Tier 4 NYS Workers Compensation Guidelines

By |2020-06-15T20:50:22+00:00September 13th, 2016|Justice System|

Tier 4 NYS Workers Compensation Guidelines Most employees of the City of New York are members of the New York City Employees’ Retirement System, or “NYCERS”. Most workers think of NYCERS in terms of their “Service Retirement”, when they have enough years of credited service and are the necessary age [...]

McIntyre, Donohue, Accardi, Salmonson & Riordan, LLP Successfully Appeals Case for Injured Correction Officer

By |2017-07-07T15:56:57+00:00April 6th, 2016|Media, Social Security|

McIntyre, Donohue, Accardi, Salmonson & Riordan, LLP (MDASR) has announced that the firm successfully won an appeal on behalf of a Nassau County correction officer who was initially denied disability retirement benefits, despite being injured on the job, which forced him to retire. On March 14, 2011, Ronald DeMaio assisted in breaking up a fight [...]

Three New Bills Aimed at Improving SSDI Program

By |2017-08-30T19:26:14+00:00August 13th, 2015|Social Security|

Two senators have recently introduced legislation that is aimed at improving the quality of the Social Security Disability Insurance Program. As it is expected that the reserve fund will be depleted by next year, the purpose of these bills is to ensure that funds are being used legitimately. A 20% cut is currently scheduled for [...]

Proposed Legislation Would Allow Uniformed Workers 75% of Their Salary for Retiring on Disability

By |2017-08-30T19:40:35+00:00June 9th, 2015|Social Security|

If passed, de Blasio’s amended disability pension legislation could be a triumph for disabled workers. The changes made to the original bill would allow three-quarter pensions for uniformed workers hired after 2009 retiring on disability, as well as workers who suffered severe injuries on the job. The original proposed plan gave uniformed workers only 50% [...]

Recent Survey Indicates Large Percentage of Fibromyalgia Patients Not Receiving Disability Benefits

By |2017-08-30T20:10:31+00:00May 1st, 2015|Social Security|

Anyone with fibromyalgia knows how debilitating the condition is, and how difficult it is to perform job functions that you may have been able to previously. While the condition affects 5 million adults, only 25 percent are receiving disability benefits. A recent survey conducted by ProHealth.com has found that out of the 316 participants, 60% [...]

Executive Seeks Fund Reallocation to Address Social Security Disability

By |2017-08-30T20:18:28+00:00March 6th, 2015|Social Security|

The United States Social Security Disability Insurance program, which provides benefits to over 11 million Americans, could be cut by nearly 20 percent. According to reports from the Social Security Administration Board of Trustees released in July 2014, the Social Security trust fund, which finances the federal program, is projected to be depleted by the [...]

New York State Comptroller Announces Decrease in Pension Contribution Rates

By |2016-06-29T16:48:36+00:00October 14th, 2014|Social Security, Workers Compensation|

The New York State Comptroller recently announced that the contribution rates paid by state and local governments towards New York's pension funds will decrease. According to the Comptroller’s office the average rate of contribution will decrease to 18.2% for most public workers from 20.1%, the comptroller said. For police and firefighters, the employer rate will [...]

NY Senator Introduces Bill to Help Alleviate Financial Burden on Americans with Disabilities

By |2017-08-30T20:31:00+00:00October 10th, 2014|Social Security|

Senator Charles Schumer has recently introduced a new piece of legislation to the United States Senate. The proposed bill aims to assist New Yorkers with disabilities and their families in their preparations for the future. The bill, titled, Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE) creates a tax-advantage savings account for people with disabilities. According [...]

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