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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) April 25, 2013 – The 2013 sequester has many people concerned about what the cuts will mean for their Social Security payments. The AARP has begun running informational ads to explain what the impact of the Chained CPI Social Security benefit cuts may look like. Many Social Security advocates are deeply concerned about how those cuts may adversely affect whole groups of people. Social Security does not only help the elderly and disabled, the benefits also go to children who have lost a parent and need financial support. And, says the AARP, women will be […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) April 18, 2013 – In spite of incoming troops and vocal criticism, VA benefits backlog only continues to grow. Military veterans are waiting an average of nine months after returning home for the Department of Veterans Affairs to process their disability claims. Congress recently criticized the VA and the Department of Defense for failing to merge troop records into one streamlined electronic system which would help to shorten the backlog. “It seems impossible to have such a level of bureaucracy that vets are not getting the benefits to which they are entitled for such a […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) March 18, 2013 – The Social Security Administration (SSA) has launched some new features and rules for 2013. Social Security has asked that beneficiaries switch to a paperless system; though they will continue to send paper checks to those who insist on them, payments can be directly deposited or sent to an issued debit card, accessible wherever MasterCard is accepted. By not mailing out checks every month, the Social Security Administration estimates that it will see significant savings as well as reduce the incidents of lost or stolen checks. The online system includes an electronic […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) March 11, 2013 – There may soon be revised and much more accessible tuition support for Florida vets. A bill was recently introduced to require Florida schools to grant tuition benefits to vets eligible for GI bill educations, regardless of the vet’s residency status. The bill would allow U.S. military vets to receive in-state tuition at in-state universities and other schools in the Florida College System, as well as online schools. If the bill gets through the Florida House and Senate, it goes into effect on July 1 of this year. “Any support for vets […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) February 14, 2013 – Single Stop has been providing government and private anti-poverty benefits counseling to clients at or below the poverty level for more than ten years. Single Stop uses a specialized computer system which calculates each client’s program eligibility and indicates the appropriate social service offices for assistance with child care, food pantry access, transportation services and welfare benefits. Now, the people at Single Stop have teamed up with financial support from the Robin Hood Foundation to help military veterans reintegrate after service in a pilot program scheduled to run to the end […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) January 4, 2013 – Studies show that substance abuse continues to be an issue for veterans. According to a new study from the Public Health Institute’s Alcohol Research Group, male military vets, with a history of heavy drinking, are seeking treatment in higher numbers than ever before. Many veterans who have sought treatment, report better health and lower instances of depression, when compared to their civilian counterparts. “There are a number of effective solutions for vets dealing with alcohol or other substance abuse issues,” said Tampa veterans attorney David W. Magann. The study was recently […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) December 7, 2012 – Female vets are having an especially difficult time re-entering the workforce. Although women make up some 15 percent of the military troops re-entering the U.S., and 15 percent of the entire U.S. armed forces, few Americans seem aware of women as veterans. The unemployment rate for post-9/11 female vets is currently at 19.9 percent, up from 14.7 percent in 2011. “Many factors may be contributing to the unemployment numbers, including the largest-ever enlistment by women, ” says David Magann, a Tampa veterans attorney. “More women in the military means more women […]


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Brandon, FL (Law Firm Newswire) January 19, 2012 – A Senate committee called on the Department of Veterans Affairs to conduct an audit of the agency’s $5.7 billion mental health care budget at a hearing last November. The VA has been heavily criticized because veterans seeking mental health care are having to wait far longer than the agency’s maximum to get a first appointment and often second appointments do not come any sooner. The Senate and veterans’ advocacy groups have been pushing the VA to do more to help veterans suffering from combat-related conditions like post traumatic stress disorder. “The […]


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Brandon, FL (Law Firm Newswire) November 7, 2011 – Changes to the law now make it possible for service members to receive traumatic injury benefits regardless of where they were serving when the injury occurred. The Veterans Benefit Improvement Act of 2010 opens the door for service members who served outside of Operation Enduring Freedom or Operation Iraqi Freedom to receive the same traumatic injury benefits, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs. “This is great news for our country’s service men and women,” said Brandon veterans disability lawyer David Magann, who specializes in veteran disability claims and is a […]


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