1. 6th Circuit Rules Fairfield, Ohio Woman In U.S. For Fifteen Years Must Be Deported

    In early April of 2017, a three-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati denied the request of a Fairfield, Ohio mother to stay in the United States. Maribel Trujillo-Diaz was on her way to an Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility in Louisiana, her last stop before deportation when the ruling was announced. According to federal court records, Trujillo-Diaz, 41 ente…Read More

  2. What If I Disagree With My Disability Representative’s Fee?

    The Sullivan Law Office provides assistance in ensuring that all applicants and recipients receive all the benefits to which they are entitled in all kinds of disability cases. These include Social Security Disability, long-term disability, short-term disability, state retirement and workers’ compensation. Applicants that disagree with the fee charged by a representative or any information conta…Read More

  3. How Is A Disability Representative Paid?

    An applicant for disability benefits has a right to representation by an attorney or another qualified person. Claimants may choose one or more representatives but must inform the Social Security Administration (SSA) in writing as soon as possible once a choice has been made. Once a representative is appointed, he or she may act on a claimant's behalf before the SSA by performing various functions…Read More

  4. Repeal Of The Affordable Care Act Places Veterans’ Health Care at Risk

    With the Trump Administration now in full force in Washington, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) may be on thin ice. Sadly, the repeal of the ACA may have devastating effects on veterans' health care. Since the ACA took full effect in 2014, the rate of uninsured non-elderly veterans has decreased by 42 percent! Since health reform took effect, fewer veterans have reported outstanding health needs due …Read More

  5. Repeal of Obamacare May Substantially Thwart the Fight Against Addiction

    Bipartisan governors have expressed concerns about the loss of expanded Medicaid coverage if President Trump and Congress repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or, in the alternative, convert the Medicaid program to federal block grants. A new report details that state and local government’s share of overall substance abuse treatment spending fell from 35 percent to 29 percent in the eight-year p…Read More

  6. Paying Taxes On Social Security Disability Benefits

    Are you ready to fight for your benefits with a lawyer that is dedicated to helping you get results? If so, it is time to contact Sullivan Law Office today. It is tax season and many disability clients ask whether their benefits are taxable. The answer is fairly simple, which is that for most people, social security benefits are not taxable. This typically remains the case despite the presence of…Read More

  7. Your Right To Representation In A Social Security Disability Case

    Claimants for disability benefits have a right to appoint a representative, such as an attorney, to assist and help in any dealings with the Social Security Administration (SSA) involving claims for benefits. These include benefit claims under Title II (RSDI) for retirement, survivors, or disability insurance benefits; Title XVI (SSI), for supplemental security income claims; Title XVIII (Medicare…Read More

  8. Supreme Court Rules For Girl And Her Service Dog

    In a case closely watched by the disability community, the U.S. Supreme Court held in February of 2017 that the family of a Michigan girl afflicted with cerebral palsy may pursue a disabilities claim and file a lawsuit against her school for banning the service dog she used to assist her in performing routine, daily functions at school. The ruling of the SCOTUS was unanimous with Justice Elena Kag…Read More

  9. Identifying Your Disability Under The Listing Of Impairments: Adult Endocrine Disorders – Part 3

    If you have an endocrine disorder like hypoglycemia or diabetes mellitus, you may have a disability that meets the criteria established by the Social Security Administration's (SSA) Listing of Impairments (the "Listings"). The Sullivan Law Office provides assistance in ensuring that all applicants and recipients receive all of the benefits to which they are entitled in all kinds of disability case…Read More

  10. Identifying Your Disability Under The Listing Of Impairments: Adult Endocrine Disorders – Part 2

    If you or someone you know has an endocrine disorder such as diabetes mellitus, you may have a disability that meets the criteria established by the Social Security Administration's (SSA) Listing of Impairments (the "Listings"). The Listing of Impairments lists impairments considered severe enough to prevent an individual from performing substantial gainful activity (SGA), which is work that earns…Read More