public benefits

Able to Work

Definition

Capable of employment. A person who is able to work is ineligible to receive unemployment benefits on the basis of illness or injury.

Illustrative case law

See, e.g. International Union, et al. v. Johnson Controls, Inc., 499 U.S. 187 (...

Disability Law

Overview

Disability law refers to laws related to individuals with disabilities; largely, these laws protect disabled individuals from certain kinds of discrimination, particularly regarding employment, housing, education, and access to public services...

Health

Health Law: An Overview

Broadly defined, health law includes the law of public health, health care generally, and medical care specifically. Preserving public health is a primary duty of the state. Health regulations and laws are therefore almost all...

Health - State statutes

Alabama (see Title 22) Alaska- Title 18 Arizona- Title 36 Arkansas (see Title 20) California Colorado (searchable index, see Title 25) Connecticut- Title 19 Delaware- Title 16 District of Columbia (see Title 6) Florida (see Title XI)...

Section 8

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryThe name of a federally financed housing assistance program, in which the government helps low-income tenants with rent payments. Typically, the government pays about one-third of the rent, and the tenant...

Social Security

social security law: an overview

Social security is designed, as the title suggests, to provide security. To protect individuals from unforeseen catastrophes, the government spreads certain risks among all members of society so that no single family...

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSD)

Social Security Disability Insurance is a federal program that pays benefits to injured and disabled workers and certain members of their family if the worker is "insured," meaning that they worked a required amount of time and paid Social Security...

Specific intent

Actual intent to perform some act, along with a wish for the consequences that result from that act. Depending on the offense alleged, both tort plaintiffs and criminal prosecutors may need to prove that the defendant acted with specific intent....

Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a federal program designed to assist individuals with little or no income and who are aged, blind, or disabled. SSI provides money to meet basic needs for food, clothing, and shelter. See welfare.

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