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Carlisle, PA - Paul D. Edger, Esquire has been named as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers. Mr. Edger is the Managing Attorney of the Carlisle office of MidPenn Legal Services, a non-profit law firm that represents low-income individuals in various matters as well as victims of sexual and domestic violence. This is the first time he has been selected to Super Lawyers, and the first attorney from his firm named to the list.
Berks MLP Monologue - The U.S. government, through the Social Security Administration (“SSA”), oversees two programs dedicated to the ‘weakest members’ of society who are found to be disabled. These programs - Social Security Disability Insurance (“SSDI”) and Supplemental Security Income (“SSI”) – both provide cash payments to people who meet the federal definition of disabled, but they differ significantly.
The Daily Item — Seniors in Pennsylvania are the victims of $1.2 billion worth of elder fraud each year, according to a recent study from an internet security website. Comparitech, in a study published this week, found that the majority of elder fraud cases in the U.S. go unreported. An estimated 5 million cases of elder fraud in the U.S. annually results in $27.4 billion of losses nationwide, according to the study.