Monthly Archives: November 2014


Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Warns Lenders Not To Discriminate Against Borrowers on Social Security Disability

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is warning lenders not to discriminate against borrowers who are receiving Social Security disability income. According to the CFPB, more than 15 million people received Social Security disability income every year, and many of whom are veterans of the U.S. military. And for many of those, trying to obtain a mortgage loan […]


Social Security Beneficiaries 2015 Cost of Living Increase

Tens of millions of elderly and disabled Americans will see a small bump in their government payments next year, another reflection of a sluggish economic recovery that has kept inflation low. The Social Security Administration on Wednesday announced a 1.7% annual cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, for the nearly 64 million Americans who receive federal retirement […]


3 Tips for Winning your Personal Injury Claim

If you have been injured by the negligence of another person, you may have a personal injury claim.  This means you may be able to recover some of the medical expenses and other costs that you incurred because of the injury.  Before you run to the courthouse to file a complaint against the negligent party, […]


Akron Social Security Disability Hearings and Judges

Akron Oh, Ohio ODAR OfficeThere are 9 different administrative law judges who conduct Social Security Disability (SSD) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) hearings in Akron, Ohio. Currently, the Akron Social Security Disability hearing Office has  an average wait time of 16 months for hearings to be scheduled (13.5 months all Ohio).  The average case processing […]


ESTATE PLANNING AND MYTHS ABOUT PROBATE, by J. Michael Nicks, Esq.

Recently, I advised a friend on the passing of her very young husband. They have accumulated a modest amount of assets and neither of them had sought guidance about executing an estate plan. Whether young or old it is best to face the fact that no one here gets out alive. The truth of the […]


National Work Incentives Seminar Event (WISE) Webinar Ticket to Work for America’s Veterans: Free Services for Those Who Served

Register Now! National WISE Webinar November 19, 2014                                                               In November, we honor America’s Veterans. Many veterans with disabilities face challenges reintegrating into society and […]



News

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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Guidance on “Long COVID” as a Disability Under the ADA, Section 504, and Section 1557

Although many people with COVID-19 get better within weeks, some people continue to experience symptoms that can last months after first being infected, or may have new or recurring symptoms at a later time.1   This can happen to anyone who has had COVID-19, even if the initial illness was mild.  People with this condition are […]

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