Workers Compensation Benefits Rise by 2.6%

In order to keep up with inflation, Washington’s Department of Labor and Industries increases worker’s compensation benefits once per year, on July 1. This year, the increase was 2.6% as Washington’s average annual wage grew in 2015 to $56,273. State law requires that benefits be adjusted each year to reflect the change in the state’s average wage […]

Finding our way…

I have always been taught that if I can get my little self out of the way and open to the LOVE which is greater than all of us, the LOVE inspires, illuminates, and designates the way.

Finding a Solution

Regardless of the situation we may find ourselves in, we can take a moment, sit very still, quiet the mind, and appreciate one self.   This process opens the mind to receive the light/love that is trying to pour in, which can lead us to a solution.

Success Story: Ruth Helps Client Recover from Accident

I recently settled a hit and run road rage case. This is something I routinely see happening now. In this case my client was traveling to work in the early morning hours on I-405. His vehicle was side swiped by another vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed. The driver that hit my client fled the scene […]

SSA improves process to discharge student loans for some beneficiaries

Bad news: Social Security disability benefits may be garnished if the beneficiary has outstanding student loans. Good news: Some student loans can be discharged if the former student is found to be disabled. Better news: The discharge process was recently simplified for those Social Security Disability beneficiaries who are totally permanently disabled. Generally, total permanent […]

Can you work while receiving Social Security Benefits?

You might think that once you start receiving disability payments through social security that you can’t work. But, according to The Motley Fool, you actually can work under certain circumstances. To be considered eligible for Social Security disability benefits, you cannot engage in what’s known as substantial gainful activity (SGA). The Social Security Administration defines […]

More About Washington State’s Worker’s Compensation system

Washington state’s Worker’s Compensation System is run by the state department of Labor and Industries. It covered 2.69 million workers spread across 174,000 employers in 2015. Like other Worker’s Compensation insurance, it is “no fault” which means it pays eligible claims no matter who is at fault. It covers most workers in the state, with […]