Disability and Insurance Law Blog

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At-Home Disability / SSI Legal Help in Georgia

As we quickly head through summer toward fall in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, many changes are taking place, but the needs of our country’s disabled have not changed. Attempts to flatten the curve have considerably altered work, educational, and pleasure activities, and in many cases not for the […]

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Georgia Judicial Alert – Supreme Court Decision in Bowden III

Georgia Judicial Alert – Supreme Court Decision in Bowden III On June 29, 2020, the Supreme Court of Georgia issued an opinion in the case of Bowden v. The Medical Center (and vice versa). The decision in this case addresses the use of chargemaster rates when filing medical provider liens […]

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Georgia Legislative Alert – Surprise Medical Billing

HB 888 – The Surprise Billing Consumer Protection Act OBF Attorneys Predict Impact on Billing and Hospital Liens Last week, The Georgia Senate overwhelmingly passed HB 888 – The Surprise Billing Consumer Protection Act.  This bill had already passed the House and will be headed for signature by Governor Kemp, […]

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Disability News to Use – 06/05/2020

Here are a selection of headlines from around the internet that readers may find useful. If you are curious about Social Security Disability, please contact the disability lawyers at The Law Firm of O’Brien & Feiler for diligent assistance. Will the pandemic trigger the long-predicted retirement wave? Pandemic Could Impact […]

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SSA Temporarily Accepts E-Signatures

The Social Security Administration has long required Claimants to provide “wet signatures” on appointments of representative and fee agreements. This requirement has continued even though the federal government consistently recognizes the validity of e-signatures in many many other applications. As of 05/21/2020, it appears that the first cracks in this […]

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O’Brien Named to Super Lawyers List

The Law Firm of O’Brien & Feiler is pleased to announce that Thomas O’Brien has been named a 2020 Super Lawyer. Only 5% of Georgia attorneys are designated as Super Lawyers, and each honoree is noted to have attained a high degree of professional achievement, ethical standing, and peer recognition. […]

How To Apply For Social Security Disability Benefits

According to the Social Security Administration (SSA), 25% of 20-year-old workers will become disabled before reaching full retirement age. This statistic is alarming. Fortunately, the SSA offers Social Security Disability (SSD). These regular monthly payments are benefits for disabled people who qualify. Recipients of SSD have qualified by applying to […]