Since 1975, Social Security has provided for a Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) for Social Security Beneficiaries. After seeing no increase in Social Security benefits for 2 straight years in 2010 and 2011, we have now seen a cost of living increase in benefits for the last 3 years.
Thanksgiving is a time for food, family and fun. However, despite the cheer and merriment, please take care while traveling on the road this Wednesday night. According to local Toledo law enforcement, Thanksgiving Eve is the worst night of the year for drunk driving, even more problematic than St. Patrick's Day or New Year's Eve.
In my last blog post, I related how we often meet with prospective clients who are reluctant to serve as an estate fiduciary for fear that they may become responsible for the debts of the decedent. The blog post led to my legal assistant sharing with me an online article from MSN Money that highlighted some other issues that arise when dealing with the creditors of a decedent.
One fairly gray area of the law involves injuries that occur when a worker slips and falls on ice on their way in to work. Some cases are fairly straight forward but all cases revolve around specific circumstances and there is no easy answer. It is almost always a legal question.
Drowsing driving is a growing cause of injury accidents in Ohio, according to a study released today by the Dayton Daily News. The Ohio Department of Public Safety found that 1,415 injury crashes last year in Ohio were attributed to drivers that were fatigued, fell asleep or fainted.
It's as automatic as the change of season, as the weather cools many of Ohio's retirees head south for the winter. However, a case before the Ohio Supreme Court could complicate their seasonal trip south. The Court has taken up a case, which could allow Big Insurance to limit certain liability coverage for Ohioans residing in multiple locations throughout the year.
THE CONSORTIUM FOR CITIZENS WITH DISABILITIES, a disability advocacy group based in Washington, D.C. recently reported the following relating to the Social Security Disability programs, and the modest support they provide to recipients.
An article in the Los Angeles Times yesterday cites the results of a North Carolina-Louisiana Prostate Cancer Project study, that found men who have driven trucks for most of their professional career are at a significantly increased risk of developing aggressive prostate cancer.
Generally, five individuals are present at a social security disability hearing. The first person is you, the claimant. This is your claim and the hearing is your opportunity to explain to the judge why you feel you are entitled to benefits. The second person is your representative, if you have retained one.