November 22, 2017

My Disability Claim has been Denied, now what?

My Disability Claim has been Denied, now what? You are not feeling good at all and you’re battling disability.   You’ve done your research and followed all the guidelines provided to make a benefit claim to help you with your disability.  Then you get the news that your claim and been denied.   How can this be?  You followed the rules for years you’ve paid into the system and now, when you need help, you are DENIED.  Unfortunately, you are not alone.   In a very high concentration of cases claims are not approved immediately and as sick as it sounds, more often […]
November 16, 2017

Debunking Disability Fraud Myths

Debunking Disability Fraud Myths A set of recent articles in the New York Times set astir notions of fraud being rampant for disability benefits under the Social Security Disability Fund.   In one of the articles, comment was interpreted that current legislation pointed to the belief by some that the fund was not work protecting until the perceived abuses could be better governed. There is an excellent policy brief from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities that explains the disability system in good detail. While there is a perception, there are facts that override the perceptions, some are: Getting on disability […]
November 1, 2017

Important facts regarding traumatic brain injuries

According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, millions of people suffer traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) in America each year.  The majority of these are severe enough to require immediate medical attention.  In the worst cases, permanent brain damage or death can result.  About fifty percent of all such injuries result from motor vehicle accidents.  Half of the more serious TBIs result in ruptured blood vessels (hematomas) or contusions (bruised brain tissue).  These have to be surgically removed when present. Victims of TBIs may not always experience symptoms right away.  Sometimes it can take days or weeks before a person […]
October 25, 2017

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) at-a-glance

In July 2009, the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Disability Rights Section published a document entitled “A Guide to Disability Rights Laws”. This document describes, among other things, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  While many Americans have heard of the ADA, few are aware of its details.  The ADA aims to stop discrimination due to disability in employment, government, Congress, and other areas.  It stipulates a number of regulations to this end.  The regulations are organized into different “titles”, each covering a general area. In order to be protected under the ADA, you must be disabled or […]