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Star Tribune Article on Disabled Adults

 As attorneys who represent persons with varying disabilities, a recent article in the Star Tribune discussing the menial jobs given to people with disabilities was heartbreaking. The article talks about “sheltered workshops”, where work… Read More
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FAQ: When should I get an attorney involved in my disability/life insurance/pension issue?

There are three common times when you should think about involving an attorney in your ERISA employee benefits dispute or claim: (1) when submitting an application for benefits, (2) after the denial of benefits, and (3) at the commencement of litiga… Read More
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Assumptions, Calculations, and Formulas: Are My Benefit Payments Being Calculated Correctly?

The letter finally arrived from the insurance company letting you know you will begin receiving monthly disability benefit payments.  A week or so later, a check arrives in the mail.  The check is in an amount less than your normal paycheck.  You… Read More
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Helpful Hints When Applying For Long or Short-Term Disability

Applying for disability benefits can be stressful. You’re sick and unable to work. You’re not sure about your financial future. You have forms to fill out, doctors to see, and decisions to be made. But being careful and thorough when filling out… Read More
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Social Security Disability Insurance and Long-Term Disability Benefits: Differences and Similarities

  Social Security Disability Insurance and Long-Term Disability Benefits: Differences and Similarities Many people who qualify for long-term disability benefits may also qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (or SSDI) benefits.  The… Read More
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Supreme Court: Two new ERISA cases!

The Supreme Court just accepted a new ERISA case with a question we at the Law Office of Katherine L. MacKinnon are excited to hear the answer to: When does a statute of limitations begin to accrue on an adverse benefits determination? We’ll be… Read More
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What the Heck is ERISA?

What the Heck is ERISA? Even after completing law school, most lawyers have no idea what ERISA is other than a vague impression that it involves employee benefits and that they should consult an expert if they encounter it. If you are not a lawyer, t… Read More
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