Recent ZZ Top Injury Proves Musicians Need Disability Insurance Too, says Lawyer to the Pros, Frank N. Darras, of Darraslaw

According to Rolling Stone magazine, the ZZ Top has called off the remainder of their tour with Jeff Beck due to bassist Dusty Hill being injured. He unfortunately slipped and fell while on their tour bus and hurt his hip. (Rolling Stone, ZZ Top Cancel Tour After Bassist’s Injury, August 28, 2014) “This accident will… Read More Recent ZZ Top Injury Proves Musicians Need Disability Insurance Too, says Lawyer to the Pros, Frank N. Darras, of Darraslaw

230 jobs expected to be created at disability service provider Leveda in the north on the back of National Disability Insurance Scheme rollout

DISABILITY services provider Leveda plans to expand its workforce by 230 people within two years, to cover a windfall in extra demand. The not-for-profit group, based in Salisbury, says the boom is based on new demand as the National Disability Insurance Scheme is rolled out. Leveda already has 200 staff providing services such as cleaning… Read More 230 jobs expected to be created at disability service provider Leveda in the north on the back of National Disability Insurance Scheme rollout

Social Security Disability Insurance needs urgent reform

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a federal entitlement created in 1956 as an insurance plan for long-tenured workers with the misfortune of becoming disabled before retirement. Today, the program has ballooned into a $135 billion behemoth threatening to collapse under its own weight. Left unchecked, decades of loose standards and poor enforcement may cause… Read More Social Security Disability Insurance needs urgent reform

Julia Gillard sheds tears while introducing national disability insurance scheme bill

  She shed tears as she declared the bill, to hike the Medicare levy by 0.5 per cent, marked the beginning of DisabilityCare Australia.“The people who’ve gathered here today from around the country to witness this debate, know what this means,” she said, her voice breaking.“DisabilityCare Australia starts in seven weeks and there will be… Read More Julia Gillard sheds tears while introducing national disability insurance scheme bill

Five ways to reform Social Security Disability Insurance

Put a mandate on it: Perhaps the most influential reform proposal comes from MIT economics chairman David Autor, whom Jaffe-Walt quoted in her piece, and the University of Maryland’s Mark Duggan. Published jointly by the Center for American Progress and the Hamilton Project, the Autor/Duggan plan is adapted from a policy regime that’s had good… Read More Five ways to reform Social Security Disability Insurance