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  • Handing down money to our children is a priority for many people. It is a great feeling to know that you can help those you love in some way when you pass on. Unfortunately, that money you have earned that you would like to pass on may be subject to probate fees, which can be … Continue reading How to Avoid Probate Fees The post How to Avoid Probate Fees appeared first on Gustad Law Group.

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  • Social security is a literal lifeline for many americans after they retire. Numbers show that about 60% of seniors need social security to cover half or more of their income. The amount that most will claim from social security is well above Medicare, which makes social security massively important. It can be difficult to decide … Continue reading How to Get The Most Out of Social Security The pos...

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  • It is difficult enough to come to terms with the fact that you may never be able to work again because of an injury or illness. What makes it even worse is the fact that your very livelihood may be at risk simply because of the wait to receive benefits. The Hard Truth That is … Continue reading The Wait For Disability Benefits Leaves Many In Financial Ruin The post The Wait For Disability Benefits...

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  • With the wave of recent deportations, a lot of talk centered around “illegals” and “dreamers.” However, there is another group that is being deported in surprisingly large numbers: veterans. On Memorial Day, in the city of Juarez in Mexico, a small group of six men gathered right at the point where people drive into the … Continue reading Veterans Being Deported As Well The post Veterans Being Dep...

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  • At a recent town hall, several military veterans expressed their concerns that they have been getting denied pain medications that they previously were receiving. The town hall was held at the VA Medical Center with about two-dozen veterans. One of them, a veteran of the Iraq war, said that there had been a “red flag” … Continue reading US Veterans Express Frustration Over Pain Medication Prices T...

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  • Gustad Law Group is pleased to announce that James Robert (J.R.) Page has joined the firm as an associate attorney assisting with VA and SSDI/SSI claims. With more than 7 years of experience as a disability claims examiner at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, J.R. has a strong grasp of how to most effectively … Continue reading New Veterans Affairs Attorney Hired The post New Veterans Affai...

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  • Lawmakers will be returning from recess soon, and when they do they’ll have an urgent issue to deal with when it comes to the Veterans Affairs Choice program. If not dealt with quickly, these funding issues could create massive problems for veterans trying to access services. VA Secretary David Shulkin testified last month that the … Continue reading Lawmakers To Address Financial Problems With VA...

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  • If you have been in an accident in Washington State, it does not pay to wait to file a legal claim. If you want to get back damages for any injuries, medical bills, lost wages, or anything else, then you need to file before the Statute of Limitations (SOL) has run out. It can run … Continue reading What is the Statute of Limitations on a Personal Injury Lawsuit in Washington State? The post What i...

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  • Starting the day after Independence Day 2017, veterans with other-than-honorable (OTH) administrative discharges from the military — or what is usually referred to as “bad paper” — can acquire emergency mental health care from a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs emergency room. It marks the first time a VA Secretary has executed a program focused … Continue reading Veterans with ‘Bad Paper’ Can ...

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  • We live in a world where technology is expanding at a phenomenal rate. Self-driving cars are on the horizon, hover-boards are all the rage, and many other gadgets and appliances are on the scene. The question then becomes, what impact will these new inventions have on personal injury law if they become dangerous? Self-Driving Cars … Continue reading The Impact of New Technology on Personal Injury ...

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  • Throughout his campaign, U.S. President Donald Trump claimed that his budget proposals would not result in dramatic cuts to Social Security. However, the latest budget release by Trump proves otherwise. The primary portion of his cuts will impact the disability element of Social Security. For 60 years, this particular area of Social Security has been … Continue reading Trump’s Budget Proposal May ...

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  • Several prominent senators want to stop the practice of the government using holding back retirement checks and social security disability checks to repay defaulted student loans. This is the second time they will attempt to put a stop to this. There was another bill introduced in 2015 that ultimately failed. The group includes well-known senators, … Continue reading US Senators Want to Stop Garni...

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  • Education programs for veterans are designed to help them transition back to education that they may have lost while serving, to aid veterans in getting post-secondary and higher education opportunities, to help with recruitment and retention for the military and to the Selected Reserve. Here are some of the education programs the VBA offers. Post-Vietnam … Continue reading A Guide to the Veterans...

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  • White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney acknowledged this week in a televised interview that President Trump’s budget plan includes cuts to both Social Security and Medicare. Trump had previously stated that his plan would protect Social Security and Medicaid. The proposed budget also includes massive cuts to regulatory agencies and massive increases in defense spending. … Continue reading Trump...

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  • Trump’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Pick Reveals his Thoughts on Social Security

    Rep. Mick Mulvaney, R-S.C., appeared before the United States Senate Committee on the Budget January 24 to explain – should he be confirmed as the director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) – how he will modify programs that guarantee Social Security benefits. In his statement, Mulvaney said that the OMB has failed … Continue reading Trump’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Pick Re...

  • About David Shulkin, Trump’s Selection for Secretary of Veterans Affairs

    On the 11th of January 2017, President-elect, Donald Trump, made the decision to appoint David Shulkin to the position of Secretary of Veterans affairs pending the Senate’s confirmation. Shulkin, who is from the private sector, is expected to earn an annual salary of $1.3 million (approximately $170 thousand per month) as a result of his … Continue reading About David Shulkin, Trump’s Selection fo...

  • Do I Qualify for a Personal Injury Settlement?

    Any accident that is the result of another’s reckless or negligent behavior provides ground for legal action on behalf of the affected party. This is especially true when it comes to the actions or inactions of another that have led to another experiencing injury. From the perspective of the law, if those accused would have … Continue reading Do I Qualify for a Personal Injury Settlement? The post...

  • U.S. Congress Passes Stripped-Down Veterans Reform Bill

    After tedious debates lasting several months and with most of the contentious provisions left out, United States lawmakers finally passed a veterans omnibus bill in the final hours of a Congress’ legislative session session last week. The draft destined for the president’s desk is basically a collection of the agreed upon items. It lacks accountability … Continue reading U.S. Congress Passes Strip...

  • What You Need to Know if You Were Stationed at Camp Lejeune

    By Maren Miller Bam, Attorney at Gustad Law Group Were you stationed at Camp Lejeune between 1953 and 1987? Have you considered applying for service-connected disability compensation? Well, you may be eligible for monthly compensation. Read all about what you need to konw if you were stationed at Camp Lejeune and have suffered from disability. … Continue reading What You Need to Know if You Were S...

  • List of Primary Hospitals In Seattle, Washington

    Here we have put together a list of primary hospitals in Seattle, Washington. This list is in alphabetical order. These institutions provide a range of medical, surgical and nursing care. List of Primary Hospitals in Seattle, Washington Seattle Children’s Hospital Formerly known as Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center, Seattle Children’s Hospital is located in … Continue reading List of...

  • SSDI Veterans Day Program Expedites Veterans Disability Insurance

    eHealth Exchange is a new program that allows access to electronic health records for veterans. As a result, the program accelerates processing of veterans’ Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) claims. The agreement removed a long-standing rule that made the VA wait several months before shipping information to insurance agencies. Instead, the eHealth Exchange program allows … Continue read...

  • Social Security and SSI Benefits Will Increase by 0.3 Percent in 2017

    The United States Social Security Administration (SSA) has announced that the inflation index it employs to establish cost-of-living adjustments (COLA) has escalated during the past 12 months. Therefore, Social Security and SSI benefits will increase by 0.3 percent in 2017. But how is the Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) established and how does it work? How is … Continue reading Social Security a...

  • U.S. Secretary of Defense Suspends Collection from National Guard Members Instructed to Pay Back Financial Bonuses

    United States Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter said today that he has directed the Pentagon to halt its collection of payments from California Army National Guard soldiers who were instructed to repay their enlistment bonuses. U.S. Secretary of Defense Suspends Collection from National Guard Members Instructed to Pay Back Financial Bonuses Carter revealed steps … Continue reading U.S. Secreta...

  • Social Security Checks Expected to Increase in 2017

    Checks for 66 million beneficiaries will rise between 0.2 percent to 0.5 percent in 2017. That will result in an average retiree to experience an increase of $2.61 to $6.53 per month. Find out why Social Security checks expected to increase in 2017 is causing a stir among new reports from the American Institute for … Continue reading Social Security Checks Expected to Increase in 2017 The post Soc...

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  • Social Security Disability for smokers, drinkers, drug users, and current or former prisoners is a sensitive subject. Many smokers and regular alcohol users assume that due to their lifestyle, their benefits will be denied. Many Social Security applicants smoke. Smoking will not necessarily disqualify you. However, suffering from a condition caused smoking – such as … Continue reading Securing Soc...

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