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March 2014 Archives

Workplace accident hurts 2 men

If you've been hurt at work in Ohio, then you may have sought workers' compensation. When you have injuries from a workplace accident, you should be taken care of while you recover without having to worry about the injury impacting your income or being impacted by high medical bills. Fortunately, many companies will provide this compensation to you, but if not, you may want to look into your legal options.

Do workers choose jobs because they can collect SSDI?

A recent report from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis found that workers in high-risk industries, such as construction and mining tend to save less than other workers. The authors of the study wondered if people who go into these lines of work are more interested in their current welfare, and therefore, save less.

Man killed in fatal workplace accident due to frost

In Ohio, you may have heard about this horrible report of a man killed while working in Potter County. The young 23-year-old was working in Youngsville, Pennsylvania, when the Caterpillar bulldozer he was using turned over on a hillside that may have been covered in ice or frost. The freezing weather may have caused the construction accident, according to the story.

A possible reform for SSDI that would help the disabled

For many workers in Ohio who develop a medical condition that impairs their ability to work, may feel left on their own. They may have lost a job because their impairment makes it impossible to continue in their trade, like a construction worker or a restaurant server who has injured his or her back. They may have developed a medical condition, such as lung cancer or heart disease leaves them absent too often or without the stamina to handle a 40-hour week.

Out of context, $3.2 billion sounds like a lot of money

A line buried in the president's budget will prevent a disabled worker who receives Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) benefits and unemployment insurance benefits at the same time. Politicians have apparently decided that this is impermissible "double dipping" and it must be stopped to save taxpayers $3.2 billion dollars. Sounds good. Double dipping seems inherently unfair and $3.2 billion seems like a lot of money.

SSA needs more tools to deal with representative payee fraud

Many of those who qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSD) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) suffer from mental impairments that might prevent their being able to properly handle their money. In these cases, the Social Security Administration (SSA) allows another person to collect their benefit checks, and they are supposed to use the funds for the beneficiaries care.

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