Harrisburg adds new Workers Comp Judge

Harrisburg's workers compensation adjudication office will add a new Judge, beginning on Monday.  Attorney Leah Lewis has been appointed a new Workers Compensation Judge. Attorney Lewis spent five years between two defense firms representing employers and insurance carrier in workers compensation defense.  Most recently, Lewis spent the past two years working for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as an Assistant Counsel. We welcome Attorney Lewis tot he Workers Compensation bench.

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Social Security Benefits to increase by 1.7%

Older and disabled Americans will see a 1.7% cost of living adjustment for their benefits for the year 2015.   The 1.7% increase marks the third consecutive year that the COLA for social security beneficiaries is held under 2%. The government announced the benefit increase today.  The increase is based on the latest measure of consumer prices.  The Social Security Act provides for increases and those increases should be based on on inflation, mainly the Consumer Price Index. Social Security…

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NEWS: PA Justice Seamus McCaffery Suspended over Porn Email Allegations

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has suspended Justice Seamus McCaffery over the allegations rising from the widening porn email scandal gripping Harrisburg.  In the Order by the seven remaining justices, the case will be forwarded to the Judicial Conduct Board to determine if formal misconduct charges should be filed against Justice McCaffery.   Justice McCaffery has been involved in a recent war of words with Chief Justice Ronald Castille.  Castille released the following statement regarding McCaffery's suspension.  "In my two decades…

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Amazon hires 80K season workers

The Christmas season is upon us, in terms of retail.  Amazon.com is in the process of hiring 80,000 season workers at its distribution centers across the country.  Locally, Amazon.com has a large distribution center located in Carlisle, Pennsylvania off Exit 44 of Interstate 81 and Lewisberry, Pennsylvania.   Retailers, including Amazon.com, are expecting an uptick in holiday sales in comparison to last year. The pace of hiring at a retailer can serve as an indicator of expectations for the holiday…

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Proving your Social Security Disability appeal

I am often asked how Social Security Judges evaluate appeals that come before them for decision.  The answer to that questions is simple.  Social Security formalized a  five-step sequential evaluation process to determine if a Claimant should be entitled to Social Security Disability benefits (SDD).   In fact, they write their decisions granting or denying benefits utilizing the five step process.  So what is this five-step evaluation process? Step 1.  Have you been Unable to Work for 12 Months? This…

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Mooney & Associates discounts for Military Veterans

My law firm, Mooney &Associates, provides more legal services than just Workers Compensation and Social Security Disability.  Our General Practice Division offers legal services in the following areas of law:    Family Law, including Divorce, Support, and Custody, Criminal Defense, Real Estate Settlement, Estate Planning and Administration, Bankruptcy, Veterans Planning, Crisis Planning (Medicaid and Asset protection), Business Law (Formation), Unemployment Compensation Appeals, Long Term Disability Appeals, and Civil Litigation. To honor our Military Veterans and to thank for their service…

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Mooney & Associates is Hanover, PA Attorney of Choice!

Mooney & Associates is the top choice of Hanover, Pennsylvania for Lawyers.   The results are in!  Mooney & Associates finished in FIRST place in the Hanover Evening Sun Reader's Choice Awards as the top Law Firm in the Hanover area.  We are proud of the recognition and humbled by the support and thank you for selecting us as your top Law Firm. Mooney & Associates provides legal services in General Practice, including Family Law, Criminal Law, Estates Planning and Administration,…

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