Welcome to the twenty-second edition of our newsletter. In these monthly newsletters we will be showing you how not to gamble with your or your patients/clients Social Security Disability and/or SSI benefits. We will also be providing you with useful information on Special Needs Planning.
|Video Games For The Disabled Now Available|
The Able Gamers Foundation has unveiled a groundbreaking area of accessible web games on their website, AbleGamers.com. The accessible games are an unprecedented development in the area of gaming for people with disabilities.
The Able Gamers Foundation is a non-profit organization that was formed in early 2009 after Marc Barlet's best friend was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, and she could not play the video games they were used to because her fingers had become numb. Marc knew that this is the way Stephanie stayed connected with family and friends, and the loss of gaming would be a devastating blow to her life. Thus, Able Gamers was born.
The new games on AbleGamers.com
are sorted by what devices are needed to play (mouse, keyboard, both, etc). There are also reviews of other games, forums, and blogs available for gamers interested in learning more about accessible games and contributing to their community.
Check out Able Gamers to learn more, play games, and network with other disabled gamers and people interested in accessibility in games.
|Can You Receive Social Security Disability Benefits For Hepatitis C?|
The Center for Disease Control Estimates that 3.9 million (1.8%) Americans are infected with the Hepatitis C virus (HCV), and of those infected, 2.7 million are chronically infected. Hepatitis C is a blood borne illness that causes liver disease and causes a host of symptoms that can prevent someone from working. Common symptoms of the Hepatitis C virus (HVC) include jaundice, dark urine, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, nausea, and fatigue.
The two approved drugs for treating Hepatitis C are interferon and ribavirin. The current treatment of choice for Hepatitis C is a combination therapy using pegylated interferon and ribavirin. This combination therapy can eliminate the Hepatitis C virus (HVC) in 50% and 80% of patients. However, side effects can be debilitating and include fatigue, arthritis and joint pain, vision problems, and cognitive problems.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) lists Hepatitis C under Digestive System - Chronic Liver Disease, on the list of impairments eligible for Social Security Disability benefits. In addition Social Security must consider the effects of medications used to treat Hepatitis C when making a determination as to Social Security Disability benefits.
However, just being diagnosed with Hepatitis C or suffering from side effects from medication does not automatically qualify an infected person for Social Security Disability benefits.
Virginia Attorney Sheri Abrams, of the law firm of Needham Mitnick & Pollack PLC, has effectively assisted numerous clients in pursuing successful Social Security Disability claims related to Hepatitis C.
If you or someone you know suffers from liver disease brought on by Hepatitis C and you cannot work, please contact us.
For more information on Social Security Disability Benefits please click here
|Sheri Abrams' New Book "Don't Gamble With Your Social Security Disability Benefits--What Every Virginia Resident Needs To Know To Win A Social Security Disability Case" Is Now Available!|
Virginia Attorney Sheri R. Abrams along with Attorney Benjamin W. Glass has published a new guide for anyone filing for Social Security Disability benefits. This comprehensive legal book explains the process of filing for Social Security Disability benefits in easy-to-understand language, describes how an experienced attorney can guide a claimant through the maze of administrative work involved, and answers frequently-asked questions about the process.
The clear organization and down-to-earth approach makes this book a valuable reference tool for a layperson who seeks to understand how and when to apply for Social Security Disability benefits-and when to hire an attorney to help.
This book is available for purchase at Amazon.com and through Word Association Publishers.
You can also download a free copy at our websites:
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The law firm of Needham Mitnick & Pollack, PLC is located at:
400 S. Maple Avenue
Falls Church, VA 22046
This is in downtown Falls Church and the office has plenty of free and accessible parking.
If you know of someone who could use my legal services or any of the other members of the law firm of Needham Mitnick & Pollack, PLC please forward to him/her this e-mail newsletter or give him/her our telephone number: (703) 536-7778.
We provide legal services in the areas of Social Security Disability Law , Elder Law, Wills and Trusts, Probate, Trust Administration, Powers of Attorney, Advance Medical Directives, Guardianships, Long Term Care Planning, Disability Planning, Medicaid Eligibility, Veterans Benefits and Special Needs Trusts.
If you, or someone you know, is involved with an educational event or support group that would benefit from a presentation on Social Security Disability Law , Elder Law, Wills and Trusts, Probate, Trust Administration, Powers of Attorney, Advance Medical Directives, Guardianships, Long Term Care Planning, Disability Planning, Medicaid Eligibility, Veterans Benefits or Special Needs Trusts, please call us at (703) 536-7778.