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"This extensively revised third edition continues to provide reliable basic information and possible solutions to the legal problems that often affect people with multiple sclerosis (MS).

In the past seven years, since the publication of the last edition, significant legislative changes have taken place that affect the lives of anyone living with MS. Trying to decipher new laws can be overwhelming, even for the most educated individual. Multiple Sclerosis: Your Legal Rights, 3rd Edition enables readers to plan ...

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Multiple Sclerosis

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Overview

"This extensively revised third edition continues to provide reliable basic information and possible solutions to the legal problems that often affect people with multiple sclerosis (MS).

In the past seven years, since the publication of the last edition, significant legislative changes have taken place that affect the lives of anyone living with MS. Trying to decipher new laws can be overwhelming, even for the most educated individual. Multiple Sclerosis: Your Legal Rights, 3rd Edition enables readers to plan for the future and face tough decisions, such as:

  • Can I return to work without compromising my Social Security disability benefits in the long term?
  • How does the expansion of Medicare Part D affect me?
  • Is there any legal recourse for managing my debts?

These and other topics are thoroughly discussed in this updated edition.";New Developments in the Social Security Disability Benefit Process; Private Medical Insurance Issues; New Laws Regarding Medicare Part B; New Bankruptcy Laws; Homeland Security Regulations and How They Affect Disabled Travelers.

The book contains no figures.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781934559949
  • Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing, LLC
  • Publication date: 1/2/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 3
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Lanny Perkins is a Dallas-based attorney whose practice includes working with a number of people who have multiple sclerosis and face the issues discussed in this book.
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Table of Contents

Preface     vii
Introduction     xi
Working with Doctors and Lawyers     1
Making Choices About Employment and Income     9
Multiple Sclerosis and Your Job     13
Disability Benefits     33
Insurance Issues     51
Medicare and Medicaid     63
Dealing with Taxes     69
Property, Powers, and Personal Choice     75
Family Law     81
Handling Your Debts     89
Getting Around with Multiple Sclerosis     95
Helpful Web Sites     113
Glossary     115
Resources     119
Appendix     123
Index     147
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