As part of an initial application or of a continuing disability review, a claimant may be scheduled for a consultative medical examination. If you know someone being sent to a “consultative examination” by the Social Security Administration (SSA), there are several important to know. The law requires that SSA gives preference to a report from […]
Archive | January, 2015
The White House has weighed in publicly for the first time today on a House Republican move that could precipitate a fight over Social Security in the next two years. The House voted last week to block a routine transfer of tax revenue between Social Security’s retirement and disability funds; the latter is projected to […]
In the past year, awards to disability recipients are trending downward while our aging demographics have pushed up the number of retirees collecting benefits.
The decision to file an application for disability benefits is always difficult. Aside from the many complex tasks involved and forms to complete, there is the emotional aspect of acknowledging that outside help is necessary. Anyone who has dealt with insurance companies knows it can be a less-than-supportive experience. When you have your appointment, with […]
As we close out 2014, there are still many challenges for folks applying for Social Security disability. Studies show higher denial rates last year, the highest since 1979, which was the beginning of the Reagan era! There are still rampant delays, and the Social Security Administration has not full recovered from the effect of the […]