Monthly Archives: August 2014


Get to Know the Faces and Facts of Disability

Perhaps the most misunderstood Social Security program is disability insurance, often referred to as SSDI. Some people mistakenly think that beneficiaries are “on the dole” and getting easy money for minor impairments. That’s not the case. There are two ways to understand the truth about disability. One is by looking at the facts. The other […]


Ohio Workers’ Comp Bureau Opening New North Canton Location

The Hoover District site will soon become the new location for the area’s Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) Service Office. The office, located at 339 E. Maple Street in North Canton, will house approximately 100 employees serving Canton area employers and injured workers beginning June 16.


The Myth of ‘Out of Control’ Disability Benefits

The rising number of people receiving Social Security Disability Insurance benefits in recent decades and the projected depletion of the program’s trust fund in 2016 are whipping up a frenzy in some quarters that disability insurance is “out of control.” Don’t believe it. These developments were largely anticipated and are quite manageable if policymakers don’t lose their heads over […]


Posner Opinion Takes Aim at Denial of Disability Benefits; is it a 7th Circuit Trend?

In a published opinion issued two weeks after oral argument, the Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has overturned the denial of disability benefits to a woman who claimed severe pain because of a herniated disc. The two-week turnaround by the author of the opinion (PDF), Judge Richard Posner, is quick even by his speedy standards, […]


Types of Injuries Covered in Workers Comp Cases

Ohio Workers’ Compensation covers injuries, occupational diseases and deaths. There is no comprehensive list of injuries covered by Workers’ Compensation. Ohio Workers’ Compensation covers injuries sustained by employees while at work. If your ailment is defined as an injury under Ohio law, then Workers’ Compensation covers it. An experienced Columbus, Ohio employment attorney at Jones […]


Social Security Launches 1st National my Social Security Week

In honor of the 79th Anniversary of the Social Security Act, Carolyn W. Colvin, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, invites everyone to celebrate the first National my Social Security Week. From August 17 through 23, 2014, Social Security will host numerous events to highlight the many benefits of a my Social Security account, a personalized online account people can establish at www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount beginning […]


Columbus Social Security Disability Hearing Office Gets Two New Judges

The Columbus Social Security Disability hearing office will be getting two new Administrative Law Judges (ALJs) who are scheduled to report  to the Columbus, Ohio office this month.  The judges names have not yet been released; however, they will undergo four weeks of training beginning and it is anticipated that they will begin presiding over Social Security […]


What Can a Debt Collection Attorney Do?

A debt collection attorney collects bad debts. If you are owed money, the debt collection attorneys at Jones Law Group can help. Borrowers are legally required to pay their debts. As a creditor, you have a right to pursue payments either through your own efforts or with help. Hiring an Ohio debt collection attorney at […]



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Social Security Changes Rule Reducing Past Relevant Work (PRW) Time Period

June 22, 2024, is the new effective date for when SSA will consider only 5 years of PRW (instead of 15 years) when making disability determinations.  The Jones Law Group, LLC applauds the SSA for making this important change to the PRW time period as it should result in more cases getting approved in a […]

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Do I need an attorney to represent me at my Social Security disability hearing?

At your Social Security Disability hearing, you can expect several key components as part of the proceedings. Here’s what typically happens during a Social Security Disability hearing: Notification and Preparation: Before the hearing, you will receive a notice informing you of the date, time, and location of the hearing. It’s essential to review this notice […]

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