Insurers need proper evidence in order to prove material misrepresentation In Jarvis McKiver v. Windhaven Insruance Company, 26 Fla. L. Weekly Supp. 320a (13th Judicial Circuit in and for Hillsborough County, June 7, 2018), the Court granted summary judgment in favor of the insured on the issue of material misrepresentation.
If you are approved for Social Security Disability Benefits, you will be entitled to Medicare coverage, and don’t have to wait to age 65. You are entitled to Medicare your 25th month after your entitlement for benefits. Many people will already wait out the time period during the life of their claim, although some will […]
Many people question who will be present during their disability hearing. The good news is its a closed hearing and is not open to the public. There are a select few individuals who are always present and a few other witnesses or experts that maybe required or requested.
Can I Still Receive My Benefits? The short answer to the above question is yes. An injured worker is entitled to benefits regardless of whether or not she is still working for the employer. With some caveats. If an employee is injured on the job, files a claim, and the insurance carrier starts providing medical […]
The Social Security Administration has recently enacted a new rule that requires all evidence be submitted 5 days before the court hearing. The new rule is called the Five Day rule. The rule states that if you do not submit evidence 5 days prior to your court date, the judge does not have to consider […]
The Florida legislative session began on March 7 th and is currently scheduled to run until May 5, 2017. Workers’ Compensation insurance rates were recently increased so along with many other “hot button” topics, the future of the Workers’ Compensation system in Florida is being hotly debated. If fact, one proposal of changes to the […]
A Florida state House subcommittee recently voted by a 12-2 margin to get rid of PIP insurance. The bill will still need to be be considered and voted on by the entire Florida legislature before becoming law. Estimates state that would save the average driver $81 in annual insurance premiums, but at what cost to […]
Beginning in November 2016, the Social Security Administration announced the launch of a new Health IT initiative with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) that enables Social Security Disability processing sites the ability to receive medical records electronically from all VA facilities. Veterans will receive a faster decisions on their Social Security disability claim, which […]
Even employees that are working for a well-prepared company within a relatively safe industry may find themselves injured over the course of their duties at some point. When this happens, many are unsure of where to turn for the financial assistance that they will need to get through the coming days weeks and months. If […]
Many people will ask why do they need to attend their hearing if they are represented and what kind of questions they will be asked. The hearing is very formal and is a closed hearing unlike a criminal hearing or something you would see on the television. The only people who will be in the […]