When applying for Social Security disability, who makes the decision as to whether or not you are disabled? After you apply for disability benefits, the Social Security Administration will determine if you meet the minimum requirements to receive disability benefits. In other words, they will examine whether you have worked long enough to qualify for disability. They will also look at your current work activities.
Pennsylvania's Governor Wolf recently signed legislation that will streamline the divorce process in the state. Luzerne County Rep. Tarah Toohil sponsored Act 102, which reduces the length of time to obtain no-fault divorces from two years to one.
Employees working for Station Builders Inc., were not provided personal protective equipment and didn't use portable ladders correctly, according to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The federal safety agency also said that the company didn't conduct regular and frequent worksite inspections.
Are you seeking spousal support amid your divorce? If so, there are three types of spousal support/alimony awarded in Pennsylvania. Spousal support or alimony is a payment made each month from one spouse to the other after a divorce. It's role is to correct unfair economic effects. There is no one formula for determining how much alimony should be expected, but the type of spousal support that is awarded will play a role in this determination.
There are a lot of dangerous jobs out there. A requirement for employers to better protect workers is to provide "personal protective equipment" (PPE) when necessary.