Get to Know the Faces and Facts of Disability

Posted Date: August 29, 2014 | Categories: Social Security 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

Posted Date: August 25, 2014 |

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

Posted Date: August 25, 2014 | Categories: Social Security Disability

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?

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

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, […]


Social Security Launches 1st National my Social Security Week

Posted Date: August 18, 2014 | Categories: Individuals, Social Security Disability

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 beginning […]


Columbus Social Security Disability Hearing Office Gets Two New Judges

Posted Date: August 14, 2014 | Categories: Social Security Disability

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 […]


Tramadol will be Classified as a Schedule IV Controlled Substance Effective September 1, 2014

Posted Date: June 29, 2014 | Categories: Health Care & Businesses

Effective September 1, tramadol and products containing tramadol will be classified as Schedule IV controlled substances according to a new rule adopted by the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy. The Board order states: “Tramadol is an opioid painkiller that was previously unscheduled by the US Food and Drug Administration and has been widely abused, alone […]


State Medical Board Draft Rule 4731-11-12 for Treatment of Opiate Addiction

Posted Date: June 29, 2014 | Categories: Credentialing, Licensure & Disciplinary

The State Medical Board of Ohio has issued draft Rule 4731-11-12, which establishes treatment parameters for prescribes who treat opiate addiction with office-based treatment buprenorphine products, including Suboxone. The Board indicates the need for regulation is urgent, as such products are being diverted at alarming levels. Law enforcement officials also report that some prescribers are setting up “pill […]


Ohio Psychology Laws Revised Effective 3/20/2014 – What You Need to Know

Posted Date: June 23, 2014 |

ORC 4732 (Ohio’s psychology and school psychology licensing law) had not been comprehensively updated since its enactment in 1972. Although there have been several piecemeal amendments since then, the profession of psychology and its regulation have changed substantially over the past forty years, and important updates to ORC 4732 were needed.  The Jones Law Group […]


Social Security Defines Policy for Same-Sex Married Couples

Posted Date: June 20, 2014 | Categories: Social Security Disability

On June 26, 2013, the Supreme Court ruled Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional. Therefore, Social Security no longer is prevented from recognizing same-sex marriages to determine entitlement or payment amount.

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