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3 Misconceptions Surrounding Social Security Disability Benefits

Posted by on Feb 23, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Misconceptions Surrounding Social Security Disability Benefits

Disability can affect anyone at any point in time. Thanks to social security disability payments, you can make sure you get the money you are entitled to and focus on what you need to do to get things straightened around once again. However, many people have formed a few misconceptions about social security disability payments that end up making the application process even more confusing when they apply. To make sure you know what you are dealing with, here are three common misconceptions you need to be aware of. You can collect benefits even if you aren’t able to work for a short time. Unfortunately, many people assume that they are able to collect disability benefits even if they can’t work for three to six months. However, that isn’t the case. To be eligible for benefits, you have to...

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Share The Streets: Understand Florida’s Vulnerable Road User Law

Posted by on Feb 12, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Share The Streets: Understand Florida’s Vulnerable Road User Law

Thanks to Florida Statute 316.027(b), also known as the “Vulnerable Road User Law,” drivers may face increased penalties if they hit a pedestrian or other at-risk users of the roadways. Here’s what drivers in Florida should know: The vulnerable road user law This Florida statute was passed into law in 2015 at the urging of bicyclists and others who share the streets and highways with standard vehicular traffic. The goal of the law is to lower the number of fatalities on Florida’s roads. Drivers who have a collision with a vulnerable road user must stop and remain on the scene to show identification if requested and to render reasonable aid. Failure to stop after hitting a vulnerable road user is a felony under the statute. The law provides for additional penalties including loss of driving privileges, mandatory driver education...

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How To Challenge A Student Loan Wage Garnishment

Posted by on Feb 12, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How To Challenge A Student Loan Wage Garnishment

If you’ve been dealing with paying down your student loan, it can be a long road until it’s paid off completely. In some cases, current and former students can have their loans deferred in order buy them some extra time. When your deferment period runs out or you stop making payments, you could face a possible wage garnishment. A garnishment can be detrimental to your take-home income and often will continue until your student loan is paid off. If you’re facing a wage garnishment, there are a few situations where you may be able to challenge it. Request A Hearing If the amount of the proposed garnishment will pose a financial hardship to you, you’re able to request a hearing to have it appealed. You can also ask for a hearing if you were fired from your place of...

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