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Why we’re getting the homework question wrong – The Answer Sheet – The Washington Post

Why we’re getting the homework question wrong – The Answer Sheet – The Washington Post. Homework may indeed have a role in shaping my children’s academic and intellectual lives. But as a parent, I’d like to be sure that role is kept in balance. Why not ask our schools to…

Notice – Reforming Social Security’s Disability Benefits System: National Council on Disability

The National Council on Disability is interested in answering the following questions: What would a fundamental restructuring of the SSI and SSDI system require to align it with the goals of the Americans with Disabilities Act, i.e. eliminate the requirement that an SSDI applicant declare themselves unable to work in…

I’m going to inherit money, will that affect my Social Security Disability benefits?

The answer to this question will depend on the type of Social Security disability benefits you’re applying for (or receiving).  If you are applying for or receiving Disability Insured benefits (Title II), than inheriting money will not effect your eligibility.  You are eligible for these benefits by earning quarters of…

Cleveland Regional Transit Authority overtime increased by $1 million | cleveland.com

Cleveland Regional Transit Authority overtime increased by $1 million | cleveland.com. Important to note from this article More than a third of the increase went to drivers of RTA’s small, wheelchair-accessible buses, records show. They pick up and drop off a growing number of aging and disabled residents in Cuyahoga…

Why have an attorney help you apply for disability?

In doing final review for a hearing next week I noticed that DDS discounted the  client’s credibility because at the consultative exam the client told the doctor that he’d been in special education classes in school but the client did not indicate that on the initial application.  This was despite the school…

Court Ruling Restores Benefits to Those with Certain Arrest Warrants – US Politics Today

Court Ruling Restores Benefits to Those with Certain Arrest Warrants – US Politics Today. This can make getting benefits easier  for those who’s violations involve a failure to pay court costs, child support etc.

Overdiagnosing autism—Allen Frances – NYPOST.com

Perhaps a third of the huge jump in rates can be explained by three factors: the much-increased public and provider awareness of autism, the much-reduced stigma associated with it and the fact that the definition of autism has been loosened to include milder cases. via Overdiagnosing autism—Allen Frances – NYPOST.com….

My child has a disability are they eligible for Social Security Benefits?

There is no real easy answer to this question.  SSI benefits for disabled children are based on several different factors. First, your family income and asset level must be below a certain amount before Social Security will even look at the medical factors.  In other words, if your family makes…

NOSSCR Day 2

Day 2 of NOSSCR saw multiple programs regarding testimony from David Travers at SSAConnect  and Robert Angermeier.  Lots of good tips on many of the pitfalls VE’s give us.  Also took in the Children’s program and a program on RFC. Other information passed along from the conference. 1 in 5 men…

Day 1 Spring 2012 NOSSCR Conference

Hello from rainy Philadelphia, home of the Spring 2012 NOSSCR Conference.  Looks like a lot of great presenters this year with a strong focus on cross examination of experts and dealing with some of the major issues with consultative exams.  With so many good programs I am having trouble picking…