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Bipartisan Bill to widen Federal Help for Disabled

Posted Date: December 9, 2014 | Categories: Columbus Personal Injury Lawyer, Social Security Disability, State Employee Disability (STRS, OPERS, PERS, OP&F)

WASHINGTON (AP) – Congress is poised to allow Americans with disabilities to open tax-sheltered bank accounts to pay for certain long-term expenses – the broadest legislation to help the disabled in nearly a quarter-century. The House was set to vote Wednesday on the bill, called the Achieving a Better Life Experience Act, which stands out […]

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

Posted Date: November 24, 2014 | Categories: 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 […]

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Social Security Beneficiaries 2015 Cost of Living Increase

Posted Date: November 13, 2014 | Categories: Social Security Disability

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 […]

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

Posted Date: November 5, 2014 | Categories: Columbus Personal Injury Lawyer, Social Security Disability, State Employee Disability (STRS, OPERS, PERS, OP&F)

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 […]

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Social Security Disability System Near Impossible to Navigate Without Legal Help, Applicants Say

Posted Date: October 29, 2014 | Categories: Social Security Disability

Linda Bowen waited four years for a Mobile-area judge to approve her application for disability benefits. Her husband applied last November for benefits for himself. His hearing is still a year away, scheduled for December 2015. The Bowens’ stories, along with others from across Alabama, show that the disability-benefits process can be frustrating and laborious. […]

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National Work Incentives Seminar Event (WISE) Webinar Ticket to Work: Support Services for People Who Have a Disability and Are Ready to Work

Posted Date: October 22, 2014 | Categories: Social Security Disability

Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 3:00 PM, EDT  If you are a Social Security disability beneficiary and want to make more money through work, Ticket to Work can provide the support you need to transition to financial independence. The October 22 national WISE webinar will present information about special Social Security programs and rules that may […]

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New Ohio Law Requires Nursing Homes that Admit Sex Offenders to Notify Home Residents

Posted Date: October 9, 2014 | Categories: Columbus Personal Injury Lawyer, Credentialing, Health Care & Businesses, Licensure & Disciplinary

Before September 15, 2014, a loophole in Ohio’s sex offender registration and notification laws allowed for sex offenders to live in nursing homes without the knowledge of the home’s other residents. The law required the notification of anyone living within one thousand feet of the residence of a registered sex offender, as well as those […]

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Social Security Disability Benefits and Retirement

Posted Date: October 8, 2014 |

Putting off filing for retirement benefits until age 70 can be a wise strategy for many retirees because the delayed credits you earn can beef up the monthly check amount substantially. But does it do any good to wait longer?

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Understanding changes to Ohio’s civil commitment laws

Posted Date: October 4, 2014 | Categories: Social Security Disability

On June 17, 2014, Governor Kasich signed Senate Bill 43, which made changes to Ohio’s civil commitment process for individuals with mental illness.

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Doe v. State of Ohio seeks funding, good outcomes for special ed students

Posted Date: October 4, 2014 | Categories: Social Security Disability

To understand the problems with the funding, it’s important to go back to a 2000 study by the Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities, which recommended a weighted funding system. Children would be placed into one of six categories, with more funding being awarded to support the education of children with more severe disabilities.

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