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  • Posted on July 13, 2014 by Michael McCready
    Surviving spouse benefits for federal employees

    A question I’m occasionally asked whether a surviving spouse, with or without dependent children, will receive wage-loss payments after a claimant’s death. The answer is yes—if the claimant has died from the work-related medical condition(s). If the cause of death is not due to the work injury—the answer is no. Other dependents may be eligible […]

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  • Posted on July 6, 2014 by Michael McCready
    Back Injuries / Spinal Cord

    Back Anatomy 101: There are 5 vertebral sections in your back, these 5 sections make up your spine. It is important to understand what area of your back is suffering from pain. Cervical Vertebrae- 7 vertebrae forming your upper spine. (Neck) Thoracic Vertebrae- 12 vertebrae forming the center of your back. Lumbar Vertebrae- 5 vertebrae. […]

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  • Posted on November 18, 2013 by Michael McCready
    Increased Social Security Income

    Recently, the Social Security Administration made the announcement that people who collect SSD and Social Security Retirement & Supplemental Security Income (SSI) will receive 1.5% increased payments starting in 2014. COLA is the automatic adjustment that’s accounts for an increased cost-of-living. When inflation increases COLA (cost-of-living adjustment) is set by law to automatically adjust. Recipients […]

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  • Posted on November 17, 2013 by Michael McCready
    OWCP re-opens claim through attorney efforts

    We recently assisted a USPS employee in reversing a denial by OWCP. Our client’s doctor thoroughly considered the knee injury and cited four factors, including years of repetitive walking, standing and climbing with the Postal Service. The doctor said there was a fairly strong association in the literature between knee osteoarthritis and repetitive knee bending […]

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