ALS Disability Insurance Access Act – Lou Gehrig’s disease

ALS Disability Insurance Access Act – Lou Gehrig’s disease

  Those with Lou Gehrig’s disease may not have to wait as long for disability soon. There is currently a bill in congress which proposes waiving the five-month waiting period for Disability applicants with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis or Lou Gehrig’s

Gun Ownership Rights for the Disabled

Gun Ownership Rights for the Disabled

  President Obama pushes to add Social Security’s information to the gun background check database. On January 4, the Obama administration released a fact sheet detailing a new executive action regarding gun control. Individuals who the Social Security Administration has

President Obama’s New Federal Student Loan Forgiveness Program

President Obama’s New Federal Student Loan Forgiveness Program

  If you are disabled and unable to pay your outstanding student loans help is now available. It is very difficult for even successful people to repay their student loan debt. An individual who is unable to work and living

What is Social Security Privatization? Part 3 – Benefits and Costs

What is Social Security Privatization?  Part 3 – Benefits and Costs

  There are good arguments both for and against the privatization of Social Security. What are the benefits and costs? Entitlement programs have always had a controversial history in the United States. Americans believe in empathy, compassion, and helping your

What To Do When Someone I know becomes Disabled Part 1

What To Do When Someone I know becomes Disabled Part 1

  DISABILITY LAW – What To Do When a Client or Someone I know becomes Disabled – Part 1 By Greg Reed This was a speech presented by Bemis, Roach & Reed partner Greg Reed at the CAPITAL AREA PARALEGAL

Presidential Candidate’s Views on Social Security Part 2

Presidential Candidate’s Views on Social Security Part 2

  Funding Social Security is a highly polarizing issue and each presidential candidate has their own ideas on the program and it’s financial structure. Previously, we had discussed the views of the presidential candidates on Social Security. A few months

Common Internet and Phone Scams targeting the disabled

Common Internet and Phone Scams targeting the disabled

  Disabled people have to be especially vigilant to avoid scams It is an unfortunate reality that disabled people are frequently targeted by criminals. Many scammers will impersonate government entities, major businesses, and recognized brands to gain your trust. Criminals

Medical Equivalence – If your Disability is not listed by the Social Security Administration

Medical Equivalence – If your Disability is not listed by the Social Security Administration

  What to do if your particular disability is not in the SSA’s list of covered disabilities. Social Security’s Guidelines, also known as the Blue Book, lists many conditions that qualify for disability benefits. However, not everything that could possibly

Is Long Term Disability Insurance Income Taxable?

Is Long Term Disability Insurance Income Taxable?

  Long Term Disability Insurance and Taxes If you have Long Term Disability insurance, you may be wondering how it will affect your taxes. Depending on how your plan is paid for, you may need to pay taxes on any