Recent VA Policy Changes Regarding Certain Presumptive Benefits 

by Casaundra Johnson | Oct 04, 2021 | Veterans

Over the past few months, the VA has made several significant policy changes that expand eligibility for certain presumptive benefits.  Three of the recent changes involve Agent Orange exposure, Gulf War Syndrome, and Particulate Matter exposure.  ...read more >>

Temporary Total Disability Compensation for Ohio Workers

by Casaundra Johnson | May 05, 2021 | Temporary Total Disability Compensation

Understanding Temporary Total Disability Compensation  Temporary total disability compensation often referred to as “TTD”, is one of the many types of compensation available to injured workers who have an allowed Ohio workers’ compensation claim.  TTD compensation...read more >>

How does Ohio Workers’ Compensation work if I live in a Different State?

by Casaundra Johnson | Jan 03, 2021 | Workers' Compensation

Many injured workers have questions about how their Ohio workers’ compensation claim will be impacted if they live and work in a different state. Under Ohio workers’ compensation law, injured workers will remain eligible for benefits...read more >>

Understanding how your workers’ compensation benefits may affect your Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits.

by Casaundra Johnson | Oct 09, 2020 | Social Security and Disability Compensation

Many injured workers have questions about how their workers’ compensation claim will affect their Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. While workers’ compensation benefits will usually reduce Social Security benefits to some degree, the actual impact...read more >>

VA Disability Cost-of-Living Adjustment for 2020 & Updated Benefit Rate Tables

by Casaundra Johnson | Dec 09, 2019 | Social Security and Disability Compensation

Under federal law, cost-of-living adjustments (COLA) for VA compensation and pension rates are the same percentage as for Social Security Disability benefits.  This means that just like Social Security beneficiaries, disabled veterans will see a 1.6% increase in their monthly benefits for 2020 due to the rising costs of living.  The 1.6% increase went into effect on December 1, 2019; however, veterans will not actually see a change in the amount of their disability benefits until January 2020.  The following Rate Tables show the increased benefit rate for 2020....read more >>

What is the difference between SSDI and SSI?

by Casaundra Johnson | Mar 12, 2019 | Social Security Benefits

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are the disability programs managed by the Social Security Administration (SSA). While there are many differences between SSDI and SSI, three of the biggest differences are...read more >>

The Industrial Commission Hearing Process

by Casaundra Johnson | Feb 08, 2017 | Hearing Process

The Ohio Workers’ Compensation system is handled by two separate entities—the Bureau of Worker’s Compensation (BWC) and the Industrial Commission (IC). The BWC handles the filing and processing of claims as well as the premium payments...read more >>

Finding and Choosing an Attorney for your Workers’ compensation Claim

by Casaundra Johnson | Jan 19, 2017 | General Information

After being injured at work, one of the many questions that injured workers often struggle with is whether it is necessary to hire an attorney to represent them in their claim.  There is no law that...read more >>