Archive | January, 2015

The Slippery Slope of Consultative Exams

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 […]

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Fight in the House Over Social Security Fund

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 […]

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Tips for filing an Application for Disability 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 […]

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Taking a Look at 2014 in Disability Law

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 […]

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