If you have been granted disability benefits by the Social Security Administration, you are also eligible for other benefits from the US Government. This includes the “Access Pass”, which is a free, lifetime pass offering free admittance to more than 2,000 recreation sites throughout the US. Over 300 of these locations are in Florida, spanning from parks in Key West to the Panhandle. In addition to free admittance, the pass provides for free admittance to up to 3 adults traveling in the same vehicle as the pass holder. Many locations also offer discounts to pass holders for their expanded amenity fees, such as camping, swimming, and guided tours.
There are multiple ways to apply for your access pass: you can apply online or via mail. Both of these options will also require a $10 application fee. However, you can apply in person for free at participating federal recreation sites or offices. You will need to bring identification and proof of your disability determination (such as your notice of award or favorable decision).
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You should always report an on-the-job injury as soon as possible, but sometimes it is impossible to report an injury immediately. Under Florida Worker’s Compensation law, you are required to report the injury within 30 days after the accident occurs. Be sure to make a note of the date, time, and the person to whom you reported your injury.
Unlike many other types of injury cases, a Worker’s Compensation case has a statute of limitations that extends based upon your treatment. As long as you are examined by an authorized medical provider once every 365 days, your case remains open. It is important to see an authorized worker’s compensation medical provider more often, such as once every six months, so that your time does not expire.
Many other issues may also affect the statute of limitations on your worker’s compensation case. You should discuss the details of your case with and experienced attorney so that you know your rights and resources.
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