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New York Times: Have a Social Security Question? Please Hold

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.”

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New York Times: Have a Social Security Question? Please Hold

Social Security Claimants' Representatives: Dec. 4th - Supreme Court hearing of Biestek v. Berryhill

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)

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Social Security Claimants' Representatives: Dec. 4th - Supreme Court hearing of Biestek v. Berryhill

The Law Office of Kathryn M Kirsch is helping out The Haven House

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.

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The Law Office of Kathryn M Kirsch is helping out The Haven House

A Pause for Thanks in 2018

November 22, 2018

Today and every day, I am thankful for the hard working people who place their trust and confidence in our office when life throws them a curve ball.

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A Pause for Thanks in 2018

Welcome Amanda Zafur!

November 14, 2018

Amanda Zafur joins the Law Office of Kathryn M. Kirsch as an associate attorney in the areas of Workers' Compensation and Social Security Disability. Ms. Zafur graduated from the SUNY at Buffalo Law School in 2012.

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Welcome Amanda Zafur!

New York State Department of Health Announces Opioid Replacement Now a Qualifying Condition for Medical Marijuana

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,…

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New York State Department of Health Announces Opioid Replacement Now a Qualifying Condition for Medical Marijuana

Board proposes cutting workers' comp rate by 11.7 percent

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.

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