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8 Important Things You Need to Know About SSD Payments

1. When SSD Payments Start Your payments may start in the sixth month after your disability begins. This is why it is so important to report your condition and apply for benefits as soon as possible after you know you…

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New Report Reveals Special Struggles Faced by LGBT Asylum Seekers

In 1990, the U.S. Board of Immigration Appeals held that a person may seek asylum in the United States if they are fleeing their home country due to persecution for their sexual orientation or gender identity. Now, a report by…

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Tough DWI Penalties in Texas Mean You Need a Lawyer If You’ve Been Charged

Texas law enforcement officials recently renewed their efforts to “crack down” on driving while intoxicated (DWI) in the state. The penalties for being convicted of a Texas DWI in court are severe, but an arrest on suspicion of DWI does…

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What You Need to Know About Workers’ Compensation and Your SSD Benefits

If you’ve been injured on the job and are now unable to work, you may qualify for workers’ compensation benefits and for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. However, you may not be able to receive both your full allotment of…

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Answers to 4 Important Questions About Green Cards and Immigration

If you want to immigrate to the United States, one of the major landmarks on your journey is receiving your “green card.” A green card proves that you are a lawful permanent resident of the United States. It gives you…

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Texas Senate Passes Bill Giving First-Time DWI Offenders an Interlock Option

Texas Governor Greg Abbott will soon face the decision whether to sign a bill creating an ignition interlock device option for first-time recipients of a driving while intoxicated (DWI) conviction. The bill recently passed both chambers of the state legislature…

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Memorial Day Weekend Brings Increased Police Focus on DWI

Over Memorial Day weekend and throughout the summer holidays, police patrols across Texas are increasing their reach, seeking out drivers whom they suspect are driving while intoxicated by alcohol or other drugs (DWI), according to a recent report on CBS…

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Newspaper Debunks Claims that SSD Has Become a ‘Benefit Bonanza’

According to a recent op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, Social Security disability (SSD) “has morphed into a benefit bonanza that costs taxpayers billions of dollars more than it should.” The program is not without its critics – but, as…

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Hardline Immigration Bills Faltering in Texas Legislature

The most recent session of the Texas Legislature saw several pieces of controversial immigration legislation put forward by members of the state’s Republican Party, according to the Dallas Morning News. With the bills sitting in committees in both the Senate…

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What Is a ‘Compassionate Allowance’ and How Could It Affect Your SSDI Claim?

To qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits, applicants must meet certain work requirements, or be able to rely on the work record of a spouse or parent in certain circumstances. Applicants must also have a mental or physical…

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