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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…
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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/
  • Mar 27

    Friday Fun

    Friday Fun
    Not really funny, but interesting. Here are all the ZIP codes in the United States, connected by colored pins:
  • Mar 26

    Five Steps for Hiring the Best Lawyer for Your Case, Your Wallet and Your Need

    Five Steps for Hiring the Best Lawyer for Your Case, Your Wallet and Your Need
    Odds are that you will need the services of an attorney for one reason or another during the course of your adult life. Indeed, you may have reached that juncture at which you face the need to retaining legal counsel. There exist a number of…
  • Mar 25

    How to Handle The Insurance Company After an Auto Accident

    How to Handle The Insurance Company After an Auto Accident
    Any time that an auto accident takes place it is vital that all parties involved follow a number of steps in order to protect their rights and receive compensation. This may include speaking with insurance companies, which can quickly turn…
Rank this Week: 548

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: 578

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: 633

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: 601

Disability Law

Disability Law

Covers developments in disability law and related fields.

http://disabilitylaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 933

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

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

http://legalnewsyoucanuse.com/
  • Mar 29

    Medicaid estate recovery liens often take people by surprise

    Medicaid estate recovery liens often take people by surprise
    On March 24th, PBS news hour had a segment called “The Medicaid Bill that doesn’t go away when you die.” www.pbs.org. The program described the impact of estate recovery liens which are pursued by State Medicaid Programs.…
  • Mar 27

    Special Needs Trust can’t be created by beneficiary’s agent under power of attorney

    Special Needs Trust can’t be created by beneficiary’s agent under power of attorney
    Federal law allows a person who receives or is applying for Medicaid or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), which are means-tested programs, to transfer their excess resources into a Special Needs Trust that was “established for the…
  • Mar 26

    VA Updates VA Form 10-10EZ and VA Form 10-10EZR

    VA Updates VA Form 10-10EZ and VA Form 10-10EZR
    A few days ago, we blogged about the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) eliminating net worth in determinations of eligibility and assignment of priority group.   I commented that the VA Form 10-10EZ would need to be…
Rank this Week: 1223

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: 1305

Minnesota Social Security…

Minnesota Social Security Disability Secrets

Discusses social security disability benefits for injured and disabled Minnesotans. By Thomas Atkinson.

http://mnsocialsecuritydisabilitysecrets.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 11

    Can I Collect Minnesota Workers Compensation AND Social Security Disability?

    Can I Collect Minnesota Workers Compensation AND Social Security Disability?
    YES you can depending upon why you received workers compensation benefits and why you were awarded social security disability benefits.  We frequently have clients with workers compensation injuries who later qualify for social security…
  • Feb 19

    How Do I Testify At My Social Security Disability Hearing?

    How Do I Testify At My Social Security Disability Hearing?
    In short; truthfully!  This is probably your last chance to convince a office of disability and review (ODAR) judge that you are able to perform sustained gainful employment.  This is not the time to be too proud or boastful due to…
  • Aug 15

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

    How Long Must I Wait For My Social Security Disability Decision?
    In 95% of all social security disability claims, benefits can be awarded in one of three phases of the application process; Initial Application, Reconsideration or ODAR (Office of Decision And Revie
Rank this Week: 1392

Hill & Ponton Blog

Hill & Ponton Blog

Covers social security and veterans disability law.

http://www.hillandponton.com/blog/
  • Mar 29

    Are Veterans’ Children Under Chemical Warfare?

    Are Veterans’ Children Under Chemical Warfare?
    Many veterans have been exposed to a number of chemicals from Agent Orange, Industrial Solvents, Pesticides, Jet Fuel, and more. The question arises is not only how exposure to these agents impacts the health of the veterans their selves, but…
  • Mar 28

    VA Special Monthly Compensation for Veterans with TBI: SMC t

    VA Special Monthly Compensation for Veterans with TBI: SMC t
    At Hill & Ponton, we see many Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) cases. TBI is a condition that is prevalent among Afghanistan and Iraq veterans, who were often exposed to roadside bombs (IEDs), fire bombs, and other explosives. Some residuals…
  • Mar 27

    Buddy Statement

    Buddy Statement
    Buddy Statements Matthew:  Hello, and welcome to another edition of the Hill & Ponton Veterans Video Blog. I’m Matthew Hill. Carol:  I’m Carol Ponton. Matthew:  Today, we’d like to talk to you about buddy…
Rank this Week: 2115

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/
  • Mar 27

    Special Needs Child with Autism Denied Use of School Bathroom?

    Special Needs Child with Autism Denied Use of School Bathroom?
    You may have seen reports in the news about a teacher’s union trying to bar a special education student’s use of the only bathroom on the same floor as her classroom, because that bathroom is for “teachers only.”…
  • Mar 13

    3-D Print “Bionic” Limbs for Children with Special Need

    3-D Print “Bionic” Limbs for Children with Special Need
    I usually post about children with special needs who have learning and/or developmental disabilities, but ran across some information about new technology for children who are missing limbs that I found truly amazing and wanted to share. A…
  • Mar 5

    Special Needs Students — Discipline and Bullying in the School

    Special Needs Students — Discipline and Bullying in the School
    Hello All: I will be speaking Thursday evening, March 19, 2015 to a Parent group in Cherry Hill, New Jersey and they have graciously opened it up to other parents who may want to attend.  It’s not far from the Ben Franklin for any…
Rank this Week: 1900

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: 2246

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: 1611

Social Security Disability Lawyer

Social Security Disability Lawyer

Covers social security disability law. By Gordon Gates.

http://www.socialsecuritydisabilitylawyer.us/blog/
  • 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…
  • Mar 2

    The things you tell your doctor

    The things you tell your doctor
    The things you tell your doctor about how you are doing (and what you are doing with your time) frequently end up in your medical progress notes. These progress notes provide your doctors with context and information about your condition.…
Rank this Week: 1629

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 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…
  • Jan 8

    SMDA prevails in LTD insurance appeal against Cigna

    SMDA prevails in LTD insurance appeal against Cigna
    SMDA recently convinced Long Term Disability Insurer Cigna to reverse its original claims denial decision by filing a comprehensive administrative appeal. SMDA was retained by a very nice client who was having significant mental health…
Rank this Week: 1549

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 25

    Qualifying For Social Security Disability and SSI

    Qualifying For Social Security Disability and SSI
    The threshold question for both Title II SSD and Title XVI SSI is the same: is the individual disabled, or likely to be disabled, for at least a twelve consecutive month period? The difference between the two programs is that to qualify for…
  • Jun 11

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

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

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

    Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Post-Injury Disabilities: A Case Study
    If you are disabled by many causes, or disabled from working due to causes not related to your work injury, such as cancer, an illness, or an injury when not working, you may still be entitled to Full Worker’s Compensation Disability…
Rank this Week: 2088

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: 2307

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: 2290

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: 1842

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: 2267

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: 1740

Nashville Probate and Disability…

Nashville Probate and Disability Law Journal

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

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

    Giving Away the House

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

    Living Independently in Old Age

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

    Paying for Nursing Home Care

    Paying for Nursing Home Care
    Posted by Barbara Moss. As I've written in a prior post (December 19, 2012), Medicare pays only a limited amount toward nursing home care and then only when there has been a 3-day hospital admission first. People who enter a nursing home…
Rank this Week: 1873

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: 1794

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: 1627

Iowa Workers' Compensation Law

Iowa Workers' Compensation Law

By Paul McAndrew Law Firm.

http://iowaworkcomplaw.com/
  • Mar 26

    Ports of Tacoma and Seattle Urge Immediate PMA-ILWU Contract Resolution

    Ports of Tacoma and Seattle Urge Immediate PMA-ILWU Contract Resolution
    Today’s post comes from guest author Kit Case, from Causey Law Firm. The Port of Seattle issued a statement on February 12, 2015 urging the PMA and ILWU to reach a resolution to their contract dispute: In light of US West Coast…
  • Mar 23

    Why CNAs and Home Health Aides Should Care about the Fight over a Federal Regulation

    Why CNAs and Home Health Aides Should Care about the Fight over a Federal Regulation
    Today’s post comes from guest author Jon Rehm, from Rehm, Bennett & Moore. A U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., recently struck down a federal regulation that would mandate that home health aides are paid the minimum wage and…
  • Mar 19

    Barking dog could cost Seattle family their home

    Barking dog could cost Seattle family their home
    Today’s post was shared by The Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group and comes from news.yahoo.com Like bullies and illnesses, lawsuits can be ignored, but they won’t go away. Denise Norton learned this valuable lesson…
Rank this Week: 4971

Georgia Disability Lawyer Blog

Georgia Disability Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.georgiadisabilitylawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 25

    Increased Yogurt Consumption Tied to Lower Diabetes Risk

    Increased Yogurt Consumption Tied to Lower Diabetes Risk
    Dairy products get a lot of bad press, but yogurt could actually have more than a few health benefits. According to new research, increasing your intake of yogurt could actually lower your risk of developing Type II Diabetes. Researchers…
  • Mar 21

    Researchers Look at Stem Cell Transplants for Treatment of Multiple Sclerosi

    Researchers Look at Stem Cell Transplants for Treatment of Multiple Sclerosi
    Patients who suffer from the debilitating condition multiple sclerosis (MS) may have new hope for treatment. Researchers have announced findings from a small clinical trial, which indicated significant benefits from the use of a patient's…
  • Mar 16

    TBI Study Questions Effectiveness of Progesterone

    TBI Study Questions Effectiveness of Progesterone
    Progesterone, long regarded as a reliable treatment for traumatic brain injury (TBI), and regularly administered to patients with such conditions, may not be as effective in treating the injury as earlier believed. According to the results…
Rank this Week: 2913

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: 3856

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/
  • Mar 20

    From The FERS Disability Victory Files!

    From The FERS Disability Victory Files!
    We recently assisted a federal geologist with his FERS disability claim. He suffers from combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as the result of several deployments to Afghanistan over the past decade as an Army Reservist. …
  • Mar 6

    From The OPM Disability Victory Files!

    From The OPM Disability Victory Files!
    We recently assisted a federal electronics engineer with his FERS disability claim. He suffers from several psychiatric illnesses, including generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and major depressive disorder. Because his symptoms…
  • Feb 20

    From The OPM Disability Victory Files!

    From The OPM Disability Victory Files!
    We recently assisted a federal licensed practical nurse (LPN) with his FERS disability claim. He suffers from several, chronic, spinal/structural medical conditions, including lumbar disc degeneration, cervical disc degeneration, migraine…
Rank this Week: 3440

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/
  • Mar 19

    Objective Testing and Your Social Security Disability Claim

    Objective Testing and Your Social Security Disability Claim
    Proving you are disabled to the Social Security Administration (SSA) is not always easy.  Before the SSA will even consider how your symptoms affect your ability to work, you must show that you have a “medically determinable…
  • Mar 6

    Common Questions Concerning Children’s SSI Claim

    Common Questions Concerning Children’s SSI Claim
    In my Social Security disability practice, I meet many parents of children with special needs.  They have heard that Social Security has a program for children with disabilities, but they do not know how to find out more about it. …
  • Feb 27

    Obtaining Social Security Disability Benefits for PTSD

    Obtaining Social Security Disability Benefits for PTSD
    Many people with severe mental disorders are unable to work, and post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is one of many mental disorders Social Security might consider disabling.  In my practice, I have represented numerous clients…
Rank this Week: 4217

Indiana Long Term Disability…

Indiana Long Term Disability Lawyer Blog

Covers ERISA, disability benefits, and insurance bad faith. By O'Ryan Law Firm.

http://www.indianalongtermdisabilitylawyer-blog.com/
  • Mar 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.…
  • Mar 9

    Sedgwick's Administration of Eli Lilly Extended Disability Claim

    Sedgwick's Administration of Eli Lilly Extended Disability Claim
    As one of the largest employers in Indiana, Eli Lilly covers thousands of employees under their Extended Disability Plan ("Lilly EDL Plan"). The Lilly EDL Plan is self-insured, a rarity in the long term disability world. Just a few years…
  • Feb 16

    Discharge of Student Loans Due to Total Disability

    Discharge of Student Loans Due to Total Disability
    More students than ever are graduating with student loan debt. Tuition has skyrocketed in the last few decades and it is now common for college graduates to owe tens of thousands of dollars by the time they earn their undergraduate diploma.…
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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/
  • Mar 15

    What You Can Do If You Suspect Nursing Home Abuse or Negligence

    What You Can Do If You Suspect Nursing Home Abuse or Negligence
    Baby boomers are growing older and becoming more dependent on in-home nurses, assisted-living facilities, and nursing homes to live their day-to-day lives and to achieve success in basic tasks.  This new, growing industry, like all new,…
  • Mar 9

    Will Workers’ Compensation Help Me If I Can’t Find a Job?

    Will Workers’ Compensation Help Me If I Can’t Find a Job?
    If you are unable to find a job in Ohio because of a work-related injury, you may qualify for workers’ compensation benefits, depending on why you can’t find employment.  In other circumstances, filing for unemployment…
  • Jan 29

    What to Do If You Get Injured at Work

    What to Do If You Get Injured at Work
    Many who are injured at work feel the need to hide it or shake it off and return to the task at hand.  On the job injuries can sideline you from work and have a negative impact on your bottom line.  This is especially true for…
Rank this Week: 3255

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
  • 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…
  • Dec 29

    Hearing Strategies for Claimants with Multiple Medical Problem

    Hearing Strategies for Claimants with Multiple Medical Problem
    Greg writes:  “I have seen many if not all of your YouTube videos and have to say you probably are the best disability lawyer on there. My case is rather unusual in the sense that I do not have one injury, I have three. I have a…
Rank this Week: 4026

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,…
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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/
  • Feb 26

    Parents Warned Against Co-Sleeping with Their Babie

    Parents Warned Against Co-Sleeping with Their Babie
    An article in this week's Portland Press Herald is cautioning parents against falling asleep in the same beds as their infant children. Though snuggling with your baby is appealing, especially during this brutally cold Winter, this…
  • Jan 28

    Preventing Carbon Monoxide Poisoning During Blizzard Season

    Preventing Carbon Monoxide Poisoning During Blizzard Season
    Well, Mainers - we've made it through our first real snowstorm of the season. A blizzard or Nor'Easter as it were. Since Winter has only just begun, there are almost certainly several more inches of the white stuff to come in our near future.…
  • Jan 19

    Space Heater Safety

    Space Heater Safety
    Now that Winter (and chilly conditions) is in full swing, Mainers are looking for ways to safely heat our homes. Space heaters, commonly used portable heating devices, are great alternatives to expensive or inefficient central heating…
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My Social Security Disability SSI…

My Social Security Disability SSI Blog

By Tim Moore.

http://disabilityblogger.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Jan 21

    There are days when everyone thinks they…

    There are days when everyone thinks they have it rough. And perhaps they really do. But, then, you read a story like this and you feel thankful what you do have. From the article: "Martin Pistorius spent more than a decade unable…
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Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

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

http://accessdefense.com
  • 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: 3423

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/
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Disability Lawyer

Disability Lawyer

Covers Kentucky disability law. By Austin Mehr.

http://mehrdisabilitygroup.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 3990

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: 3793

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: 3740

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: 2546

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: 3855

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: 4127

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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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…
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