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What is the SECURE Act?

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By: Leslie Case DiPietro, Esq.

The SECURE Act (“Act”) was included in a spending bill approved by the Senate on December 19, 2019, and signed into law by the President on the next day. Standing for “Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement,” here are a few things to understand about the Act:

The Act aims to address a pressing issue, which is the lack of sufficient retirement savings among a significant number of Americans. With the decline of traditional pensions, most Americans are now responsible for saving for their own retirement. The Act seeks to redress this problem by...

Delaware's Traumatic Brain Injury Trust Fund

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Traumatic Brain Injury Support Information provided by: Brain Injury Association of Delaware

Did you know that there is a Traumatic Brain Injury Trust Fund in the State of Delaware? In July 2013, the General Assembly allocated funding to the State Council for Persons with Disabilities to administer a Brain Injury Trust Fund. This fund has helped many individuals receive services that have improved their quality of life and increase their independence.

Covered services under the Traumatic Brain Injury Trust Fund may include the following (not covered under DHSS Medicaid Programs): • Home and Environmental Modifications • Driver Rehabilitation • Service...

Social Security Expands Public Hours at Offices Nationwide

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Wednesdays to Return to Full Public Service Hours; Agency to Hire 1,100 Direct Service Employees

Starting on January 8, 2020, Social Security offices nationwide will be open to the public on Wednesday afternoons, Andrew Saul, Commissioner of Social Security, announced. This change restores Wednesday public service hours that were last in place in late 2012. “I don’t want someone to come to our office at 2:30 on a Wednesday only to find our doors closed,” Commissioner Saul said.

In another move to improve service to the public, Commissioner Saul announced in his Open Letter to the Public at www.ssa.gov/agency/coss-message.html that...

Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Attend Physical Therapy Following A Car Accident

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Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Attend Physical Therapy Following A Car Accident Contributed by Aquacare Physical Therapy

1. Physical Therapy Helps Shorten the Recovery Process: Many people that are in a car accident don’t realize immediately that they may have received a serious injury. When they do realize how the injuries are affecting their everyday life, they may turn to pharmaceuticals or other opioids to decrease the pain. Today the opioid epidemic is at record high, and as health professionals we are trying to stop it. PT is an option that can be utilized to avoid abusing opioids. Common...

One Size Never Fits All: Why LegalZoom and Similar Sites Could Cause Legal Doom

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In 2019, we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the World Wide Web. In 30 years, we have seen companies like Amazon.com rocket from a small bookseller to a global retail titan. We now pay our bills, plan vacations and read the news online – concepts completely foreign just two decades ago. With the onslaught of internet-based businesses inevitably came the notion that legal services could be just as quickly and easily delivered at the touch of a button – thereby spawning the household name “Legalzoom.com.” However, services like those offered at “one-size-fits-all” legal sites are often ultimately troublesome for clients...