The Social Security Administration maintains a program that pays out benefits to those who suffer a long-term disability. But getting approved is easier said than done. You'll want to make sure your application is as complete as possible before you send it in, and even then, the SSA might deny your initial claim or seek to get more information from you. Here are some tips to keep in mind as you navigate this process for the first time.
Hurt workers are entitled to benefits from their employer's workers' compensation insurance. In some cases, the worker has to undergo a special medical exam so they can continue to be eligible for benefits. This exam is unlike any other you've probably had, and the results can mean major changes in your benefits. Read on to find out more about the independent medical examination (IME) and what might happen if the result is challenged.
You never know when you will need an attorney. If you intend to buy a house or need someone to represent you in a legal matter, you need to understand just how valuable an attorney is. You may automatically assume you cannot afford an attorney. However, not all attorneys will bill clients in the same way. Here are some things you should know about attorney's fees. Fees Are Negotiable Not all attorneys will require a flat fee.
As part of your divorce case, you might need to prove that the other parent of your child is not a fit parent. If this sounds like something you want to do, you may need to draw attention to some of the dangers your child may face if your child was in the custody of the other parent. You also need to know what exactly makes somebody a fit parent versus an unfit parent.
You were visiting your ex-spouse and things got a little heated during an argument. Unfortunately, you slipped and fell on a floor that they just mopped and hurt yourself. They claim that you were angrily storming out of the house and that this caused your injury, but you think that they are negligent. A personal injury attorney can help you understand this situation. Slip And Fall Cases Can Be Complex
I'll be up front: I have a criminal record. As someone who's spent lots--and lots--of time looking for a job in my life, I've gotten used to being up front with this fact. It's difficult to get hired with this on my record, and frankly, it never gets less scary to have to tell an interviewer about it. But that doesn't mean I'm unemployable. I'm a hard worker who can bring a lot to any company. And I also know what an employer needs to do for me. I know my rights. There's no federal law protecting me from discrimination due to my record, but there are plenty of state laws that make it a little easier for me. If you're looking for a job and you have a criminal record, read through this information. Protect yourself during a job search. Know your rights.