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Blog Posts in June, 2015

  • Can Children Receive Social Security Benefits?

    || 30-Jun-2015

    Are you a parent who is wondering if your child can receive Social Security benefits? If so, we have good news: In some cases children are entitled to receive Social Security benefits. In fact, the Social Security Administration reports that about 4.4 million children receive $2.5 billion in benefits every month because one or both of their parents are disabled, retired or passed away. Social ...
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  • Plano Police to Crackdown on DWIs Over July 4th Weekend

    || 29-Jun-2015

    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), law enforcement across the nation steps up its DWI enforcement efforts every July and December, and this Fourth of July weekend, Plano PD will be on high alert for drunk drivers. Texas has some of the toughest drunk driving laws in the nation, and now that the Legislature has passed a bill that requires all first DWI ...
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  • Uninsured Motorist Accidents in Texas

    || 25-Jun-2015

    Under Texas law, all people who drive in the state must pay for the accidents that they cause. Most drivers protect themselves by buying auto liability insurance. Liability insurance covers the costs of repairing or replacing the other driver’s vehicle, and it pays for other people’s medical expenses when you are responsible (at fault) for an accident. In order to meet the ...
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  • Most Illegal Immigrants from Border Surge Missed Court Date

    || 24-Jun-2015

    In 2014, thousands of illegal immigrants from Central America streamed across the border seeking asylum and protected status. In response to the influx, President Obama increased border enforcement, added more detention beds and immigration judges, and pressured political leaders in the immigrants’ home countries. However, new data obtained by Fox News shows that the changes haven’t ...
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  • Social Security's 'Ticket to Work' Program

    || 23-Jun-2015

    If you have been getting Social Security Disability benefits and believe that you may soon be ready to return to work, we have good news for you. Social Security provides work incentives and offers a “Ticket to Work” program, both of which can help ease your transition back to work. The Social Security Administration has established special rules that make it possible for people ...
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  • Toyota Exec Arrested for Sending Oxycodone to Self

    || 22-Jun-2015

    During a news conference on June 19, 2015, Shigeru Hayakawa, the senior managing officer for Toyota Motor Corp. showed his unwavering support for the company’s first female executive, Julie Hamp. Hayakawa made it clear that he didn’t believe that Hamp intentionally broke Japanese law, the day after she was arrested for allegedly importing a controlled substance. Global Communications ...
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  • What is Workplace Violence?

    || 18-Jun-2015

    All workers deserve to work in an environment that is free of harassment and workplace violence. Unfortunately, for some workers, their work can be a dangerous. What constitutes workplace violence? Would you know your rights if it were to happen to you? According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), workplace violence is either violence or threats of violence against ...
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  • Getting a Green Card

    || 17-Jun-2015

    Are you interested in coming to the United States to live and work? If so, you may be interested in becoming a Green Card holder, which is a lawful permanent resident. When you become a lawful permanent resident (a Green Card holder), you are granted authorization to live and work in the U.S. permanently. To prove your status, you would be granted a permanent resident card, otherwise known as a ...
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  • SSD & Neurological Disorders

    || 16-Jun-2015

    What is a neurological disorder? The term refers to a disease of the central and peripheral nervous systems. In other words, a disease of the brain, spinal cord, nerve roots, cranial and peripheral nerves, neuromuscular function and lastly, the muscles. Neurological disorders include: Epilepsy Alzheimer’s disease Cerebrovascular diseases (e.g. stroke, migraines, and headache disorders) ...
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  • Wells Fargo Bank Robbery Suspect Arrested

    || 15-Jun-2015

    On June 04, 2015, a man suspected of robbing a Wells Fargo branch on Jacksboro Highway and a bank in the 6000 block of Coit Road was arrested at a hotel in Thackerville, Oklahoma, according to Plano Police Department. On May 27, 2015, a white male entered a bank located in the 6000 block of Colt Road. He demanded money from one of the tellers before he hopped over the counter and attempted to take ...
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  • Plano PD & NTTA Support the Red Thumb Movement

    || 11-Jun-2015

    We’re pleased to announce that the North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA), and the Plano Police Department are showing their support for the Red Thumb movement. The Red Thumb Movement is a safety campaign that aims to put a stop to distracted driving, namely texting and driving. The campaign encourages drivers to paint their thumb red, or another part of their thumb to remind themselves not to ...
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  • Naturalization for Military Personnel

    || 10-Jun-2015

    Are you a member or veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces? If you are interested in becoming a U.S. citizen, we have good news: You may be able to apply for naturalization under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). If you are a member of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, or National Guard, you may qualify for swifter processing that was designed for service members. The U.S. ...
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  • What You Need to Know About Social Security Disability Benefits

    || 9-Jun-2015

    If you are interested in applying for Social Security Disability benefits, there is a good chance that you are not very familiar with how the system works. We encourage you to continue reading to learn about the basics of Social Security Disability benefits. If you have further questions, don’t hesitate to contact a Dallas Social Security Disability attorney from our office for help. When do ...
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  • Man Who Impersonated Doctor in Dallas is Arrested

    || 8-Jun-2015

    A man who impersonated a doctor at Children’s Medical Center Dallas, stole an ambulance, and crashed into another vehicle while fleeing the police was arrested. The suspect, T. King, 23, entered a patient’s room on May 26, 2015. According to a hospital spokesman, King was escorted out of the building. As King was leaving, he told a nurse that the patient didn’t have anything ...
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  • Hit By a Drunk Driver?

    || 4-Jun-2015

    If you were injured at the hands of a drunk driver, you are not alone. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, about every 20 minutes, someone is injured or killed in an alcohol-related crash in Texas. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that in 2012, more than 10,000 people died in drunk driving accidents – that’s one person every 51 ...
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  • Visas for Permanent Workers

    || 3-Jun-2015

    Are you considering moving to the United States to work permanently? If you have the right education, combination of job skills, or work experience in a valuable field, you may be able to live in the United States permanently. According to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), each year, approximately 140,000 immigrant visas are available for aliens and their immediate families. ...
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  • Social Security Disability for the Self-Employed

    || 2-Jun-2015

    Have you recently switched from being an employee to someone who is self-employed? Are you wondering if, and how you will be paying into Social Security? While most people pay into Social Security when they work for an employer, this does not mean that self-employed individuals do not pay into the system. If you are self-employed, you will report your earnings for Social Security at the time that ...
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  • Interference With Child Custody Charges in Texas

    || 1-Jun-2015

    There is one thing that is for sure, relationships can be extremely difficult once a child’s parents break up or file for divorce. Naturally, one of the most difficult aspects of any breakup is dealing with child custody. Definition of Interference with Child Custody Since most parents love their children more than anything, they usually want what’s best for their kids. Unfortunately, ...
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