Thursday, February 1, 2018

#legalfactandfictionpodcast #legalpodcast #lawyers

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Thursday, January 11, 2018

#Medicaid should have no work requirements

It is stupid to require people on Medicaid to work. The vast majority of the people on Medicaid cannot work. They do not have the money to pay for health insurance because they are unable to work to make that money. And why is that? THEY ARE DISABLED. It is so obvious that it baffles me this idea is even being floated. It show how out of touch some people in Washington are. They don't know anyone on Medicaid. If they did, they wouldn't discuss such an absurd requirement.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

#SSD: value of the #AppealsCouncil brief

Social Security Disability cases take several years sometimes. Even if you have your hearing, your chance at winning is now less than 50%. What does this mean? It means more cases are appealed now. Good lawyers need to be able to argue persuasively on appeal.

The Appeals Council sits in Falls Church, Virginia. They review appealed hearing decisions. They usually find the judge committed no legal error, though not always. I've had two remands in the last few months.

What's a remand? A remand is when the Appeals Council sends the case back to the judge for a re-hearing with some constraints and suggestions. Usually, the case is more favorably positioned on remand, and the judge feels somewhat rebuked. This means your chance at winning is greater.

What happens if you lose at the Appeals Council will be the subject of a new post.

#LegalSeminars regarding the #TaxBIll

Thursday, December 14, 2017

NO #NetNeutrality means you will have to pay more for less

No one wants it but the cable and internet providers. It means you will have to pay a la carte for everything. More will be paid for less services. Of course it comes on the heels of the disastrous tax bill. Great job, Congress, you've done another dumb thing. Are you trying to ruin the country further? Congress people, you are the true deplorables in the United States. Well...the president* and his band of merry men (and terrible women) are in the same category. Of course, the supporters of the president* are the worst ones possible. They are the depraved, gladiator-loving Roman rabble.