Archive | November, 2016

When to Get Legal Help on Your Claim

People ask just when they should consult an attorney on a disability claim. Whether someone has already filed a claim or just wants to know about Social Security disability law, it is best to get legal advice right away. Filing delays can reduce benefits in some cases, because retroactive benefits are paid based on the […]

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Even Longer Waits for Disability Hearings

The news on the wait for an administrative law judge hearing just keeps getting worse! Many claimants wait well over a year, and this is after initial appeals are finished. Each step can add 3-6 months to the process, and then there is the unconscionable wait for a hearing before and Administrative Law Judge. Part […]

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Veterans’ Medical Records Go Electronically To Social Security

On Veteran’s Day, November 11, the new eHealth Exchange will go live, nationally, to all Social Security disability case processing sites. This enables all Social Security disability case processing sites to receive medical records electronically from all VA facilities. Veterans will receive a faster decision on their Social Security disability claim, speeding them and their […]

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Quick Facts about Social Security Disability

56 million Americans, one in five, live with disabilities. Thirty-eight million disabled Americans, one in ten, live with severe disabilities. Disability is something many Americans, especially younger people, think can only affect the lives of other people. Tragically, thousands of young people are seriously injured or killed, often as the result of traumatic events. Many […]

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Real Story on Social Security Deficits

This article identifies the misinformation out there about Social Security deficits: …Just like the benefits themselves, administrative expenses are fully funded. Social Security has no borrowing authority. Indeed, Social Security has a $2.8 trillion accumulated surplus. In 2015 alone, it ran a surplus of $23 billion. There is plenty of money for administration. Congress does […]

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