December 8, 2018
“These long wait times are devastating to people with severe health impairments,” says Lisa Ekman, director of government affairs for the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives, a group of lawyers that handles disability cases. “Sometimes they exhaust their savings and declare bankruptcy, and sometimes they lose their homes. Or, they can’t afford their medical treatment and get sicker — sometimes they die.”
November 29, 2018
On December 4th, the Supreme Court will hear Biestek v. Berryhill. The arguments will help the Court decide whether the testimony of a vocational expert (VE)
November 27, 2018
The Law Office of Kathryn M Kirsch is helping out The Haven House this holiday season. We would welcome anyone else that works or lives downtown to drop off an unwrapped gift to our office.
July 12, 2018
Emergency Regulations Effective Immediately Temporary ID Cards Will be Available for Certified Patients to Purchase Products More Quickly ALBANY, NY (July 12, 2018) - The New York State Department of Health today announced the filing of emergency regulations adding any condition for which an opioid could be prescribed as a qualifying condition for medical marijuana. Effective immediately, registered practitioners may certify patients to use medical marijuana as a replacement for opioids,…
May 18, 2018
Department of Financial Services would need to approve rate. Workers' compensation premiums will likely fall 11.7 percent this year, a figure that's more than double last year's decline. The New York Compensation Insurance Rating Board is recommending the cut, which would need approval from the state Department of Financial Services. DFS has until July 15 to approve or disapprove the decrease, which would take effect Oct. 1.