We’ve received questions regarding economic stimulus checks being paid to deceased individuals. Unfortunately the news agencies are making misleading statements to the extent that individuals who paid income tax and filed a tax return in 2018 or 2019 are entitled to the stimulus payment. They neglect to point out that estates and trusts are excluded … Continue reading Is an estate entitled to an economic stimulus
Category: Social Security
Article in The Guardian Explaining How Doctors “Measure” Pain
How many of you have been asked by a doctor to describe your pain on a scale of one to 10? This article describes how science has advanced in gauging pain, but how much further doctors have to go.
What is BU08028 and What Does it Mean to Chronic Pain Sufferers?
by Karl Voigt In short, BU08028 is a new research drug that provides the pain relief of opiates, without their addictive effects. Trials of the drug have been conducted on rhesus monkeys with success that — it is hoped — will translate to humans. The trials, conducted at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, demonstrated … Continue reading What is BU08028 and What Does it Mean to Chronic Pain Sufferers?
Join Us, 04/08/2016, for Live Immigration Law Video Seminar!!
On behalf of Prince Law Offices, P.C., I am pleased to announce that the firm's attorneys will be utilizing new technology to host informative live video sessions devoted to the various areas of practice we cover: Firearms Law, Workers' Compensation, Immigration, Civil Rights, Social Security, Corporate Law, Energy Law, Criminal Law, Wills Estates, Family Law, and … Continue reading Join Us, 04/08/2016, for Live Immigration Law Video Seminar!!
Social Security Fraud
By Tom Beveridge. On February 26, 2014, Carolyn W. Colvin, the Acting Commissioner of Social Security, testified before Congress regarding the Social Security Administration’s efforts to investigate and stop disability fraud. Commissioner Colvin indicated that fraud rate in the Administration’s disability programs is actually less than 1 percent; however, no amount of fraud is tolerable. … Continue reading Social Security Fraud
Workers’ Compensation Claimants: Do You Have Help You Don’t Know About?
by Karl Voigt Workers' compensation claimants: do you have help you don't know about? It's possible you may have a little help out there. Your income is generally fixed and it's time to assess and know what resources you have available. If you are receiving workers' compensation benefits, that likely means you're considered disabled. If … Continue reading Workers’ Compensation Claimants: Do You Have Help You Don’t Know About?
Facebook and … Workers’ Compensation?
by Karl Voigt What does workers' compensation have to do with Facebook? More and more, apparently! As the world becomes more "linked in" and peoples’ online presences become more commonplace, employers are trying to use that presence against injured workers. Workers' Compensation insurers and employers are more and more attempting to use injured workers’ Facebook … Continue reading Facebook and … Workers’ Compensation?
Workers’ Compensation isn’t taxable, right?
by Karl Voigt Workers' Compensation wage loss benefits aren't taxable, right? Right! Well, unless you're also a Social Security Disability recipient. Then, things may get complicated. We all know that workers’ compensation wage loss benefits are paid to injured workers. Simply stated, these benefits are not taxed by state or federal governments. We know that … Continue reading Workers’ Compensation isn’t taxable, right?
Recommended Read – When a Divorce Pays Off (from the Wall Street Journal)
By Matthew T. Hovey, Esquire Ellen E. Schultz of the Wall Street Journal recently posted an article titled "When a Divorce Pays Off." The article discusses the effect of divorce on social security benefits. According to Schultz, many baby boomers are receiving less in social security then they are entitled to receive because the person's … Continue reading Recommended Read – When a Divorce Pays Off (from the Wall Street Journal)
The State of the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
by Karl Voigt, Esquire As many of our readers know, we have for years encouraged our clients to consult with the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR). OVR can help a disabled worker re-enter the workforce. Many of our clients have been reeducated with the counseling and financial assistance of OVR. I checked up with our … Continue reading The State of the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation