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!
Archive | October, 2017
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 […]
We ask all our clients to be aware of the possibility of a “continuing disability review” (CDR’s) of your case after you have been found eligible for benefits. By law Social Security is required by Congress to review all cases every three years. Many of these are paperwork reviews that will find just continued eligibility, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]