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Does Long-Term Strength of the SSDI Trust Fund Depend Upon Changes to State Workers’ Comp Programs?

Part of SSDI’s Fiscal Weakness Tied to Cost Shifting from Workers’ Compensation In an important recent paper, Professor John Burton and his colleague, Steve Guo, argue that significant fiscal improvements to the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) Trust Fund could … Continue reading

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What A Difference a Word Makes: Illinois Court Remands Case Because Settlement Agreement Ambiguous

Characterizing the language of a workers’ compensation settlement agreement that included a provision for a Medicare set-aside annuity (MSA) as “sloppy” and “imprecise” and quoting novelist Vladimir Nabokov’s advice to writers, “have the precision of a poet,” an Illinois appellate … Continue reading

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