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June 2014 Archives

Mobile's Market on the Square

It's officially summer and that means 'tis the season for wonderful locally summer grown produce. Take advantage of Mobile's and the Gulf Coast's best locally grown tomatoes, potatoes, sweet corn, watermelons, plant, and flowers at the Market on the Square. Market on the Square takes place on Cathedral Square in downtown Mobile every Saturday from 7:30 a.m. until noon (from April 26 to July 26).


Survivors of military sexual trauma ("MST") not only face physical injuries as a result of MST, but also suffer devastating emotional and mental injuries as a result of undergoing such a traumatic event at the hands of their military brothers and sisters. The battle does not end with the injuries, however. Survivors of MST then have to undergo the arduous and often-times unsuccessful task of securing compensation for their injuries through the VA. The VA offers MST screening and medical care for mental health conditions related to military sexual trauma. Care, however, without compensation, is not enough for the men and women subjected to MST and the residual effects of MST.

Your Employment History and Social Security Disability Benefits

If you have filed for Social Security Disability benefits, the local Social Security Administration office will eventually send you a form for you to list your prior jobs, the duration of each, and provide a brief synopsis of your job duties. This form is extremely important and do not take it lightly.

Veteran's Disability and Fast Letter 14-02


VA Fast Letter 14-02 is intended to increase efficiency in the appeals process. Pursuant to 38 U.S.C. § 7105(e), evidence submitted by the veteran or veteran's representative at the time of or after receipt of the Substantive Appeal(VA Form 9) is subject to initial review by the Board. 38 U.S.C. § 7105(e) provides that the Board can initially review any evidence submitted on or after February 2, 2013.

Social Security Disability Clients and Workers' Compensation Claims

If you are a worker and you have been injured on the job, there are different legal claims that may be made. Some of the most common claims include a Workers' Compensation claim and a Social Security Disability claim. The two are significantly different from one another but, often, especially after a serious injury, a worker may be forced to file for Social Security Disability benefits stemming from an on-the-job injury.

It's Friday the Thirteenth! And LoDa Art Walk!

This Friday, June 13, 2014, is Mobile's downtown art walk. It's a great (and free!) way to explore downtown Mobile and its art scene. Galleries on Cathedral Square, Dauphin Street, and beyond open their doors from 6pm to 8pm for you to peruse their artwork. Head on down!

Social Security Disability & the Value of a Second Medical Opinion

When it comes to getting medical advice, nothing can be more important than getting a second opinion. Getting a sound medical opinion may, quite literally, be a matter of life or death. At the very least, medical opinions and treatment options can have a widespread effect on your general well-being and overall quality of life.

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