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    Workers' Comp and the Proposed NY State Budget

    It is absolutely essential that the Legislature and the Governor hear RIGHT NOW that there should be no Workers’ Compensation “package” in the budget, and most certainly not along the lines being proposed by the Business Council.…

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  • MCV Law Opens Office in Watertown, NY

    MCV Law Opens Office in Watertown, NY

    MCV Law is excited to announce the recent opening of a law office in Watertown, NY. Our Watertown office is located in the CANI Building, 19472 US-11 Watertown, NY 13601.…

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    Social Security Backlog

    For those individuals waiting for their Social Security Disability claims to be scheduled for a hearing, they are painfully aware of how long it is taking. President Obama has requested funding for 2017 that would allow…

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  • Fired While on Workers Comp

    Fired While on Workers’ Comp.? Know Your Rights

    You can be fired while on Workers’ Comp., but there’s a lot more to consider than what can be provided in a yes-no answer. You still may have means to protect your income if fired while on Workers’ Comp.…

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  • William W. Crossett

    What is Insured Status for Social Security Disability?

    I have spoken with several people lately who were denied Social Security Disability benefits as they were not insured and did not know what this means. Typically, you will hear the term “credits.”…

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    Substantial Gainful Activity and Trial Work period

    I was recently asked about the rules regarding work for people on Social Security Disability. If you are on SSD, you can earn up to $810, gross, per month, and not affect your benefits. You can make more than $810 per month, for a period of…

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    Workers’ Compensation Doctors: Need To Know Facts

    What are Workers’ Compensation Doctors? Workers’ compensation doctors are medical providers who provide medical care and treatment for recipients of NY Workers’ Compensation benefits. This includes…

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    2016 Social Security Annual Report Released

    The Social Security Board of Trustees just released a very important annual report regarding the short and long term future of Social Security. Read the Social Security Administration’s blog post about the report here.…

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  • Kimberly Slimbaugh

    What You Can Do to Help Your Social Security Disability Claim

    Social Security issued a new rule in March that steers Judges from specifically assessing your “credibility” per se. SSA is supposed to look at your statements and how they relate to what your doctors or other providers say about your…

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  • Do You Really Need A Will?

    Do You Really Need A Will?

    No matter how much money you have, a will guarantees that whatever property, personal belongings and assets you have will go to family members or beneficiaries you choose. If you have children, a will is necessary, as it will ensure…

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