Years ago vocational experts would look at information published by the US Census, they would look at publications of the Department of Labor Statistics and the Dictionary of Occupational Titles. The problem was information that was obtained was across some broad...
Month: August 2021
In a Social Security Disability or SSI claim are there differences between skills and abilities?
Of course there is a difference but they not be so obvious to most people. Another way of saying abilities is Aptitudes. So some jobs require certain aptitudes at a particular level in order to do the job but these are not skills. For example, some jobs may require...
Why estate planning is not something to put off
There is no way out of it; everyone dies eventually. While this may be an uncomfortable subject, it requires discussion at some point because, when a person passes away, their family must pick up the pieces and try to settle their estate. It is far easier for them to...
Why does Social Security only look at the work I have done over the past 15 years in determining whether I can go back to that work?
Changes occur over time in most jobs as far as the skills and abilities acquired from those jobs so it is not always realistic to assume a person still has those skills and abilities as what it takes to still do that job. Just consider all the changes in technology we...
How do I provide for my pet after my death?
🐱Pet Estate Planning 🐶 What NOT to do... Pets can truly be part of the family, which is why so many opt for setting up a pet trust to protect their future. But there are definitely some things that should NOT happen when you plan: 🔺 DO NOT leave the pet money in the...
In a Social Security Disability claim or SSI claim what is a “medical assessment”?
A medical assessment describes your medical ability to do work like activities such as sitting, standing, walking, lifting, carrying, handling objects, bending, kneeling, pushing and pulling objects, hearing and speaking. It may involve your ability to work around...
What are the two most important legal documents a person with Alzheimer’s needs?
Clearly to two most important documents that person with Alzheimer's or any form of dementia need are a power of attorney for health care and a power of attorney for property. They are written documents by which a person can authorize one or more persons to take...
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