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The Social Security Appeals Process In A Nutshell

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No matter how disabled you might be, the chances of getting bad news from the Social Security Administration (SSA) is high. When you can no longer work at your job because of a medical condition, it can be tough to find that denial letter in your mailbox, but you are far from alone. You must realize that the SSA has extremely high standards for every aspect of your application process and it’s far too easy to end up having your claim rejected.…

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It's Never Too Soon: Divorce And Retirement Strategies

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As you may have heard, retirement planning and actions should start early on and the sooner the better. The divorce experience can signal a major change in your financial situation and keeping an eye on the issue of retirement needs during this time is smart. There are two divorce-related financial moves that could end up impacting your retirement planning in a big way. Read on for some thoughts on some divorce and retirement moves that are better to make now rather than later.…

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Swimming Pool Liability: Injuries That Count And Those That Don't

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If you have been injured in a swimming pool, the exact cause of your accident is of the things that determine whether you can hold the management liable for your injuries. As a rule, your chances of recovery are low if you have been injured by an obvious risk that anyone would see. Here are a few examples of such obvious risks. Drowning Due To Lack of Swimming Skills  Everyone knows or should know that swimming is a learned skill; you can easily drown if you don’t have the skill because people can’t breathe underwater.…

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Double Trouble: What To Understand About Being Tried Twice

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Most people have heard of the legal concept “double jeopardy,” but this particular term can be easily misunderstood. Double jeopardy is an important legal protection for those who’ve been charged with a crime, so read on to find out more. Repeatedly Put on Trial When the framers of the Constitution set about to create laws, they often did so with an eye toward ensuring more fairness than existed in other countries at the time.…

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Three Things You Need To Know If You Just Received The Dreaded Jury Letter

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It’s a letter most people are afraid to get in the mail: the letter informing you that you must complete jury duty. Most people do not like setting aside time to potentially serve on a jury; it can feel inconvenient and scary. Much of that fear, however, actually comes from uncertainty. If you learn a bit more about the jury selection and jury duty processes, your sense of dread and frustration may ease up.…

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Taxing Your Winnings: What You Need To Know About Taxes And Your Settlement

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If you were injured in an auto accident and won a settlement, one thing to consider is whether or not any money you received is considered taxable income. There are many different factors that determine whether or not the government will collect a portion of your settlement. You will need to work with a personal injury attorney to make sure the money you get is free from taxes as much as possible.…

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Common Liquor License Questions

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Making the decision to start selling liquor can help your restaurant to stand out from its competition. However, there are many laws and regulations that must be followed if you are to be approved for the license to sell this substance. If you have never been through the process of obtaining a liquor license, you may greatly underestimate this process. What Happens If You Fail To Get The Liquor License Before Selling Alcohol?…

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Agreeing To Divorce: Sound Financial Arrangements During Separation

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The stress and emotional weight that a divorce carries can often lead people to get caught up in their own distress, and this can lead to poor decision making. During the divorce process, it’s important to take good care of yourself by paying attention to your feelings and by seeking therapy when needed. It’s also important to take care of your financial life. Mistakes made now can impact you and your family’s lives for a very long time.…

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What To Know About Workers' Comp And Quick Offers To Settle

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If you have suffered a workplace injury, you can expect your employer’s workers’ comp insurance to cover you in a number of ways. For example, you should not have to pay any money to get your medical needs related to the accident paid for, and you may be able to stay home and get paid a portion of your salary while you get better. Workers’ comp coverage usually follows a reliable process, but lately, workers are being offered quick settlements.…

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Two Defenses That May Help You Avoid Assault Charges

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People get into fights with each other all the time, and it’s not unusual for some of these fights to land one or all parties in jail for assault. Although pleading self-defense is a common strategy many defendants use to avoid a conviction, it isn’t the only one available. Here are two other defenses you can use that may help you beat an assault charge and its associated consequences. Defense of Another Person or Other People…

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