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Special Education Law Blog

Special Education Law Blog

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

http://specialedlaw.blogs.com/home/
  • Mar 2

    Abuse of the Developmentally Delayed

    Abuse of the Developmentally Delayed
    A sad story came out of California in 2012 regarding developmentally delayed adults living in residential centers. Over a four-year period, 36 patients at California’s “board-and-care centers” for the developmentally…
  • Feb 27

    Miranda Rights and Your Child

    Miranda Rights and Your Child
    Although I am a special education attorney and not a criminal defense attorney, occasionally I receive phone calls from parents who are angry and concerned because their child has been questioned or searched by school officials for…
  • Feb 22

    The Debate on Reauthorizing NCLB

    The Debate on Reauthorizing NCLB
    With a Republican controlled Senate and a Republican controlled House, it appears likely that the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), first enacted in 1965 and re-authorized as the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) in 2001, may…
Rank this Week: 523

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/
  • Jul 3

    Friday Fun

    Friday Fun
    Next time you complain about your commute to work, think how bad it would be if you had to drive on one of the most dangerous roads in the world. The post Friday Fun appeared first on P.I.S.S.D. -- Personal Injury, Social Security Disability.…
  • Jul 2

    Business Law Basics: What Your Start-Up Needs To Know

    Business Law Basics: What Your Start-Up Needs To Know
    Starting a business can be a worthwhile and profitable venture. However, there are many legal and regulatory issues that you may need to be aware of before you begin operations, while you are in business and even if you decide to dissolve the…
  • Jul 1

    Four Ways Your Insurance Will Try to Invalidate Your Injury Claim

    Four Ways Your Insurance Will Try to Invalidate Your Injury Claim
    After paying for months or even years of insurance, everyone hopes that their insurance company or broker will provide them with financial assistance after an accident. Unfortunately, these companies are out to make a profit and this means…
Rank this Week: 564

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: 601

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: 690

Disability Law

Disability Law

Covers developments in disability law and related fields.

http://disabilitylaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 812

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: 1109

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
  • Jun 27

    Final Rule to Revise the Definition of “Spouse” Under the FMLA

    Final Rule to Revise the Definition of “Spouse” Under the FMLA
    The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) entitles eligible employees of covered employers to take unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons. The FMLA also includes certain military family leave provisions. The…
  • May 5

    Sheri Abrams is leaving Needham Mitnick & Pollack

    Sheri Abrams is leaving Needham Mitnick & Pollack
    As the subject line indicates, I am leaving the law firm of Needham Mitnick & Pollack and taking my Social Security Disability & Elder Law practice with me. I am looking forward to the next chapter of my life and my practice. For…
  • Apr 20

    Sheri Abrams Selected as Virginia “Super Lawyer”

    Sheri Abrams Selected as Virginia “Super Lawyer”
    Fairfax Virginia Attorney, Sheri Abrams, has being selected for inclusion in Virginia’s “Super Lawyers” for 2015. Sheri is the only Attorney in Virginia selected as a “Super Lawyer” in the practice area of Social…
Rank this Week: 1077

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: 1381

Iowa Workers' Compensation Law

Iowa Workers' Compensation Law

By Paul McAndrew Law Firm.

http://iowaworkcomplaw.com/
  • Jul 2

    What is Legal Aid and Who Does It Help?

    What is Legal Aid and Who Does It Help?
    Today’s post comes from guest author Leonard Jernigan, from The Jernigan Law Firm. Legal Aid (LANC) is a non-profit law firm that provides free legal services in civil matters to low-income North Carolina residents. LANC has 24 offices…
  • Jun 29

    What is Workers’ Compensation?

    What is Workers’ Compensation?
    Today’s post comes from guest author Rod Rehm, from Rehm, Bennett & Moore. This is the first installment of a series that will educate workers and their families about injury, disease and death resulting from work. The most basic…
  • Jun 25

    “Independent” Medical Examinations in Workers’ Compensation (Anything but “Independent”)

    “Independent” Medical Examinations in Workers’ Compensation (Anything but “Independent”)
    Today’s post comes from guest author Thomas Domer, from The Domer Law Firm. “I thought their doctor Independent Medical Report was the last word on my case. I didn’t know any better.”  This statement from a client…
Rank this Week: 1804

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: 1762

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/
  • May 27

    Lyme Disease Awareness Month - Safety Information

    Lyme Disease Awareness Month - Safety Information
    Lyme Disease Awareness Month is a public service campaign supported by the Lyme Disease Foundation to educate the public about prevention and treatment of Lyme disease, which is a growing problem in parts of the country, including…
  • Apr 27

    Harley Davidson Recall Information

    Harley Davidson Recall Information
    Harley Davidson is recalling approximately 46,000 motorcycles in the United States due to defects with the clutch mechanism which can prevent the clutch from fully disengaging.  This can result in the rider losing control of the…
  • Apr 27

    Shark Vacuum Recall Information

    Shark Vacuum Recall Information
    The makers of Shark vacuum cleaners have issued a voluntary recall of four models:  NV650W, NV651, NV652, and NV660 due to a possibility of electrical failure.  The affected models are purple or maroon in color.There have been no…
Rank this Week: 1658

Social Security Disability Lawyer

Social Security Disability Lawyer

Covers social security disability law. By Gordon Gates.

http://www.socialsecuritydisabilitylawyer.us/blog/
  • Apr 10

    New rule regarding evidence in Social Security disability case

    New rule regarding evidence in Social Security disability case
    Social Security has issued a new rule regarding the production of medical evidence for Social Security disability cases. Entitled Submission of Evidence in Disability Claims, the rule makes several changes in the regulations effective April…
  • Mar 16

    The 36-month Reentitlement Period

    The 36-month Reentitlement Period
    The reentitlement period is a safety net for Title II disability recipients who return to work. The reentitlement period begins at the end of the 9-month trial work period, and lasts for 36 months. If you cannot continue working at the SGA…
  • Mar 10

    The 9-month Trial Work Period

    The 9-month Trial Work Period
    Trial work is a concept that applies to people already entitled to Title II disability benefits. Sometimes Title II recipients will attempt to return to work to see how it goes. Social Security encourages this, and allows a 9-month period for…
Rank this Week: 1811

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: 1575

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: 1539

Hill & Ponton Blog

Hill & Ponton Blog

Covers social security and veterans disability law.

http://www.hillandponton.com/blog/
  • Jul 3

    When All Else Fails – Appealing to the U.S. Court of Veteran’s Appeal

    When All Else Fails – Appealing to the U.S. Court of Veteran’s Appeal
    When the Board of Veterans’ Appeals issues a denial on a claim, all is not lost—the veteran may still appeal the decision to the Court of Appeals for Veterans’ Claims (CAVC). What the CAVC is: Created in 1988, the Court of…
  • Jul 2

    3 Steps to presenting a strong VA PTSD claim

    3 Steps to presenting a strong VA PTSD claim
    PTSD claims can complicate the already confusing and murky claims process. Even with the new regulations passed in 2010 that make it easier for veterans with PTSD to qualify for VA benefits, a veteran with a PTSD claim will face unique…
  • Jul 1

    The VA:  Deny, Delay, Death

    The VA:  Deny, Delay, Death
    It seems the old cliché’, “there’s no rest for the weary” is alive and well as it relates to veterans and their continued wait for VA appointments.  It would seem that, as one veteran recently said to me,…
Rank this Week: 2182

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 26

    Counsel Fees in ERISA Action

    Counsel Fees in ERISA Action
    Litigation to recover denied disability benefits is costly. Not only must the claimant suffer the absence of any disability benefits during the court case, but they must pay counsel for representing them in court. Most attorneys charge a…
  • Jun 5

    Be Careful Because Employer Agreements Can Release All Claims Including ERISA Disability Claim

    Be Careful Because Employer Agreements Can Release All Claims Including ERISA Disability Claim
    When you become unable to continue working for an employer due to disability which is long-lasting, you may approach the employer for a severance if it is determined you will never be able to return to that employment. If you...
  • May 19

    Oral argument set for May 20th at Third Circuit to Defend our Success for Disabled Bank Employee

    Oral argument set for May 20th at Third Circuit to Defend our Success for Disabled Bank Employee
    Tomorrow we are very excited to have the opportunity to argue before the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Stevens v. Liberty Mutual. We have been collaborating with Mark D. DeBofsky, Esq. of DeBofsky & Associates, P.C. to litigate…
Rank this Week: 2041

Georgia Disability Lawyer Blog

Georgia Disability Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Does a Cancer Diagnosis Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits?

    Does a Cancer Diagnosis Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits?
    When a cancer patient applies for Social Security Disability benefits, eligibility is determined by using the same criteria as for other disability applicants. Merely having a cancer diagnosis does not immediately make a person eligible for…
  • May 14

    Is It Possible to Qualify for Both SSDI and SSI Benefits?

    Is It Possible to Qualify for Both SSDI and SSI Benefits?
    It is relatively uncommon that a person will qualify for benefits under both the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program as well as the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program. In fact, the vast majority of benefits recipients…
  • May 7

    Disability Benefits for ADHD

    Disability Benefits for ADHD
    ADHD or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is a condition that affects approximately 5% of all American children. Children whose ADHD symptoms reach a certain intensity level are likely to qualify for benefits. However, you will be…
Rank this Week: 2186

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

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

http://accessdefense.com
  • Jan 19

    ADA compliance – half right is all wrong

    ADA compliance – half right is all wrong
       Two realities dominate the world of ADA compliance and defense. First, the ADA is a no-fault statute: good intentions don’t matter and innocence is no defense. Second, even when barrier removal is impossible, a business…
  • Dec 14

    Who’s to blame for an ADA violation? If you don’t decide a judge will.

    Who’s to blame for an ADA violation? If you don’t decide a judge will.
    When public or quasi-public entities contract with private businesses to use their facilities it can be difficult to pin down just who may have violated the ADA. It doesn’t have to be, but allocating ADA responsibility requires that the…
  • Nov 30

    Reasonable accommodation under the ADA – what would you do for your mother?

    Reasonable accommodation under the ADA – what would you do for your mother?
    I wrote last week about the difficulty in determining just what the ADA requires in cases concerning physical accessibility. A recent decision from California shows how hard it can be to know what the “reasonable accommodation”…
Rank this Week: 2073

Disability Lawyer

Disability Lawyer

Covers Kentucky disability law. By Austin Mehr.

http://mehrdisabilitygroup.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2320

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: 2130

Disability & Bad Faith…

Disability & Bad Faith Attorney Blog

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

http://disabilityinsurancelawyers.com/blog/
  • Sep 9

    Diagnosis Does Not Equal Disability; an Important Message to HIV/AIDS Victims to Document Your Restrictions and Limitation

    Diagnosis Does Not Equal Disability; an Important Message to HIV/AIDS Victims to Document Your Restrictions and Limitation
    Long Term Disability Insurance Companies typically say “diagnosis does not equal disability.” This phrase is normally among the first words spoken by a long term disability insurance company attorney to a judge in cases where the…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1985

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/
  • Jun 19

    From The FERS Disability Victory Files!

    From The FERS Disability Victory Files!
    Congratulations to our most recent FERS disability awardee – a rating veterans service representative (RVSR) who suffers from major depressive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and obsessive…
  • Jun 5

    From The FERS Disability Victory Files!

    From The FERS Disability Victory Files!
    Congratulations to our most recent FERS disability awardee – a rural mail carrier who suffers from movement stress disorder, cervical dystonia, and occipital neuralgia. We are delighted that we were able to assist this client throughout…
  • May 22

    From The FERS Disability Victory Files!

    From The FERS Disability Victory Files!
    Congratulations to our most recent FERS disability awardee – a vocational rehabilitation specialist who suffers from a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-concussion syndrome. We are delighted that we were able to assist this client…
Rank this Week: 2615

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/
  • May 18

    Good News Update to Blog on Stay-Put Right

    Good News Update to Blog on Stay-Put Right
    Last week I wrote about your child’s special education “stay put” rights when Due Process is filed, and discussed how the right to extend “stay put” all the way through the appeals process was currently being…
  • May 14

    Understanding the Special Education “Stay-Put” Provision

    Understanding the Special Education “Stay-Put” Provision
    As IEP season is upon us, parents of children with special needs are reminded of the need to understand how to utilize the “Stay Put” provision in the IDEA.   This provision is intended to protect a child from being jerked…
  • Apr 1

    School Discipline and Your Child with Special Need

    School Discipline and Your Child with Special Need
    If you have a child with a Section 504 Plan or who receives special education services under an IEP, it’s important to know that your child may have some additional rights to either address helping him behave more appropriately in…
Rank this Week: 2424

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/
  • Apr 15

    Disability Claims for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

    Disability Claims for Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    Digestive disorders can cause a wide range of symptoms including abdominal pain, fatigue, diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, and weight loss. Inflammatory bowel disease ("IBD", not to be confused with Irritable Bowel Syndrome, IBS) may be…
  • Mar 31

    Standard Insurance's Denial of Disability Benefits for Indiana University Employee

    Standard Insurance's Denial of Disability Benefits for Indiana University Employee
    Founded in 1820, Indiana University has eight campuses in the State of Indiana and is a world leader in professional, medical and technological education. With over 17,000 employees state-wide, IU offers a generous benefit package which…
  • Mar 16

    Disabilities Relating to Cancer

    Disabilities Relating to Cancer
    A diagnosis of cancer - even one that is treatable - cannot be taken lightly. Although significant progress has been made in the field of cancer research and treatment, cancer still takes the lives of millions of people worldwide every year.…
Rank this Week: 2329

Social Security Disability Blog

Social Security Disability Blog

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

http://www.ssdanswers.com
  • Apr 6

    Disabled Baseball Star Waits for Disability Decision

    Disabled Baseball Star Waits for Disability Decision
    Atlanta News, Weather, Traffic, and Sports | FOX 5 Is it really easier to win a World Series ring than to win Social Security disability benefits?  Atlanta’s Fox 5 reports on the sad case of former Yankees second baseman Brian…
  • Mar 10

    WSJ Editorial Slamming Social Security Disability Riddled with Errors of Fact

    WSJ Editorial Slamming Social Security Disability Riddled with Errors of Fact
    You have probably heard that the Social Security disability trust fund will run out of money in 2016 and that all beneficiaries will face an across the board cut if Congress does not act. There are a number of relatively painless accounting…
  • Jan 15

    Local TV Station Highlights Problems with Social Security Hearing Proce

    Local TV Station Highlights Problems with Social Security Hearing Proce
    This is the video segment about Social Security disability delays, hosted by investigative reporter Randy Travis of Atlanta’s Fox 5 TV.   Travis highlights what most Social Security disability lawyers already know – that the…
Rank this Week: 3059

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
  • Mar 4

    Free Search Engine for Massachusetts Sped Law

    Free Search Engine for Massachusetts Sped Law
    Attorney Daniel Perlman, formally a staff attorney at Massachusetts Advocates for Children and now in private practice, has created a wonderful new (FREE!) search engine.  It is easy to use and is quickly becoming…
  • Mar 2

    Mass Advocates for Children Youth Fellowship

    Mass Advocates for Children Youth Fellowship
    Massachusetts Advocates for Children invites young adults 18-26 with Autism Spectrum Disorder and/or Intellectual Disability to apply for a state-of-the-art Young Adult Leaders Fellowship that offers an opportunity to learn the professional…
  • Feb 4

    Special Education Law from A to Z

    Special Education Law from A to Z
    Attorney Lillian Wong will be one of the faculty members presenting in a 2-day practical course, Special Education Law From A to Z. This comprehensive seminar will lay out all the essential requirements surrounding IEP development,…
Rank this Week: 3166

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: 2340

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: 2988

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: 3168

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: 3021

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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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: 3077

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: 3141

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: 2479

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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Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

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

http://legalnewsyoucanuse.com/
  • Jul 3

    NJ Medicaid raises the spousal monthly maintenance allowance

    NJ Medicaid raises the spousal monthly maintenance allowance
    Effective July 1, the State of New Jersey Division of Medical Assistance and health Services (DMAHS) has raised the Minimum Monthly Maintenance Allowance (MMNA) for the spouse of a person who is on Medicaid. For individuals in nursing homes,…
  • Jul 2

    For some Workers’ Compensation settlements, a Special Needs trust may be needed

    For some Workers’ Compensation settlements, a Special Needs trust may be needed
    A Special Needs Trust is a type of first-party trust that is often used to preserve a lump sum benefit for a low income disabled person under age 65, who needs the support of Medicaid and Supplemental Security income (SSI). … Continue…
  • Jun 28

    Cost basis adjusts at death so save the proof

    Cost basis adjusts at death so save the proof
    “Cost basis” in its simplest sense is the amount you paid for an asset whose value changes over time. A dollar is a dollar, but a share of stock might be purchased for $19 and later be worth $5 or … Continue reading…
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Agee Clymer Mitchell and Laret…

Agee Clymer Mitchell and Laret Blog

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

http://www.ageeclymer.com/blogs/
  • Jul 3

    STRS Denied My Application for Disability. Should I Appeal?

    STRS Denied My Application for Disability. Should I Appeal?
    Yes. This simple answer reflects three important realities: The Ohio State Teachers Retirement System likely represents your only option for disability income. STRS turns down initial applications for disability benefits almost as a matter of…
  • Jun 25

    Proving Fault in Personal Injury: Trucking Accident

    Proving Fault in Personal Injury: Trucking Accident
    Getting t-boned, sideswiped, or rear-ended by a commercial truck leaves thousands of Ohio residents injured, disabled, and dead each year. Whether you call them semis, tractor-trailers, or big rigs, the vehicles become real and present…
  • Jun 7

    5 Reasons to Hire an Attorney to Appeal a Denied Worker’s Compensation Claim

    5 Reasons to Hire an Attorney to Appeal a Denied Worker’s Compensation Claim
    No two people ever suffer exactly the same on-the-job injury or work-related illness in exactly the same way. Despite this, disability case reviewers at the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation treat the majority of applicants…
Rank this Week: 3625

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 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,…
  • Jun 19

    Social Security Disability Claimants Are People Too

    Social Security Disability Claimants Are People Too
    I talk to hundreds of people each year about Social Security disability.  My clients have a vast array of diagnoses, and all of them are suffering in some way.  Many of them have the added pain of feeling guilty that they have to…
Rank this Week: 4695

The FAPE Page

The FAPE Page

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

http://fapepage.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Jul 1

    Stay-Put Violation Sustained Even Though FAPE Claim Was Denied

    Stay-Put Violation Sustained Even Though FAPE Claim Was Denied
    In Doe v. East Lyme Board of Education, the parent of an autistic child reached an agreement for an IEP under which the parent paid for the child's tuition at a private school and the school district paid for certain related services.…
  • Mar 14

    Waiver rule

    Waiver rule
    As is well known, if you don't raise an issue in your due process complaint, you cannot raise it in the due process hearing absent consent of the other side (and how likely is that?).  The Second Circuit, however, in C.F., by her…
Rank this Week: 3447

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 24

    Off Topic-Terrible Michigan Supreme Court Decision

    Off Topic-Terrible Michigan Supreme Court Decision
    While this Blog is usually devoted to issues involving LTD claims and cases, I felt I needed to go off topic for a minute. The Michigan Supreme Court issued a decision this past week in a case where a disabled young man drowned in a public…
  • Mar 11

    6TH CIRCUIT ISSUES MAJOR DECISION -DISGORGEMENT OF PROFITS EARNED BY INSURANCE COMPANY NOT ALLOWED

    6TH CIRCUIT ISSUES MAJOR DECISION -DISGORGEMENT OF PROFITS EARNED BY INSURANCE COMPANY NOT ALLOWED
    In Rochow v. Life Ins. Co. of N. Am., 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 3532 (6th Cir. 2015), the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals (the Court) en banc overturned a previous decision of a 3 judge panel that had allowed plaintiff's claim for the disgorgement…
  • Feb 25

    FEDERAL COURT FINDS METLIFE ABUSED ITS DISCRETION-ORDERS INSURER TO PAY LTD BENEFITS

    FEDERAL COURT FINDS METLIFE ABUSED ITS DISCRETION-ORDERS INSURER TO PAY LTD BENEFITS
    The US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan recently determined that LTD Insurer-MetLife wrongfully denied a claimant's request for LTD benefits. SMDA was retained by the claimant after her administrative remedies had been…
Rank this Week: 4432

My Social Security Disability SSI…

My Social Security Disability SSI Blog

By Tim Moore.

http://disabilityblogger.blogspot.com/
  • May 27

    Social Security Disability still under attack

    Social Security Disability still under attack
    This is what I suspected would eventually happen. Some members of Congress want to make it even tougher to win disability benefits. One obvious way to do that is to change the medical/vocational rules, or the grid, that direct decisions of…
  • Feb 11

    The attack on Social Security Disability and, yes, Social Security as well.

    The attack on Social Security Disability and, yes, Social Security as well.
    I will continue to post articles on this situation as it develops over time. Gradually, a few more people are becoming aware of what the newly elected Congress is trying to do. However, I would say that many still don't realize what is…
  • Jan 21

    Republicans attack SSD on basis of out of control claim growth...but claims are going down.

    Republicans attack SSD on basis of out of control claim growth...but claims are going down.
    Certain members of Congress are setting the stage to attack the Social Security Disability program, based partly on the premise that claims are continuing to rise. However, this graphic provided by attorney Charles Hall shows that really…
Rank this Week: 3434

Calbom & Schwab News

Calbom & Schwab News

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

http://www.calbomschwab.com/category/news/
  • May 5

    Returning to Work while on Social Security Disability Insurance

    Returning to Work while on Social Security Disability Insurance
    We’ve all heard the stories about people being spied upon while on some form of State or Federal disability benefit. As an attorney, I sometimes hear people tell me stories of themselves being really disabled and not like those other…
  • Apr 29

    Understanding SSDI and SSI

    Understanding SSDI and SSI
    If you are disabled, you may qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), or both. The program for which you qualify depends on a number of factors and this publication will try to help you…
  • Apr 27

    Wounded Warriors May be Entitled to Expedited Processing of SSD Claim

    Wounded Warriors May be Entitled to Expedited Processing of SSD Claim
    SSA Assisting Veterans with Claims The Social Security Administration (SSA) has taken steps to assist veterans who have served since October 1, 2001 in the processing of their claims. To receive this expedited processing, you must have been…
Rank this Week: 4658

The FEHA Blog

The FEHA Blog

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

http://www.fehablog.com/
  • Mar 30

    Same-Gender Harassment: Win Some, Lose Some

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

    Service Animal

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

    How Not to Act in a Deposition

    How Not to Act in a Deposition
    Justin Bieber demonstrates how not to act in a deposition. What a self-absorbed idiot. I wonder why his lawyers are empowering him by allowing him to act this way. If Justin were my client acting this way in a deposition, he would have to get…
Rank this Week: 3541

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: 3879

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: 5037