

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: 4665

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/
  • Aug 7

    Maine Nurse Practitioners to Prescribe Medical Marijuana

    Maine Nurse Practitioners to Prescribe Medical Marijuana
    Under a recent change to the medical marijuana law in Maine, nurse practitioners are now permitted to recommend medical marijuana to patients suffering from certain medical conditions. Before this change in the law, only physicians were…
  • Jul 30

    Suicide Rates Higher for Smokers According to Study

    Suicide Rates Higher for Smokers According to Study
    A recent study published in the journal Nicotine and Tobacco Research raises the possibility that the link between smoking and suicide may be stronger than previously believed.The researchers compared suicide rates in states with aggressive…
  • Jul 18

    Moose-Vehicle Collisions Trending Down in Maine

    Moose-Vehicle Collisions Trending Down in Maine
    According to a recent article in the Portland Press Herald, though there have been several moose-vehicle collisions in Maine in the month of July, the actual number of these crashes has decreased over the past three years. Statistics from the…
Rank this Week: 1404

Maryland Injury and Disability Law

Maryland Injury and Disability Law

Covers injury and disability issues. By Greenberg & Bederman, LLP.

http://www.mdinjurydisabilitylaw.com/
  • Apr 3

    Social Security Disability Is Not Welfare

    Social Security Disability Is Not Welfare
    One aspect of our practice is working with some of our injured clients to help them get through the Social Security Disability Insurance process. We don’t have to do this with all of our clients. Some of our clients suffer injuries that…
  • Apr 3

    Colonial Parking Faces Lawsuit for Serious Injury

    Colonial Parking Faces Lawsuit for Serious Injury
    Petula Dvorak is a columnist for the Washington Post, but not the sort of columnist that grabs national headlines or gets invited to cable talk shows. She covers Washington, DC, the place where regular people work and live, and not…
  • Mar 14

    Senseless Teenage Accident Deaths in Ohio

    Senseless Teenage Accident Deaths in Ohio
      As far as car accidents go, you really can’t get much worse than this: “A car crash in Ohio this weekend killed 6 teens. The Honda Passport was carrying eight teenagers when it crashed into a guardrail just south of Warren,…
Rank this Week: 326

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
Rank this Week: 4763

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/
  • Jun 5

    SMDA convinces Lincoln National Life to overturn claims denial Decision

    SMDA convinces Lincoln National Life to overturn claims denial Decision
    Lincoln National Life recently overturned its decision to deny an SMDA client's claim after we filed an administrative appeal of Lincoln's claim's denial decision. Our client had worked for FoMoCo for more than a decade when the facility…
  • Mar 13

    CIGNA OVERTURNS LTD CLAIM DENIAL AFTER SMDA APPEAL

    CIGNA OVERTURNS LTD CLAIM DENIAL AFTER SMDA APPEAL
    SMDA prepared a comprehensive administrative appeal on behalf of a gentleman who had been forced to stop working as a press operator as a result of ongoing orthopedic problems with his neck. He had underwent cervical discectomy surgery as a…
  • Feb 28

    6th Circuit Considers extent of Equitable Remedie

    6th Circuit Considers extent of Equitable Remedie
    The 6th Circuit recently granted a request for en banc review of the Rochow v Life Insurance of North America case where a three judge panel determined that the claimant could recover for unjust enrichment the profits the insurance company…
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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/
  • 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…
  • Aug 15

    How Long Must I Wait For My Social Security Disability Decision?

    How Long Must I Wait For My Social Security Disability Decision?
    In 95% of all social security disability claims, benefits can be awarded in one of three phases of the application process; Initial Application, Reconsideration or ODAR (Office of Decision And Revie
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My Social Security Disability SSI…

My Social Security Disability SSI Blog

By Tim Moore.

http://disabilityblogger.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 29

    Is it a good sign when the vocational expert at a disability hearing says....

    Is it a good sign when the vocational expert at a disability hearing says....
    Someone recently asked this question and I will paraphase it: "If a vocational expert at a hearing cites the existence of jobs that a person might be suited for but also states that they lack the ability to perform those jobs, is that a…
  • Jul 8

    Members of Congress seek to make Social Security Disability an adversarial program

    Members of Congress seek to make Social Security Disability an adversarial program
    This video was posted by Disability Attorney Jonathan Ginsberg. As he states, it is fairly difficult to watch this Social Security administrative law judge--who is obviously very nervous--being grilled by South Carolina’s 4th District…
  • Jun 10

    Social Security Disability out of money by 2016

    Social Security Disability out of money by 2016
    The Social Security Disability fund is due to be exhausted by 2016. If something isn't done, meaning something isn't done by Congress, it may mean a 21 percent cut in benefits for beneficiaries. This has a double whammy effect. It makes…
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Nashville Probate and Disability…

Nashville Probate and Disability Law Journal

Covers disability, wills, probate and elder law. By Norris & Norris, PLC.

http://www.nashvilleprobateanddisabilitylawblog.com/
  • Apr 24

    Giving Away the House

    Giving Away the House
    Posted by Barbara Moss. "We gave away our house last week to our two children. We want to be able to qualify for Medicaid without the government getting all our money." That's how my interview with two potential clients…
  • Jan 14

    Living Independently in Old Age

    Living Independently in Old Age
    Posted by Barbara Moss. My mother wanted to live at home as long as possible. Fortunately for her, when that was no longer possible, she was able to pay some of the capital from the sale of her home for a spot in an assisted living…
  • Jan 3

    Paying for Nursing Home Care

    Paying for Nursing Home Care
    Posted by Barbara Moss. As I've written in a prior post (December 19, 2012), Medicare pays only a limited amount toward nursing home care and then only when there has been a 3-day hospital admission first. People who enter a nursing home…
Rank this Week: 3301

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: 4256

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/
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North Carolina Social Security…

North Carolina Social Security Disability Lawyer Blog

Covers social security disability benefits, appeals and hearings. By the Law Offices of Michael A. DeMayo, L.L.C.

http://www.northcarolinasocialsecuritydisabilitylawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 21

    Goal Setting for 2012 for North Carolina Social Security Disability Hopeful

    Goal Setting for 2012 for North Carolina Social Security Disability Hopeful
    2012 is on the horizon. If you are on North Carolina social security disability, or if you seek SSD or supplemental security income (SSI) benefits, odds are that you face multiple budgetary challenges. Those financial challenges are stacked…
  • Dec 18

    The “Impatience Problem” and North Carolina Social Security Disability

    The “Impatience Problem” and North Carolina Social Security Disability
    The quest for North Carolina Social Security Disability can be brutally slow, especially when you measure that quest in terms of our 24/7, Twitter-centric world view. It’s easy to get impatient, in other words, particularly if you’re…
  • Dec 15

    Disappointed with Your North Carolina Social Security Disability Results?

    Disappointed with Your North Carolina Social Security Disability Results?
    In 2011, over 3 million people sought social security disability benefits in North Carolina and elsewhere in the U.S. It’s a safe bet that many hundreds of thousands of those applicants came out of the process disappointed, if not…
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Ohio Social Security Disability…

Ohio Social Security Disability Blog

Covers family law, criminal law, and social security SSD/SSI ssues in Ohio. By the Law Offices of John T. Nicholson.

http://www.johntnicholson.com/ohiolawblog/
  • May 26

    SSA ruling indicates that focus of disability inquiry should be on capacity to work, not ability to find a job

    SSA ruling indicates that focus of disability inquiry should be on capacity to work, not ability to find a job
    SSA ruling indicates that focus of disability inquiry should be on capacity to work, not ability to find a job  SSR 64-47c The claimant, a high school graduate who had worked in various capacities in carpentry, including foreman and…
  • Mar 24

    Social Security disability rules for Lupu

    Social Security disability rules for Lupu
    How to win my disability case for a lupus diagnosis? Systemic lupus erythematosus, or simply lupus, is evaluated in the immune system section of the Disability Evaluation Under Social Security disability handbook, more commonly known as the…
  • Feb 10

    Delays in Ohio Social Security Disability claims hurt claimant

    Delays in Ohio Social Security Disability claims hurt claimant
    Social Security Disability Delays Impact Vulnerable Patients Unfortunately it is becoming all to common for those applying for Social Security Disability benefits to suffer delay after delay while their claims languish in a bureaucratic mess…
Rank this Week: 1033

Oregon Injury Attorney Blog

Oregon Injury Attorney Blog

Covers Oregon accident & injury news related to auto cases, insurance claims, social security disability, & workers compensation. By Di Bartolomeo Law Office, P.C.

http://www.oregoninjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • Sep 13

    Pipline Application Coincides With Pipeline Settlement

    Pipline Application Coincides With Pipeline Settlement
    Two recent news articles involving natural gas pipelines caught my interest this week. The Daily Astorian reported that Clatsop County will once again consider a land-use application from the Oregon Pipeline Company for a 41 mile pipeline…
  • Sep 5

    NFL Concussion Lawsuit: Just the Beginning?

    NFL Concussion Lawsuit: Just the Beginning?
    Football season is upon us. The college games have begun, and the NFL is not far behind. While driving home from vacation last week, we noticed a high school bus traveling all the way from deep Southern Oregon over to Newport for their season…
  • Aug 15

    Why You Need to Read Your Property Damage Settlement Agreement

    Why You Need to Read Your Property Damage Settlement Agreement
    When a potential client sits down with us to discuss an auto injury accident case, many times, the property damage portion of the claim has been resolved. Sometimes it is not, and we help with that too. A recent exchange with a liability…
Rank this Week: 1038

Personal Injury and Social…

Personal Injury and Social Security Disability Blog

Information for injured persons and Social Security disability claimants in Texas. By Robert A. Kraft

http://www.injury-and-disability.com/
  • Aug 13

    Please Join Me At PISSD.com

    Please Join Me At PISSD.com
    Beginning today I am discontinuing this blog, after seven years — since April 2005. I started another injury blog at about the same time, and my original plan was to discuss different topics on the two blogs. Over time, the content became…
  • Aug 10

    Friday Fun

    Friday Fun
    I've seen plenty of five-piece bands, and I've seen even more pianists. But until now I've never seen five guys play one piano — and actually make pretty good music.
  • Aug 9

    Student Drives Off Cliff While Texting About Danger of Texting and Driving!

    Student Drives Off Cliff While Texting About Danger of Texting and Driving!
    Here's one from the "life is stranger than fiction" department. This is the full story reported by Mashable.com: In yet another example of why you shouldn’t text and drive, a Texas college student drove off a cliff while…
Rank this Week: 936

SC Disability Law

SC Disability Law

Discusses personal injury, workers compensation and Social Security disability issues. By Rita Metts.

http://scdisabilitylaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 14

    Veterans with disabilities may receive compensation

    Veterans with disabilities may receive compensation
    Veterans with disabilities may receive compensationThis blog is not intended as legal advice, nor an offer of legal representation. We encourage honest communication regarding Social Security Disability. Please contact an attorney for legal…
  • Apr 14

    Covering the Bases: Social Security Disability, Medicare and returning to work - CapitalGazette.com: Covering The Base

    Covering the Bases: Social Security Disability, Medicare and returning to work - CapitalGazette.com: Covering The Base
    Covering the Bases: Social Security Disability, Medicare and returning to work - CapitalGazette.com: Covering The BasesThis blog is not intended as legal advice, nor an offer of legal representation. We encourage honest communication…
  • Apr 14

    Apply wisely for disability benefit

    Apply wisely for disability benefit
    Apply wisely for disability benefitsThis blog is not intended as legal advice, nor an offer of legal representation. We encourage honest communication regarding Social Security Disability. Please contact an attorney for legal advice…
Rank this Week: 4251

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…
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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: 3912

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
  • Aug 18

    No Jail if You Refuse to Use SSDI Money to Pay Court Ordered Obligation

    No Jail if You Refuse to Use SSDI Money to Pay Court Ordered Obligation
    The Michigan Court of Appeals recently issued an interesting decision in a case called In re Robby Lampart about the right of a state agency to go after a claimant’s Social Security disability to enforce a criminal restitution…
  • Aug 11

    How Does a Social Security Judge Decide if I have “Transferable Skills” for Grid Rule Purposes?

    How Does a Social Security Judge Decide if I have “Transferable Skills” for Grid Rule Purposes?
    This is a good question – the short answer is that judges will look to vocational expert witness testimony to determine whether a claimant has acquired transferable skills. Your question got me thinking that it might be helpful to…
  • Jul 22

    SSA Overpayment Issues Can be Difficult to Handle

    SSA Overpayment Issues Can be Difficult to Handle
    If you need a lawyer to help you with an overpayment issue, you are going to have a hard time finding help. Overpayment cases arise when Social Security discovers that they have paid you too much – sometimes for years – and now…
Rank this Week: 921

Social Security Disability Law

Social Security Disability Law

Covers Social Security disability topics. By Spencer & Spencer.

http://www.2spencers.com/social-security-blog
  • Sep 18

    How to Prove You’re Disabled

    How to Prove You’re Disabled
    To prove disability you need: Documentation. Documentation. Documentation. Knowing you’re disabled and proving you’re disabled to a judge are two VERY different things.You may have very serious medical issues that affect your…
  • Sep 18

    How to Prove You’re Disabled

    How to Prove You’re Disabled
    To prove disability you need: Documentation. Documentation. Documentation. Knowing you’re disabled and proving you’re disabled to a judge are two VERY different things.You may have very serious medical issues that affect your…
  • Sep 4

    Need Help Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits?

    Need Help Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits?
    We can help you apply for disability! Our attorney has helped thousands of people get the Social Security disability benefits they need. We can help you too. We can help you apply for disability benefits if: You can’t work because…
Rank this Week: 4083

Social Security Disability Lawyer

Social Security Disability Lawyer

Covers social security disability law. By Gordon Gates.

http://www.socialsecuritydisabilitylawyer.us/blog/
  • Jun 24

    Characteristics of a great Administrative Law Judge

    Characteristics of a great Administrative Law Judge
    I had a hearing recently with a terrific Social Security administrative law judge. The experience got me thinking about the characteristics you want in a judge. Here are a few: Good listener - the purpose of a Social Security disability…
  • Jun 4

    Your diagnosis is just a first step to disability

    Your diagnosis is just a first step to disability
    I frequently talk to clients and potential clients, who say "I am diagnosed with x, y, and z" so I cannot work." I hear this statement almost every day (sometimes several times a day). Here is how I respond: "Well, x, y,…
  • May 15

    The 2013 Waterfall Chart

    The 2013 Waterfall Chart
    Each Spring, the SSA releases statistics from the previous fiscal year in an easy to understand format, the "waterfall" chart. The chart shows the percentage of claims approved and denied at the various levels of review. Here is the…
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