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When Working is Your Retirement

When Working is Your Retirement

Due to the cataclysmic financial meltdown of the mid-2000s, many seniors find themselves in a position that requires them to keep working long beyond their intended retirement goal.  Some had retired already and found themselves forced back into the workforce, many times in a much different capacity than their former careers. It is fair to …

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Accidental Disability Retirement ADR

Accidental Disability Retirement ADR vs. Worker’s Compensation Benefits When employees of the State of Massachusetts, a town, city, or county suffer a workplace accident, they are potentially entitled to both state Worker’s Compensation benefits as well as Accidental Disability Retirement benefits (ADR). Although these benefits have elements in common there are significant differences. First, Worker’s …

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Sick Pay and Vacation Pay

If I am Terminated, am I Entitled to Sick Pay and Vacation Pay? Controversy regarding sick pay and vacation pay in Massachusetts causes concern for employees and employers. In Massachusetts, The Wage Act, G.L. C. 149, requires employers to pay employees’ wages on a weekly or biweekly basis.  If an employee leaves the employment by …

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I Was Injured on the Job, Can I Sue My Employer?

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I was injured on the job, can I sue my employer? The short answer is no. In Massachusetts, Worker’s Compensation is an “exclusive remedy”.  This means that if you are injured at work, and your employer carries worker’s compensation insurance, you may only recover benefits under the Worker’s Compensation System.   Purpose of the Worker’s …

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PARTIAL DISABILITY – WHAT IS IT?

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Understanding Partial Disability   By far, the most common question injured workers have is what kind of benefits are available under the Workers’ Compensation system if an injury prevents a return to their former job.  In many people’s minds, if they cannot return to their usual type of work, they are disabled. To understand the concept …

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Medical Evidence Needed For Disability Benefits Claim

Medical Evidence Needed For Disability Benefits Claim There are many sources of evidence you will submit to support your claim for disability but by far the most important is the medical evidence.   Get Copies Of All Medical Records You must take care to get copies of your records from all the doctors and other …

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What To Do If You Find Yourself Unable To Work?

Most people never think about being unable to work or the devastation caused by losing an income. When an unexpected injury or illness happens, your life as you know it changes instantly and possibly forever. You may have to seek benefits you never thought you would need, want or knew existed. Know Your Options. Overcoming …

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