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In 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act changed the way the country looked at civil rights. It was acknowledged that people with disabilities were often disenfranchised and neglected by business establishments and employers. But the ADA made it law that these institutions could no longer neglect individuals who had a tougher time getting around because of a disability. Now, 27 years later, part of this groundbreaking law could be in danger, and activists are doing their best to stop that from happening. Is the Americans with Disabilities Act in Danger? Title III is the section of the ADA that allows people with disabilities to get around and access places that many people take for granted. If a grocery store doesn’t have a ramp, or stalls in a restaurant restroom are too narrow, or the rack at the department store is too high, then people with disabilities cannot utilize these businesses….
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Wishing you and your family a very happy Father’s Day!
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As people get closer to their retirement age, they try to coordinate their benefits for maximum effect. This is a common practice for married couples trying to make the most out of their retirement. However, when Social Security disability benefits become a part of these considerations, things can get complicated. But don’t worry, the Tulsa disability attorneys here at Troutman & Troutman can clarify a few things. How Will Claiming SSDI Affect Your Spouses Benefits? The first thing you need to realize is that claiming Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) won’t affect your Social Security retirement benefits. When you reach retirement age, your SSDI benefits will be replaced by your retirement benefits, and since both benefits are based on your work credits, those benefits will be the same. The next thing you should know is that your spouse can also claim disability benefits based on your work records, but there…
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We hope that our readers thank any service members they have as friends or family members tomorrow in appreciation of Veterans Day. As we reported previously, many Veterans are entitled to Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). Recently, a report on the website financialbuzz.com said that almost 60,000 Veterans receive benefits from SSDI, military retirement pay and disability benefits from the Veteran Affairs, at the same time. The website described this as a legal arrangement, saying that the Veterans who receive all three forms of benefits have a disability rating through the VA of at least 50 percent. Keep in mind, the VA uses a structured percentage system to determine if someone is disabled, meaning a veteran can be 50, 60 or 100 percent disabled. However, the Social Security Administration uses a different system, where a person must be completely disabled and no longer able to work. It should be noted…
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