Did you know that nearly two thirds of Social Security Disability claims are initially rejected by the Social Security Administration? Of course some of these rejections are valid, as an applicant may not have a qualifying condition.
The Social Security Administration is in the news again, and this time for the wrong reasons. There is a significant backlog of applicants waiting for decisions from the administration as to the status of their applications. The SSA is acknowledging the problem and vowing to correct it.
In a story that made the news in New York, a Georgia teenager and the social media company that created the Snapchat app are being sued following a horrific accident that left one victim with a severe traumatic brain injury. The accident and subsequent lawsuit once again puts distracted driving in the spotlight, an epidemic across the country involving drivers who are texting or checking their smartphones while driving, leading to serious injuries and sometimes death, when the distracted driving leads to an accident.