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    Legislative Update

    One of my roles at MCV Law is advocating for Injured Workers in places other than the courtroom.…

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    Evidence That Is Needed For Your Social Security Disability Claim

    Filing a Social Security disability claim can be complicated and requires many specific conditions to be met.…

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  • How Old Should I Be to Consider Estate Planning?

    What is the proper age to plan for one’s future?  If you are vesting in an employee retirement system, then 21 years old is the earliest you can participate.  At 62 years old, you can start applying for Social Security benefits – so, is that the proper age to start thinking and planning for your future?  How many of you have started some kind of savings plan for your grandchildren?  Is the age at which you have grandchildren the right age? The answer is that any age is the right age to start pl…

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  • William W. Crossett Celebrates 40th Anniversary of Admission to the New York State Bar

    February marks the 40th anniversary of William Crossett's admission to the New York State Bar. A few months after his admission, he represented his first injured worker before the New York State Workers' Compensation Board. Mr. Crossett recently reflected on that time and what stuck with him in his career as an attorney. "I remember my first client very well," said Mr. Crossett. "He loved working outdoors as a lineman and was concerned that a permanency finding would jeopardize his job. He …

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    Can I Be Fired While On Workers Compensation in New York?

    Many clients wonder whether or not they can be terminated or fired while out on Workers' Compensation. Unfortunately, the answer is yes…

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  • Why Estate Planning is Beneficial

    Did you know that Estate Planning can vary from person to person, is different from situation to situation, and that one size does not fit all?  Did you also know that some of the online programs that you can use to prepare your own Will may actually provide you with a document that is invalid in the Court because it is not executed properly? Proper planning can help not only give you peace of mind but can also help guide your family through what can be very difficult times.  Many people are se…

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  • Do I Have To Pay For a Social Security Disability Lawyer image of kimberly slimbaugh from mcv law

    Do I Have To Pay For a Social Security Disability Lawyer?

    While many clients worry about paying for a lawyer upfront, that's not a concern when working with MCV Law. We take cases on a contingency basis, which means there is no fee unless we win your case.…

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    The Emergency Eviction & Foreclosure Prevention Act Has Expired

    After a long year, as of midnight on January 15, 2022, the moratorium within New York State on evictions has been lifted and the Hardship Declaration no longer needs to be served upon the tenants. The tenants no longer have the ability to stay an eviction proceeding solely based upon a signed Hardship Declaration.…

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    Covid-19 and NYS Workers’ Compensation: How to Receive Benefits

    It has been nearly two years since the COVID-19 pandemic hit, and with the new Omicron variant spreading rapidly, workers all over New York State continue to be at risk of contracting this virus every day they go to work. We are additionally beginning to see the longer term effects the virus might have on those who were infected.…

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    SSDI and Federal Income Tax

    If you receive Social Security Disability benefits, you may have to pay Federal taxes on your retroactive award and/or your ongoing monthly benefits in certain circumstances. This can happen if you receive income from other sources or if your spouse earns income. New York State does not tax SSDI benefits.…

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