Social Security

  • Kimberly Slimbaugh

    The 3 Biggest Mistakes People Make in Their Social Security Disability Cases

    They don’t file an appeal or don’t timely file an appeal. The process is long and confusing and people get discouraged when they get a denial. People that have good claims get denied, expect to get denied, but don’t place to much…

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  • Kimberly Slimbaugh

    Can Creditors Take Social Security Disability Benefits?

    When I creditor sues you for a debt and gets a judgment, it can ask your bank to turn over money from your account. This is called a garnishment. If funds in your account are directly deposited by Social Security…

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  • James Meggesto

    Common Misconceptions of the Law

    Parents are responsible for the negligent acts of their children. While this statement may seem logical, it is untrue. Parents are not responsible for the consequences of their children’s negligent conduct. If, however, the parents own conduct is…

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    How Does Worker’s Compensation Affect My Social Security Disability Benefits?

    If you are receiving Worker’s Compensation benefits and file for Social Security disability benefits, you may not be able to collect the maximum amount of Social Security benefits based on your earnings record. Between Worker’s Compensation and Social Security Disability, you may only receive…

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  • Kimberly Slimbaugh

    Social Security’s 80th Anniversary

    Today marks the 80th anniversary of the Social Security program. The program was signed into law by President Roosevelt in 1935 and was intended to provide “some measure of protection to the average citizen and to his family against the loss of a job and against poverty-ridden old age.” The program has served our nations workers ever since. Please continue to encourage our lawmakers of the need to protect and strengthen the program.…

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  • Kimberly Slimbaugh

    United States Senate Considers Cuts To SSDI To Help Fund Highways

    This week the United States Senate will take up legislation to fund the nation’s highway system. Most of us think this is a good thing. However, we have learned that one or more of the amendments to the legislation…

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  • 3 Reasons Why You Should Have an Attorney

    3 Reasons Why You Should Have an Attorney

    Potential clients often ask us whether or not they need an attorney. The short answer to this question is no, injured workers are not required to have an attorney. However, there are 3 key reasons why we believe injured workers should have an attorney.…

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  • William W. Crossett

    Is it Disability, Compensation or Something Else?

    Often people call MCV Law requesting help with a “Disability Case. “ They are injured, unable to work and looking for help to pay the day-to-day bills. The first thing the Attorneys and Staff at MCV Law do is listen.…

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  • 6 Things to Know about Independent Medical Exams

    6 Things to Know about Independent Medical Exams

    1. Do I have to attend? Yes, the insurance carrier is entitled to have you examined by their doctor. If you do not attend it will harm your case. Your benefits may be stopped, and your treatment and prescriptions suspended…

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  • Kimberly Slimbaugh

    Understanding Social Security

    If you are planning to take Social Security Retirement Benefits before full retirement age, are you doing this because you want to stop working or because you have an illness or injury that is forcing you to stop working?…

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