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How a Ban on Plastic Straws Hurts the Disabled

Posted by Scott Flexer

Earlier this month, Starbucks and American Airlines became the first two major companies to announce that they were phasing out plastic straws, and Seattle became the first U.S. city to ban them from food service establishments. While there’s no doubt that eliminating the use of plastic straws does offer environmental and health benefits, it also poses new challenges to people with disabilities, some of whom require a straw just to take a drink.

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H.R. 620: Are the Rights of the Disabled Under Attack?

Posted by Scott Flexer

Fighting for the rights of the disabled has been an uphill battle, but over the years significant strides have been made. A turning point came in 1990, when President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) into law. The ADA made discrimination based upon disability illegal, and specified five key factors:

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Can Workers Compensation Affect Your Disability Benefits?

Posted by Scott Flexer

If you have a qualifying disability as outlined by the Social Security Administration’s Blue Book and sufficient medical documentation supporting your inability to work as a result of your disability, then you may be eligible to receive SSA disability benefits.

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Disability Benefits In Florida: One Fee Agreement

Posted by Scott Flexer

 

Our most recent guide "Why You Shouldn't Switch Disability Representatives in Florida" covers a variety of topics around the interests of individuals who have applied for disability benefits. These individuals have more questions than answers when it comes to their case and representation.  

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