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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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Bill Requiring Ignition Interlocks for Even First-Time DWI Convictions Advances

In Texas, drivers who receive two or more convictions for driving while intoxicated (DWI) within five years are currently required to have an ignition interlock device installed on their vehicles for one year after their license suspension expires. The device…

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Texas Judge Denies Request to Lift Injunction on Immigration Action; Appeals Court May Take Different View

The White House’s recent executive order expanding immigration and deferral options for millions of people have faced legal challenges since their start. Currently, the executive order is on hold after a U.S. district judge in Texas issued a preliminary injunction…

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Appeals Court to Hear Case Over Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration

The Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals recently announced that it will hear arguments over whether a temporary hold on President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration should be lifted. The executive actions, which changed immigration procedures in several ways,…

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