International Travel as a Permanent Resident
I am often asked about international travel for persons with Green Card (Permanent Residents)
The issue is that there are requirement for establishing and maintaining a Permanent Residence Requirement for both Green Card as well Naturalization proceeding later on. I refer my clients to USCIS Publication below for complete list of criteria’s:
Title 75 -Pennsylvania VEHICLES VIOLATIONS Statutes ALL
If you need to look up what you have been charged with after a recent stop on the Pennsylvania roads. Please feel free to click on the link below and find what you need.
I would like to speak to you about unemployment compensation, specifically denial of unemployment compensation based on Section 402(e) of the unemployment compensation provisions. Section 402(e) provides that: “an individual who is discharged from employment for reasons that are considered to be willful misconduct connected with his or her job is not considered to be eligible for unemployment compensation benefits”.
Update from the recent Pennsylvania Supreme Court Decision, Corbin v. Kholsa. 2012 Pa. LEXIS 1816.
In a recent Pennsylvania Supreme Court Decision follow-up on Corbin v. Kholsa, 607 Pa. 88 the question whether or not people driving uninsured vehicles can recover for economic losses. In general Motor Vehicle Financial Responsibility Law, (MVFRL), 75 Pa.C.S. 1701-1799 would control the issues of non-economic losses as it relates to first party benefits for uninsured motorist. An uninsured motorist in Pennsylvania means that a person is operating a registered vehicle that does not have a financial responsibility or in other words, insurance. A person operating any such vehicle without insurance would be prohibited from collecting a no fault medical coverage or other economic losses such as lost wages, if he is hit by another person who would be at fault for this accident. The driver of the uninsured vehicle would still be able recover for non-economic losses such as pain and suffering. However, a person driving an uninsured registered vehicle will be deemed to have selected the limited tort option. Specifically Section 1705 of the motor vehicle financial responsibility law provides that each person who selects the limited tort alternative remains eligible to receive compensation for economic loss sustained in a motor vehicle accident as the consequence of the fault of another person pursuant to applicable tort law. Unless the injury sustained is a serious injury, each person who is bound by the limited tort election shall be precluded from maintaining an action for non-economic loss. Prior to the decision that I am currently discussing, this section was interpreted as precluding the people driving an uninsured vehicle from collecting economic losses from an actual party. However, in this current decision by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania the court has unequivocally stated that people driving registered, uninsured vehicles can continue to collect economic as well as non-economic losses from what they call a “third party tortfeasor”, or in other words, a guilty party who is responsible for the accident, assuming it is not the uninsured driver.
So, if you ever need to sign a document on the go and want to pull out your Ipad or Iphone and use one of many applications available for those devices such as Easysign or HandySign and you are told that “YOU CAN’T DO IT” just pull out your United States Statutes list and scroll to volume 14 page 464 or just show this blog. The essence is that YES, YOU CAN SIGN ANY DOCUMENTS ELECTRONICALLY, as long as you meet a few requirements (read below). And Only the person signing a document need to demonstrate the willingness to use the electronic signature not the person for whom you are signing the document. Lets start that digital revolution, and dont forget, the less you print and sign paper forms and shred, the more trees you save… Read On about the law itself…
Parents of disabled children might be eligible for SSI monthly payments if they meet certain criteria set by the social security administration. If your child is younger than 18 and makes less than $1,000.00 per month, they may be eligible for monthly SSI payments. In order for your child to qualify for social security benefits he/she must meet the following criteria:
- The child must not be working and earning more than $1,000 per month. This varies from state to state but in general gross earnings may not exceed $1,000.00 per month.
- The most important thing is, however, that the child must have a physical or mental condition or a combination that results in “marked and severe functional limitation.”
- Last but not least, the child’s condition must have lasted be expected to last for over 12 months, or must be expected to result in death in order for your child to be immediately qualified to receive social security benefits one of the following conditions must be met:
If you have ever been stopped by a Police officer in Pennsylvania (PA) and wondered – will this result in points added to my driver license, take a look at this simple, yet very useful Point System Fact Sheet created by PA Department of Transportation PA Point System Fact Sheet