MEDIATION – ANOTHER OPTION FOR RESOLVING DISPUTES

Mediation is one option for resolving disputes that is often overlooked by the parties.  Maybe someone has an automobile accident that only involves damage to their vehicle.  Maybe they also sustained injuries.  Sometimes employers and employees have disagreements about certain working conditions.  Neighbors may be disputing the exact location of the property line between them. …

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New Veterans’ Conditions and Claims approved in the 2022 PACT Act

With the passage of the Honoring our PACT Ac t in August 2022, Veterans Affairs has added new presumptive conditions which qualify individuals for Disability Compensation and will allow both service members and civilians harmed by exposure to Camp Lejeune water contamination to seek compensation.   Camp Lejeune With the passage of the Camp Lejeune…

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SSD and SSI Recipients Will Receive Stimulus Payments

SSA has confirmed that our clients currently eligible for Social Security Disability (SSD) and/or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits are scheduled to receive economic stimulus payments in the coming weeks: “Social Security retirement, survivors, and disability insurance beneficiaries (who don’t normally file taxes) will also qualify for automatic payments of $1,200 from Treasury. These payments…

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VA faces problems as it attempts to modernize record keeping

The Department of Veterans Affairs decided in 2018 to modernize the health record system of the country’s largest hospital network. Under the best possible circumstances, this would increase efficiency and speed of care for the nine million veterans it served by 1,500 hospitals and clinics. It is a highly complex rollout scheduled to take ten…

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