John Vincent Tucker’s Guides

John Vincent Tucker

Saint Petersburg Employee Benefits Lawyer.

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  1. Tips For Filling Out Disability Insurance, ERISA, Social Security Disability and VA Disability Forms

    Written by attorney John Tucker, about 6 years ago. STAFF PICK

    What kind of forms will I have to fill out? During the initial application process and throughout the life of your claim, your insurance company, the Social Security Administration, and even the Vete

    48 people found this Legal Guide helpful

  2. How to Apply for Social Security Disability Benefits

    Written by attorney John Tucker, about 6 years ago. STAFF PICK

    Option 1: Go to the Local Social Security Office Your first option is to go to your local Social Security Administration ("SSA") office and tell them you want to apply for Social Security Disability

    21 people found this Legal Guide helpful

  3. 10 FAQs to Help You Understand ERISA - The Employee Retirement Income Security Act

    Written by attorney John Tucker, about 2 years ago.

    The federal law that regulates employee benefits is called ERISA - the Employee Retirement Income Security Act. If you work for a private employer and have insurance (disability, health, life, etc.) or a pension/401k through work, you are likely participating in an ERISA plan.

    1 person found this Legal Guide helpful

  4. How Much Veterans Disability Compensation Does VA Pay for a Service-Connected Disability?

    Written by attorney John Tucker, over 3 years ago.

    A Veteran who has a service-connected injury or disease, can recover monthly benefits based on the percentage of disability assigned by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (the "VA"). This is called the "schedular rating," and the percentage that is assigned is based on VA re...

    9 people found this Legal Guide helpful

  5. Social Security Child’s Benefits and How They Factor Into Child Support Calculations In Florida

    Written by attorney John Tucker, over 4 years ago.

    On January 6, 2010, Florida's Third District Court of Appeal (DCA) addressed a lingering issue in child support calculations: how to treat Social Security Childs Benefits paid as a result of a disability suffered by one of the former spouses. Very often in these cases, one former...

    6 people found this Legal Guide helpful

  6. How To Avoid Paying the 10% Early Withdrawal Penalty on Your 401k Distribution If You Are Disabled.

    Written by attorney John Tucker, over 4 years ago.

    This article explains how someone who is disabled can avoid paying a penalty if they take a distribution from their 401k.

    13 people found this Legal Guide helpful

  7. How Much Will I Get From Social Security Disability?

    Written by attorney John Tucker, over 4 years ago.

    Social Security Society benefits are based upon what you have paid into the Social Security system in taxes. Each year, when you file your tax return, you report how much money you earned. The amount of money you receive depends upon the amount of money you have paid in. On...

    4 people found this Legal Guide helpful

  8. Quarters of Coverage: How the Taxes You Pay "Insure" You For Social Security Disability

    Written by attorney John Tucker, over 4 years ago.

    Many people do not realize that they have to pay Social Security taxes to be covered under Social Security's disability program. Often, people apply for Social Security Disability Benefits, but are turned down because they are not "insured." That means that they had not paid en...

    3 people found this Legal Guide helpful

  9. You Can Find Out How Often Your Social Security Disability Judge Denies Claims -- Online Statistics

    Written by attorney John Tucker, over 4 years ago.

    In Portland, Oregon, the local newspaper called The Oregonian has done a great service to Social Security Disability claimants and the public. For what I believe is the first time, the Social Security Administration ('SSA') released statistics about how often Social Security ...

    6 people found this Legal Guide helpful

  10. ERISA - The Federal Law That Governs Employee Benefits and Employer-Provided Group Insurance.

    Written by attorney John Tucker, about 5 years ago.

    Few people realize that a federal law governs nearly everyone's employee benefits. If you work for a private employer and have any type of group insurance or retirement plan, a law called ERISA controls nearly everything about your group benefits.

    12 people found this Legal Guide helpful

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