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Virginia Disability Law Blog

Virginia Disability Law Blog

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

http://sheriabrams.com/blog
  • Oct 18

    Conditions Added to Compassionate Allowance List

    Conditions Added to Compassionate Allowance List
    SSA announced the addition of three conditions to its Compassionate Allowance (CAL) list on September 5. There are now 228 conditions that qualify for expedited processing through the CAL program. The three new Compassionate Allowance…
  • Oct 16

    Safeguard Your Child’s Financial Future Without Jeopardizing Benefits Using a Special Needs Trust

    Safeguard Your Child’s Financial Future Without Jeopardizing Benefits Using a Special Needs Trust
    For many families that have a loved one with disabilities, access to federal and/or state benefits is critical and essential.  Even if the family has the financial means to pay for care, access to Medicaid may still be necessary.…
  • Oct 13

    Social Security Recipients to Get the Biggest Raise in Years!

    Social Security Recipients to Get the Biggest Raise in Years!
    The Social Security Administration has just announced that people receiving Social Security Retirement, Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) will be getting a raise in 2018, the largest increase since 2012. It…
Rank this Week: 449

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: 461

Disability Law

Disability Law

Covers developments in disability law and related fields.

http://disabilitylaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 501

Social Security Disability Lawyer

Social Security Disability Lawyer

Covers social security disability law. By Gordon Gates.

http://www.socialsecuritydisabilitylawyer.us/blog/
  • Oct 18

    Hearing Office is now OHO

    Hearing Office is now OHO
    Back in 2006 or so, the Bureau of Hearings and Appeals changed its name to the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR), as part of a reorganization at Social Security and new regulations. The name was widely panned at the time.…
  • Apr 10

    The Administrative Law Judge for your disability hearing

    The Administrative Law Judge for your disability hearing
    The first thing I want to know when I receive a hearing notice for a Social Security disability claim is the name of the administrative law judge (ALJ) who will hear the case and decide the claim. It probably shouldn't matter which judge…
  • Mar 28

    Sometimes you save a life

    Sometimes you save a life
    There are many benefits to being a Social Security disability lawyer. You are able to help people who really need the help, and it is very gratifying when a claimant receives disability benefits. I recently received a Fully Favorable decision…
Rank this Week: 533

My Social Security Disability SSI…

My Social Security Disability SSI Blog

By Tim Moore.

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

    White House planning cuts to Social Security Disability

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

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

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

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

    Is it easier to get disability if you are 50 or older?
    Yes, the rules that govern most decisions are a little easier if you are at least 50 years old. However, individuals under 50 can also be approved provided their medical evidence satisfies the requirements of Social Security Disability and…
Rank this Week: 660

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/
  • Oct 18

    A is for Artist, B is for Belief by Lori Miller Fox

    A is for Artist, B is for Belief by Lori Miller Fox
    Milestones; what are they? We hear about them from the moment our children are diagnosed, for some, born. For most of us, they're not even mile"stones"; they're pebbles, fragments, grains of sand, achievements so small, so tiny, so minuscule…
  • Aug 31

    Hurricane Harvey and his Brethren Hit Disabled Hard

    Hurricane Harvey and his Brethren Hit Disabled Hard
    Hurricanes hit the most vulnerable the hardest and that applies without a doubt to people with disabilities. The death of Benilda Caixeta, of New Orleans tragically underscores this point. Ms. Caixeta was found drowned in her apartment, next…
  • Aug 8

    Gender Identity and Special Need

    Gender Identity and Special Need
    The Trump Administration’s February 2017 reversal of an earlier Obama decision ensuring that transgender students under Title IX should be allowed to use the school restrooms of the gender to which they identify has thrown school…
Rank this Week: 723

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/
  • Oct 19

    We Won’t See You in Court: The Era of Tort Lawsuits Is Waning

    We Won’t See You in Court: The Era of Tort Lawsuits Is Waning
    Fewer than two in 1,000 people—the alleged victims of inattentive motorists, medical malpractice, faulty products and other civil wrongs—filed tort lawsuits in 2015, an analysis of the latest available data collected by the…
  • Oct 19

    What Licenses are Doctors Required by Law to Have at All Times?

    What Licenses are Doctors Required by Law to Have at All Times?
    Becoming a medical doctor is a lengthy process, but for good reason. Doctors are responsible for treating their patients for a variety of issues by properly diagnosing the problem, providing treatment options, and prescribing medication or…
  • Oct 18

    Carfax Report Says 63 Million Cars Nationwide are Under Recall

    Carfax Report Says 63 Million Cars Nationwide are Under Recall
    KWWL-TV Cedar Rapids, IA reports that a new Carfax report shows that “nearly 650,000 vehicles on Iowa’s roads have unfixed safety recalls,” which they says is a 24 percent increase over 2016. Nationwide, Carfax says there…
Rank this Week: 735

Law Offices of Joe Bornstein Blog

Law Offices of Joe Bornstein Blog

Covers personal injury and accident law issues in Maine. By the Law Offices of Joe Bornstein.

http://www.joebornstein.com/blog
  • Sep 21

    Fatal Car Crashes Linked to an Increase in Opioid Use

    Fatal Car Crashes Linked to an Increase in Opioid Use
    It's no secret that drinking and driving remains one of the leading causes of fatal car accidents nationwide. But while we all know driving under the influence of alcohol is against the law, many drivers may be unaware of the dangers that…
  • Aug 30

    How Anti-Lock Break Systems Reduce Risk of a Fatal Motorcycle Accident

    How Anti-Lock Break Systems Reduce Risk of a Fatal Motorcycle Accident
    Every year, the roads of Maine are the site of many fatal motorcycle accidents which devastate victims and family members. When a rider is injured in an accident, he or she has legal rights which must be protected. Surviving family members of…
  • Jul 27

    Is This The End Of Car Ownership?

    Is This The End Of Car Ownership?
    And will you be protected in the event of an accident? Cars have gone through plenty of changes in the last decade. But just as significant as the changes to vehicles themselves is the way they interact with people and society as a whole. In…
Rank this Week: 830

Iowa Workers' Compensation Law

Iowa Workers' Compensation Law

By Paul McAndrew Law Firm.

http://iowaworkcomplaw.com/
  • Oct 19

    Rolling Back The Rules That Have Made OSHA Effective In Protecting Worker

    Rolling Back The Rules That Have Made OSHA Effective In Protecting Worker
    Today’s post comes from guest author Jon Rehm, from Rehm, Bennett & Moore. I am regularly surprised in my job. I recently met with a client who worked in a psychically demanding industrial job who told me that his employer required…
  • Oct 16

    Theodore Roosevelt Pushed For Protection Of Worker

    Theodore Roosevelt Pushed For Protection Of Worker
    Today’s post comes from guest author Brody Ockander, from Rehm, Bennett & Moore. Workers’ Compensation benefits are often confusing and seemingly unfair at first glance to many of my clients. As a result, I often find myself…
  • Oct 12

    Groups Oppose Legislation Aimed to Change Wisconsin’s Advisory Council

    Groups Oppose Legislation Aimed to Change Wisconsin’s Advisory Council
    Today’s post comes from guest author Charlie Domer, from The Domer Law Firm. Wisconsin’s Worker’s Compensation Advisory Council serves as the driving force behind the state’s historically stable and first-rate…
Rank this Week: 886

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: 1051

Indiana Social Security Lawyer…

Indiana Social Security Lawyer Blog

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

http://adisabilitylawyer.com/legal-advice-blog/
  • Jul 17

    If My Initial Application For Social Security Disability Benefits is Denied, Should I Reapply?

    If My Initial Application For Social Security Disability Benefits is Denied, Should I Reapply?
    Should you appeal your initial application denial or reapply if you are denied disability benefits?  If the Social Security Administration (SSA) states your disability is not severe enough to receive benefits, appealing the decision…
  • Jul 2

    Will Hiring An Attorney Speed Up My Case?

    Will Hiring An Attorney Speed Up My Case?
    Many Social Security disability claimants are under the impression that hiring an attorney will speed up the processing of their case with the Social Security Administration (SSA).  While hiring an attorney does not directly translate…
  • Jun 29

    Social Security Disability Benefits for Back Pain

    Social Security Disability Benefits for Back Pain
    A large number of my clients suffer from back pain, and there are many possible causes: degenerative disease, injury, or years of overexertion.  The Social Security Administration (SSA) recognizes that severe back pain can be disabling,…
Rank this Week: 1139

Ohio Social Security Disability…

Ohio Social Security Disability Blog

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

http://www.johntnicholson.com/ohiolawblog/
Rank this Week: 1265

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: 1273

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: 1342

Social Security Disability Blog

Social Security Disability Blog

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

https://www.ssdanswers.com
  • Aug 18

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

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

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

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

    More Social Security Disability Money if Your Medical Condition Worsens?

    More Social Security Disability Money if Your Medical Condition Worsens?
    Can you get more money from Social Security disability if your physical or mental health condition takes a turn for the worse after you are approved for disability benefits. Unfortunately, the answer to this question is “no.” The…
Rank this Week: 1351

Long Term Disability Lawyer Blog

Long Term Disability Lawyer Blog

Covers disability claims and lawsuits. By Dell & Schaefer.

http://www.longtermdisabilityblog.com/
  • Oct 12

    How Important Is The Support Of My Doctor In Obtaining Disability Insurance Benefits?

    How Important Is The Support Of My Doctor In Obtaining Disability Insurance Benefits?
    Disability insurance attorneys Cesar Gavidia and Gregory Dell stress the importance of strong medical support from a treating doctor. Lack of support from a treating doctor will result in the denial of long term disability benefits. The…
  • Aug 25

    Court Rejects Expanded Mental Illness Limitation to Coverage

    Court Rejects Expanded Mental Illness Limitation to Coverage
    In Jarillo v. Reliance Standard Life Ins. Co., Judge Michael M. Anello of the United States District Court of the Southern District of California held that plaintiff Marife Jarillo met her burden of proof and was entitled to benefits under…
  • Jul 5

    Is Pain Enough to get Disability Insurance Benefits?

    Is Pain Enough to get Disability Insurance Benefits?
    A medical diagnosis and medical records are needed to inform the insurance company of your medical condition. Just as important is documentation from your doctor to communicate the extent of your condition. In this video, attorney Gregory…
Rank this Week: 1419

Massachusetts Special Education…

Massachusetts Special Education Law Blog

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

http://www.lillianwongesq.com/blog.html
  • Feb 23

    US Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Student with Disability

    US Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Student with Disability
    Yesterday, the Supreme Court decided, 8-0, in Fry v. Napoleon Community Schools, that families do not have to exhaust remedies under IDEA when rights are fully supported by the ADA and Section 504. This is a huge deal in the…
  • Dec 1

    Is my child's teacher licensed?

    Is my child's teacher licensed?
    Educators, including teachers, professional support personnel, and administrators, are generally required to hold a license issued by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to be eligible for employment in public…
  • Nov 18

    Free Course for Parents of Children with Emotional and Behavioral Challenge

    Free Course for Parents of Children with Emotional and Behavioral Challenge
    Is your child on an IEP?Is your child angry, sad, anxious, acting out or withdrawn?Are you concerned about how your child is behaving?Has your child been diagnosed with ADHD, Conduct Disorder or other emotional problems?ARE YOU HAVING A…
Rank this Week: 1474

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: 1503

Hill & Ponton Blog

Hill & Ponton Blog

Covers social security and veterans disability law.

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

    Atomic Vet

    Atomic Vet
    Atomic Vets are defined by the VA as veterans who participated in specific events that exposed them to radiation. These events include: Aboveground nuclear testing between 1945 and 1962; S. occupation of areas in and/or around Hiroshima or…
  • Oct 17

    America’s Women Veterans Part I

    America’s Women Veterans Part I
    Women who have served in the U.S. military are often referred to as “invisible Veterans” because their service contributions until the 1970s went largely unrecognized by politicians, the media, academia, and the general public.…
  • Oct 16

    Disability Compensation for Military Sexual Trauma

    Disability Compensation for Military Sexual Trauma
    A topic that is rather difficult to discuss is military sexual trauma. Some veterans may have experienced sexual trauma while serving in the military. Veterans who have experienced this, often have issues concerning their mental and physical…
Rank this Week: 1630

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/
  • Aug 31

    CIGNA reverses LTD denial decision for RN with low back pain

    CIGNA reverses LTD denial decision for RN with low back pain
    SMDA recently convinced  LTD insurer Cigna to overturn its claims denial decision for a registered nurse who developed significant low back pain that prevented her from performing her own occupation.  Our client had degenerative…
  • Jun 28

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

    SMDA convinces LTD Insurer to reverse claims denial decision for Cognitive Issue
    SMDA recently convinced Cigna (Life Insurance Company of North America) to overturn  a claims denial decision for an individual who is suffering from significant cognitive deficits as the result of some as yet undiagnosed condition. SMDA…
  • Mar 3

    “Own” vs “Any” Occupation in Long Term Disability Insurance Plan

    “Own” vs “Any” Occupation in Long Term Disability Insurance Plan
    Almost every Long Term Disability Insurance Policy I have ever reviewed contains a limited period (usually 24 months) of time that it will pay benefits if a claimant is unable to perform the duties of  his/her “Own” (see…
Rank this Week: 1636

Schwartz Law PC Blog

Schwartz Law PC Blog

Covers disability insurance claim and bad faith information.

https://schwartzlawpc.com/blog/
  • Oct 18

    Necessary Steps to a Successful Long-Term Disability Claim

    Necessary Steps to a Successful Long-Term Disability Claim
    Policies Reviewed The first thing a competent lawyer must do in evaluating a potential long-term disability claim is discuss with you what type of insurance policy or policies you own. Do you have an individual or private long-term disability…
  • Oct 9

    Plant Company’s Growing Stock Ruined, Insurance Company Forced to Pay Claim

    Plant Company’s Growing Stock Ruined, Insurance Company Forced to Pay Claim
    A Michigan federal judge recently granted a large plant-growing company’s summary judgment motion in a case against its insurer over coverage for thousands of plants that died following a cooling system breakdown. Not surprisingly, the…
  • Oct 3

    $300 Million—Plus Ruling Favors NJ Transit Against Insurer—Words Matter!

    $300 Million—Plus Ruling Favors NJ Transit Against Insurer—Words Matter!
    In light of the recent hurricanes that have decimated parts of the United States, Puerto Rico and the Caribbean, it is important to remember that ongoing battles that resulted from older natural disasters continue—in particular, from…
Rank this Week: 1715

Oregon Injury Attorney Blog

Oregon Injury Attorney Blog

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

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

    Pipline Application Coincides With Pipeline Settlement

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

    NFL Concussion Lawsuit: Just the Beginning?

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

    Why You Need to Read Your Property Damage Settlement Agreement

    Why You Need to Read Your Property Damage Settlement Agreement
    When a potential client sits down with us to discuss an auto injury accident case, many times, the property damage portion of the claim has been resolved. Sometimes it is not, and we help with that too. A recent exchange with a liability…
Rank this Week: 1731

Georgia Disability Lawyer Blog

Georgia Disability Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.georgiadisabilitylawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 5

    Mayo Clinic Researchers on Brink of Major Cancer Breakthrough

    Mayo Clinic Researchers on Brink of Major Cancer Breakthrough
    Researchers at Mayo Clinic and the University of Minnesota have announced that they are on the brink of a major cancer treatment breakthrough that could revolutionize treatment for the deadly disease. The federal government is soon expected…
  • Sep 25

    Diabetes Drug May Be Beneficial for Patients with Parkinson’s Disease

    Diabetes Drug May Be Beneficial for Patients with Parkinson’s Disease
    A drug used to treat patients who suffer from diabetes may have the unexpected side effect of helping reduce early symptoms in persons who suffer from Parkinson’s disease. Researchers at the University College London recently found that…
  • Aug 29

    Study Looks at Adults Suffering from ADHD and Dementia Risk

    Study Looks at Adults Suffering from ADHD and Dementia Risk
    Adults who suffer from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) have a risk of dementia that is three times as high as for those without a history of ADHD. This is according to a new study out of Taiwan. In the United States, as many…
Rank this Week: 1772

New Jersey Disability Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Disability Lawyer Blog

Covers New Jersey disability law updates, cases, and news. By Bonny G. Rafel, LLC.

http://www.newjerseydisabilitylawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 16

    ERISA Regulation Changes Strengthens Consumer Protections for the Disabled

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

    Courts Clarify the Mental Disorder Limitation in Long Term Disability Policie

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

    Courts Recognize Disability Claims Based on Longstanding Chronic Migraines and Pain

    Courts Recognize Disability Claims Based on Longstanding Chronic Migraines and Pain
    Insurers often balk at paying a disability claim for a condition that has existed for a long time before the individual stops working.  It seems that people that struggle to continue working despite progressive medical impairment are not…
Rank this Week: 1835

Disability Lawyer

Disability Lawyer

Covers Kentucky disability law. By Austin Mehr.

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

    The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyer

    The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyer
    Austin Mehr of Mehr, Fairbanks & Peterson Trial Lawyers received an invitation on July 17, 2017, to The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers. As stated in his invitation: “Membership in The National Trial…
  • Mar 23

    Kentucky Supreme Court Reaffirms Standard for Insurance Bad Faith

    Kentucky Supreme Court Reaffirms Standard for Insurance Bad Faith
    In Hollaway v. Direct General Ins. Co. of Miss., 497 S.W.3d 733 (Ky. 2016), the Kentucky Supreme Court addressed the first substantive insurance bad faith case to come before it in ten years.  In the September 22, 2016, decision,…
  • Aug 15

    Austin Mehr to Speak to the Marshall County Bar Association

    Austin Mehr to Speak to the Marshall County Bar Association
    On Monday, August 15, 2016, Austin Mehr is scheduled to speak to the Marshall County Bar Association about insurance bad faith law in Kentucky. The seminar is at 12:00 p.m. in the Marshall County Judicial Building, Grand Jury Room, 80…
Rank this Week: 1943

Tax Information for People with…

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

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

http://paulnidich.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1972

The FAPE Page

The FAPE Page

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

http://fapepage.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 12

    Clear Consensus -- A.M. v. New York City Department of Education

    Clear Consensus -- A.M. v. New York City Department of Education
    The Second Circuit, in A.M. v. New York City Department of Education, held that where the school district developed an Individualized Education Program ("IEP") for an autistic child, that was against the clear consensus of the substance…
  • Sep 16

    A disability is not a disability is not a disability

    A disability is not a disability is not a disability
    The question presented in this case is whether being disabled for purposes of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act ("IDEA") categorically qualifies and individual as having a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act…
  • Jul 2

    Prevailing Attorney Entitled to Fee From District Greater Than What He Would Have Been Paid Had He Lost

    Prevailing Attorney Entitled to Fee From District Greater Than What He Would Have Been Paid Had He Lost
    In Price v. District of Columbia, the parents seeking relief on behalf of their child under IDEA.  They obtained counsel from the Juvenile Branch of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, which appointed an experienced…
Rank this Week: 1996

Long Island Special Needs Law Blog

Long Island Special Needs Law Blog

Covers estate planning and special needs trusts. By Ellen A. Victor.

http://longislandspecialneedslawyer.com
  • Dec 9

    Special Needs Trust Fairness Act passes!

    Special Needs Trust Fairness Act passes!
    Forming a first party Special Needs Trust has, up until now, required a parent, grandparent or a guardian to establish the trust. When the original law allowing First Party Special Needs Trusts was passed, it did not contemplate that many…
  • Sep 30

    Conference on Housing for the Mentally Ill October 7, 2016

    Conference on Housing for the Mentally Ill October 7, 2016
    Housing is one of the most difficult problems for any person with special needs, whether developmentally disabled or suffering with mental illness. A conference addressing the housing crisis for those with psychiatric disabilities is being…
  • Jun 12

    Feeling Guilty Over Causing My Child’s Disability

    Feeling Guilty Over Causing My Child’s Disability
    Recently, I was reading this review of Toni Braxton’s new memoir, and the reviewer appeared shocked that Ms. Braxton attributed her son’s autism to God’s payback for a prior abortion. I don’t want to get into a…
Rank this Week: 1997

Social Security Disability…

Social Security Disability Attorney Cincinnati

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

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

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

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

    Win Your Social Security Disability Claim by Telling This Story

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

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

    Cincinnati Disabled - Do You Qualify For Social Security Disability Benefits Fast Free and Easy
    Do you Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits? We can answer this and other questions fast, free,and easy. Plus Anthony Castelli Attorney offers a free claim evaluation to discuss you eligibility for compensation as well as your…
Rank this Week: 2009

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: 2025

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: 2086

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/
  • Oct 18

    Cigna Life Insurance Case Settled

    Cigna Life Insurance Case Settled
    O’Ryan Law Firm, on behalf of our client, recently settled an accidental death insurance claim filed against Cigna, and the client’s employer, after Cigna refused to pay her accidental death insurance claim upon the accidental…
  • Oct 13

    Ninth Circuit Rejects Denial of Life Insurance Benefits for MetLife’s Failure to Request Evidence of Insurability

    Ninth Circuit Rejects Denial of Life Insurance Benefits for MetLife’s Failure to Request Evidence of Insurability
    The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Salyers v. Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, ___ F.3d ___, No. 15-56371 (9th Cir. September 20, 2017) recently rejected an attempt by MetLife to avoid paying a $250,000 death…
  • Oct 11

    Indiana University Employee Disability Coverage with Standard Insurance

    Indiana University Employee Disability Coverage with Standard Insurance
    The O’Ryan Law Firm has represented numerous employees of Indiana University (“IU”) who have become disabled because of serious illnesses such as chronic pancreatitis, lymes disease, degenerative disk disease, ovarian…
Rank this Week: 2093

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: 2126

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: 2221

California Social Security Lawyer…

California Social Security Lawyer Blog

Covers Social Security Disability Law. By Geri Kahn.

http://thecaliforniasocialsecuritylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2552

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: 2592

Minnesota Social Security…

Minnesota Social Security Disability Secrets

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

http://mnsocialsecuritydisabilitysecrets.blogspot.com/
  • May 14

    Can I Receive Both Minnesota Workers Compensation and Social Security Disability?

    Can I Receive Both Minnesota Workers Compensation and Social Security Disability?
    The short answer is YES, in most instances you can receive both but there are many variables that are extremely complex.In 1965 the Social Security Act was amended requiring that SSDI benefits be reduced when the injured worker is…
  • Nov 11

    Can I Collect Minnesota Workers Compensation AND Social Security Disability?

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

    How Do I Testify At My Social Security Disability Hearing?

    How Do I Testify At My Social Security Disability Hearing?
    In short; truthfully!  This is probably your last chance to convince a office of disability and review (ODAR) judge that you are able to perform sustained gainful employment.  This is not the time to be too proud or boastful due to…
Rank this Week: 2677

Calbom & Schwab News

Calbom & Schwab News

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

http://www.calbomschwab.com/category/news/
  • Jun 12

    What Trump Gets Wrong About Social Security Disability

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

    2017 Law Day Luncheon: Bringing the Community Together

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

    Social Security Offset of Worker’s Compensation

    Social Security Offset of Worker’s Compensation
    In Washington State, RCW 51.32.220 allows for the offset of two types of monetary benefits if an individual receives payments for Social Security Disability. Those two state benefits are temporary total disability and permanent total…
Rank this Week: 2695

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: 2930

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

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

http://accessdefense.com
  • Oct 9

    Quick Hits – ADA news of note

    Quick Hits – ADA news of note
    It has been an eventful three weeks in the world of ADA and FHA litigation. Rather than picking and choosing among the various cases that deserve attention we’ve provided some quick analysis of the cases with immediate relevance to most…
  • Oct 8

    Personal injury and the ADA – is every violation per se negligence?

    Personal injury and the ADA – is every violation per se negligence?
    Reed v. W. Oil, Inc., 2017 WL 4236549 (E.D. Mo. Sept. 22, 2017) adds another jurisdiction to those which have considered the relationship between the ADA and common law negligence claims. We’ve blogged about this before*, and while…
  • Oct 3

    ADA and the internet – the confusion continue

    ADA and the internet – the confusion continue
    On Monday the Supreme Court denied review of McGee v. Coca Cola, a case concerning the application of the ADA to vending machines that had the potential to help clarify the application of the ADA to the internet. We’ve blogged…
Rank this Week: 3375

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

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

https://blog.finkrosnerershow-levenberg.com
  • Sep 6

    NJ law streamlines process for fiduciary resignation

    NJ law streamlines process for fiduciary resignation
    A person who has been appointed as administrator of an estate or Executor under a Last Will and Testament is appointed to their role by either the Surrogate’s Court or Surrogate’s office. I’ve previously blogged about the…
  • Sep 6

    NJ law streamlines process for fiduciary resignation

    NJ law streamlines process for fiduciary resignation
    A person who has been appointed as administrator of an estate or Executor under a Last Will and Testament is appointed to their role by either the Surrogate’s Court or Surrogate’s office. I’ve previously blogged about the…
  • Sep 3

    NJ 2017-18 Budget Adds Funding for Medicaid Long-Term Care

    NJ 2017-18 Budget Adds Funding for Medicaid Long-Term Care
    After the Governor and the Assembly leader resolved their Fourth of July Weekend Budget Kerfuffle, some positivity came out of it for Medicaid long-term care providers and beneficiaries. Nursing home reimbursements would be increased by $10.5…
Rank this Week: 3456

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/
  • Jan 26

    CAN YOU LOSE CHILD SUPPORT FOR YOUR ADULT CHILD WITH DISABILITIES?

    CAN YOU LOSE CHILD SUPPORT FOR YOUR ADULT CHILD WITH DISABILITIES?
    The answer is “yes” and “no.”   The lives of parents caring for adult children with disabilities is already burdensome, and this change in the law adds an additional barrier such parents will have to overcome, but…
  • Jan 16

    Charter Schools and Children with Disabilitie

    Charter Schools and Children with Disabilitie
    The U.S. Department of Education recently released a “Dear Colleague” Letter to clarify that all students who qualify, or would qualify, in their neighborhood school District for either an IEP under the I.D.E.A., or a Section 504…
  • Jul 1

    Teenager with Disabilities Injured and Arrested by TSA Workers in Airport

    Teenager with Disabilities Injured and Arrested by TSA Workers in Airport
    Another sad reminder in the news, that caregivers of people with disabilities cannot presume that authority personnel will listen to or understand the caregiver’s guidance on how best to deal with a person’s disabilities. This sad…
Rank this Week: 3608

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://fehablog.com/
  • Sep 6

    It’s A Conduit Case!

    It’s A Conduit Case!
    In this case, plaintiff alleged he was fired because of his marital status in violation of FEHA’s protections against marital status discrimination. Plaintiff was fired by his boss, who was also his mother-in-law. Plaintiff said he was…
  • Aug 28

    Disability Discrimination Case – Summary Judgment Affirmed

    Disability Discrimination Case – Summary Judgment Affirmed
    Here’s an interesting FEHA disability discrimination case in which the Ninth Circuit upheld the district court’s summary judgment dismissing the case. In this case there was no evidence that plaintiff’s disability was a…
  • Apr 18

    Derrel’s Mini Storage Settles DFEH Pregnancy Employment & Housing Lawsuit

    Derrel’s Mini Storage Settles DFEH Pregnancy Employment & Housing Lawsuit
    The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing just announced a settlement with Derrel’s Mini Storage, Inc. on a complaint it filed in Kern County Superior Court alleging pregnancy discrimination in employment and housing. For…
Rank this Week: 3691

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/
  • Oct 11

    My Short-Term Disability Insurance Ran Out too Soon. What Do I Do?

    My Short-Term Disability Insurance Ran Out too Soon. What Do I Do?
    Short-term disability benefits rarely last more than 12 months. Unfortunately, the illness or injury that forced you out of work for an extended period will not stick to a deadline.   You have three basic options when your disability…
  • Sep 28

    Does My Child Qualify for Supplemental Security Income (SSI)?

    Does My Child Qualify for Supplemental Security Income (SSI)?
    The Social Security Administration determines each child’s eligibility for Supplement Security Income on a case-by-case basis. The agency applies criteria that include the child’s age, disability status, family structure, parental…
  • Sep 2

    Did you leave the scene of an accident even though you were not at fault

    Did you leave the scene of an accident even though you were not at fault
    State law in Ohio requires each person involved in a crash on a public road or parking lot to report the incident to police. The hit-and-run statute also imposes legal duties to remain on the scene, speak with investigators, alert emergency…
Rank this Week: 3743

Arkansas Personal Injury,…

Arkansas Personal Injury, Disability and Workers' Compensation Law Blog

By Ken Kieklak.

http://www.kieklaklawfirm.com/blog/
  • Oct 9

    5 Ways Children Can be Eligible for Their Parents’ Social Security Benefits in Arkansa

    5 Ways Children Can be Eligible for Their Parents’ Social Security Benefits in Arkansa
    Social Security is not just for the elderly. Thousands of Americans, young and old, receive Social Security benefits for their disabilities. Many of these are based on their work history. Like with retirement plans from Social Security, the…
  • Oct 4

    Can Social Security be Garnished to Pay Student Loans in Arkansas?

    Can Social Security be Garnished to Pay Student Loans in Arkansas?
    Wage garnishment is a complicated topic – especially when it comes to garnishing Social Security. If you are receiving Social Security Disability, you may not be elderly or retired. Many young people receive need-based Supplemental…
  • Sep 28

    Can I Receive Social Security Disability Benefits for Multiple Sclerosis?

    Can I Receive Social Security Disability Benefits for Multiple Sclerosis?
    For those suffering with multiple sclerosis (MS), your condition may be severe enough to give you difficulties with standing, balancing, walking, or fine motor function. Fortunately, the Social Security Administration (SSA) includes multiple…
Rank this Week: 3917