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Spring Forward South Carolina

Spring Forward, South Carolina In the early hours of Sunday, March 10th, 2019, South Carolina will join most of the country in observing Daylight Savings Time (DST) by moving the clocks forward one hour.  And there will be countless jokes about grumpy… Read More

SC High School Mock Trial Competition starts Saturday

SC High School Mock Trial Competition starts Saturday This Saturday, students from 48 South Carolina High Schools will compete in the SC Bar Mock Trial Competition in 5 regions located throughout the state.  Schools represent either the prosecution or… Read More

Social Security Disability Benefits increase for 2019

Social Security Disability Benefits have increased for 2019.  The maximum monthly benefits has increased to $2,861.00 from $2,788.00.  However, the vast majority of disabled workers receive between $800.00 and $1,800.00 per month with the average worker… Read More

Social Security Disability Hearings: When will the Gov't. pay travel expenses?

Social Security Disability Hearings:  When will the Social Security Administration pay travel expenses? For the most part, claimants are expected to provide their own transportation to the hearing and to pay any costs associated with the travel.  However… Read More

MLKjr Day

Harbin & Burnett will be closed on Monday, January 21, 2019, in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.  This federal holiday was first observed by the Federal Government in 1986.  It was first observed by SC state employees in 2001. King was a proponent… Read More

SC Workers' Compensation: Maximum Weekly Comp rate and mileage increase for 2019

Effective January 1, 2019, the SC Workers' Compensation Commission has apporved a new maximum weekly compensation rate of $845.74.  As provided by law, the maximum weekly compensation rate equals 66 2/3% of an individual’s average weekly wage, not to… Read More

SC State Highway 183 Bridge to close for repairs

The Highway 183 bridge over the Saluda River will be closed on January 2, 2019 for repair work accodring to the DOT. The repairs should be completed by January 31.  DOT estimates that approximately 11,000 vehicles will be impacted daily and the recommended… Read More

Christmas Tree Safety

According to the National Fire Protection Association, Christmas tree fires caused an annual average of 6 civilian deaths, 16 civilian injuries, and $14.8 million in direct property damage. Although Christmas tree fires are not common, when they do occur,… Read More

Winter is coming

North and South Carolina are set to receive the first wintry weather of the season this weekend.  Forecasters are predicting possibly records snows in the mountains of NC, while the Upstate may receive significant icing.  In the South, everyone jokes… Read More

Social Security Disability: What is SGA?

Social Security Disability:  In order to be eligible to receive Social Security Disabilty Benefits and/or Supplement Security Income (SSI), a claimant must be unable to engage in substantial gainful activity (SGA). A person earning over a certainly amount… Read More

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