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November 2012 Archives

During natural disasters, what happens if your are disabled?

As New Jersey and New York continue to struggle to recover from the destruction brought on by Sandy, one issue is easy to over look. The number of disabled affected by the storm and the difficulties they face both during and after this kind of natural disaster.

Social Security benefits for those with HIV/AIDS

Beyond the traditional old age and survivor benefits, the Social Security Administration (SSA) also provides benefits for younger people who need help. If you suffer from HIV/AIDS and are unable to work, or have other issues that have left you with few financial resources, you may qualify for benefits under these programs.

Study says brain injuries, herbicides linked to Parkinson's

The media has made people living in Ohio and other states readily aware of Parkinson's disease. The condition is one that has a large amount of media coverage but not enough scientific data to determine its true cause. Many researchers have worked on studies in an attempt to connect the dots and pinpoint the instigators of the detrimental disease that causes individuals to lose coordination and have tremors.

Spinal cord injury scarring could be limited, study says

One of the most debilitating injuries a person can experience is a spinal cord injury. Car accidents, slip-and-fall incidents, many other adverse events - the number of situations in which a person can become exposed to a spinal cord injury are higher than most people think and this is alarming to some in Ohio.

Ohio Social Security Offices to have early closing times

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has recently announced a change in operational hours for field offices. According to the release, beginning November 19, field offices will be open from 9 a.m. to 3:00p.m., a reduction of 30 minutes. On January 2, field offices will close at noon on Wednesdays.

Employer cannot help without workers' compensation coverage

Companies in Ohio are required to have workers' compensation coverage in order to cover the costs of any unexpected injuries that might occur to employees while on the job. This is a very important form of coverage that is legally necessary-not possessing such insurance could leave some employees without any way to recoup the costs of taking time off to recover from an injury. Workplace injuries vary in severity and can leave an employee unable to work for days, weeks, months, even years. This is why workers' compensation is so important.

Is SSDI definition of disability "looser" or more accurate?

The recent unemployment numbers from October were criticized as not being accurate, because they fail to account for SSDI recipients. Workers who receive SSDI have to have been found unable to work and "disabled" by SSA, but critics claim that more workers are using SSDI in place of unemployment benefits.

Officer files workers' comp claim after traffic control accident

After a police officer was injured while conducting traffic control at a construction site, a workers' compensation claim was filed. The construction accident occurred in spring 2008 in the village of Oakwood, Ohio, which is near Cleveland. A construction company working on a project in Oakwood would normally use state highway patrol officers for traffic control. But according to reports, the Oakwood police department had told the construction company that it had to use officers from the local police force. The injured officer was one of the village's officers.

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