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 […]
Ruth creates work using various mediums and in various settings. This is her first outdoor installation, at a friend’s house.
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 […]
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 […]
IN 2015, Congress passed some changes to Social Security. The biggest changes affected the retirements aspects of the Social Security program: The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 (Public Law 114-74; November 2, 2015), made some changes to Social Security’s laws about claiming retirement and spousal benefits. Section 831 of the law (entitled “Closure of Unintended […]
During a recent trip to New York, Ruth had a chance encounter with a New York Times photographer while she was at an art supply store in Brooklyn. Take a look at the picture, the article and go visit the store!
I have a diverse group of paintings and other art work I have created, but my favorite is food, particularly Italian themed.