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The Veterans Administration (VA) recently announced an increase of 2.8% to its pension benefits commencing January 1, 2019.  Pension benefits are for “non-service” related disabilities; i.e., the veteran’s disability did not arise from injuries received during active duty or injuries exacerbated by active duty.   The new...

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On October 11, 2018, the Occupational Safety and Hazard Administration (OSHA) released an updated Memorandum to clarify its position on whether employee drug screening and safety incentive programs are permissible.  In May 2016, OSHA published a final rule that prohibited employers from retaliating against their...

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Generally, there are two government agencies that pay the costs of long-term care on an ongoing basis, if you qualify. One is Medicaid, which administers a joint federal and state program, the other is the Veteran’s Administration (VA), for veterans and certain surviving family members. Aid...

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