Brian Clymer, Attorney at Law

Tucson Disability Law Blog

Teachers, educational support staff overdue for higher pay as increasing demands make work place more challenging

We represent injured workers from all walks of life and in every kind of occupation. Among the most dedicated workers we encounter are the teachers and educational support staff in our local public schools. They typically share a common passion and commitment to educating and supporting our children -- whether by teaching in the classroom, driving a school bus, cleaning the school grounds, or preparing and serving hot meals as a school cook.

Independence of Social Security judges in the balance in case before U.S. Supreme Court

On April 23rd, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the case of Lucia v. SEC, which raises the question of the legitimacy of the appointment of federal administrative law judges ("ALJs"). Although the case deals with ALJs in the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Court's ruling could call into question the legitimacy of how Social Security ALJs are appointed.

Social Security skeptic changes tune after receiving SS retirement benefits

We're big fans of Tom Margenau, a 32-year veteran of the Social Security Administration who retired in 2005 and who has written the syndicated column "Social Security and You" since 1997. His informational column, published every Sunday in the Arizona Daily Star, is a must-read.

Trump's 2019 budget slashes Social Security disability benefits programs while giving away tax cuts to the very rich

President Trump's proposed 2019 federal budget, released earlier this month, wants to cut $72 billion over 10 years from disability programs, including Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income. Coupled with the cuts to our safety net the budget is a tax giveway to the very rich which balloons the federal deficit. 

State legislators back to work for 2018 session

Arizona lawmakers returned to the state capitol this week for the start of the 2018 Arizona Legislative Session. State legislators have the power to make changes to our Workers' Compensation system. When a bill that reduces workers' comp benefits or makes the system less fair for injured worker is proposed, directly contacting your legislators can effectively stop bad changes.

Brian Clymer Attorney at Law looks forward to fighting for the injured & disabled in 2018

The new year means new challenges for injured workers and folks applying for Social Security disability insurance benefits. Attorneys Brian Clymer, Laura Clymer, and Autumn Kycia, and our experienced and compassionate administrative staff look forward to advocating on behalf of claimants. 

Arizona's new paid sick leave law offers baseline protection for sick or injured workers

Thanks to the passage of Arizona's minimum wage and paid sick time law (Proposition 206) last November, minimum wage workers got a pay increase and employees got the ability to earn paid sick time beginning July 1.

Trump's Budget Director makes false attacks on Social Security Disability

Despite President Trump's campaign promise to leave Social Security alone, his budget director, Michael Mulvaney recently called the Social Security disability a "very wasteful program" that has grown too quickly under President Obama and needs to be fixed. The Washington Post gave Mulvaney's claims "Three Pinocchios", meaning that those claims are "mostly false". Here's why.