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Blog Posts in March, 2015

  • SSD for Wounded Warriors

    || 31-Mar-2015

    If you are in the military and you are suffering from a disability, you should know that military service members are entitled to receive expedited processing of their disability claims. Since the benefits you receive from Social Security are different from the ones that you receive from the Department of Veterans Affairs, you will have to submit a separate application. In order to take advantage ...
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  • Note in Pocket Leads to Arrest of "Black Hoodie Bandit"

    || 30-Mar-2015

    According to federal authorities, a note stashed inside a woman’s jacket pocket led to the arrest of a woman who is believed to be the infamous “Black Hoodie Bandit.” The alleged bank robber is suspected of robbing up to 10 area banks in recent months. D. Campbell of Arlington, 37, was taken into custody last week by Arlington officers, according to Acting U.S. Attorney for the ...
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  • Construction: One of the Most Dangerous Industries

    || 26-Mar-2015

    If you work in the construction industry, you’re likely well-aware that you work in one of the most dangerous occupations that exists. Between working from heights, working with heavy machinery, sharp instruments, working around loud noise, and let us not forget poorly trained co-workers or subcontractors, it’s a dangerous job but somebody has to do it. According to the Occupational ...
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  • Cruz Sheds Light on His Immigration Views

    || 25-Mar-2015

    On Monday, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, announced his presidential run. During his speech, he spoke of his mother being of Irish and Italian descent, and how she came from a working-class family. He also spoke of his father’s journey from Cuba to Texas, where he started his new life washing dishes. Cruz spoke about the virtues of immigrants, and how our country has enabled millions of people from ...
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  • Intellectual Disabilities & SSD

    || 24-Mar-2015

    Do you have a family member that has been diagnosed as intellectually disabled? If so, he or she may qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. In order for someone to qualify for SSD benefits, they must have a disabling condition that is expected to last at least one year, or result in death. The Social Security Administration (SSA) has what is called a Listing of Impairments; this list ...
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  • Three Arrested in Murder for Hire Plot

    || 23-Mar-2015

    Three have been arrested in connection with a murder for hire plot that played out on Feb. 27 in McKinney. C. Pokai, S. Brockway, and R. Rosser are suspected of planning the fatal shooting of Pokai’s husband, R. Moore, a 66-year-old businessman. According to the medical examiner’s office, Moore’s cause of death was multiple gunshot wounds to the head. At the crime scene, the ...
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  • Statute of Limitations in Texas

    || 19-Mar-2015

    When people are injured in accidents as a result of another’s negligence, they cannot wait several years to file a lawsuit. Instead, the injured party must file a lawsuit within Texas’ statute of limitations. What is a statute of limitations? It is a law that prevents someone from initiating a lawsuit after a set time period has passed. Let’s say that five years ago you were ...
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  • Senate Bill Would Raise Cap on H-1B Visas

    || 18-Mar-2015

    A bipartisan Senate bill, sponsored by Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), and high-profile co-sponsors such as Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) has run into opposition from Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa). The bill, sponsored by nine senators, aims to dramatically increase the number of high-skilled visas issued by the federal government. Grassley said that the bill doesn’t close ...
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  • Can I Get SSD Benefits if I'm Incarcerated?

    || 17-Mar-2015

    If you are facing criminal charges and the possibility of jail or prison, you may be wondering what would happen to your Social Security Disability benefits. Would your payments stop? If so, can they be reinstated once you are released? Or, will the payments continue while you serve your sentence? It’s important that you are aware that SSI and SSD payments are not payable during the time ...
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  • Plano Teenager Arrested for Stabbing Death of 16-Year-Old Neighbor

    || 16-Mar-2015

    Plano police arrested a 17-year-old male for allegedly stabbing his 16-year-old neighbor during an altercation on the city’s east side on March 8. J. Rodriguez, 17, of Plano was arrested after witnesses saw him fighting with the victim, 16-year-old J. Soto. Rodriguez is accused of fatally stabbing Soto after the two teenagers engaged in a verbal altercation near Soto’s home located in ...
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  • Mother and Sons Killed by Drunk Driver

    || 12-Mar-2015

    A young mother and her two sons were killed in a head-on collision over the weekend about 42 miles southwest of Dallas. R. Martinez, 53, was driving in the wrong direction on U.S. Highway 67 near Baker Lane and County Road 810 at around 1:26 a.m., when his truck struck a vehicle head-on carrying a woman and three children. M. Abshire, 22, and her two sons C. Dominguez, 2, and C. Dominguez, 5, were ...
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  • Judge Hanen Passes on Unblocking Obama Immigration Plan

    || 11-Mar-2015

    Judge Andrew S. Hanen of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas has denied the Obama Administration’s request to provide a swift ruling on an emergency motion to allow Obama’s immigration plan to forge ahead. In a one-page order, Hanen said that he would not rule on any pending motions before March 19th. This hearing will be the government’s attorneys’ ...
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  • Your Right to an SSD Benefit Attorney

    || 10-Mar-2015

    If you were recently injured or diagnosed with a serious medical condition that is expected to last at least one year or result in death, then it is very important that your Social Security application get approved. Since the application process is complex and lengthy, you cannot afford unnecessary and untimely delays. When applying for Social Security Disability benefits, you have the right to ...
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  • Woman Shot in Attempted Robbery

    || 9-Mar-2015

    DALLAS – At around midnight, March 9, a woman was shot insider her residence during an attempted robbery, said Dallas police. As the woman entered her home in the 12500 block of Audelia Road, a person followed her inside and attempted to rob her on Monday. A struggle ensued, and the robber shot her, according to Dallas Police Department Spokeswoman Monica Cordova. Ambulance were called to ...
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  • Are Texas Employers Required to Carry Workers' Comp?

    || 5-Mar-2015

    In many other states, workers’ compensation insurance is virtually compulsory, especially in the construction industry; however, in Texas this is not the case. In Texas, private employers are able to “choose” whether or not to carry workers’ compensation coverage. If your employer opted out of this coverage, then your employer is required to notify you whether or not they ...
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  • States Ask Judge Hanen Not to Lift Temporary Hold

    || 4-Mar-2015

    On Tuesday, Texas, along with 25 other states who filed a lawsuit to stop President Obama’s executive action on immigration asked U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen in Brownsville, Texas, not to lift a temporary hold on the President’s directives. In a 22-page court filing to Hanen, the 26-state coalition asserted that there was no emergency need to institute the sweeping program. ...
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  • Social Security Disability for Veterans With PTSD

    || 3-Mar-2015

    After going through a traumatic or life-threatening event, it is not unusual for the individual to experience upsetting memories of the event, difficulty sleeping, agitation, or general uneasiness. When such reactions persist or worsen, you may have Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Have you been through combat? Experienced a highly upsetting or traumatic event while in the Armed Services? ...
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  • Monster Truck Recovery Leads to Police Shooting

    || 2-Mar-2015

    An alleged auto-theft scheme led DeSoto police Thursday to two collisions with stolen vehicles, three arrests, one officer struck by a car, and a man shot by a police officer. According to authorities, the wounded man is expected to survive, and the officer who was struck only suffered minor injuries, and was not transported to the hospital. The police are investigating whether a wounded man is ...
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