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Homes for People with Disabilities: Everything You Should Know

People with disabilities face a lot of challenges that are quite difficult to understand by normal people. They face challenges ranging from using the staircase to using the computer and other day-to-day activities. Some require minimal attention and are able to live independently with aids while others require extra attention and can’t be independent even[…]

Can a Disabled Person Get a Gun Permit? (Answered)

Disabled persons are profoundly vulnerable to harm as they’re disadvantaged in protecting themselves. Studies show they suffer violent victimization at a rate of 295 per 1000 people, 2.5 times more than those without disabilities. In addition, disabled people are 3 times more likely to become victims of violent crimes such as robbery, rape, sexual violence,[…]

How to Fill Out Voluntary Self Identification of Disability

The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission requires that federal contractors invite potential employees to self-identify their disability on the application. The form must be filled out annually by new hires and applicants for federal contracts and completed by the employee if they wish to remain employed by the contractor. The disclosure is voluntary and the[…]

How to Become Power of Attorney for a Disabled Person

Do you have a burning desire to defend and act on behalf of disabled persons? Then, you can become a power of attorney for a disabled person. I’ll walk you through the whole process in this article.   A study shows that over 90% of disabled persons experience abuse in their lives, and 26% experience[…]

Here’s How Much to Tip Wheelchair Assistance at the Airport

The law requires that airports make accommodations for people with disabilities. Most airlines provide wheelchair attendants/assistants for disabled passengers. Although the rules and regulations are different in some countries, most major airlines provide this service at no extra cost. The job of a wheelchair attendant varies but the primary responsibilities are similar in all locations.[…]

How to Successfully Report Someone Taking Advantage of a Disabled Person

Crimes perpetrated against disabled persons are on the increase every day. Societal decadence is becoming a norm, making disabled persons more vulnerable. Although laws protect disabled persons and attach severe penalties for assaulting them, victims of hate crimes are often scared of speaking out for themselves. Sometimes, these victims go as far as enduring the[…]

Who Can Park in Handicapped Spaces? (Answered)

It is rare to find parking lots without a reserved area for people with disabilities to park their vehicles. These spots are easily identified by a white symbol drawing of a wheelchair on a blue metal board erected in front of the reserved space. The symbols are found at grocery stores, event centers, schools, hospitals,[…]

How Disability Insurance Investigators Investigate (Explained)

Disability insurance is quite tricky to navigate. This is because disability could either be short-term or long-term. Both carry considerable expenses but the long-term disability claim can be pretty staggering for insurance companies. This is especially true when the claim is fraudulent, curated to milk the insurance company dry. The cost of investigating a disability[…]

Penalties for Assaulting a Disabled Person

The law protects disabled persons, and as such, an assault on them attracts certain penalties from the government. That is because they are considered vulnerable and need extra protection. The penalties for assaulting a disabled person vary, depending on the country and the assault severity. But before we go into that, it makes sense to[…]

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