According to the Social Security Administration, there are over 8 million disabled workers in the United States. These workers often face challenges such as stereotyping, discrimination, and a lack of accomodations. Thankfully, there are a variety of legal protections and employment resources available that help people with disabilities overcome these challenges and advance their careers.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) runs a program that is known as the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). This program is available to those whose household income is 200% or less than the Federal Poverty Guidelines. This program is also available to you if someone in your household participates in certain government assistance programs.
In October, the Social Security Administration will announce the 2023 Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA). The COLA is the percentage by which monthly retirement and disability benefits will increase from current levels. Early indications suggest an increase between 8%-9%, with some observers suggesting that the number may even exceed 9%, […]
A disability hearing before an Administrative Law Judge represents a chance to communicate your conditions and functional limitations in a way that is personalized and clear. Proper planning for this court appearance is vital.
In November of 2019, the SSA proposed 84 FR 63588. This rule was designed to add a category to the existing medical diary categories which are used to schedule Continuing Disability Reviews (CDRs). The rule would have also revised the criteria for assigning each of the medical diary categories to […]
Living with a disability can be a challenge, especially if you are unable to work. Sometimes an illness increases into a long term health situation, and sometimes an unexpected event or injury causes irreparable harm. If that illness or injury prevents you from working, a Marietta Disability Lawyer may be able to assist.
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 […]
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. […]
Fibromyalgia is an illness that affects millions of people nationwide, and of those individuals, many thousands will experience challenges claiming disability as a result of fibromyalgia. This diagnosis is neurologic in nature, and its symptoms include tenderness to the touch in the muscles, joints, and soft tissue as well as […]