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A Fix For The Disability Trust Fund

In the final three months of 2016, the Social Security Disability Insurance trust fund will run out of money and beneficiaries will see an immediate 20 percent cut in benefits. Fortunately, there’s an easy fix: Congress can simply reallocate a small amount of payroll tax income from the larger Social Security retirement fund to the […]

Congress Doesn’t Get It

I am still hopeful that the President and Congress will pay attention to the disabled persons of our country, but they are not off to a very good start. The President seems to have all but forgotten them and Congress has demonstrated its incompetence to start the New Year. Michael Hiltzik of the LA Times […]

Text Phishing

Text Phishing Scheme: Disability Applicants and Beneficiaries Should Be Careful Patrick P. O’Carroll, Jr., Inspector General for the Social Security Administration (SSA), is warning the public, and Social Security disability applicants and beneficiaries in particular, about a text phishing scheme that has recently surfaced. Disability law offices in the Greater St. Louis area and Michigan […]

Driving Safety

I am often asked about how diseases like Alzheimer’s Disease and Parkinson’s Disease affect a person’s ability to drive.  I recently came across an article in the October/November 2014 issue of Neurology Now which covers this subject.  It can be found at http://journals.lww.com/neurologynow/Fulltext/2014/10050/The_Keys_to_Safety__How_neurologic_conditions.10.aspx

Be a Smart Consumer of Legal Services

I am hearing more and more horror stories about persons hiring lawyers and non-attorney representatives only for them to find out that they are doing almost all of the work required to pursue their case or in some instances even providing vital identity information to persons over the phone or through the internet whom they […]

SHOULD YOU HIRE THE ATTORNEY THAT YOUR LONG TERM DISABILITY CARRIER RECOMMENDS?

NO! Why not? Where do you think those attorneys, disability advocates and non-attorney representatives get all of their cases from? Do you think they will act in your best interests or the interests of their bread and butter—the long-term disability carrier. These representatives have an inherent conflict of interest and have no business representing you. […]

SSDI: The truth behind media and political mischaracterizations

August 25, 2014 The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program is an integral part of the Social Security system that provides vital economic security to workers and their families. SSDI provides modest but essential coverage that American workers earn, and protects against the economic devastation that often accompanies life-changing disability. Unfortunately, recent media coverage (including […]

Medicare Enrollment Is Now Open

The annual Medicare Open Enrollment Period has begun. From October 15 to December 7, 2013, Medicare beneficiaries have to opportunity to change their Medicare managed care plan and prescription drug coverage for 2014. In other words, you can enroll in or change your Medicare Advantage plan during this period. You can also change Part D […]