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Elder Law in McKinney Texas

U.S. Department of Labor statistics show that the number of women over 65 in the workforce has increased by 40 percent since 1980. By 2020, older adults will make up more than 25 percent of the U.S. labor force.

The rate of people who continue working after they are 65 is 29.9 percent of the 65-69 age group in the United States as compared with 10.5 percent in Europe.

More employers are recognizing the value of seniors […]

Social Security Disability and Veteran Healthcare

Health Equity and Access for Returning Troops and Servicemembers (HEARTS) Act
Military service members who are wounded and retired may enroll in TRICARE upon the event that injuries prevent a return to the workforce.  They are also able to darw Social Desurity Disability benefits.  All SSDI enrollees receive Medicare after two years on SSDI.  For service members this means they are no longer eligible for TRICARE in the traditional form.  In order to retain TRICARE a […]

In Home Health Care HIPAA and HiTECH Guidelines

In Home Health Care HIPAA and HiTECH Policies
Using You Own Device and HIPAA Compliance
Texting Policy
Removing Access After Termination
Sanction Policy
Business Associate Agreement
Disaster Recovery Plan
Taking Pictures on Phone Policy
How to stay HIPAA Compliant Quiz

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Using You Own Device and HIPAA Compliance
This posting is one of a series as identified above covering HIPAA compliant policies and procedures.  Fundamentally, the rules for using your own device on and off premises are the same as using a […]

Social Security Fund – Is It Stable?

Opening Statement of Social Security Subcommittee
Ranking Member Xavier Becerra

Social Security Subcommittee Hearing on Annual Social Security Trustees Report
Committee on Ways and Means

Between 2007 and 2010, Social Security added $439 billion to its Trust Fund surplus, while paying Americans their earned benefits on time and in full. Between 2007 and 2010, a typical middle-class American family lost between $26,000 and $87,000 in net worth – about 40 percent of their assets and savings.

Over 77 years and […]

Student Loans and Disability

Social Security Benefits and Student Loan Debt Collection
Social Security recipients have benefits with held to compensate for student loan default. The Department of Education uses debt collection methods including offsets from both disability and Social Security benefits.  However, there is a program for “disabled borrowers” which can be accessed through the Department of Education website:  http://disabilitydischarge.com .
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Those who are  disabled and […]

Lee Ann Torrans: Residual Functional Capacity Forms

What is Residual Functional Capacity
RFC stands for “residual functional capacity.” In an RFC assessment a professional evaluates the claimant’s functional capacity and documents that to the best of their ability. The mental or physical disability is considered in the award decision in terms of the claimant’s ability to function in their employment.

As you read through the complexities and variations of the requirements for a mental RFC and the documentation required you may begin to understand […]

Form SSA-2506-BK: Psychiatric Review Technique Form (PRTF)

Form SSA-2506-BK: Psychiatric Review Technique Form (PRTF)

LINK HERE : Psychiatric Review Technique Form (PRTF)
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Form SSA_2506-BK – “Psychiatric Review Technique Form” is provided by the SSA and is used in the Disability Determination Services of the SSA.  This is a data driven form.  Look for the data in the form to support any conclusions drawn.

This form is recognized and understood by the […]