What is going on in the world of disability law today, and how will it affect your case? In our legal news section, our readers can learn about all of the most recent happenings regarding the Social Security Administration, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the current political debates involving the disabled and their benefits. We also post updates about current happenings at our firm.


Social Security Disability Lawyer Speaks At Bar Association Meeting

John Driskill, a Texas Social Security Disability law attorney at Morgan & Weisbrod, LLP, recently spoke at the Houston Bar Association Social Security Luncheon. This meeting was held on February… Read More →

Date: March 20, 2013

Social Security Disability Lawyer Speaks At Conference

John Driskill, a Texas Social Security Disability attorney at Morgan & Weisbrod, LLP, recently spoke at a conference. Mr. Driskill attended the Fifth Circuit Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives.… Read More →

Date: March 17, 2013

SER Announces New Program To Help Texas Veteran’s

In the new 113th Congress, change is coming to the Senate’s Veterans Affairs Committee. Next month, Democrat Patty Murray of Washington (the current panel chairman) will leave the group to lead… Read More →

Date: February 25, 2013

Senator Bernie Sanders To Head Senate Veterans Affairs Committee

In the new 113th Congress, change is coming to the Senate’s Veterans Affairs Committee. Next month, Democrat Patty Murray of Washington (the current panel chairman) will leave the group to lead… Read More →

Date: January 31, 2013

SSA Adds 35 Conditions To Compassionate Allowance Program

On December 6, 2012, Commissioner of Social Security Michael Astrue announced that 35 new health conditions would be added to the Social Security Administration’s Compassionate Allowance’s Program, bringing the total… Read More →

Date: January 23, 2013

Dallas Vietnam Vet Gets Disability Benefits After Five-Year Wait

After a five-year fight for healthcare coverage and VA disability payments, a Texas Vietnam veteran has gotten approval for his veterans’ disability claim. The 63-year-old Flower Mount resident received his disability… Read More →

Date: January 7, 2013

Social Security Disability Processing Time Drops Slightly In FY 2012

In recent years, the Social Security Administration (SSA) has struggled to lower the average processing time for SSDI and SSI claims, but an increase in claims and other issues have… Read More →

Date: December 27, 2012

Iraq Veteran Wounded In Combat Training Fights For Benefits

An Iraq War veteran and 17-year member of the Army National Guard is seeking better veterans’ disability benefits after she was injured in training in 2004. Based on the details of the… Read More →

Date: November 13, 2012

Data: Reservists Have More Trouble Securing Veterans’ Disability

According to new data released by the group Veterans for Common Sense, it is significantly harder for National Reservists and National Guard veterans to secure VA disability benefits for a combat-related… Read More →

Date: November 12, 2012

New Program Allows Disabled Veterans To Use Some Texas Tollways Free

Starting on January 1, many veterans with disabilities will be able to drive on many Texas toll roads for free and without a special pass. All that is needed to qualify for… Read More →

Date: October 23, 2012

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