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Veterans Care Financial Protection Act

By | VA Disability

The House recently passed the Veterans Care Financial Protection Act unanimously.  The bill, if passed by the Senate, would bring rules that could make it difficult for people pretending to be financial advisers to scam veterans. Representative Matt Cartwright introduced the bill, calling it a “bipartisan, bicameral, commonsense proposal to…

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Human Trafficking in Florida

By | Social Security Disability

Three members of a family in Osceola County are accused of imprisoning elderly men to collect their social security checks and/or disability benefits. Detective Stephanie King of the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office explained that the family moved from house to house in Florida and other places around the country and…

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What Does Disability Mean?

By | Social Security Disability

The average 20-year-old worker currently has a one-in-four chance of becoming disabled before reaching retirement age.  Social Security’s definition of disability is the inability to work because of a severe condition that is expected to last for at least one year or end in death. Social Security disability benefits help…

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Veterans and Scams

By | VA Disability

A recent AARP survey finds that veterans can be victimized by scams twice as often as the rest of the public.  Approximately 16% of United States veterans have lost money, compared with 8% of the rest of the population, in the last five years. Veterans may be more willing to…

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VA and Opioid Use

By | VA Disability

The Veterans Administration is attempting to balance treating pain while preventing addiction because veterans are not immune to the opioid crisis.   The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016 was enacted to combat the nationwide opioid epidemic, and the VA is trying to wean veterans off opioids, while treating…

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EEOC’s New Website

By | Employment Discrimination

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has launched a new online system for filing and tracking claims of workplace discrimination, effective November 1, 2017. Generally, someone who believes he or she has been discriminated against must file an EEOC charge before they can file an employment discrimination lawsuit under Title VII…

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