Monthly Archives: March 2014


US Senate Bill Would Increase SSI Asset Limits

The Jones Law Group supports a new bill proposed in the U.S. Senate by U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. and Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio that would increase the amount of cash or liquid assets individuals may have and still qualify for and maintain Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits.      Since 1989, individuals who receive […]


Social Security Proposes to Tighten Rules on Disability Appeals

The Social Security Administration, under pressure from Congress, is moving to tighten rules that would require people applying for disability benefits to present the government with all relevant medical information – even if it says they can work. The proposal, recently published in the Federal Register, was made in response to a 2011 Wall Street […]


Q&A on COBRA Requirements

Employers that fail to send employees a proper COBRA notice may be required to pay employees up to $100 per day per beneficiary, plus attorney fees and damages.  If you did not receive a proper COBRA notice give us a call for a free consultation at (614) 545-9998.   Q1: What is COBRA continuation health coverage? […]


One in Three Nursing Home Patients Suffer Harm From Treatment

One in three patients in skilled nursing facilities suffered a medication error, infection or some other type of harm related to their treatment, according to a government report released today that underscores the widespread nature of the country’s patient harm problem. Doctors who reviewed the patients’ records determined that 59 percent of the errors and […]



News

Social Security Benefits Increase in 2018

When the Social Security Administration announces the annual cost-of-living adjustment (COLA), there’s usually an increase in the Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefit amount people receive each month. Federal benefit rates increase when the cost of living rises, as measured by the Department of Labor’s Consumer Price Index (CPI-W). The CPI-W rises when […]

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CAR REPAIR NIGHTMARE LEADS TO CLASS ACTION

Our client had a minor fender bender and took her car in to have a dent repaired. She had insurance, and her insurance was willing to pay the reasonable expenses associated with repairing the vehicle. It is alleged that the repair shop, Three-C Body Shop, encouraged her to leave everything in their hands. Weeks passed […]

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