Monthly Archives: September 2014

THE DAVID LAW FIRM REINSTATES JUVENILE DIABETES SCHOLARSHIP

DLF - Diabetes Foundation Scholarship

The David Law Firm is excited to announce they are reinstating their juvenile (Type 1) diabetes scholarship, “The Davids’ Diabetes Scholarship.” In 2015, there will be 2 scholarships available, each being $1,000.  The donations from the law firm will be awarded to South Carolina residents with juvenile diabetes, entering as freshmen to the college of their choice.

Attorney Byron David, a Type 1 diabetic himself, believes the scholarship will greatly benefit the recipient.  “I know, personally, the hardships of having Type 1 diabetes.  The insulin, needles, glucose testers, test strips and pills are very costly.” says David.  “I am honored to be able to help someone starting a new life chapter.  I hope to remind younger Type 1 diabetics that they are not alone and can still be successful, despite the disease.  I am proud of them for pursuing higher education and feel blessed to be able to help.”

The David Law Firm established the scholarships through the Diabetes Scholars Foundation, who will process the applications and ultimately choose the recipients. “The Diabetes Scholars Foundation is a non-profit organization that creates a platform for funding scholarships for juvenile diabetics.” says David. “I trust their expertise and sophisticated systems in choosing a deserving recipient.”

The Davids’ Diabetes Scholarships will begin taking applications in January 2015.  Deadlines for applications are not yet determined.  Attorney David will present the scholarship to the recipients once chosen.  For more information about applying and qualifications, visit www.diabetesscholars.org or call The David Law Firm at (843) 488-1415.

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Social Security Administration’s Reduction of Field Office Hours

byron david, conway, scThe SSA OIG examined the impact of SSA’s decision to reduce Field Office (FO) hours to the public. For budget reasons, in August 2011, SSA closed FOs 30 minutes earlier each day and in November 2012, it extended the early closure to one hour earlier. In January 2013, FOs also closed every Wednesday at noon. As a result, FOs were open 27 hours compared to the previous 35 hours. SSA staff still works during the hours that the FOs are closed to the public, allowing them to complete work with
reduced overtime costs. The OIG found that the public was sometimes unaware and personally affected by the reduced FO hours, e.g., lost work time, increased transportation costs and time, and increased physical pain in repeated visits. Drawbacks included longer wait times, crowded lobbies, and limited appointment availability. The Social Security Administration’s Reduction in Field Office Operating Hours, No. A-01-14-14039 (Aug. 2014), http://oig.ssa.gov/audits-and-investigations/