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Protecting Seniors’ Rights: Navigating the Challenges of Medicaid Evictions in Assisted-Living Facilities

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The U.S. long-term care system has come under scrutiny due to a recent surge in the eviction of seniors from assisted-living homes, particularly affecting residents who rely on Medicaid for low-income health coverage. At The Law Office of Nancy L. Cavey, we understand the importance of protecting the rights of seniors and individuals with disabilities, especially in matters related to housing and access to essential services. As reported by The Washington Post in an article titled "Assisted-living homes are rejecting Medicaid and evicting seniors," a striking example of the impact of these evictions is the story of Shirley Holtz, a 91-year-old...

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What Does The Term “Disability” Mean In My Disability?

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There is no uniform definition of disability. You have to get your policy and review it closely. Disability is one of the most litigated policy terms because when you file a claim for disability, the insurer has to determine if you’re disabled based on the definition of disability within the policy. What are all the Various Types of Disability Policies? There are “Own Occupation” disability policies which will pay a policy holder if they’re unable to engage in his or her own occupation. Other policies are known as “Any Occupation” policies that pay if you’re unable to engage in any occupation but you’re...

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NOSSCR Commentary Article About SSDI Misconceptions

In a recent commentary article by NOSSCR, found here: shows some misconceptions that the media may put out about SSDI. What are your thoughts about the article and the real truth behind it? Do you need help with your SSDI or have a question? SSDI Attorney Nancy Cavey has been practicing disability law for over 30 years. Give us a call today 727-894-3188....

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Choosing the Right Law Firm to Fight for Your Social Security and Long Term Disability Benefits

 Did you know that most long term disability policies have a Social Security Disability offset provision? A long term disability insurance company will force you to apply for Social Security Disability benefits and, if you don’t, they will take the position that they are entitled to the offset anyway! Many times the long term disability insurance company will offer you Social Security Disability representation. That’s bad news for several reasons: 1. You have the choice of your attorney; 2. The Social Security representative recommended by the long term disability carrier may not even be an attorney; 3. Many of these companies will develop...

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It depends on the terms of your policy! Many long-term disability carriers do provide that they have the right to reduce your benefits by the receipt of shop “other income”. ERISA disability attorney Nancy Cavey suggests that you first get out your long-term disability policy and review the terms of your policy to see whether or not there is a provision that allows for reduction of your benefits by the receipt of “other income”. Secondly, you should review the “other income” terms carefully to make sure that whatever benefits you might be receiving are in fact...

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Johnny Boykins Has Helped Social Security Disability Applicants in the Tampa Bay Area

Johnny Boykins smile and laugh are infectious. He has mastered the Social Security Disability claim’s process while working with Tampa Bay Social Security Disability Attorney Sharon Barrett. Johnny’s thoroughly familiar with the compassionate allowance program which helps individuals with certain medical conditions be fast tracked in the Social Security Disability claim’s process. Did you know that accelerated benefits were approved for 45,000 people in 2010 for compassionate allowances. Johnny Boykins, who served in the Coast Guard Reserve, says that it’s about “commitment to public service”. If you or a family member suffers from a disabling condition or disease contact Johnny Boykins at Cavey and...

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Federal Suit Filed on Accusing Social Security Judges of Bias

Your Social Security Disability claim may ultimately be decided by an Administrative Law Judge. National statistics show that over 60% of Social Security Disability claims are awarded after a Social Security Disability hearing before an Administrative Law Judge. But, there are some biased judges and in April 2011, a Federal Suit was filed in the Eastern District of New York accusing Federal Administrative Law Judge’s of erecting a “brick wall” of bias denying legitimate Social Security Disability claims. An independent think tank at Syracuse University released an office by office study of close to 2 million benefit determinations that suggest that...

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What Every Social Security Disability Applicant Should Know About the Three Stages of a Social Security Claim

If you have a medical condition that has caused you to become disabled, you should file for Social Security Disability benefits. An application for Social Security benefits can be submitted online through the Social Security Administration website, you can even in person to the local Social Security information office. You are going to be asked questions about your age, education and type of your prior employment. At the initial application stage, the Social Security Disability claim’s processor is going to determine what job you can perform based on your current functional abilities and the skills that you learned at your jobs. 70%...

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Nucynta ER Has Been Approved for Treatment of Chronic Pain

If you suffer from chronic pain, you may be eligible to receive Social Security Disability benefits. Chronic pain is the leading cause of disability in the United States and Jansen Pharmaceuticals has announced that Nucynta ER (tapendidole extended release) has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat moderate to severe chronic pain in adults. The most common side effects were nausea, constipation and dizziness and the extended release formulation will be of great benefit to chronic relief sufferers regardless of the side effects. Almost one third of Americans have chronic pain at some pain in their lives and it’s...

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