Helpful Facts about Social Security Disability Benefits
202112.09
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Helpful Facts about Social Security Disability Benefits

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Are you or someone you know struggling with a disability that prevents you from making a living? This article discusses the important steps you can take in filing for Social Security benefits—and covers the difference between SSI and SSDI benefits, so you can search for the option that applies to your situation most accurately. There…

Do I Need a Lawyer to File a Veterans’ Compensation Claim?
202111.01
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Do I Need a Lawyer to File a Veterans’ Compensation Claim?

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The short answer is no—a lawyer is not required to file a veterans’ compensation claim. However, filing such a claim is a very lengthy process that can be quite daunting. Anyone who has dealt with the Veterans Administration (VA) knows that it can be a long, drawn-out process. You’ll need to make sure every one…

Attention Firefighters: Expanded Benefits in Illinois
202106.25
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Attention Firefighters: Expanded Benefits in Illinois

Last month the Illinois Legislature amended the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act to expand benefits for firefighters in Illinois by including MRSA infections as being presumed to be caused by workplace exposure. HB 3662 amends 820 ILCS 305/6(f) and awaits Governor Pritzker’s final signature. There is little doubt it will be signed into law. Under this…