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Annuity Minors and Structured Settlements - Prior to the use of structured settlements as a way to pay the financial awards of accident and personal injury lawsuits involving minor children, defendants – through their insurance companies – would deliver large lump sums of money to an injured child's parents or guardians in the name of the child. Timed payouts were developed as an alternative that would ensure that minors had money for essential long-term necessities (food, clothing and shelter) and for any continuing medical care.

Annuity Structured Settlements - If you're injured in a car accident, win a wrongful death case or workers' compensation claim, you'll likely receive an up-front amount of money in an annuity called a structured settlement. Annuity can help you access that money now.

AnnuityTax Implications of Selling Your Payments - Check out this site for the tax impliactions you may encounter when selling your payments.

Bureau of Labor Statistics - the principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics. The BLS is an independent national statistical agency that collects, processes, analyzes, and disseminates essential statistical data to the American public, the U.S. Congress, other Federal agencies, State and local governments, business, and labor. The BLS also serves as a statistical resource to the Department of Labor.

BLS data must satisfy a number of criteria, including relevance to current social and economic issues, timeliness in reflecting today’s rapidly changing economic conditions, accuracy and consistently high statistical quality, and impartiality in both subject matter and presentation.

Dept. of Labor (D.O.L.) - The Department of Labor (DOL) fosters and promotes the welfare of the job seekers, wage earners, and retirees of the United States by improving their working conditions, advancing their opportunities for profitable employment, protecting their retirement and health care benefits, helping employers find workers, strengthening free collective bargaining, and tracking changes in employment, prices, and other national economic measurements.

Firstgov.gov - FirstGov.gov, the official U.S. gateway to all government information, is the catalyst for a growing electronic government. Our work transcends the traditional boundaries of government and our vision is global–connecting the world to all U.S. government information and services. Our powerful search engine and ever-growing collection of topical and customer-focused links connects you to millions of web pages–from the federal government, local and tribal governments and to foreign nations around the world.

On FirstGov.gov, you can search millions of web pages from federal and state governments, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories. Most of these pages are not available on commercial websites. FirstGov has the most comprehensive search of government anywhere on the Internet.

GovBenefits.gov - GovBenefits.gov will help you answer that question. Our online screening tool is free, easy-to-use, and completely confidential. We do not require your name, phone number, Social Security number, or any other information that could be used to identify you. You answer a series of questions about yourself, and then GovBenefits.gov returns a list of government benefit programs you may be eligible to receive along with information about how you can apply.

Guide to Structured Settlement Annuities - Guide to Structured Settlement Annuities - understanding the process and how the value is determined should be a priority for anyone that has thought of selling their payments.

Laws.com - This site provides 25,000+ free court and other legal forms that can be downloaded in printable .pdf format.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) - OSHA's mission is to assure the safety and health of America's workers by setting and enforcing standards; providing training, outreach, and education; establishing partnerships; and encouraging continual improvement in workplace safety and health.

The Advantages of Selling A Structured Settlement - The Advantages of Selling A Structured Settlement - easily misunderstood, anyone holding an annuity settlement needs to learn how their settlement depreciates due to the time value of money and why selling their payments would be wise.

United States Office of Personnel Management - Ensuring the federal government has an effective civilian workforce.