Archive | October, 2017

Two Year Delays in Disability Claims

Americans seeking Social Security disability benefits face massive administrative backlogs and long wait times. Over a million people are currently waiting for a decision on a disability hearing request. The average processing time for an appeal is 602 days, almost two years. Marketplace reports one family’s experience. Story here!

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Treating Physicians’ Evidence Diminished by New Rules

In the U.S., less than half of all people who apply for disability benefits — about 45 percent — are ultimately accepted, says Lisa Ekman with the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives. Getting a hearing takes an average of nearly 600 days. “It is not easy to get disability benefits, and it’s a […]

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Attorneys Fees in Social Security Cases

Attorneys’ fees in Social Security and SSI disability cases are paid under a rule set by Congress as part of the Social Security Act. This law allows attorneys to charge up to 25% of the back benefit achieved for the client, to a maximum of $6,000. The lawyer will be paid only out of your […]

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2018 Social Security Disability Benefit Rises Slightly.

Americans receiving Social Security benefits in 2018 can expect to see the program’s largest payment increase in years, according to the trustees report. In January, recipients will receive a $28 monthly increase in benefits, which, although amounts to just 2.2%, is much larger than the 0.3% increase in benefits recipients collected this year. In 2016 […]

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October: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point. Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. The good news is that many women can survive breast cancer if it’s […]

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