Child Support for Divorcing Military Couples

Divorce can happen to anyone. This goes for civilian, civil servant and military personnel alike. There are laws in place to protect children from all backgrounds during a divorce. But there are even more stringent rules for military personnel. A person in the military is subject to punishment from their commanding officer should they fail … Continue reading Child Support for Divorcing Military Couples

Proposed Disability Changes Could Affect Disability Payments for Many

According to the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, the new proposed changes to federal disability assistance would likely result in millions of more case reviews and in the process would cut off many disabled recipients. The federal government is accepting public comments on this matter until the end of the month. Some speculate these changes could affect … Continue reading Proposed Disability Changes Could Affect Disability Payments for Many

What if my Spouse Stops Making Alimony Payments?

During divorce proceedings alimony may be awarded to the spouse that is leaving the marriage with significantly less earnings, ability to earn or any financial disadvantage to where alimony support is required. The overall goal of alimony is to balance the financial situation and to provide financial stability. Alimony is established by an order of … Continue reading What if my Spouse Stops Making Alimony Payments?

History of Social Security Disability Benefits

85 years ago, the Social Security Act was created. The goal of this Act was to financially assist senior citizens in their retirement years by creating a general fund. This brought up the question of who else needed benefits. People disabled from an injury were clearly the most in need of this type of program. … Continue reading History of Social Security Disability Benefits

Filing for Disability Without Strong Work History

Social Security retirement benefits are based on your work history and how much you've earned and contributed to the Social Security fund. The Social Security Administration (SSA) keeps records of these numbers. In a way, it is very much like an IRA in that you pay into it your entire working life then reap the … Continue reading Filing for Disability Without Strong Work History

You’re Getting a Divorce, What Comes First?

Divorce usually doesn't just happen overnight. There is usually a almost always slow build up to it. But, when a couple finally decides it is time to get divorced, what matters should they discuss first? We will attempt to answer that very question in this post. If you have kids, they should be your first … Continue reading You’re Getting a Divorce, What Comes First?

What Does Technical Denial of Social Security Benefits Mean?

A technical denial, also called a "non-medical denial" means that the applicant was denied for non-medical reasons. According to public records, this type of denial accounts for about half of all Social Security Disability denials. Applicants will usually be notified about this denial by mail. Reason that an applicant may receive this type of denial … Continue reading What Does Technical Denial of Social Security Benefits Mean?

Agoraphobia, Panic and Other Anxiety Disorders

The definition of an anxiety disorder is: a group of mental disorders characterized by significant feelings of anxiety and fear. Among these disorders are: generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and various phobia-related disorders. These disorders can significantly decrease the quality of a person's life and even prevent them from being able to work. One of the more … Continue reading Agoraphobia, Panic and Other Anxiety Disorders

Figuring Child Support Payments in State of Florida

If you are a parent that is considering divorce, you have probably thought about what your child support payments will be. Its only natural to want to know. The State of Florida publishes a mandate with the amount. It is Florida Statue 61,30 and courts can order a 5% increase or 5% decrease in your … Continue reading Figuring Child Support Payments in State of Florida

Stop the Wait Act – What is it?

A bill was recently introduced in Congress with the goal of dramatically reducing the waiting period for people to start receiving disability benefits. U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX-35) and  U.S. Representative Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA-01) introduced the Stop the Wait Act. After waiting months to qualify for coverage, people have to … Continue reading Stop the Wait Act – What is it?