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Seeking workers' compensation benefits for occupational illness

The nature of your job has a significant impact on your risk of an on-the-job accident. However, any person could be a victim of injuries suffered at work, whether that individual works at an office or on a construction site. One of the great risks you could be facing may not be the risk of injury, but rather the chance of contracting an occupational illness.

Plan to Achieve Self-Support work incentive program

A previous blog post discussed some ways in which Ohioans who continue to work, despite their disabilities, may continue to receive SSI benefits. Another important SSI work incentive is the Social Security Administration's (SSA) Plan to Achieve Self Support (PASS) program. PASS is for those who plan to achieve self-support and reduce their dependence on SSI/SSD benefits.

How does income affect SSI benefits?

The Social Security Administration provides supplemental security income benefits to those who are age 65 and older, blind or disabled and have little income or resources. Having income below state-determined income limits is one requirement for obtaining and retaining SSI. However, there are certain work incentive programs that allow recipients to continue receiving benefits while they are working if they meet certain SSA requirements.

Ohio BWC gives $732,000 in workplace safety grants

The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) has given 29 Ohio employers over $732,000 in safety grants through the Safety Intervention Grant program. These employers, from over 19 counties in Ohio, including Franklin County, must now purchase equipment designed to reduce workplace injuries.

Ohio company faces penalties for OSHA violations

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration's investigations into an Ohio company revealed multiple safety violations. Amsted Rail Company Inc., a manufacturer of cast steel freight components, has now been placed in OSHA's Severe Violator Program and faces a penalty of over $600,000.

Workers' compensation benefits available in Ohio

Workers' compensation is a system that compensates employees for workplace injuries. Contrary to other types of personal injury claims, workers' compensation does not provide compensation for pain and suffering. The two types of compensation available under workers' compensation in Ohio are medical benefits and wage benefits.

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