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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
  • Aug 16

    Estate Planning for Families in Virginia: Essentials for Your Young Familie

    Estate Planning for Families in Virginia: Essentials for Your Young Familie
    Young families are busy!  They are often raising young children and at the beginning stages of their careers. When it comes to estate planning for families in Virginia, it is often at the bottom of their priority list – if it is…
  • Aug 15

    Senior’s National Park Pass Fee Increase

    Senior’s National Park Pass Fee Increase
    On August 28, 2017, the price of the America the Beautiful – The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Senior Pass increased for the first time since 1994. The Senior’s National Park Pass Life-Time pass fee is…
  • Aug 9

    Fairfax Special Needs Planning Lawyer: Decision Making for Your 18-Year-Old Child with Special Need

    Fairfax Special Needs Planning Lawyer: Decision Making for Your 18-Year-Old Child with Special Need
    When your child reaches age 18, he or she is an adult and has all of the legal rights and responsibilities that comes along with that.  He or she can legally enter into contracts and make decisions related to critical issues such as…
Rank this Week: 459

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: 471

Disability Law

Disability Law

Covers developments in disability law and related fields.

http://disabilitylaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 511

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: 543

My Social Security Disability SSI…

My Social Security Disability SSI Blog

By Tim Moore.

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

    White House planning cuts to Social Security Disability

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

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

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

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

    Is it easier to get disability if you are 50 or older?
    Yes, the rules that govern most decisions are a little easier if you are at least 50 years old. However, individuals under 50 can also be approved provided their medical evidence satisfies the requirements of Social Security Disability and…
Rank this Week: 685

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/
  • Aug 8

    Gender Identity and Special Need

    Gender Identity and Special Need
    The Trump Administration’s February 2017 reversal of an earlier Obama decision ensuring that transgender students under Title IX should be allowed to use the school restrooms of the gender to which they identify has thrown school…
  • Jun 23

    Stop Cuts and Caps to Medicaid

    Stop Cuts and Caps to Medicaid
    The following is an action alert from COPAA: On Monday, the U.S. Senate will begin debate its bill, the Better Care Reconciliation Act, to replace the Affordable Care Act. The bill is being touted as better than the House bill...
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 754

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 18

    Friday Fun

    Friday Fun
    A solar eclipse is coming to America. Here’s what you’ll see where you live. On Monday August 21, a solar eclipse will cut across the entire United States. And wherever you are, you will be able to see it. Even though the…
  • Aug 18

    4 Things You Need to Know About Background Check

    4 Things You Need to Know About Background Check
    Background checks can sound a little ominous, especially if you haven’t ever had one before. In reality, they are nothing more than a routine part of most jobs, designed to protect the company or landlord and make sure that you will be…
  • Aug 17

    8 Dangerous Driving Habit

    8 Dangerous Driving Habit
    We do it almost every day. We unlock our cars, get behind the wheel, turn the key in the ignition and we’re on our way to school, work or some other destination. Driving is so routine, it’s easy to forget just how dangerous it…
Rank this Week: 767

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: 784

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: 863

Iowa Workers' Compensation Law

Iowa Workers' Compensation Law

By Paul McAndrew Law Firm.

http://iowaworkcomplaw.com/
  • Aug 17

    Union-Backed Group Pushes for Better Security at Wal-Mart

    Union-Backed Group Pushes for Better Security at Wal-Mart
    Today’s post comes from guest author Jon Rehm, from Rehm, Bennett & Moore. Recently, a Wal-Mart employee in Norfolk, Nebraska, was cut on the wrist by an intoxicated customer at 2:45 a.m. Unfortunately, these types of incidents are…
  • Aug 14

    NYTimes: Lower Back Ache? Be Active and Wait It Out, New Guidelines Say

    NYTimes: Lower Back Ache? Be Active and Wait It Out, New Guidelines Say
    Today’s post comes from guest author Kit Case, from Causey Wright. Dr. James Weinstein, a back pain specialist and chief executive of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health System, has some advice for most people with lower back pain: Take two…
  • Aug 10

    PBS: California Reports Thousands of Workers Exposed to Elevated Lead Level

    PBS: California Reports Thousands of Workers Exposed to Elevated Lead Level
    Today’s post comes from guest author Kit Case, from Causey Wright. The highest lead levels were found in the blood of people who work with guns and ammunition, according to the California Department of Public Health.  More than…
Rank this Week: 918

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: 1092

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: 1185

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/
Rank this Week: 1333

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: 1339

Disability Insurance Claims Law…

Disability Insurance Claims Law Blog

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

http://www.disabilitylawblog.com/
  • Jul 5

    What Do You Do After Your Long Term Disability Insurance Policy Has Been Denied?

    What Do You Do After Your Long Term Disability Insurance Policy Has Been Denied?
    Disability insurance policy holders that have been denied benefits have to act expeditiously to reverse their denial. There are two types of LTD policies – ERISA – purchased through your employer or an Individual disability…
  • Jun 23

    What Can You do If There is a Delay in Receiving Your Disability Payments?

    What Can You do If There is a Delay in Receiving Your Disability Payments?
    A delay in benefits is a very serious problem in the world of disability insurance benefits. Often the insurance companies delay payments, because they can. The disability insurance attorneys at Dell & Schaefer cut through the clutter and…
  • May 30

    Louisiana Court Grants Aetna’s Unopposed Summary Judgment Motion

    Louisiana Court Grants Aetna’s Unopposed Summary Judgment Motion
    Davis v. Aetna Life Insurance Company (Aetna) involves a case where a plaintiff filed an ERISA lawsuit against Aetna alleging that she should receive long-term disability benefits under her employee benefit plan. As it turns out, there was no…
Rank this Week: 1417

Social Security Disability Blog

Social Security Disability Blog

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

https://www.ssdanswers.com
  • Aug 18

    Why You Need an Elevator Speech for Your Social Security Disability Claim

    Why You Need an Elevator Speech for Your Social Security Disability Claim
    I want to explain why you need an “elevator speech” for your Social Security disability case. If you are not familiar with the term elevator speech, it comes from the world of job search. Imagine that you are in need of a job and…
  • Jul 25

    Military Vet Approved for VA Disability, But Denied Social Security Disability

    Military Vet Approved for VA Disability, But Denied Social Security Disability
    WXIA TV in Atlanta recently ran a story about a 53 year old U.S. Navy veteran who was approved for VA benefits but denied for Social Security.  Retired Navy vet Daniel Norfleat from Covington, Georgia was deemed 90% disabled and…
  • May 15

    More Social Security Disability Money if Your Medical Condition Worsens?

    More Social Security Disability Money if Your Medical Condition Worsens?
    Can you get more money from Social Security disability if your physical or mental health condition takes a turn for the worse after you are approved for disability benefits. Unfortunately, the answer to this question is “no.” The…
Rank this Week: 1418

Long Term Disability Lawyer Blog

Long Term Disability Lawyer Blog

Covers disability claims and lawsuits. By Dell & Schaefer.

http://www.longtermdisabilityblog.com/
  • Jul 5

    Is Pain Enough to get Disability Insurance Benefits?

    Is Pain Enough to get Disability Insurance Benefits?
    A medical diagnosis and medical records are needed to inform the insurance company of your medical condition. Just as important is documentation from your doctor to communicate the extent of your condition. In this video, attorney Gregory…
  • Jun 23

    Is Hiring a Long Term Disability Attorney Going to Raise a Red Flag?

    Is Hiring a Long Term Disability Attorney Going to Raise a Red Flag?
    An experienced disability insurance attorney will work effectively with an insurance company to get them the documentation they are entitled to. Just because an insurance company has requested a document doesn’t mean they are entitled…
  • Oct 12

    Florida Court Upholds Aetna's Denial of Long Term Disability Benefits to Fed-ex Employee

    Florida Court Upholds Aetna's Denial of Long Term Disability Benefits to Fed-ex Employee
    Florida court finds Aetna's denial of long term disability benefits was supported by the medical record which showed plaintiff could work in a sedentary job.
Rank this Week: 1497

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: 1555

Tucker's Disability Benefits Blog

Tucker's Disability Benefits Blog

Covers disability law and disability benefits. By John Tucker.

http://thedisabilitylawfirm.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 7

    Social Security Adds New Conditions to Fast Track Disabilitty Approval Proce

    Social Security Adds New Conditions to Fast Track Disabilitty Approval Proce
    In July, the Social Security Administration announced that its new "Compassionate Allowances Conditions Fast Track Disability Process" will expand to include 100 Conditions.   Social Security Commissioner Michael J. Astrue, announced 12…
  • Sep 4

    Could Proposed Pentagon Plan to Start Military Retirement At Normal Retirement Age Impact VA Disability Claims?

    Could Proposed Pentagon Plan to Start Military Retirement At Normal Retirement Age Impact VA Disability Claims?
    CBS News is reporting that a Pentagon study is suggesting that one budgetary fix that may help ease deficits is to move the starting date for military retirement pension payments back to normal retirement age.  The report on CBS' webpage…
  • Aug 30

    Excellent Tips to Help You Get the Most Out of Your 401k

    Excellent Tips to Help You Get the Most Out of Your 401k
    Occasionally, I offer information on this blog outside of the topic of disability area that I think may be helpful.  A large part of our practice involves ERISA, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974.  ERISA is the…
Rank this Week: 1574

Hill & Ponton Blog

Hill & Ponton Blog

Covers social security and veterans disability law.

http://www.hillandponton.com/blog/
  • Aug 18

    Common Reasons the VA will Deny Your Claim

    Common Reasons the VA will Deny Your Claim
    When applying for VA disability benefits, it may seem as if all odds are against you. However, normally the VA will not deny claims to be malicious. It is important for veterans to be aware of the common reasons as to why their claims may…
  • Aug 17

    Video Blog – SS Hearing Level – Time Frame

    Video Blog – SS Hearing Level – Time Frame
    Natalia Jofre: Hello and welcome to the Hill & Ponton Disability Blog. I’m Natalia Jofre, the social security director for our office. Shelly Mark: I am Shelly Mark, I’m the senior social security attorney with our firm.…
  • Aug 16

    How to Pursue an Increased Rating

    How to Pursue an Increased Rating
    Once a decision is issued, you have a year to file an appeal.  We urge everyone to use that option while it is available to you.  After the appeal period elapses, you can continue your case but the earliest effective date is no…
Rank this Week: 1722

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 28

    SMDA convinces LTD Insurer to reverse claims denial decision for Cognitive Issue

    SMDA convinces LTD Insurer to reverse claims denial decision for Cognitive Issue
    SMDA recently convinced Cigna (Life Insurance Company of North America) to overturn  a claims denial decision for an individual who is suffering from significant cognitive deficits as the result of some as yet undiagnosed condition. SMDA…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1728

Disability & Bad Faith…

Disability & Bad Faith Attorney Blog

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

http://disabilityinsurancelawyers.com/blog/
  • Aug 15

    Filing in Federal or State Court? The Answer May Significantly Affect Your Case

    Filing in Federal or State Court? The Answer May Significantly Affect Your Case
    When suing for long-term disability benefits, an important choice for your lawyer is whether to file the lawsuit in federal court or state court. New York State provides an interesting contrast for the purpose of evaluating this choice: Jury…
  • Jul 31

    Insurance Companies Beware of Bad Faith Denials of Claims in the State of Washington

    Insurance Companies Beware of Bad Faith Denials of Claims in the State of Washington
    This is an important, recent decision from the Supreme Court of the State of Washington, its highest court, involving a personal injury situation arising from a homeowner’s claim. The name of the case is Xia v. Probuilders Specialty…
  • Jul 24

    Lessons from Hurricane Ike: Texas Revives Statutory Bad Faith

    Lessons from Hurricane Ike: Texas Revives Statutory Bad Faith
    In the recent decision of USAA Texas Lloyds v. Menchaca, the Texas Supreme Court ruled that homeowners and other insureds can rely on Texas law to seek damages against insurance companies for unfair and deceptive practices in their…
Rank this Week: 1819

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: 1846

Georgia Disability Lawyer Blog

Georgia Disability Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.georgiadisabilitylawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 14

    Increasing Fish Intake Could Lessen Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthriti

    Increasing Fish Intake Could Lessen Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthriti
    Rheumatoid arthritis is a painful condition and many victims who suffer from this debilitating disease apply for Social Security disability benefits every year. A person who suffers from rheumatoid arthritis may suffer from pain, severe…
  • Aug 10

    THE FACES OF DISABILITY — MICHELLE

    THE FACES OF DISABILITY — MICHELLE
    At 37 years old, Michelle had stopped working as a teacher due to complications with gastro paresis and rheumatoid arthritis. Gastro paresis is a disease that prevents her stomach from correctly digesting food. Because her stomach muscles did…
  • Aug 8

    Stem Cell Therapy Promises Benefits for Arthritis Sufferer

    Stem Cell Therapy Promises Benefits for Arthritis Sufferer
    Research shows that stem cell therapy has many benefits for arthritis patients, especially those who suffer from advanced stages of the condition. According to ongoing studies, stem cell therapy may not promise a complete cure for arthritis,…
Rank this Week: 1871

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/
  • Jun 16

    ERISA Regulation Changes Strengthens Consumer Protections for the Disabled

    ERISA Regulation Changes Strengthens Consumer Protections for the Disabled
    An action taken by the U.S. Department of Labor to protect the disabled fortunately passed on December 19, 2016, on the eve of the Obama’s departure and will go into effect January 1, 2018.  Claimants counsel breathed a sigh of…
  • Feb 7

    Courts Clarify the Mental Disorder Limitation in Long Term Disability Policie

    Courts Clarify the Mental Disorder Limitation in Long Term Disability Policie
    We have been following the Courts’ treatment of mental or nervous disorders limitations in group long term disability policies. (See blog, Disability Caused by Physical Impairment, July 2015)  Recently, the 6th Circuit Court of…
  • Feb 6

    Courts Recognize Disability Claims Based on Longstanding Chronic Migraines and Pain

    Courts Recognize Disability Claims Based on Longstanding Chronic Migraines and Pain
    Insurers often balk at paying a disability claim for a condition that has existed for a long time before the individual stops working.  It seems that people that struggle to continue working despite progressive medical impairment are not…
Rank this Week: 1942

Disability Lawyer

Disability Lawyer

Covers Kentucky disability law. By Austin Mehr.

http://mehrdisabilitygroup.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 24

    The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyer

    The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyer
    Austin Mehr of Mehr, Fairbanks & Peterson Trial Lawyers received an invitation on July 17, 2017, to The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers. As stated in his invitation: “Membership in The National Trial…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2057

Tax Information for People with…

Tax Information for People with Disabilities by Paul Nidich, J.D., LL.M.

Covers tax matters affecting people with disabilities. By Paul Nidich.

http://paulnidich.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2101

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…
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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: 2125

Social Security Disability…

Social Security Disability Attorney Cincinnati

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

http://socialsecuritydisabilityattorneycinci.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 29

    Cincinnati Social Security Attorney Answers How To Win a Back Injury Claim

    Cincinnati Social Security Attorney Answers How To Win a Back Injury Claim
    As a Cincinnati social security disability attorney i have represented many people in front of the Cincinnati Social Security office for all kinds of back injury claims.This office is also known as the office of Adjudication and review. This…
  • May 4

    Win Your Social Security Disability Claim by Telling This Story

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

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

    Cincinnati Disabled - Do You Qualify For Social Security Disability Benefits Fast Free and Easy
    Do you Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits? We can answer this and other questions fast, free,and easy. Plus Anthony Castelli Attorney offers a free claim evaluation to discuss you eligibility for compensation as well as your…
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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: 2147

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: 2214

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 9

    Lincoln National Settles Disability Lawsuit

    Lincoln National Settles Disability Lawsuit
    O’Ryan Law Firm, on behalf of Plaintiff, William M., recently filed a federal lawsuit against Lincoln National Life Insurance Agency (“Lincoln”).   Lincoln is an Indiana corporation with its main headquarters in Omaha,…
  • Jul 19

    HARTFORD AGREES TO SETTLE DISABILITY LAWSUIT

    HARTFORD AGREES TO SETTLE DISABILITY LAWSUIT
    The O’Ryan Law Firm recently represented a former employee of Trinity Health, in South Bend, in a lawsuit against Hartford Insurance Company.  Plaintiff worked for Trinity Health as a Food Service Manager for 24 years when she was…
  • Jun 13

    Purdue Employee Sues Cigna

    Purdue Employee Sues Cigna
    O’Ryan Law Firm, on behalf of a former employee of Purdue University recently filed a lawsuit against Cigna for wrongfully denying the former Purdue employee’s disability claim.  The plaintiff had was a long time employee of…
Rank this Week: 2233

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…
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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: 2362

The QR Legal Blog

The QR Legal Blog

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

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

    Community Leader: David S. DeRose, Esq.

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

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

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

    Relax the Back: Lessons from the Pittsburgh Post Gazette

    Relax the Back: Lessons from the Pittsburgh Post Gazette
    Below are links to a three-part series on back pain and its treatment from the Pittsburgh Post…
Rank this Week: 2363

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: 2515

California Social Security Lawyer…

California Social Security Lawyer Blog

Covers Social Security Disability Law. By Geri Kahn.

http://thecaliforniasocialsecuritylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2718

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
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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/
  • 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: 2857

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 12

    What Trump Gets Wrong About Social Security Disability

    What Trump Gets Wrong About Social Security Disability
    After promising voters to not touch Social Security, the Trump administration has proposed a budget(1) to Congress that would cut $72 billion from Social Security disability. This move, not supported by the facts, is based on the belief is…
  • May 17

    2017 Law Day Luncheon: Bringing the Community Together

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

    Social Security Offset of Worker’s Compensation

    Social Security Offset of Worker’s Compensation
    In Washington State, RCW 51.32.220 allows for the offset of two types of monetary benefits if an individual receives payments for Social Security Disability. Those two state benefits are temporary total disability and permanent total…
Rank this Week: 2881

Machi Law Blog

Machi Law Blog

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

http://www.machilaw.com/
  • Aug 8

    Bouncing Back After Bankruptcy

    Bouncing Back After Bankruptcy
    No one wants to live with a poor credit rating, even after the filing of a bankruptcy. A bankruptcy can remain on an individual’s credit report for up to 10 years. However, you might be surprised to find that your score can rise, even…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2898

The Education Rights Blawg

The Education Rights Blawg

Covers your child’s rights and keeps you up-to-date on legal developments in the fields of school and special education law. By Fabisch Law, L.L.C.

http://educationrights.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 3154

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

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

http://accessdefense.com
  • Aug 17

    Animal Accommodations under the FHA – Get it right the first time.

    Animal Accommodations under the FHA – Get it right the first time.
    A decision from the Western District of Texas should remind landlords that the world of FHA litigation is unforgiving and expensive, so the best thing is to get it right the first time. Reading it has prompted us to re-offer our webinar on…
  • Aug 6

    ADA and the Internet Update – DOJ sends its regulations to Hanger 51

    ADA and the Internet Update – DOJ sends its regulations to Hanger 51
    DOJ’s recent decision to put regulations concerning the internet and the ADA on indefinite hold has important implications for business, but not all of them are good.* It seems likely this move was prompted by executive orders from…
  • Jul 26

    Wasted time and money – Starbucks and the ADA

    Wasted time and money – Starbucks and the ADA
    In some ways the 9th Circuit’s recent decision in Kalani v. Starbucks Coffee Co., 2017 WL 2813864, at *1 (9th Cir. June 28, 2017) is one of the saddest in the long history of ADA litigation. Robert Kalani was a mild kind of serial…
Rank this Week: 3701

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: 3727