Social Security numbers to be removed from benefit cards

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 made an important change for Medicare recipients. In Section 501, the removal of Social Security numbers on Medicare cards is mandated. While this isn’t to say that it will happen instantly, it is a step in the right direction for people who are receiving Medicare. As… Read more

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4/29/15 – Lisa Eldridge Receives Martha J. Hampton Memorial Award

April 29, 2015 (Philadelphia) – Martin Law attorney Lisa D. Eldridge was given the Martha J. Hampton Memorial Award on April 24, 2015 at a special luncheon at The Ritz-Carlton hotel where Honorable Edward G. Rendell served as keynote speaker. The award is bestowed annually by the Philadelphia Bar Association to an attorney recognized has… Read more


Even Tough Guys Get Hurt – Construction Workers Need to Report Injuries

Every major city, including Philadelphia, is marked on nearly every block by some form of large construction or renovation project. Outside of major cities, construction plays a vital role in building new communities and revamping existing towns. No matter their role, construction workers face serious injury while on these job. Fortunately, workers’ compensation exists to… Read more


Three construction workers injured in King of Prussia mall accident

Three construction workers were hospitalized recently when a live electrical cable was cut during an expansion project at a King of Prussia mall. One of the workers was listed in critical condition while a second man was hospitalized for treatment of injuries. The third worker was taken to the hospital as a precaution. Unfortunately, serious… Read more


Earth Day: The George and Miriam Martin Foundation

Happy Earth Day! Did you know that George Martin is an environmentalist at heart? Pictured below are Martin Law attorneys at Sanibel Island in November 2014 visiting the Walkway into the Wilds built by the George and Miriam Martin Foundation. In addition to his successful law career, George also founded the George and Miriam Martin… Read more


Change in social security law could reduce auxiliary benefits

For some individuals, social security disability income is a life-long support base, but what happens to those benefits when you hit retirement age? For most people, the benefits automatically convert to social security retirement benefits and the monthly payment amount doesn’t change. In many cases, very little difference is noted by the recipient. Until sometime… Read more


What About Workers’ Comp In Pennsylvania?

At a time when more than 60 percent of states have decreased workers’ compensation benefits or made it harder to obtain such benefits, Pennsylvania has remained constant and protected the rights of injured workers. Pennsylvania is one of only nine states that ProPublica says has not passed major workers’ comp reform; unlike many other states,… Read more


In SSI, who decides if I am disabled or blind?

Supplemental Security Income, often abbreviated as SSI, is a form of governmental financial assistance available to Americans who meet certain criteria. An application for SSI is carefully examined to ensure applicants meet the income and resource criteria as well as other eligibility requirements. During the application and approval process, the Social Security office will hand… Read more



With tax filing deadlines quickly approaching, Martin Law has received many inquiries asking if workers’ compensation benefits are taxable. Is it different at the state and federal levels? In the video below I address your concerns including whether these benefits are considered earned income and are fully exempt from tax if they are paid under… Read more