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2012-02-20 15:00:00

Early-onset Alzheimer´s disease also part of Compassionate Allowances program, explains Allsup Belleville, Ill. (PRWEB) February 20, 2012 The federal government plans to make $50 million available immediately for cutting-edge Alzheimer´s disease research, reflecting the urgency in combatting the disease and providing a reminder that those with early-onset Alzheimer´s disease now can benefit from fast-track evaluation for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits,...

2011-12-20 04:04:01

NASA has selected 85 small business proposals to enter into negotiations for Phase II contract awards through the agency's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program. The selected projects have a total value of approximately $63 million. NASA will award the contracts to 79 small high technology firms in 27 states. These competitive awards-based programs encourage U.S. small businesses to engage in federal research, development and commercialization. The programs also enable...

2011-11-05 04:10:33

NASA is seeking applications from graduate students for the agency's second class of Space Technology Research Fellowships. Applications will be accepted from accredited U.S. universities on behalf of graduate students interested in performing space technology research beginning in fall 2012. The fellowships will sponsor U.S. graduate student researchers who show significant potential to contribute to NASA's strategic space technology objectives through their studies. Sponsored by NASA's...

2011-09-02 08:00:00

Many physicians employed by the Federal government believe that their income is effectively protected in the event that an illness or injury prevents them from working. However, based on a review of the FERS disability retirement program by Thomas Lloyd of Financial Balance Group, LLC, this may not be the case. Rockville, MD (PRWEB) September 02, 2011 Many physicians employed by the Federal government believe that their income is effectively protected in the event that an illness or injury...

2011-06-24 15:30:00

WASHINGTON, June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Science Foundation (NSF) will take the lead with NASA and two other federal agencies to support the administration's National Robotics Initiative. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The initiative complements the administration's Advanced Manufacturing Initiative and technology transfer efforts and supports the development and use of robots in the United States that work beside or cooperatively...

2011-05-07 00:00:29

Workers may not realize they've paid for coverage under federal insurance program Belleville, IL (PRWEB) May 06, 2011 Because May is Disability Insurance Awareness Month, it's a good time for people to evaluate their insurance needs in the event they are unable to work because of a severe disability. A long-term disability insurance policy is an important option for workers, according to Allsup, the nation's leading Social Security disability representation company, which reminds people...

2011-04-13 18:02:00

NEW YORK, April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Eight disabled Queens residents filed a class action lawsuit today charging systematic bias against low-income disabled individuals seeking Social Security Disability benefits in Queens. The suit against the U.S. Social Security Administration seeks the disqualification of five Administrative Law Judges (ALJs) at the Queens Office of Disability Assistance & Review (ODAR) because of their persistent denial of claims based on glaring and...

2011-03-15 00:00:28

Disability Group Inc., one of the nation's leading social security disability law firms, is eager to ensure that the American public has every opportunity to ask the big questions about social security disability benefits, and has partnered with JustAnswer to provide a convenient new way to access the social security disability experts. (Vocus/PRWEB) March 14, 2011 With Social Security funding under the gun on Capitol Hill, it is now more important than ever to become educated about the...

2011-02-26 00:00:27

Breaking news from the nation's capital that may have a direct impact on social security disability and veterans benefits. Disability Group, Inc., one of the country's leading social security disability law firms, looks at the potential ramifications of a new bill proposal from House Republicans. (Vocus/PRWEB) February 24, 2011 Breaking news from the nation's capital that may have a direct impact on social security disability and veterans benefits was reported at 5:30 PM EST on Wednesday,...

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2011-02-11 12:10:00

Auditors told Congress on Thursday that hundreds of millions of U.S. taxpayer dollars have been wasted on everything from doughnuts to rockets. The auditors said, as budget-minded lawmakers prepared to slash science funding, that hundreds of millions of dollars are being spent each month on a NASA program to return Americans to the moon, even though the space agency, Congress and President Barack Obama have agreed not to proceed with it. NASA spends $300 million a year in repair costs for...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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