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
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
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
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?
Sometimes the process of going through a divorce can be emotional. And sometimes couples feel immediate regret after filing for divorce. So, the question is, can you simply change your mind and cancel a divorce after you have filed it? It really depends on how far along the process you are. If the divorce has … Continue reading Can We Change Our Mind After Filing for Divorce?
A divorce with children can result in very strict guidelines as to when children are to visit each parent. Usually, the court will try to give both parents as much access to the children as much as possible. Sometimes, for whatever reason, a parent may not follow the guidelines that the court set out for … Continue reading What Should I do if my Ex isn’t following Court Order?
You have probably heard all of the conversations around student loans in recent years. They are the one debt that a person cannot get rid of, even with a bankruptcy. In the past, people's social security benefit payments have been garnished to pay back these debts. There is one exception to this scenario of which … Continue reading Disability and Student Loans – What You Should Know
First-responders have one of the more difficult jobs on the planet. They must show up to scenes where the worst tragedies happen. They deal with events that are much too shocking for most people to handle. They are a special type of person. But it is important to remember that they are people and, though … Continue reading First Responders and Mental Disability
Divorce, like any legal process, can take time to accomplish. Each state may vary as to what they require and how long it takes to complete a divorce. There are wide ranging results regarding the time from the start of the process until the time it is completed. It doesn't always have to be a … Continue reading How Long Does Divorce Take in Florida?
You may have heard that under the current administration there will be changes to the work requirements associated with Medicaid. What has actually happened is that the current administration has made this a state level decision. So, if your state seeks no changes to the work requirement, then nothing will change. Currently, the states that … Continue reading Will the Work Requirement Changes for Medicaid Affect Florida?