What Is Wage Garnishment And Can You Fight It?
30 November 2015
A garnishment is a process of legally withholding earnings from a person to repay a debt. Funds are usually held by the employer from a court order such as an IRS debt. If you do not make a court appearance over the debt, a garnishment is usually processed. No creditor can hold more than 60% of the wages. South Carolina, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Texas don't allow wage garnishments from creditors such as credit card businesses.
Unraveling Social Security Disability Law
12 November 2015
No one plans to become disabled, but unexpected medical issues and accidents can leave formerly healthy individuals unable to return to work. Fortunately, Social Security Disability benefits exist to help cover lost wages for those who have gained enough work credits to qualify. Social Security law is complex and requirements can be confusing; having the guidance of an attorney well versed in Social Security law can help clear some of the confusion and red tape associated with the application process.
Potential Complications With A Passenger Accident Claim
16 October 2015
The general assumption with passenger injury claims is that they are more straightforward as compared to claims by injured drivers. This is certainly true in two-car accidents because at least one of the drivers is going to be liable for the crash. However, this doesn't mean that passenger claims are always free of trouble. Here are three things that may complicate your claim as an injured passenger:
The Need to Make Two Claims
Alleged Onset Date And Your Social Security Disability Back Pay
25 September 2015
If you have been unable to work at your job because of illness or injury, you should know that you are permitted to collect back pay from Social Security Disability. The date that you believe that you first became disabled, known by the Social Security Administration (SSA) as the Alleged Onset Date (AOD), serves as the potential look-back date for the purposes of determining your back pay. Back pay can constitute a considerable sum of money, and is normally awarded to you in a lump-sum payment.