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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Are You My Mother?

Sorting out dependency status in a workers' compensation claim can be as confusing as the questions classic novel posed in P.D. Eastman's children's story, "Are You My Mother?" The US Supreme Court ruled, (Astrue v. Capato) that for the eligibility requirements of Social Security, that children conceived after a father's death are not to be considered a dependent. In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) will pose yet another intriguing question for the multitude of state workers' compensation programs to sort out.

Click here to read more: Supreme Court Denies Benefits for Children Conceived After Father's Death (Jurist)

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