Plans to Achieve Self-Support

By | Workers Compensation

As part of its work incentive program, the Social Security Administration (SSA) has authorized the use of Plans to Achieve Self-Support (PASS) by disabled or blind individuals who are Supplemental Security Income beneficiaries. A PASS enables these beneficiaries to set…

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Injury “By Accident”

By | Workers Compensation

For the recovery of workers compensation benefits, many jurisdictions require proof of injury “by accident.” While some states define accidental injuries in their workers compensation statutes, others do not leaving the courts to sort out the meaning intended. Generally, “by…

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Claiming Compensation

By | Workers Compensation

In most jurisdictions, an injured employee must make a claim for workers compensation within a specified time. By imposing a time limitation on filing a claim, the states have attempted to protect employers from old or stale claims that would…

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Non-dischargeable Debts

By | Bankruptcy

Dischargeable debts are those debts that can be discharged through bankruptcy proceedings. Certain debts cannot be discharged through a bankruptcy proceeding. In a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, nondischargeable debts cannot be discharged at all, and in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, these…

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