Archive | August, 2007

Charlotte Observer Documents Long Waits

From the Charlotte Observer: Nearly all American workers pay the federal government for insurance in case they get too sick to keep a job. But thousands of disabled workers wait longer for help in the Charlotte region than almost anywhere else in the nation. Many lose their homes, fall into bankruptcy or go without needed […]

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Rochester Paper editorializes about Backlog Problems

From today’s Rochester Democrat and Chronicle: One million people by 2010. That’s the estimated backlog of pending cases for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits. To handle that increase, due largely in part to the aging of baby boomers, the approval and appeals process must be altered. The Social Security Administration is making an effort to […]

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TV Help Desk gets Delayed Hearing Scheduled

Reynolds was first denied for her claim back in May of 2005 so she appealed. She was denied again in November of 2005. She appealed that decision and received a letter saying her hearing in front of an Administrative Law Judge would be scheduled. That was more than a year ago…frustrated she e-mailed 7 On […]

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Social Security Explains “Wounded Warrior” Program for Injured Vets

From the San Antonio Express-News…an injured veteran may be eligible for Social Security disability payments even while receiving medical disability pay from the Armed Services… If the “wounded warrior” has sufficient work credits , then Social Security must decide whether he or she meets Social Security’s definition of disability. Basically, if the person cannot work […]

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Lyme Disease Doesn’t Fit Squarely into Social Security’s Regulations

There is no specific listing for Lyme under the Social Security Administration’s list of impairments that would qualify one for disability benefits. Lyme sufferers must be evaluated and have their conditions compared to listed impairments, such as those for lupus, for example. Evaluation of fatigue levels and neurological impairments can help develop evidence needed to […]

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