Daily Archives April 11, 2015

How The Government Pension Offset May Affect Socia

How The Government Pension Offset May Affect Social Security Benefits?

by: Jinky C. Mesias

The government pension offset is in fact a reduction in the benefit which a social security member’s spouse is likely to experience especially if the spouse has a government pension from work that is not covered by the Social Security. The benefit to be received by the spouse with regards to the social security benefits of his or her spouse will be offset by two-thirds of the amount he or she will be receiving as her or his government pension.
And in the course of the Social Security member’s death the spouse will continuously received his or her annuity as well as survivors benefits from the government pension plan that he or she is enrolled in...

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How to Start a Bankruptcy Forms Processing Service

How to Start a Bankruptcy Forms Processing Service

by: Victoria Ring

Due to the dramatic increase in technology, business professionals now have the ability to outsource their skills and earn extra money working from home as a bankruptcy forms processor. Unlike an attorney or notary public, a bankruptcy forms processor does not have jurisdictional limits. In other words, a bankruptcy forms processor could live in Yellow Springs, Ohio and prepare bankruptcy petitions, pleadings, Motions and other court documents for attorneys practicing in California, New York or any other U.S. state.
In fact, a bankruptcy forms processor can set up a bankruptcy business in their home with very little money and earn a full-time income very quickly...

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Alternative Billing — Win Win Strategies

Alternative Billing — Win Win Strategies

by: Dan Harris

Better Legal Billing: Time Slips for the Future
Options Abound, But It’s Often Up to Clients to Suggest Them
In the old days of legal billing, lawyer’s invoices — usually a single page of elegant letterhead—contained only the phrase, “legal services rendered,” and a hefty dollar amount. No time breakdowns, no list of activities performed or equipment and supplies used—just a final, usually shocking, charge.
But client demands and the evolution of sophisticated billing software have led to more detailed invoices today. Itemized statements have triggered discussion among businesses about whether hourly billing is the best way to be charged for legal services...

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Patent Pending: What Does It Mean?

Patent Pending: What Does It Mean?

by: Lisa Parmley

Many companies begin manufacturing and selling their new product (a.k.a. their invention) to the marketplace before the patent is even officially granted. They use the term “patent pending” to indicate that the product is proprietary and a patent is (just like the term states), pending.
The only way you (or any company) can ever legally use the term “patent pending” is when a patent application has been filed to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Any person or company who falsely uses this term can be fined. So take care to only use it when it is true.
During the patent pending time period, the USPTO will keep the application under wraps. No one outside the Patent Office’s walls will have access to it.
The P...

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Fibromyalgia: Can it be Disabling?

Fibromyalgia: Can it be Disabling?

by: Gerald G. Lutkenhaus

Social Security has Impairment Listings for Heart Ailments, Back Ailments, etc. Fibromyalgia is not found among the Impairment Listings. Thus, an applicant cannot obtain a favorable disability “Impairment Listing” ruling because Fibromyalgia is not found among the Listings. The inquiry must proceed further.
Social Security has a five step disabilty process. First, if you are working, then the inquiry stops. Second, if you do not have a “severe impairment,” the inquiry stops. Third, if you are not working and you have a “severe impairment” the next inquiry is does your “severe impairment” meet or equal a Listed Impairment...

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