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

Posted Date: June 5, 2024 |

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?

Posted Date: May 4, 2024 |

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

Posted Date: April 22, 2024 |

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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Social Security Disability for Long Covid

Posted Date: April 22, 2024 |

SSDI for Long Covid

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Social Security Benefits Increase in 2024

Posted Date: January 19, 2024 |

Social Security Benefits Increase in 2024

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Social Security Benefits Increase in 2018

Posted Date: October 13, 2017 | Categories: Social Security Disability

When the Social Security Administration announces the annual cost-of-living adjustment (COLA), there’s usually an increase in the Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefit amount people receive each month. Federal benefit rates increase when the cost of living rises, as measured by the Department of Labor’s Consumer Price Index (CPI-W). The CPI-W rises when […]

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Student Athlete Settles Claims of Racial Discrimination with Western Brown Local School District Board of Education for $200,000

Posted Date: March 31, 2017 |

Elijah “Eli” Fulton recently settled his racial discrimination lawsuit in the United States District Court against the southern Ohio Western Brown Local School District Board of Education. Eli was represented by Eric Jones of the Jones Law Group and Sonia Walker of the Calig Law Firm. The lawsuit alleged that Eli was harassed based on […]

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Social Security Announces 0.3 Percent Benefit Increase for 2017

Posted Date: October 18, 2016 | Categories: Social Security Disability

Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for more than 65 million Americans will increase 0.3 percent in 2017, the Social Security Administration announced today. The 0.3 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will begin with benefits payable to more than 60 million Social Security beneficiaries in January 2017. Increased payments to more than 8 […]

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There is Help for Victims of Crime

Posted Date: July 22, 2016 |

If you were involved in a motor vehicle accident with an intoxicated driver or a hit-skip driver (fled the scene of the accident), then Attorney Lisa M. Haywood with the Jones Law Group can provide assistance in getting you compensation through the Ohio Victims of Crime program in additional to other available recoveries. We can […]

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OPERS Pension Fund To Put Expenditures Online

Posted Date: December 18, 2015 | Categories: State Employee Disability (STRS, OPERS, PERS, OP&F)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Spending data from the state’s largest public pension fund will soon be publicly available online through OhioCheckbook.com. The Ohio Public Employees Retirement System voted Wednesday to provide financial information for the spending database, a project established in December 2014 by Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel. “A pension system that is responsible for the […]

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