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“Miss You Can Do It Pageant”

Former Miss Iowa pageant winner involved in pageant for girls with disabilities Abbey Curran, Miss Iowa pageant winner in 2008, is helping girls with disabilities participate in a pageant.  In an interview, Ms. Curran, who has Cerebral Palsy, stated that she has been involved with the pageant for 10 years.  Girls with all types of special needs participate  Continue Reading »

Another Federal Government Program’s Abuse Exposed

Federal Disability Program Abused by Workers An article today as part of a series by the Washington Examiner finds abuse and waste in the federal worker’s disability program.  One worker collected $142,000 in disability payments. Unfortunately, it is this type of waste and abuse that hurts those who truly need the benefits.  These are the  Continue Reading »

Pageant Winner with a disability

It has been a while since I blogged here.  This story caught my eye today and I felt a need to pass it along.  A pageant winner is missing her forearm.  She did not let the disability stop her.  She won the Miss Iowa pageant and will go on to compete in the Miss USA  Continue Reading »

North Carolina disability statistics

Definitions of Disability There are different definitions of disability.  For Social Security Disability, disability is defined as the inability to engage in substantial gainful activity.  For workers’ compensation in North Carolina, disability is defined as “incapacity because of injury to earn the wages which the employee was receiving at the time of injury in the  Continue Reading »

Tax Day

Taxes and Legal Matters So it is tax day again.  Those who receive a refund likely filed way before today.  It is the people who have to pay who wait to the last day.  Many people file extensions as well. With all the talk of budgets, raising taxes, cutting expenditures, it is important to know  Continue Reading »

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