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If you qualify for disability benefits, you may have decided to use the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) “Ticket to Work” program in order to allow you to work and earn income without harming your disability benefits. One important rule to remember is that the SSA requires you to report your earnings or income from work… Read More

An employee mistake at Oak River Insurance Co. recently led to the accidental release of personal information on about 2,700 southern California workers’ compensation recipients, according to a recent article from the Associated Press. The insurance company is warning recipients to be on the lookout for identity theft as it works to fix the mistake. The… Read More

The U.S. Department of Education recently approved new rules that make it easier for disabled individuals to discharge their student loan debt. The new rules apply to people who qualify for Social Security disability (SSD) benefits and who also have student loans. Most federal student loans cannot be discharged in bankruptcy. The loan debt can… Read More

A federal court in Georgia recently held that nine Atlanta Falcons players won’t be allowed to seek workers’ compensation benefits in California for injuries they suffered in games played in California. The players, who played for the Falcons between 2002 and 2010, had filed a claim for workers’ compensation benefits in California, claiming they had suffered… Read More

Qualifying for Social Security disability (SSD) benefits requires, in part, that the disabled person be unable to work to support him- or herself. However, it doesn’t mean that the person is unable to work at all. Even after you have qualified for disability benefits, you may be able to work to earn additional income and… Read More

If you spend time in San Diego County, you may have seen a new billboard featuring a workers’ compensation message. The billboards remind workers that their employers are required by law to have workers’ compensation coverage, and they provide a phone number for workers to call for more information. The billboards are sponsored by the San… Read More

The “Blue Book” is the Social Security Administration’s (SSA’s) list of disabling conditions that may qualify a child or an adult for Social Security disability (SSD) benefits, as long as that person also meets other requirements. The Blue Book categorizes disabling conditions according to the body part or system that is most affected by the… Read More

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently announced the top ten most-cited workplace safety violations in 2012. Any of these violations could lead to a potentially serious on-the-job injury or illness. The most often-cited workplace violations in 2012 included: Lack of general fall protection, like guardrails, harnesses, or safety nets; Lack of proper communication about physical,… Read More

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