Accommodating Customers With Physical Disabilities Is Smart Business

Unless you’ve experienced a physical disability, it’s hard to understand the complexities of getting around independently in the world today. Until you’ve faced a flight of stairs without the use of your legs or tried to read a menu without sight, it’s hard to empathize with those who face these daunting realities every day. Smart business owners, however, will take…

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Receiving Social Security Disability & Unemployment Compensation at the Same Time – No Easy Answer

There appears to be a conflict between Social Security Disability and Unemployment Compensation. In order to get Social Security Disability, you have to claim you are “disabled” for any work. However, to obtain Unemployment Compensation you have to claim you are “able and available” for work. The November 15, 2006 Memorandum from Chief Judge Frank Cristaudo. The Chief¬†Judge said, “……

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Are Social Security Disability Payments Taxable?

Your Social Security Disability / Insurance (SSD / SSI) benefits may be subjected to being taxed. This would depend upon how you file, and if you have other sources of income. If your Social Security benefits are your only source of income which you have received in the past year, then more than likely these benefits are not subject to…

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Social Security Disability and the Importance of Your Prior Work

I had a recent Social Security Disability hearing for a 59 year old man (John Doe) who had been a plant manager for a cement company. He had been denied his claim by the district office on the grounds he retained the ability to do light duty work (lifting up to 20 pounds). The district office concluded his job as…

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