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December 2017 Archives

Social Security Administration Tightens Rules for Disability

Getting social security disability might have gotten more difficult thanks to recent rule changes by the Social Security Administration. These rule changes will only apply to persons applying for disability after March 27, 2017. Thus, if a person has applied for social security disability before that date, even if they do not have a hearing yet, these rule changes will not apply to their case.

Recent Injury to Elderly Woman Places Focus on Elder Abuse

20170615_183835-(002).pngA recent case of alleged elder abuse coming out of Mitchell County, NC has again focused the public's attention on this often hidden crime. Earlier this week, Ms. Brandi Tipton (age 36) and her husband, Frank Viola, Jr. (age 36) were arrested and charged with abuse of Tipton's mother, a 66 year old disabled woman. Police allege that they found the victim malnourished, covered in feces, and with maggots living in her hair. For more on this story, visit: http://wlos.com/news/local/husband-wife-sought-in-mitchell-county-elder-abuse-case-now-both-in-custody

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