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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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DWI Charge While on Spring Break in Texas? Know Your Legal Rights

Spring break is a great time to relax, let loose and recharge so you can return to your studies with a clear mind. Unfortunately, it also comes with some risks – including the risk of facing a charge for driving…

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Texas Urged to Enact Ban on Texting While Driving

Nearly every U.S. state has banned or limited texting while driving in order to reduce the number of car accidents that cause severe personal injuries. While Texas is not currently on the list of states with texting bans, the pressure…

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How to File for Disability Benefits in Texas: A 5 Step Process

If you’re dealing with an injury or illness that prevents you from working long-term, you may qualify for Social Security disability (SSD) benefits. It’s important to start your application for SSD benefits as soon as possible. Decide where you should…

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District Judge Suspends Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration; Homeland Security Secretary Expects Reversal

President Barack Obama’s recent executive action expanding immigration options for families is facing a temporary setback, as a federal judge in the Southern District of Texas ruled to suspend the order. However, both the White House and Secretary of Homeland…

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