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Social Security Legal Articles

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Ssd approval takes time – don’t wait to apply

In 2017, more than a million Americans were awaiting a hearing to try to obtain Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits after an initial rejection. The backlog continues today, despite increased funding by the Social Security Administration intended to cut it down. The average wait was nearly two years, which resulted in many applicants dying before they could get a final answer from SSA.

Public bargaining in light of chapter 20 changes

This article covers the major changes to public bargaining in Iowa after the 2017 Legislative revisions to Chapter 20.

Common public sector employment issues

The article covers employment issues that cause problems for employers--such as background checks, documentation and discipline.

Government conflicts of interest

This article and presentation covers common conflicts of interest for municipal officers and employees.

How to estimate potential ssd benefits

Knowing whether you may be eligible for social security disability (SSD) is one thing. Determining how much you are likely to receive per month if you are eligible is another. Yet it’s essential to focus on both aspects of the SSD claims process, especially for individuals who anticipate leaning heavily on SSD to cover a sizable portion of their household and medical bills.

Why an ssd denial is not the end of the road

When you're injured and unable to work as a result, filing for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits is a logical first step.

Will certain conditions fast-track your ssd claim?           

A huge concern among the majority of people who apply for social security disability (SSD) is how long it will take to hear back from the Social Security Administration (SSA). Their worries are understandable, given that many individuals who fit the guidelines for SSD approval face mounting bills exacerbated by a lowered household income stream. In their world, time is of the essence, and every day counts.

What types of cancer patients are eligible for ssd?

What happens when cancer strikes a family? Often, income levels drop, especially if the patient is the breadwinner. At this point, households frequently look elsewhere to supplement the financial loss, which is a smart move to help avoid mounting debt.

Commonwealth court offers reminder that land development waivers must meet undue hardship threshold

The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court recently emphasized to developers and municipalities the need to properly justify waivers from provisions of a subdivision and land development ordinance (SALDO) during the land development process. Link: http://sianalaw.com/2018/06/20/landdevelopmentwaivers/