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My Social Security Disability SSI…

My Social Security Disability SSI Blog

By Tim Moore.

http://disabilityblogger.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 390

Social Security Disability Lawyer

Social Security Disability Lawyer

Covers social security disability law. By Gordon Gates.

http://www.socialsecuritydisabilitylawyer.us/blog/
  • Apr 22

    ECT and Social Security disability

    ECT and Social Security disability
    Severe depression is a basis for Social Security disability. Depression is analyzed under listed impairment 12.04. Sometimes a patient's depression is so deep, and/or so unnresponsive to medication, that electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is…
  • Apr 16

    Get your doctor's opinion

    Get your doctor's opinion
    When the SSA reviews your initial disability claim, it obtains your medical records, and determines your residual functional capacity after analyzing those records. The problem with this approach is that the SSA does not obtain your doctor's…
  • Apr 8

    Social Security Statement available online

    Social Security Statement available online
    Until a few years ago, we all used to receive a Social Security statement in the mail each year. The statement contains a record of the earnings upon which you have paid Social Security taxes over the years, and an estimate of the benefits…
Rank this Week: 440

Learn Why Bob Kraft's P.I.S.S.D. …

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

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

http://www.pissd.com/
  • Apr 23

    Top Five Types of Attorneys You Need to Remember: Easing Your Mind So You Can Move On

    Top Five Types of Attorneys You Need to Remember: Easing Your Mind So You Can Move On
    No one ever wants to contact an attorney; doing so generally means that something has gone wrong. However, in a number of cases, legal experience is necessary. When this need arises, you need to be sure that you’re represented by the…
  • Apr 22

    Six Tips to Preventing Workplace Injurie

    Six Tips to Preventing Workplace Injurie
    Injuries in the workplace can cause many problems for employees, employers, and even coworkers. They can cause time and money to be lost for everyone involved and can create lasting damage on the person that was hurt. A workers comp lawyer in…
  • Apr 21

    Determining the Validity of a Personal Injury Case

    Determining the Validity of a Personal Injury Case
    Millions of Americans are injured every year in the U.S. in a variety of ways, including accidents occurring at work, during recreational activities and, especially, on the nation’s roads and highways. Many of these accidents culminate…
Rank this Week: 645

Long Term Disability Lawyer Blog

Long Term Disability Lawyer Blog

Covers disability claims and lawsuits. By Dell & Schaefer.

http://www.longtermdisabilityblog.com/
  • Sep 19

    Cancer Fatigue and Long Term Disability Insurance Claim Help

    Cancer Fatigue and Long Term Disability Insurance Claim Help
    Attorneys Dell & Schaefer have helped thousands of people with disabilities such as Cancer to collect short and long term disability benefits. Contact us for a free immediate consultation with one of our nationwide attorneys.
  • Feb 27

    Sedgwick Denies Short-Term Disability Benefits To United Health Group Employee

    Sedgwick Denies Short-Term Disability Benefits To United Health Group Employee
    United Health Group employee suffering with Fibromyalgia is denied short term disability benefits and loses her battle with Sedgwick Claims in a Virginia court. In the case of Day v. United Health Group, Inc. Short Term Disability Plan, the…
  • Feb 3

    Unum Sues Disability Claimant For Social Security Disability Overpayment and Wins $103,963.30

    Unum Sues Disability Claimant For Social Security Disability Overpayment and Wins $103,963.30
    Unum Claimant receives over $103,000 in SSDI payments and Unum files lawsuit seeking repayment of disability benefits. Court Order Claimant to Pay Unum $103,963.30. A Michigan Federal court recently entered a court Order against a Unum…
Rank this Week: 654

Disability Denied - Ontario…

Disability Denied - Ontario Disability Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Reasons Claims are Denied #4 – “Workplace Conflict”

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

    Consult a Disability Lawyer before agreeing to a Lump Sum Settlement

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

    Tips for Disability Claimants #2

    Tips for Disability Claimants #2
Rank this Week: 695

Disability Law

Disability Law

Covers developments in disability law and related fields.

http://disabilitylaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 750

Disability Insurance Claims Law…

Disability Insurance Claims Law Blog

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

http://www.disabilitylawblog.com/
  • Feb 24

    Is Hartford Denying More Disability Insurance Benefit Claims Than Usual?

    Is Hartford Denying More Disability Insurance Benefit Claims Than Usual?
    For an unknown reason it appears that there has been increase in the number of Hartford Disability insurance claim denials in 2014. This information is our law firm’s opinion based upon the increase in claim denial and investigatory…
  • Feb 24

    Is Hartford Denying More Disability Insurance Benefit Claims Than Usual?

    Is Hartford Denying More Disability Insurance Benefit Claims Than Usual?
    For an unknown reason it appears that there has been increase in the number of Hartford Disability insurance claim denials in 2014.This information is our law firm's opinion based upon the increase in claim denial and investigatory activity…
  • Feb 6

    Your disability company can sue you for a social security overpayment

    Your disability company can sue you for a social security overpayment
    A long-term disability insurance company can claim an overpayment once a claimant is approved for social security disability income benefits… Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 929

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: 1115

Disability Insurance Lawyer Blog

Disability Insurance Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.disabilityinsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 10

    Court Awards Judgment to Long Term Disability Claimant Against CIGNA

    Court Awards Judgment to Long Term Disability Claimant Against CIGNA
    A Federal Judge in Nevada has granted judgment to a Long Term Disability insurance claimant in her claim against CIGNA/LINA, following a bench trial. The court ruled for the claimant, notwithstanding its finding of fact that CIGNA…
  • Apr 8

    Liberty Life Found to Have Abused Its Discretion in ERISA Disability Claim

    Liberty Life Found to Have Abused Its Discretion in ERISA Disability Claim
    A Federal Judge in Pennsylvania has reversed a decision by Liberty Life to deny benefits to an ERISA disability insurance claimant, whose claim for benefits was not paid. The Court reached its determination that Liberty Life abused its…
  • Apr 8

    Greater Long Island Dental Meeting - See you there!

    Greater Long Island Dental Meeting - See you there!
    We are headed to this year's GLIDM, held at the Huntington Hilton - Long Island's biggest gathering of dentists, orthodontists, periodontists, oral surgeons, dental practice administrators and other members of the dental profession, who…
Rank this Week: 1211

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/
  • Mar 31

    Towers Watson risk transfer program aims to offload retiree health care risk

    Towers Watson risk transfer program aims to offload retiree health care risk
    Last week, Towers Watson & Co. unveiled a program that would enable employers to eliminate unfunded retiree health care plan liabilities for Medicare-eligible retirees by shifting those liabilities to insurers through the purchase of…
  • Feb 27

    Heimeshoff highlights the importance of contractual limitation periods in ERISA plan

    Heimeshoff highlights the importance of contractual limitation periods in ERISA plan
    Since Heimeshoff, three district court cases have already held that lawsuits to recover ERISA plan benefits were barred by the plan’s contractual limitation period. The Supreme Court’s recent decision in Heimeshoff v. Hartford…
  • Feb 12

    Compliance: Cigna v. Amara and how ERISA summary plan descriptions have changed

    Compliance: Cigna v. Amara and how ERISA summary plan descriptions have changed
    Before the Supreme Court issued its 2011 opinion in Cigna v. Amara, an ERISA plan’s summary plan description (SPD) was widely considered to be part of the plan’s governing documents. Plan terms found only in the SPD were…
Rank this Week: 1196

Virginia Disability Law Blog

Virginia Disability Law Blog

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

http://sheriabrams.com/blog
Rank this Week: 1285

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 19

    Now Posting on Pinterest

    Now Posting on Pinterest
    I had thought that pinterest was only for wedding planning but recently discovered otherwise. It is true that a picture or graphic is worth a thousand words. Check out our new pinterest page and see if you agree.
  • Jul 9

    The Importance of Sensory Integration Therapy

    The Importance of Sensory Integration Therapy
    Sensory integration therapy (SIT) has been one of the treatment mainstays for thousands of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders, ADD/ADHD, or other developmental disorders. According to the American Occupational Therapy…
  • Jul 7

    Demonizing Parents: Orange County Special Education Alliance

    Demonizing Parents: Orange County Special Education Alliance
    That you can’t fight city hall is a time-honored truism, but how much harder does it become when different city halls join forces to fight you? Parents in Orange County, California unfortunately are discovering just this fact as they…
Rank this Week: 1259

Social Security Disability Lawyer…

Social Security Disability Lawyer Blog

Covers Social Security disability claims. By Louis B. Lusk.

http://www.social-security-disability-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Apr 23

    New Treatment Option Offers a Cure for Hepatitis C

    New Treatment Option Offers a Cure for Hepatitis C
    "Hepatitis means inflammation of the liver and also refers to a group of viral infections that affect the liver." There are three main strands of hepatitis, A, B, and C, and two minor strands, D and E. "Hepatitis C is the most common chronic…
  • Apr 16

    Disability Due to Thrombocytopenia

    Disability Due to Thrombocytopenia
    Scrapes, bumps, and bruises are a part of everyday life, but for some individuals, scrapes, bumps, and bruises can be life threatening. Individuals with thrombocytopenia, or low platelet counts, face challenges to their health from everyday…
  • Apr 11

    Chronic Venous Insufficiency Can Lead to Disability

    Chronic Venous Insufficiency Can Lead to Disability
    Swelling ankles and varicose veins can be signs of a circulatory problem. If veins become damaged and the walls weaken and the valves inside the veins don't close properly, an individual has chronic venous insufficiency.Symptoms Chronic…
Rank this Week: 1456

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 21

    Fibromyalgia and Social Security Disability: Can You Still Win?

    Fibromyalgia and Social Security Disability: Can You Still Win?
    Social Security disability judges are increasingly reluctant to award benefits to fibromyalgia claimants unless these claims meet a certain profile.  Let me tell you about this profile – what is currently working for me in…
  • Jan 7

    CNN Report on September 11 PTSD Scam Misses the Mark

    CNN Report on September 11 PTSD Scam Misses the Mark
    CNN is reporting that more than 100 New York City firefighters have been indicted in connection with disability fraud.  These firefighters filed claims for disability under the World Trade Center Disability Law, a source of benefits…
  • Dec 30

    Is it Possible to Recover Past Due Benefits for a Disabiling Condition that Began 20 Years Ago

    Is it Possible to Recover Past Due Benefits for a Disabiling Condition that Began 20 Years Ago
    I recently received an email from a blog reader who tells me that she has recently been approved for SSDI based on a stroke.  However, she was diagnosed with another disabling medication condition 20 years ago but never applied.  Is…
Rank this Week: 1451

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: 1504

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: 1494

Disability & Bad Faith…

Disability & Bad Faith Attorney Blog

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

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

    Overstating Your Restrictions & Limitations May Harm Your Claim

    Overstating Your Restrictions & Limitations May Harm Your Claim
              The vast majority of long term disability claims arise out of diseases or conditions that cause pain such as a ruptured discs, migraine headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome and fibromyalgia.…
  • Apr 10

    DON’T FORGET SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY BENEFITS

    DON’T FORGET SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY BENEFITS
    Social Security disability benefits are an important consideration in connection with your long-term disability claim.  If you are filing a long-term disability claim, you should simultaneously consider applying for and obtaining Social…
  • Apr 3

    FEDERAL COURT REPRIMANDS UNUM FOR ATTEMPTING TO RE-WRITE POLICY TO TERMINATE DISABILITY CLAIM

    FEDERAL COURT REPRIMANDS UNUM FOR ATTEMPTING TO RE-WRITE POLICY TO TERMINATE DISABILITY CLAIM
    On March 24, 2014, a federal judge in Ohio reprimanded Unum for attempting to re-write the terms of its own policy in order to cut off disability benefits of one of its insured physicians. The plaintiff in Jalali v. Unum Life Insurance…
Rank this Week: 1629

Long Term Disability Law Blog

Long Term Disability Law Blog

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

http://www.longtermdisabilitylawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1722

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/
  • Apr 1

    Mainers To Participate in National Diabetes Clinical Study

    Mainers To Participate in National Diabetes Clinical Study
    As was reported by the Portland Press Herald in an article on March 31st, Maine is one of 20 sites that has been chosen to participate in a nationwide medical study that will examine the relationship between Vitamin D and diabetes. The study,…
  • Mar 7

    General Motors Preparing to Recall 1.6 Million Car

    General Motors Preparing to Recall 1.6 Million Car
    General Motors is preparing to recall 1.6 million of its cars due to problems with the ignition switch. In certain vehicles, this switch can turn off suddenly, which in turn disables the air bags and engines in the cars.Customers affected by…
  • Mar 7

    Joe Bornstein and Portland Celebrate ART WALK

    Joe Bornstein and Portland Celebrate ART WALK
    Today is March 7th, in other words - the first Friday of a new month. Portlanders know what that means... it's time for another First Friday Art Walk! Portland's Art Walk, which started 12 years ago, is a monthly celebration of our…
Rank this Week: 1793

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
  • 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…
  • Feb 1

    Autism Speaks Celebrates 10 Amazing Individual

    Autism Speaks Celebrates 10 Amazing Individual
    Recently, Autism Speaks wrote about ten individuals with autism who excelled last year, as taken from their most popular posts. This performance by Christopher, a young boy on the autism spectrum does a great rendition of Lean on Me: and…
Rank this Week: 1657

Social Security Disability Lawyer…

Social Security Disability Lawyer Blog

Covers social security disability benefits, veterans' benefits and workers' compensation law. By Stephen A. Friedman and Associates, P.C.

http://www.socialsecuritydisabilitylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1733

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 22

    Medical Claims Excluded as Experimental

    Medical Claims Excluded as Experimental
    Exclusionary clauses for experimental or investigational treatment may either be included under the "medically necessary" provision of a medical policy or as a separate exclusionary clause in the plan. Either way, exclusions for experimental…
  • Apr 15

    Disabling Neuropathy

    Disabling Neuropathy
    As type II diabetes becomes more and more common, many people suffer from peripheral neuropathy, which is a result of nerve damage. Neuropathy may cause weakness, pain, or nubmness in the hands and feet, although it may occur in other parts…
  • Mar 19

    The Impact of Surveillance on Disability Claim

    The Impact of Surveillance on Disability Claim
    Disability insurance companies may look to more than just medical records and reports when determining whether a claimant qualifies for disability insurance benefits. Insurers have long used private investigators to perform surveillance of…
Rank this Week: 2159

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: 2397

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: 2278

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: 2326

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: 2270

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

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

http://accessdefense.com
  • Apr 23

    The real victims of stupid and abusive ADA lawsuits? The disabled.

    The real victims of stupid and abusive ADA lawsuits? The disabled.
    This morning’s news featured a piece about ADA based attacks on workshops for the disabled (Morning Edition, National Public Radio).  What’s bad about a special facility where those with intellectual and other…
  • Apr 12

    The next wave – ADA lawsuits against touchscreen POS device

    The next wave – ADA lawsuits against touchscreen POS device
    Touchscreen point-of-sale devices are ubiquitous, and the next wave of ADA lawsuits will undoubtedly be against businesses that use them. This is easy to predict because on April 10 the DOJ filed a “Statement of Interest”…
  • Mar 30

    Who wears the halo? For a successful ADA defense it has to be the defendant.

    Who wears the halo? For a successful ADA defense it has to be the defendant.
    Two cases decided only last week illustrate what a defendant must do if it is determined to win an ADA lawsuit. In one case the defendant failed, and in the other the defendant succeeded. Both cases were ATM cases filed by the same law firm,…
Rank this Week: 2953

The FAPE Page

The FAPE Page

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

http://fapepage.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Feb 24

    Stay-Put Split

    Stay-Put Split
    The Third Circuit jumped into the dispute between the D.C. and the Ninth Circuits on the issue of whether the stay-put provision of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, which requires that a disabled child shall remain in his or…
  • Jun 15

    Summer Conflict

    Summer Conflict
    The Third Circuit has held that an IEP enacted before summer vaction, but not implemented does not establish the "stay put" placement when a placement dispute arises over the summer. The decision in LY v. Bayonne Board of Education can be…
Rank this Week: 2493

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/
  • Feb 3

    Disabled Walmart Employee Deprived of His Day In Court Due to Statute of Limitation

    Disabled Walmart Employee Deprived of His Day In Court Due to Statute of Limitation
    The U.S. Supreme Court recently determined that a plan may contract to a particular limitations period even one that starts to run before the cause of action accrues as long as the period is "reasonable". The Hartford plan provided…
  • Feb 3

    CIGNA Ordered to Pay Disabled Claimant a Surcharge Remedy

    CIGNA Ordered to Pay Disabled Claimant a Surcharge Remedy
    Rochow v. LINA 2013 FED APP. 0338P(6th Cir 2013). In a groundbreaking decision, the 6th Circuit awarded the Rochow's estate both disability benefits due plus equitable relief under 502(a)(3). Rochow had been due the benefits since 2002, but…
  • Jul 22

    A Revised Manual That Will Change the Handling of Mental Illness Disability Claim

    A Revised Manual That Will Change the Handling of Mental Illness Disability Claim
    Often times, we are approached by clients who are denied disability claims because of mental health issues (i.e., posttraumatic stress disorder, social anxiety, or major depressive disorder). The main reason why these clients are denied…
Rank this Week: 2843

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: 2497

Hill & Ponton Blog

Hill & Ponton Blog

Covers social security and veterans disability law.

http://www.hillandponton.com/blog/
  • Apr 23

    Section 1151 and VA Benefit

    Section 1151 and VA Benefit
    A less well known but important provision in VA law provides relief if a veteran incurs a disability or dies as a result of VA health care, VA vocational rehabilitation, or the VA compensated work therapy (CWP) program.   The…
  • Apr 21

    War, Memory, and the Self: What Memento and Japanese Pottery Can Tell Us about Trauma Recovery

    War, Memory, and the Self: What Memento and Japanese Pottery Can Tell Us about Trauma Recovery
    Humans love nothing more than a good story. In fact, we ARE stories. Our “self”– our perception of who we truly are — is nothing more than a story we tell ourselves, based on our memories and our perception of the…
  • Apr 16

    Hazardous Exposures of The Gulf War, OEF, OND, and OIF

    Hazardous Exposures of The Gulf War, OEF, OND, and OIF
    There are many environmental and chemical hazards that veterans may have been exposed to. These hazards carry potential health risks for veterans. The exposures include infectious diseases, inhalation of sand, dust, and other airborne…
Rank this Week: 3429

Disability Lawyer

Disability Lawyer

Covers Kentucky disability law. By Austin Mehr.

http://mehrdisabilitygroup.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 22

    Austin Mehr Named to ASLA Top 100 Litigation Lawyer

    Austin Mehr Named to ASLA Top 100 Litigation Lawyer
    Austin Mehr was selected as one of the Top 100 Litigation Lawyers in the State of Kentucky for 2014. This prestigious honor is selected by the American Society of Legal Advocates, and is given to less than 1.5% attorneys.
  • Apr 22

    Seminar Announcement - "Litigating Bad Faith Insurance Claims"

    Seminar Announcement - "Litigating Bad Faith Insurance Claims"
    Austin will be speaking at a seminar on "Litigating Bad Faith Insurance Claims" and hosted by National Business Institute. The seminar will take place in Louisville, KY on June 27, 2014. More information can be found at www.nbi-sems.com.
  • Sep 27

    Resources to Help Consumers Better Understand Bad Faith

    Resources to Help Consumers Better Understand Bad Faith
    The following links are good resources to help consumers better understand their rights and responsibilities under their insurance contracts:Bad Faith BasicsBad Faith Insurance FAQsList of State Department of Insurance WebsitesPlease leave a…
Rank this Week: 3544

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/
Rank this Week: 3307

Georgia Disability Lawyer Blog

Georgia Disability Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.georgiadisabilitylawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 15

    New Research Focuses on Enhanced Outcomes for Shoulder Surgery

    New Research Focuses on Enhanced Outcomes for Shoulder Surgery
    Rotator cuff injuries are shoulder injuries that can lead to severe pain and chronic disability. Very often, surgery is recommended for persons who have suffered serious rotator cuff tears, but these surgeries also have high failure rates,…
  • Apr 7

    Reconstructive Knee Surgery Linked to Higher Risk of Arthriti

    Reconstructive Knee Surgery Linked to Higher Risk of Arthriti
    Persons, who have undergone knee reconstruction surgery to repair knee ligaments are much more likely to develop arthritis in the affected knee. According to the results of a new study that was released by the American Academy of Orthopedic…
  • Mar 24

    Hormones May Provide Relief from Chronic Pain

    Hormones May Provide Relief from Chronic Pain
    Persons who suffer from chronic pain may find that their symptoms are so extreme that they are unable to perform normal, routine day-to-day activities. According to a small study conducted recently, a combination of two hormones could…
Rank this Week: 3321

Massachusetts Special Education…

Massachusetts Special Education Law Blog

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

http://www.lillianwongesq.com/blog.html
Rank this Week: 3527

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: 3554

Michigan Longterm Disability…

Michigan Longterm Disability Insurance Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.michiganlongtermdisabilityinsurancelawyer.com/
  • Mar 13

    CIGNA OVERTURNS LTD CLAIM DENIAL AFTER SMDA APPEAL

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

    6th Circuit Considers extent of Equitable Remedie

    6th Circuit Considers extent of Equitable Remedie
    The 6th Circuit recently granted a request for en banc review of the Rochow v Life Insurance of North America case where a three judge panel determined that the claimant could recover for unjust enrichment the profits the insurance company…
  • Feb 4

    SUPREME COURT SIDES WITH LTD INSURERS

    SUPREME COURT SIDES WITH LTD INSURERS
    As a follow up to the last post, the US Supreme Court sided with the Hartford Life and Accident Insurance Company enforcing its contractual limitations period. In Heimeshoff v Hartford Life and Acc. Insur. Co., ______S.Ct. _______ (2013).…
Rank this Week: 3599

Indiana Social Security Lawyer…

Indiana Social Security Lawyer Blog

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

http://adisabilitylawyer.com/legal-advice-blog/
  • Jan 23

    Back Pain and Social Security Disability Benefit

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

    Medical Records and Being Prepared For Your Social Security Disability Hearing

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

    Is Chronic Pain Syndrome Recognized as a Qualifying Disability?

    Is Chronic Pain Syndrome Recognized as a Qualifying Disability?
    The Social Security Administration (SSA) has a long Listing of Impairments that describes certain conditions that can be found disabling without considering other factors such as the claimant's age, education, or work experience.…
Rank this Week: 3617

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: 3506

Calbom & Schwab News

Calbom & Schwab News

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

http://www.calbomschwab.com/category/news/
  • Feb 24

    Benton County High School Mock Trial Competition

    Benton County High School Mock Trial Competition
    This weekend Ashley White and I drove down to the Benton County Courthouse in Kennewick, Washington (the Tri Cities) to judge local high school trial teams in their mock trial regional finals. I participated in two mock trials and was able to…
  • Jan 20

    It’s That Time of Year: Watch Out for Deer!

    It’s That Time of Year: Watch Out for Deer!
    During the late fall and throughout winter deer migrate to lower elevations, creating a serious hazard for drivers. However, most drivers are not aware of the heightened danger of deer crossings brought on by the changing weather.…
  • Jan 7

    What Do You Do After Another Driver Injures You In an Automobile Accident?

    What Do You Do After Another Driver Injures You In an Automobile Accident?
    The time right after a car accident is stressful and can even be downright traumatic in some situations. The goal of this article is to help guide you through this confusing and time-consuming process by giving you a non-exhaustive checklist…
Rank this Week: 3449

California Social Security Lawyer…

California Social Security Lawyer Blog

Covers Social Security Disability Law. By Geri Kahn.

http://thecaliforniasocialsecuritylawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 22

    Something to look forward to if you are 55 or older – easier to win disability

    Something to look forward to if you are 55 or older – easier to win disability
    Individuals who are 55 and older are treated differently under Social Security’s rules for disability than younger individuals. Essentially it becomes easier to win a disability case for an older individual. This is because Social…
  • Mar 23

    The fastest and (soon only) way to obtain verification of SSI/SSDI benefit

    The fastest and (soon only) way to obtain verification of SSI/SSDI benefit
    I have often sent my clients to the local Vallejo Social Security field office to obtain a benefit verification letter.  It is no longer necessary to go in person to obtain a letter and in fact, by October 2014, it … Continue…
  • Mar 9

    A strategy to win SSI for someone with Williams Syndrome

    A strategy to win SSI for someone with Williams Syndrome
    I am currently working on a case for an individual with Williams Syndrome.  According to the Williams Syndrome Association, Williams Syndrome is  ”a genetic condition that is present at birth and can affect anyone. …
Rank this Week: 4213

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

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

http://legalnewsyoucanuse.com/
  • Apr 22

    Transferring the home? Consider ordering a Title Search

    Transferring the home? Consider ordering a Title Search
    Deeds for real estate are recorded at the county clerk’s office to “put the world on notice” as to who owns the property. If you and your parents are talking about transferring the home, it would be a good idea ……
  • Apr 22

    Save your child’s medical & special education record

    Save your child’s medical & special education record
    Do you have a son or daughter who is unable to work due to disabilities that began before age 22? Your young adult may have begun receiving SSI & Medicaid benefits when they turned 18. However, when you retire and are ……
  • Mar 26

    Ask your elder law attorney to review nursing home admissions agreements before you sign

    Ask your elder law attorney to review nursing home admissions agreements before you sign
    When a person is moving into a nursing home for long-term care, there are many papers that are presented to them by the admissions office. While the resident has many federally-protected rights once they move in, at the time of ……
Rank this Week: 4066

Iowa Workers' Compensation Law

Iowa Workers' Compensation Law

By Paul McAndrew Law Firm.

http://iowaworkcomplaw.com/
  • Apr 21

    Do I Have a Wrongful Termination Claim?

    Do I Have a Wrongful Termination Claim?
    Today’s post comes from guest author Jon Rehm, from Rehm, Bennett & Moore. Assuming you do not have an employment contract, you can only claim wrongful termination if the firing was motivated by certain unlawful reasons. Unlawful…
  • Apr 17

    Pierce County, WA Landscaper Charged with Skipping Out on Workers’ Comp Coverage

    Pierce County, WA Landscaper Charged with Skipping Out on Workers’ Comp Coverage
    Today’s post comes from guest author Kit Case, from Causey Law Firm.           A Pierce County, WA landscaper has been charged with failing to pay workers’ compensation insurance…
  • Apr 14

    Confidentiality Agreements and Dennis Rodman

    Confidentiality Agreements and Dennis Rodman
    Today’s post comes from guest author Leonard Jernigan, from The Jernigan Law Firm. Many defendants, particularly celebrities, often try to keep settlement agreements private and they seek confidentiality as part of the bargain. Dennis…
Rank this Week: 4489

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/
  • Apr 19

    Federal Workers Compensation Workers Rights and Medical Evidence

    Federal Workers Compensation Workers Rights and Medical Evidence
    Many people believe that workers’ rights under the Federal Employees Compensation Act  (FECA) begin with the Act’s procedural protections.  This is only half true.  They actually begin with the production of medical…
  • Mar 26

    FEDERAL WORKERS COMPENSATION AND WORKERS RIGHTS

    FEDERAL WORKERS COMPENSATION AND WORKERS RIGHTS
    Given that the January 2014 budget agreement limits much of the sequestration cuts, and restores much needed funding at many agencies, Pines Federal is therefore beginning a new series, about a still pressing topic in Federal Workers…
  • Feb 8

    Postal Service Controverts OWCP Claims to Save the Agency Money!

    Postal Service Controverts OWCP Claims to Save the Agency Money!
    Overwhelmingly, the impact of sequestration is most direct when it comes to workers rights.  In some cases, agencies will challenge or controvert claims, not because they actually have a good reason, but because the injury violates a…
Rank this Week: 4005

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: 4244