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The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently announced new rules for FHA-approved mortgage loans that apply to people who receive assistance from Social Security, including Social Security Disability (SSD) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. Social Security benefits income, whether from disability, retirement, or SSI, can be considered when a person is applying… Read More

The California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) recently announced its support for a plan to reform workers’ compensation in CA to improve delivery of benefits to injured workers and those suffering from occupational illnesses, according to an article in the Sacramento Bee. The reforms are aimed at saving money, cutting court costs, and improving benefits, timeliness, and quality… Read More

If you’ve been injured or suffer from an illness that prevents you from working, you may qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. The first step in seeking benefits is to apply for them with the Social Security Administration (SSA). The application process can be long and involved, so it’s wise to have an idea of… Read More

National Football League (NFL) players who are injured on the job may be able to seek workers’ compensation benefits in California if they can demonstrate that their injuries took place in California, regardless of the provisions governing workers’ compensation in their NFL contracts, according to a recent decision by the Ninth Circuit. The case heard… Read More

Social Security disability (SSD) benefits cover a wide range of both physical and mental disabilities. Generally speaking, a mental disorder must cause a “marked or serious impairment” of daily functions, be expected to last at least one year, and/or be expected to cause the death of the person who has it. The Social Security Administration… Read More

California’s lawmakers are poised to consider a package of reforms to the state’s workers’ compensation laws, according to a recent article in the Orange County Register. If passed, the bill will mean several changes to workers’ compensation laws that will directly affect injured California workers. The proposed bill would add $720 million each year to provide… Read More

There are many myths and misconceptions about Social Security Disability (SSD) floating around in the world that many people believe, but are not necessarily true. Here are some of the most common myths and the facts behind them. Myth: You can’t get benefits until you are bedridden or nearly dead. Fact: Social Security Disability benefits are available… Read More

A recent report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) found that the costs of wages, benefits, and workers’ compensation increased for southern California laborers over the last year, but that the cost increase kept pace with inflation and the rising costs of other items, according to an article in the Press-Enterprise. The report analyzed… Read More

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