New Bill Proposes Disability Benefits for Military Vets Who Are Victims of Sexual Assault

Military vets who have been the victim of sexual assault may soon find it easier to obtain disability benefits for any resulting mental health conditions. A new bill sponsored by Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., and Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine seeks to help former military personnel who have been victims of sexual assault get the disability […]

Potential Alzheimer’s Epidemic Fuels Concerns about Costs of Care

The number of patients with Alzheimer’s disease is expected to reach epic proportions in upcoming years – a dire prediction that is causing many to worry about the costs of care for those with the disease. According to an article in USA Today, a government-funded report estimates that the number of people in the United […]

Why Social Security Disability Judges’ Names Shouldn’t Be a Secret

If an application for Social Security disability benefits is denied, the applicant can request that the application be reviewed by an administrative law judge (ALJ). In some cases, the ALJ may respond to a written argument submitted by an attorney for social security disability without conducting a hearing. In other situations, the ALJ may request […]

Pre-Existing Medical Conditions, Worker’s Compensation, and SSDI Claims

How Pre-Existing Conditions Impact Worker’s Compensation If you have been injured in a workplace accident, you are generally entitled to worker’s compensation benefits regardless of who was at fault for the accident.Workers’ compensation benefits are paid by the employer’s insurance company, but it is the employee’s obligation to file a claim for worker’s compensation benefits. Moreover, […]