State of Washington makes cuts to disability aid

The state of Washington has recently made cuts to their Disability Lifeline program. Disability Lifeline provides benefits to 21,000 people who meet incapacity criteria and are unable to work due to physical or mental impairment.

While payments have already faced large cuts, Washington Governor Chris Gregorie has proposed completely eliminating the payments in March. The program is just one of many state-sponsored social services programs that face proposed cuts in response to the state’s budget problems.

If you are facing trouble receiving the disability benefits you need for your injury or medical condition, the Des Moines disability benefits attorneys at LaMarca Law Group, P.C. may be able to help you fight for the payments you need. To learn more, contact our offices today at 877-327-2600.

The implications of Healing Period benefits

There are a number of different types of temporary disability benefits. One type is Healing Period benefits.

Healing period benefits are given to workers who are recovering from a workplace injury that resulted in permanent impairment. These benefits start the day after the injury occurs and continue until the worker returns to work, recovers as much as possible from the injury, or is medically capable of returning to his or her previous job.

If you or anyone you know has questions about healing period benefits, contact the Des Moines workers’ compensation attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at 877-327-2600.

How long do disability benefits last?

Disability benefits are often structured to end at a certain time. This ending time often depends on the type of injury and the employee's status. 

In some cases, an individual's disability benefits will end when the employee returns to work or has recovered from the injury. Whether or not someone has recovered will often depend on a doctor's diagnosis. 

If you or anyone you know has a question about disability benefits, contact the Des Moines disability benefits lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at 877-327-2600. 

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